This morning, during my daily walk, I listened to a fantastic discussion over H.P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness. It may be his most famous work, as it adds the most information to the C’thulhu Mythos. four years ago, Guillermo del Toro really wanted to make a faithful adaptation of the tale, but to this date, no one has funded the horror movie. Del Toro isn’t the only director who has an aesthetic that aligns with what we know of Lovecraft – John Carpenter and Tim Burton could also bring a unique and terrifying take on the story.

Which brings us to today’s question of the day (you can sometimes abbreviate at it as MS-QfotheD), “What director would you most like to see take on a Lovecraft tale in movie form?”

The comment section is below, and we await the best answers!


About Author

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...


  1. I’d be interested to see Michael Haneke’s take, purely because so much of Lovecraft – and Mountains of Madness in particular, is based in an almost entirely slow, quiet dread, incomprehensible encounters with alien constructs, the horror in discovery of an ancient foreign civilization… and if there’s anyone who can bring about a feeling of dread and discomfort with very still, long takes, it’s him.

    Make no mistake, I hate that bastard for the way his films make me feel – which is why he gets my vote.

    • Oh, and Stephen – I forgot to ask: At the Mountains of Madness is one of my favourite stories of his. I’d love to know what it was in particular that you were listening to. Thanks!

  2. Daniel Langsdale on

    I think that Joel & Ethan Coen could bring a nice balance of human protagonists against just the right feel of unsettling “offness.”

  3. 春咲絵門 on

    I vote John Carpenter! Because he already did it with “The Thing.”

    Maybe Zack Snyder because he’s really good at dark and brooding movies that have lots of strange visuals? I’m totally kidding, but now that I think about it…

Reply To pupil_of_nienna Cancel Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.