I’ve added two more Lovecraftian-themed movies to the “Mike’s Recommended Lovecraftian Movies” page. Both of these movies were recommended to me by major figures in the world of Lovecraft: HPL scholar S.T. Joshi, and Call of Cthulhu creator Sandy Petersen:
THE LAST WAVE [streaming, DVD] Lovecraft scholar S.T. Joshi once told me that The Last Wave is his favorite Lovecraftian-themed movie. Richard Chamberlain stars as Australian lawyer David Burton, who takes on the defense of a group of aborigines accused of killing one of their own. He suspects the victim has been killed for violating a tribal taboo, but the defendants deny any tribal association. Burton, plagued by apocalyptic visions of water, slowly realizes his own involvement with the aborigines…and their prophecies.
SPIDER LABYRINTH [DVD] Sandy Petersen introduced me to this film while I was watching movies with him at his home. Handsome Professor Alan Whitmore is assigned by his university to go to Budapest to seek out Professor Roth who has been investigating an ancient religion. Once there, he is met by Professor Roths’ beautiful assistant, Genevieve Weiss. But Professor Whitmore soon finds himself at the center of mysterious cult involving secrets, murder, and a monstrous mind controlling spider god . Will the professor solve this weird puzzle, or will he too be caught in the web of the Spider Labyrinth?
Speaking of Sandy Petersen: I’ll be at his home again on Wednesday, on another horror movie marathon mission! If you have questions that you’d like me to pass on to him, email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org . Sandy tells me that he has all the Cthulhu Wars figures there now, so I’ll be taking pictures and video of those.