Tuesday, 18 October 2011

The Call of Cthulhu by H.P.Lovecraft

I can't even spell the word without referring to the book a few times. First time I heard of Cthulhu was a few months back in the Doodle Devil game for IPod. A quick look in the game showed Cthulhu with the following quote from The Real Ghostbusters, "Anything that looks like Godzilla wearing an octopus hat shouldn't be hard to find."
I am not going to give synopsis of the story. The story is very short and can easily be read. I am just jotting down my feelings about this novella.
The Call of Cthulhu reminded me of several monsters, movies and mostly my favourite games Age of Mythology and Warcraft. I don't remember if Cthulhu appeared in these games. A quick search on the internet showed C'Thun, Titan God of Warcraft was based on Cthulhu. I don't remember this guy, so can't really say what I felt about C'Thun. Invoking of the Old One and breaking through earth to surface, reminded me of Age of Mythology where Titan worshippers try to invoke the Titan God, Kronos and the player should destroy the clan before Kronos is invoked. If the Titan is invoked everything is destroyed. The story also reminds me of Predator, Godzilla, Alien and all the monster movies. Wonder if Predator was based upon this story.
Quick search also showed there is a game called Call of Cthulhu. I am surprised that I have not read this book or for that matter even heard of it. A book that seems to have influenced so many games and popular culture. I enjoyed reading it.

1 comment:

softdrink said...

Geez, I didn't realize he was so inspirational. ;-)