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Watchlist

 

The following media has been hand-picked by The Inner Circle as Cult-appropriate viewing.

Each selection boldly illustrates life as a Cultist in The Cult of Cthulhu. From sci-fi, fantasy and drama, to comedy, thriller and horror, each has its own lesson that relates directly to The Cult of Cthulhu. 

Just like The Cult itself, this list is ever growing - so check back often!

If ever you are in want of viewing; this is the list to choose from.

 

 
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Drama, Thriller, Ascension

The Butterfly Effect (2004)


Synopsis:

Evan gets severe headaches that cause him to suffer blackouts. While unconscious, he is able to travel back in time and alter the past but this causes drastic changes in his present life.

Why is this significant?

The title and plot revolves around a hypothetical scientific situation that illustrates how small initial differences may lead to large unforeseen consequences over time.
This, in a nutshell, is how a Cultist can begin to affect change in their own life and achieve Ascension. 

Cult Ranking: 5/5

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Adventure, Sci-fi, Horror

Annihilation (2018)


Synopsis:

Lena, a biologist and former soldier, joins a mission to uncover what happened to her husband inside Area X -- a sinister and mysterious phenomenon that is expanding across the American coastline. Once inside, the expedition discovers a world of mutated landscapes and creatures, as dangerous as it is beautiful, that threatens both their lives and their sanity.

Why is this significant?

Annihilation is one of the more significant cosmic-horror offerings from Hollywood in recent memory. With a stellar performance from Natalie Portman and jaw-dropping visual effects, this Color Out Of Space inspired thriller will get you thinking of your relation to the beyond.

Cult Ranking: 3/5

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Horror, Mystery, Direct-Adaptation

Call of Cthulhu (2005)


Synopsis:

While sorting the affairs of his late uncle, a man accidentally stumbles across a series of dark secrets connected to an ancient horror waiting to be freed. 
Come on - you know the story.

Why is this significant?

Though this move was created in 2005 it was rendered in the classic black-and-white silent film style of the 1920's and, while it doesn't quite hit the mark (*hem hem* claymation?), it's an enjoyable experience nonetheless. The Cult Gathering scene in particular stands out amongst the rest.
Viewing recommended with the aid of herb.

Cult Ranking: 3/5

Adventure, Sci-Fi, Family

Doctor Who: Vincent and the Doctor (Season 5, Episode 10)


Synopsis:

When the Doctor and Amy travel to France to meet Vincent van Gogh, they learn that an invisible alien is menacing the artist.

Why is this significant?

Vincent van Gogh and H. P. Lovecraft were very similar in many ways; both lived and died unacknowledged for the art they created. Whether you are a Doctor Who fan or not, this episode acts as a stand-alone glimpse into what such a reality may have been like, and the moving climax of the episode alone warrants its inclusion on this list.

Cult Ranking: 4/5

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Sci-Fi, Thriller, Ascension

Limitless (2011)


Synopsis:

With the help of a mysterious pill that enables the user to access 100% of his brain abilities, a struggling writer becomes a financial wizard, but it also puts him in a new world with lots of dangers.

Why is this significant?

This movie, in many ways, embodies exactly what Ascension is about - becoming the perfect version of yourself. It illustrates how virtually over night one can make the changes necessary to start living the life they deserve, and while there exists no clear pill with which to unlock your potential, the teachings of The Cult of Cthulhu certainly will.

Cult Ranking: 5/5

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Horror, Direct-Adaptation

The Unnameable (1988)


Synopsis:

College students visit a haunted house where in the 1800's a monster called "The Unnameable" was trapped in a vault.

Why is this significant?

The Unnameable is an old-school, classic B-grade horror flick - college students check in; they don't check out. There are cameos of the Necronomicon and The Miskatonic University, and there's certainly no shortage of creepiness, gore and (admittedly) cheese. It's a good adaption of H. P. Lovecraft within its own genre with a truly unsettling and terrifying antagonist.

Cult Ranking: 3/5

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Adventure, Comedy, Ascension

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)


Synopsis:

A man living a dull life dreams up romantic and action-filled scenarios in order to escape from monotony. When his own job is threatened, he sets out on a real romantic and action-packed journey.

Why is this significant?

This charming story, packed with an A-list cast and stunning visual effects, shows us how easy it is to start seizing our time in the light for ourselves and begin living an existence filled with the adventure and meaning that many of us crave.

This movie is a case study of one mans Ascension.

Cult Ranking: 4/5

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Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

The Mist (2007)


Synopsis:

David and his son are trapped in a supermarket along with some other townsfolk, when suddenly a mist engulfs the entire city, bringing along bloodthirsty creatures that devour anyone in their path.

Why is this significant?

This brilliant offering from the mind of Stephen King not only involves a decidedly Lovecraftian influence (The Nameless Mist and a host of otherwordly abominations spat forth from it) but it also studies the curious nature of scared humans when organized. It is a poignant look into both the Sanity & Madness paradigm, and right path religion.

Cult Ranking: 4/5

Horror, Sci-Fi, Mystery

The Thing (1982)


Synopsis:

A research team in Antarctica is hunted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of its victims.

Why is this significant?

This sci-fi horror is a near perfect adaption of At The Mountains of Madness by H. P. Lovecraft. Timeless, violent, and with practical visual effects that have stood the test of time, fans of the original story (and the game 'Among Us') will get a particular kick out of this one.

Cult Ranking: 5/5

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Horror, Sci-Fi, Direct-Adaptation

Color Out of Space (2019)


Synopsis:

After a meteorite lands in the front yard of their farm, Nathan Gardner and his family find themselves battling a mutant extraterrestrial organism that infects their minds and bodies, transforming their quiet rural life into a technicolor nightmare.

Why is this significant?

It is highly recommended that you use one of the links below to view this movie - even if you've seen it before. As this is the start of a budding franchise (and perhaps even a shared universe) we need to show Hollywood that there is mainstream appeal (and therefore money to be made) in making Lovecraft adaptions! It is our best way, currently, of convincing them to do more! Vote with your wallets, not your opinions - it's the only kind of vote they hear.

Cult Ranking: 5/5

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Action, Fantasy

Hellboy (2004)


Synopsis:

A demon, raised from infancy after being conjured and rescued, grows up to become a defender against the forces of darkness.

Why is this significant?

This cheeky, action-packed comic book adaption comes from the mind of Guillermo del Toro - a famous Lovecraft fan, whose influence you can see everywhere in this film, from the lesser creatures to the deity-sized abominations.

Lots of fun, lots of action.

Cult Ranking: 3/5

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Sci-fi, Adventure

Interstellar (2014)


Synopsis:

In the future, where Earth is becoming uninhabitable, farmer and ex-NASA pilot Cooper is asked to pilot a spacecraft along with a team of researchers to find a new planet for humanity.

Why is this significant?

Space travel, inter-dimensional travel, planetary travel and the consequences therein. This stunning film does great justice to just how insignificant we really are as human beings.

Cult Ranking: 5/5

 

Did you know?

By watching these movies via the links provided, The Cult of Cthulhu will make a tiny percentage of the order (around 4%) - so you'll get to enjoy the movie legally and support The Cult of Cthulhu.
Talk about a win/win!