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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Quoth Cthulhu: In the Mouth of Madness...

John Carpenter's In the Mouth of Madness, his 1995 homage to H.P. Lovecraft (and arguably his last good film), is loaded with Lovecraftian elements and references including the following passage from Sutter Cane's novel of the same title, which mirrors HPL's The Outsider...

Trent's eyes refused to close, he did not shriek, but the hideous unholy abominations shrieked for him, as in the same second, he saw them spill and tumble upwards out of an enormous carrion black pit, choked with the gleaming white bones of countless unhallowed centuries.

- In The Mouth Of Madness by Sutter Cane

I did not shriek, but all the fiendish ghouls that ride the nightwind shrieked for me as in that same second there crashed down upon my mind a single and fleeting avalanche of soul-annihilating memory.

- The Outsider by H.P. Lovecraft

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