Fan-made poster, based on the novel by H.P. Lovecraft.
This is one of the finest examples of science fiction horror I think that's ever been written, competing even with Lovecraft's own weird tales. It has everything; a polar investigation, a mysterious diary, unraveling of an ancient civilization's secrets, a murderous cult, and all of it wraps in the grand daddy of all finales: the return of an elder god.
For some odd reason this story has never been picked up by a major motion picture studio. There have been plenty of homages to Lovecraft in movies like The Mouth of Madness and Hellboy, but the only narrative driven film based on the original novel was a low budget movie purposefully made to look like it was made in the black and white era, including no dialogue, as well deliberately cheesy music, acting, and special effects.[link]
Even weirder there was recently a movie released called Cthulhu, but it turned out to be a metaphorical movie about being homosexual. [link]
Call of Cthulhu deserves a full budget overhaul, top of the line special effects, and the best actors money can buy. This isn't a narrative meant only for art films. If anyone bothered to read the story they'd discovered a classic adventure in the vein of the best English novelists, intermingled with terrific atmosphere, sprawling events and locations, sympathetic characters, all of it building to a jaw-dropping climax. This is horror in the truest sense; good people in harms way so, supernatural foes that cannot be fought only held at bay, secrets so dark they drive men mad who try to fathom them. Its dark but also satisfying, ends ambiguously but with a vigorous shake of mankind's fist to the cold stars above.
I hope some day someone takes this work in hand and gives fans like me what we've always dreamed of; Cthulhu on the silver screen