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Friday, February 12, 2010

Langliena: A Tale of the Macabre...

Langliena helmer Emiliano Ranzani talks Lovecraft, what inspires him and his love of movies over on the temporary Fangoria newsblog (the official Fango site has been down for some time)! Langliena, a film we first covered on the old site, then again here, tells of a young man who nervously tapes his statement about how he sneaked into a small cabin in the woods and made a grisly and horrifying discovery. And just as he's about to finish his story, he's interrupted by an unexpected and unwelcome visitor...

"I've always been a die-hard fan of H.P. Lovecraft ever since I encountered his work in the high-school library, where I had to stay in order to skip religion classes. The story structure of LANGLIENA is an obvious nod to the master's work: it's a small-scale version of 'The Call of Cthulhu' and 'Dagon,' in a way. While the concept goes all the way back to the Arabian Nights and similar folklore, the ghoul itself, as I've depicted it, is a Lovecraftian one, the same breed of corpse-eating demon described in 'Pickman's Model' and 'The Dream-Quest of the Unknown Kadath."

- Emiliano Ranzani

Check out the Fango article here, and watch the Langliena trailer below...

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