Two “Mountains of Madness” Things For You Today

It’s always an odd delight when you get two stories somewhat related that can be thrown together. In this case, we’re looking at H.P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness.

1. Director Guillermo del Toro talked to Hero Complex about his failed adaptation of the horror classic and said he’s still committed to bringing it to the screen. Here’s what he said:

‘Mountains of Madness’ has been with me for 13, 14 years and I really don’t want to give up on it. Look, the movies I do, I stick with them when I think, well, if I don’t do it, nobody will. … ‘Hellboy,’ if I hadn’t done it, I don’t think anyone would have. ‘Pan’s Labyrinth,’ same thing. ‘Mountains of Madness,’ the way I plan to do it is a very peculiar take, and I think if I don’t stick with it the version I would like to see would never get made.

2. And while we may have to wait a few years for the del Toro version of that movie to hit screens, there does exist a 30-minute, animated Italian adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness. The 2-D animation is a bit rough and there’s no subtitles, which means non-Italian speaking pleebs are shit out of luck. But if you stick with it, well, it does get kind of creepy and is totally worth it. [via]

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