Talk:Cthulhu (film)

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Possible April Fool's joke[edit]

Is this an April Fool's joke? For one thing, it makes little sense. It looks as if random elements from the Cthulhu Mythos have been jumbled together. Dubious info recently removed. RlyehRising 04:28, 3 April 2006 (UTC)

As for Roger Ebert's "quote", was he legally intoxicated when he commented on this "film"? Sure sounds like it. Alleged quote removed from article. RlyehRising 04:28, 3 April 2006 (UTC)

Furthermore, if you look at the alleged plot summary, it seems to have nothing to do with "The Shadow Over Innsmouth". Wouldn't you think there would be at least some mention of the Deep Ones? I'll suspend judgment on this issue for the time being. RlyehRising 04:28, 3 April 2006 (UTC)

For another thing, the creator of the article — Superoxen (Talk) — set up his or her user account only a few days ago and he/she/it has only contributed this article and related links.

However, I won't completely dismiss the possibility that this article is on the level. But I'll need to see more convincing evidence.
-,-~R'lyehRising~-,- 03:17, 3 April 2006 (UTC)

I have removed a lot of the nonsense that was in this article. The tagline was wrong, most of the cast list was wrong, the Ebert quote is nonsense and the plot was a copyvio from the official website at It doesn't appear to be a hoax altogether, though, based on the imdb entry and the blog at, unless it's a really elaborate one. User:Zoe|(talk) 03:38, 3 April 2006 (UTC)

  • After a web search, I did find some information about a Cthulhu film (such as here). Though I still believe the article was originally intended as a prank. Nonetheless, if it's legit, it should at least be designated as a film in production. (I think you will understand my heightened sense of skepticism given the date!)
    -,-~R'lyehRising~-,- 03:50, 3 April 2006 (UTC)

Not verified?[edit]

What is needed to remove the notverified tag? It's at imdb, there's an official website with a trailer, and a blog that disucsses filming. User:Zoe|(talk) 15:49, 3 April 2006 (UTC)

  • I removed some uncited material from the article (and made a few other changes):
Factoid transferred back to article RlyehRising 02:20, 4 April 2006 (UTC)
Cast transferred back to article RlyehRising 02:20, 4 April 2006 (UTC)
What I would really like to see is a verifiable reference from a published source — such as a film magazine article.
-,-~R'lyehRising~-,- 21:37, 3 April 2006 (UTC)
I put that cast list in there, based on imdb. User:Zoe|(talk) 01:58, 4 April 2006 (UTC)
  • OK, in that case, back it goes... I found the relevant citation here at full credits. Based on the cast (with mention of names like "Zadok" and "Reverend Marsh"), the movie does appear to be based on "The Shadow Over Innsmouth".

    Postscript. This may be one of the few instances in which an article that starts off as a prank actually becomes a legitimate Wikipedia article!
    -,-~R'lyehRising~-,- 02:20, 4 April 2006 (UTC)

Proposed Article Split[edit]

This article should be split into two articles, Cthulhu (2000 film) for the first Australian film, and Cthulhu (2006 film) for the second film. This will better match the Wikipedia:Naming conventions (films).
Asatruer 03:39, 14 October 2006 (UTC)

  • Agree EvilCouch 00:32, 15 October 2006 (UTC)
  • Indeed
  • Agree S-man64 12:15, 16 November 2006 (UTC)
  • Agree
  • Agree James.S (talk contribs count) 03:02, 25 December 2006 (UTC)
  • Agree It seems noones taken the initiative to move them though... Unfortunately as a non-wikipedian I've no idea whether this situation requires a request for rename or a pair of new articles + a request for deletion. Someone more knowledgeable than I care to act? Dreddlox 22:11, 22 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Agree Danial79 10:37, 2 February 2007 (UTC) So how is it done?
  • Agree User:Silvereel
  • Agree, now someone do it! Andrzejbanas 14:31, 31 March 2007 (UTC)
Done!—Ketil Trout (<><!) 02:42, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

Backref to The Call of Cthulu (film)[edit]

The entry for [The Call of Cthulu] refers to this page, but this page does not refer back.