The film H.P. Lovecraft’s Arkham Sanitarium moves inexorably nearer to its release date like an unfortunate inmate, I hope…
I’d heard about this film a while back and forgotten all about it. I like its look and feel and I think it it will be a fitting tribute to Lovecraft’s work. I’ve been trying to find out if the release date of October 2011 is still go as, it’s nearly October 2011!
Here’s a round-up of links I found
The Epilogue is published – Fear the dark
Fear is the key concept in Lovecraft’s work, it’s what makes it, work! Unmentionable fear, paralysing fear, a fear that eats sanity. Coming up against unmentionable fear (I said don’t mention it!) leads to a loss of sanity.
The Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game uses this concept to good effect and as this first part of The Rising Tentacle comes to a close, our four characters have lost a little sanity. Because they are each strong characters they have managed to package away the unmentionable horror (there you go again!) into a small recess of their mind (does the mind have recesses, maybe it’s a convolution). As for the rest of the inhabitants of Mingsport, they remain clueless but they have learened to fear the dark and maybe, just maybe that is enough!
A small Footnote next month will conclude A Fear Of The Dark,