In general, I am deeply suspicious of the web trend for geeks to head toward steampunk, octopuses, and all things Cthulhu. There’s a vague and creeping racism underneath the cute old-fashioned, brass-fitted surface. I’ve also held a certain amount of contempt for H.P. Lovecraft. I think the guy was a closeted white supremacist with a knack for telling horrifying tales that are about white supremacists. I can imagine him as Sarah Palin’s favorite author… if she reads. The Cthulhu stories are genuinely frightening and his writing does contain a high creep quotient. But I’m just about ready to launch DOS attacks on sites that dig every alien octopus that shows its tentacles.
This, of course, is Lovecraft’s Call of the Cthulhu in under 2 minutes. It’s very well done and I like the use of the newspapers to move the story. Declan Moran made it. He also made Dante’s Inferno in Under 2 Minutes.