Tuesday, 19 October 2010
HPLHS's The Whisperer in Darkness
This is seriously awesome stuff. That Mi-Go is unlike any others I've seen, and it's great. The acting's pretty solid across the board, too. It looks like a most worthy successor to Call of Cthulhu.
The only thing working against it is that the team seems to love their CGI Mi-Go so much that it's in danger of being over-exposed. Lovecraftian horrors work best with suggestion, where you never really get a good look at them: glimpses of Things That Should Not Be. Think of how effective the supernatural menace of Night of the Demon was (assuming you walked into the theatre five minutes late and thus didn't have the film spoiled by the early reveal), or the xenomorph in Alien, specifically because so little of them was shown. As such, I hope the Mi-Go aren't seen quite as often as the trailer suggests.