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Caligari is well informed. Making the film silent and black and white was a great choice. There's an obvious respect for and knowledge of the source material that makes this short film a really great homage, and almost certainly the best Lovecraft work to date, but I just don't think the tone or compositions here truly pop.
In some ways, I think adhering to source material that attempts to convey a menace of inconceivable grandiosity is probably impossible for just about any movie, and though this comes close, I think it falls short of true artistic inspiration.
Drew Smith Super Reviewer I have have to say that I have not read Cthulhu, so this is coming from a completely fresh perspective. I'm speaking of the film on it's own merits and not as an analysis of it's adherence to the original story.
I'll leave that to the Lovecraft Historical Society. This film is just as much a homage to the silent film era as it is a passionately made adaptation of the original Lovecraft story. And I feel that telling this story in the "silent film" format did just as much to create a great look and feel to the story as it did to soften some of the "dark edginess" that is quintessentially Lovecraft.
I don't think it is possible to encapsulate that kind of darkness successfully in a genre that relies so heavily on over dramatic acting, make-up and music. Jack eventually finds Burnham and his girlfriend Ruth, but their car crashes when they escape from Innsmouth, killing Brian and injuring Jack it is left unknown whether Ruth was killed or not. Jack recovers from the incident and, following a brutal interrogation, he is taken in by the FBI squad led by the young J.
On February 8, Jack helps Hoover and the FBI raid the Marsh Gold Refinery, where he is attacked by an ancient creature known as a Shoggoth and uncovers a Cthulhu shrine before the building is demolished. After the refinery raid, the U. The only part of the town that proves resistant to the attack is the headquarters of the Esoteric Order of Dagon , a cult that holds the whole town under its grip, devoted to two undersea demigods, Dagon and Mother Hydra and the Great Old One Cthulhu.
The building proves unbreachable for the Coast Guard and the Marines , but Jack finds a way in through an old smuggling entrance that is guarded by a star-spawn of Cthulhu. Inside, Jack frees Agent Mackey, who has been kidnapped for a ritual sacrifice, and brings down the magical shield protecting the building.
After discovering a secret chamber, he falls through the floor of a tunnel which leads into the sea. On the way there, wizards on the reef summon powerful tidal waves to destroy the flotilla but Jack kills them. The humanoid fish-men known as Deep Ones launch a mass attack on the Urania and eventually Dagon emerges too.
Jack manages to defeat the gigantic demigod, but Urania sinks. Jack survives and finds himself on Devil's Reef, where he discovers old smuggling tunnels beneath the seabed, leading him to the underwater city of Y'ha-nthlei. The city is found to be located below Devil's Reef and is the home of the Deep Ones and members of the Order.
Navy submarines attempt to torpedo Y'ha-nthlei, but are stopped by a magical barrier protecting the city. The Temple of Dagon is the source of the barrier, but the entrance is sealed off to prevent any interference.
Jack finds another way in through ancient tunnels feared by the Deep Ones at the bottom of the city's foundations. Apparently, this passage, which leads to the temple, is an ancient prison for flying polyps , the enemy of the Great Race of Yith. Jack manages to defeat them with the help of a Yithian energy weapon. Jack then enters the Temple of Dagon and kills Mother Hydra - whose song is generating the barrier - by deafening himself to her song, allowing him to take control of the Deep Ones.
With the barrier down, the submarines attack the city, while Jack escapes through a portal leading back to the Order's headquarters and collapses in front of Hoover and Mackey. In the end, it is revealed that a Yithian swapped minds with Jack's father during the moment of Jack's conception. In flesh, Jack is human, but he inherited Yithian psychic powers, which was the reason for the cultists' interest in him, and explains why he has visions of coming danger and of the Yithian library-city of Pnakotus, as well as his ability to control Deep Ones in the Temple of Dagon.
It is also the reason why Walters was not himself when he was incarcerated in the Asylum. From the moment he made contact with the Yithian in the Boston manor, his mind was transported into the Yithian world, leaving his human body mentally empty before reuniting back together six years later after the alien world was destroyed. Returning to the introductory scene, confined in Arkham Asylum once more, Jack attempts to hang himself on February 16, unable to handle the reality of himself and what he has witnessed.
The game is supposed to be "based on the writings in Jack's journal, which were discovered in Headfirst initially used the game engine NDL NetImmerse for rendering graphics combined with the Havok physics engine but later developed its own engine. In late , the game's original publisher Fishtank Interactive was taken over by JoWood , which had no interest in the title. The developers then signed a deal with Bethesda to release the game for the PC and Xbox,  and the development of the PlayStation 2 version was aborted.
Headfirst Productions originally intended for a much larger, nonlinear RPG -type storyline to be fitted within the game, including more characters and locations, as well as a cooperative gameplay system for up to four players.
The latter would have enabled the players to pick one of four characters and either carry out their own investigation independently or team up with the others in case of single-player gameplay, the other three investigators would be under AI control. Several other ambitious features, such as a deeper sanity system and a high degree of environment interactivity,    were also scrapped due to budget and time constraints and problems with the level design.
The game was always supposed to use first-person view , but the screenshots from showed some third-person view and stealth gameplay elements.
It also contains elements of the Call of Cthulhu role-playing game's campaign Escape from Innsmouth, such as the Marsh Refinery raid.
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