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===Keeper Notes===
(Optional.  Notes to Keepers on using this for film for scenario ideas. 
Heresies and Controversies:  this is also a good place to include non-canon
and controversial aspects of the film's mythos.  Suggested Alternative Theories
include:  Derleth's elemental scheme; pseudo-science interpretation; "fanon"
interpretations; unofficial humorous or eccentric versions; identification with
"Real Life" mythological, religious, folklore, natural, and historical phenomena;
rumor and speculation contribute some flexibility and ambiguity to the mythos.
* Alternative_theory.  ([[source]]) 
This section is more commonly used on YSDC Wiki pages for suggesting ways to
adapt the film to use as a Call of Cthulhu scenario; the Keeper Notes section
might include multiple such suggested adaptations.
* (One/two sentence story inspired by the film, starring investigators.)
TIP:  Film plots are often difficult to adapt into RPG scenarios; try having
the investigators arrive after the events from the movie have started happening
or have already happened to NPCs, and leave the investigators to piece together
the clues to find out what happened.  Adaptations of film plots to RPG scenarios
almost always benefit from changing cosmetic details around until the exact story
is no longer easily recognizable, by changing the setting, descriptions of monsters,
character names, and that sort of thing.

Latest revision as of 19:03, 12 April 2017

Promotional image for Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown (2008 film)...


Writer Neil Gaiman, filmmaker John Carpenter, and others A chronicle of the life, work, legacy, and mind that created the Cthulhu mythos: horror author H.P. Lovecraft.



MPAA Ratings

  • Rated: (not rated) (probably equivalent to a G or PG with some mild adult themes handled in a documentary manner)

Tentacle Ratings

A rough measure of how "Lovecraftian" the work is:

  • SSS__ (Three Tentacles: Lovecraftian, was probably written by Lovecraft himself.)

Not really "Lovecraftian" in the sense that a fictional horror movie might be, but still of documentary interest to Lovecraft fans.

Note: This rating is not intended as a measure of quality, merely of how closely related to Lovecraftian "Weird" fiction the work is.


Review Links:

  • (review needed)

Synopsis (SPOILERS)

 Spoiler Section (Highlight to Read)

In typical documentary fashion, noted writers, film-makers, biographers, and historians are interviewed about Lovecraft; the documentary also seems to include some reenactments of scenes from Lovecraft's life.


Comments, Trivia, Dedication

Associated Mythos Elements

  • TO DO