The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.-- H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu
While everybody else is jizzing all over the poster and soon-to-be-released trailer for Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, I'd like to point out The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society's version of The Call of Cthulhu, which is currently in production. From the trailer it looks like it beautifully mimics the look and pacing of later silent films. We'll have to wait for the DVD (unless it shows up on next year's Wisconsin Film Festival lineup (it won't)), but I can't wait to see it. I've known about it for some time, and keep forgetting to post about it. Persuade yourself to reinstall Quicktime and download the trailer here.
Those anticipating CoC (hi Jim!) might also be interested in Aaron Vanek's adaptation of The Yellow Sign from The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers. The official site is kind of barren right now, but I've seen Vanek's work before, and I'm looking forward to this film.