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(Kickstarter)   H.P. Lovecraft's 'At the Mountains of Madness' being adapted into animated film. Kickstarter to the right, loss of sanity to the left   (kickstarter.com) divider line 75
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2014-06-04 11:31:31 AM
Your OTHER left.
 
2014-06-04 11:46:24 AM
www.troll.me
 
2014-06-04 12:04:51 PM
ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2014-06-04 01:04:07 PM
Is anyone else bored with crow funding of projects?
 
2014-06-04 01:05:19 PM

mcreadyblue: Is anyone else bored with crow funding of projects?


Not as much as those farking parrots that are always trying to get projects made, I'm not.
 
2014-06-04 01:05:58 PM

mcreadyblue: Is anyone else bored with crow funding of projects?


No, but we're all not as cool as you either.
 
2014-06-04 01:09:37 PM

mcreadyblue: Is anyone else bored with crow funding of projects?


No, because crows are usually broke and seeing them getting their wings on money is pretty interesting.
 
2014-06-04 01:13:26 PM

mcreadyblue: Is anyone else bored with crow funding of projects?


How the hell is he funding stuff, I heard he died while filming that movie.
 
2014-06-04 01:15:10 PM
Thirty or so years ago when I was in basic training about half my platoon could not tell left from right. They just couldn't do it. Every formation and every march was a skit right out of the Three Stooges. Somehow I ended up at some point as platoon leader and the drill sergeants hounded me to solve this problem. So I found some red thread and got everyone to sew about an inch on the left back shoulder (about where the top of the shoulder blade is) of everyone's BDU tops.  (These were the days, in fact the really early days, of the green forest-pattern BDUs.) I always made sure to have people who could tell left from right in front. Problem solved. No drill sergeant ever figured it out. They'd asked me how I fixed it so fast. "Lots of drills, Drill Sergeant. Like in Stripes, we stayed up all night. The guys worked really hard."
 
2014-06-04 01:16:36 PM

mcreadyblue: Is anyone else bored with crow funding of projects?


Somebody has to maintain the wall
 
2014-06-04 01:24:25 PM
 
2014-06-04 01:29:10 PM
The only problem with movie adaptations of Lovecraft is that it's hard to really pull off the horror of it when you actually see what it is that's driving our protagonist insane.  The big revelation in a Lovecraft story usually renders the prtdon eho sees it gibbering and insane, and we are told that the sight they see canont be rendered into words because it defies the limits of human comprehension.  It works in literature, but in a movie you're just goign to see some big-ass squid and it won't be nearly as scary.
 
2014-06-04 01:31:18 PM

stonelotus: it already has been adapted for the big screen.


Please do not associate HP Lovecraft with that dreck
 
2014-06-04 01:33:54 PM

mcreadyblue: Is anyone else bored with crow funding of projects?


What difference can it make how something is funded? I mean, how is crowd funding something to be bored or not bored by? Are you bored by bank financing?

Does everything need to entertain you to some degree?
 
2014-06-04 01:35:48 PM

Lando Lincoln: Your OTHER left.



I just assumed subby is on the other side of my monitor.
 
2014-06-04 01:39:01 PM

real_headhoncho: [ecx.images-amazon.com image 500x437]


I'm guessing subby has already been driven mad.
 
2014-06-04 01:49:06 PM

Pants full of macaroni!!: real_headhoncho: [ecx.images-amazon.com image 500x437]

I'm guessing subby has already been driven mad.


Sadly submitter was not a cultist and will likely also be eaten last
 
2014-06-04 01:52:39 PM

maxx2112: Lando Lincoln: Your OTHER left.

I just assumed subby is on the other side of my monitor.


If so, he's gonna have to wipe his face a bit.
 
2014-06-04 01:55:21 PM
 
2014-06-04 01:59:35 PM
user.cloudfront.goodinc.com

Blood Falls approves.
 
2014-06-04 02:02:01 PM
Well played, Subby...well played!

/either that or you're an idiot
 
2014-06-04 02:07:33 PM
s3images.coroflot.com
RIP, Mr. Crow
 
2014-06-04 02:16:09 PM
I'd much rather see an animated version of "The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath".
 
2014-06-04 02:16:58 PM
I found a few dvds at the library that were amateur filmmakers attempts at Lovecraft's works. They were mostly in foreign languages and the production budgets scrounged from beneath couch cushions. It was interesting to see their visions of the stories compared to the ones I have in my mind.

Lovecraft's creepy style will be really hard to pull off in a visual format. I wish them the best but experience has shown me I should expect the worst.
 
2014-06-04 02:21:04 PM

Stone Meadow: Well played, Subby...well played!

/either that or you're an idiot


Or subby was just stating it from subby's point of view
 
2014-06-04 02:21:22 PM
Hopefully they resist the urge to turn it into an action-horror film. The idea that the Great Old Ones or even their mortal agents can resisted completely betrays the central idea behind the mythos. The best you can hope for is that whatever eldritch horror you awoke returns to it's long sleep before it notices you.

Ultimately, of course, They will all wake up and when they do, the human race will die.
 
2014-06-04 02:23:22 PM
Read it in one sitting. Was not impressed by Lovecraft's style. The book read like a crappy D&D monster manual.
 
2014-06-04 02:26:15 PM
I like the idea of making it animated. the problem with HP stories is that so much of the good stuff gets created by the reader as he reads. It is in the thoughts and awareness of the reader that the horror and scares come from. If you do a ine for line adaptaion it would be ok and may even be good I would be willing to bet though that even the best adaptation would somehow have that magic spark lacking
 
2014-06-04 02:29:00 PM

varnigus: Stone Meadow: Well played, Subby...well played!

/either that or you're an idiot

Or subby was just stating it from subby's point of view


As in...through the looking glass? ;^)
 
2014-06-04 02:32:53 PM
AtMoM is a classic horror story, but it isn't very cinematic, and the whole "aliens created humanity" thing has been done to death. A better film would be one based on the RPG "Beyond the Mountains of Madness", which covers the expedition to find what happened to the first one. Lots of drama and very creepy things in there.

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2014-06-04 02:34:32 PM

SafetyThird: I found a few dvds at the library that were amateur filmmakers attempts at Lovecraft's works. They were mostly in foreign languages and the production budgets scrounged from beneath couch cushions. It was interesting to see their visions of the stories compared to the ones I have in my mind.

Lovecraft's creepy style will be really hard to pull off in a visual format. I wish them the best but experience has shown me I should expect the worst.


This one is actually quite good: http://www.cthulhulives.org/cocmovie/
 
2014-06-04 02:37:54 PM
I don't get kickstarter.. I mean I do, but  If I'm going to pay for your project,I should get some equity instead.

Sharktanker
 
2014-06-04 02:38:53 PM

socodog: Read it in one sitting. Was not impressed by Lovecraft's style. The book read like a crappy D&D monster manual.


He can be an awkward read. He uses a lot of archaic (even in his time) language. Certain words like "cylcopean", "non-euclidean" ,"gibber", "hoary" and of course, whenever there's a black person involved in the narrative, "swarthy" (dude was seriously racist)

A lot of that verbiage can be traced to his influences, early Poe, Dunsany, Arthur Machen, used similarly arcane language in their works.
 
2014-06-04 02:47:23 PM

SafetyThird: I found a few dvds at the library that were amateur filmmakers attempts at Lovecraft's works. They were mostly in foreign languages and the production budgets scrounged from beneath couch cushions. It was interesting to see their visions of the stories compared to the ones I have in my mind.


Was this one among them?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvpBDopIMxw

kungfu jesus with a side of lime: I like the idea of making it animated. the problem with HP stories is that so much of the good stuff gets created by the reader as he reads. It is in the thoughts and awareness of the reader that the horror and scares come from. If you do a ine for line adaptaion it would be ok and may even be good I would be willing to bet though that even the best adaptation would somehow have that magic spark lacking


See above.
 
2014-06-04 02:47:35 PM
I can't be the only one that read the headline and thought "I get it. He went mad and no longer knows left from right."

/If you crowd-funded crows with a crowd of crows would that be murder funding?
 
2014-06-04 02:49:36 PM

MugzyBrown: I don't get kickstarter.. I mean I do, but  If I'm going to pay for your project,I should get some equity instead.

Sharktanker


The funny thing to me is that's what I originally thought kickstarter WAS and I still thought "if I'm going to pay for your beer there should be a hope of you actually producing something to make me money."
 
2014-06-04 02:51:52 PM

Flappyhead: I'd much rather see an animated version of "The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath".


I think that'd be amazing, but I also think it would be a flop as a commercial endeavor - the story wanders all over the place (literally and on purpose because, hey, it IS the Dreamlands), and I'm not sure the ratio of "wow, look at this amazing scenery" to "suspense" to "action" would keep people paying attention.

I suppose if Peter Jackson can make an entertaining movie out of Tolkein's rambling but epic stories, though, it wouldn't be impossible. (And although I might be one of only a few, *I* would pay to see it...)

Hmmm...might work as a mini-series or something...
 
2014-06-04 02:55:51 PM
cheap low budget animation

not impressed
 
2014-06-04 03:07:43 PM
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0522454/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

Personally I'd like to see a well-done rendition of "The rats in the Wall."
 
2014-06-04 03:10:10 PM

clambam: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0522454/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

Personally I'd like to see a well-done rendition of "The rats in the Wall."


Presumably without the cat.

/Racist or not, what kind of name is N*****man for a pet?
 
2014-06-04 03:23:11 PM

clambam: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0522454/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

Personally I'd like to see a well-done rendition of "The rats in the Wall."


Came here to suggest that one would lend itself far better to film/animation, leaving useless.
 
2014-06-04 03:23:33 PM

Snapper Carr: Hopefully they resist the urge to turn it into an action-horror film. The idea that the Great Old Ones or even their mortal agents can resisted completely betrays the central idea behind the mythos. The best you can hope for is that whatever eldritch horror you awoke returns to it's long sleep before it notices you.

Ultimately, of course, They will all wake up and when they do, the human race will die.


The "big scary monster" element of the genre is usually all that makes it into popular culture, unfortunately.

The real horror goes even beyond the "you can't fight them", it's more "they will ignore humanity as irrelevant, and humanity will be crushed out of existence purely incidentally."  Humanity in these stories is like ants proud of the vast anthill they've built, and the idea is to imagine that a few of these ants have discovered that some incomprehensibly-powerful beings will someday get around to smashing and burning the anthill in the process of building a road, and nobody will even notice that the anthill of humanity ever even existed, let alone accomplished anything worth recognizing.

Kind of hard to really get that concept across in a 90-minute Giant-Monster-Fight movie, so we'd just get "Godzilla vs. Cthulhu" instead.
 
2014-06-04 03:26:35 PM
"...Kickstarter to the right, loss of sanity to the left"

lolthulhu.com
 
2014-06-04 03:31:53 PM
Incidentally, for a good modern take on the Lovecraft Mythos, try Charles Stross' "The Atrocity Archives." Literally hair-raising.
 
2014-06-04 03:41:30 PM

Flappyhead: I'd much rather see an animated version of "The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath".


Nice.
Or an anthology movie with like say The Doom that Came to Sarnath, The Tomb & The Doom that Came to Sarnath.
or some other equally rock'n combination.

As for this project, I wish them luck but I'm not to keen on the concept art.

If y'all haven't seen it the Call of Cthulhu made by HPLHS was neato bandito.
 
2014-06-04 03:42:08 PM

Primitive Screwhead: Flappyhead: I'd much rather see an animated version of "The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath".

Nice.
Or an anthology movie with like say The Doom that Came to Sarnath, The Tomb & The Doom that Came to Sarnath.The Shunned House.
or some other equally rock'n combination.

As for this project, I wish them luck but I'm not to keen on the concept art.

If y'all haven't seen it the Call of Cthulhu made by HPLHS was neato bandito.


FTFM
 
2014-06-04 03:50:10 PM
I'm surprised that all of those sci-fi/horror anthology shows never made a go at The Outsider

I remember reading it when I was younger, just getting into HP. it might be because I was young, but one of the only times I can remember being genuinely shocked and disturbed by a horror writer was when I read the last sentence of that story. Remarkable for such a short piece of fiction.

The challenge of adapting it is how do you keep that suspense when the audience can clearly see the narrator's face?
 
2014-06-04 03:52:48 PM

Snapper Carr: The challenge of adapting it is how do you keep that suspense when the audience can clearly see the narrator's face?


Twilight Zone did alright with Eye of the Beholder.
 
2014-06-04 03:53:12 PM
They're going to make a feature length 2D animated film for $2.5 million? Well best of luck I guess.
 
2014-06-04 03:56:10 PM

Ego edo infantia cattus: "...Kickstarter to the right, loss of sanity to the left"

[lolthulhu.com image 434x444]


I love the book that cover goes to.
 
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