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The World of Lovecraft

A documentary film about the fantastic universe of H.P. Lovecraft

  • The project has been moving forward in spite of the lockdown

    Dear contributors, dear friends, 


    Despite the epidemic, The World of Lovecraft has been moving forward.

    Marc Charley, the director, has written the script of the film and is now polishing it.

    Pierre François Lucas, the decorator, is still building the film set, a handmade 1:12 scale model of a fantastic library, with the help of Nicolas Fructus.

    Gilles Menegaldo, who is in charge of the interviews, has convinced the critic and essayist Michel Meurger, who is a specialist in science fiction and has written books on Lovecraft, to participate in the film.

    Michel Meurger created the concept of "cosmic regionalism", which reflects the way Lovecraft mythologized New England by relating it to cosmic entities, thus combining the local with the universal. He also highlighted a widespread misinterpretation of Lovecraft's works: although he was a materialist, Lovecraft used to be perceived as an occultist.

    More coming soon...

  • The fantastic library is being built

    Dear contributors, dear friends, 

    As soon as our crowdfunding campaign ended, we started building the fantasticlibrary, which will be the main set of the film. This is where most of the action will take place and where most interviewees will be met by our investigator. The library will thus have to offer many options to embed images and create transitions between the various interviews. It will be adjustable, so that all its angles can be exploited... as well as its non-euclidean geometry! 

    We also started contacting the various interviewees to plan the shoot of their interviews.

    Pierre François Lucas, our set decorator, and Nicolas Fructus, our artistic director, are working together on the design of the library.

    The library will be divided into 3 separable parts:

    • The front. The left wall, the entrance door and the roof will be removable.
    • The centre. The column with its spiral staircase and the roof will be fixed to one another.
    • The back. The roof and the stained glass window will be removable. Furthermore, it will have openings which will enable the embedding of images shot against a green background.

    Pierre François suggests some ideas for the decoration:

    • For the floor of the library, I see large, flat, white, dirty and irregular stones reminding of Aztec walls.
    • In addition, I envision a double passageway (top/bottom) like a drawing of Escher.
    • The left wall will be covered with some old books' back cover paper with dots and cracks, some of which will be real (through which tentacles could pass…) and others will be optical illusions.
    • The outer side of the front door will be completely independent from the library. When it is open, a green backgound between the two door wings will enable to insert the interior of the library and other things (with a strange proportion effect).
    • I imagine a huge front door which will turn out to be very small when seen from inside or the opposite.
    • Among the other elements which I have considered: a cave with a large staircase leading to an underground world, a tapestry hiding a secret passage, a wall out of which one cannot get out...


    Nicolas Fructus is creating the monumental door of this fantastic library:

    More coming soon...

  • Thank you!

    Dear contributor,

    Our crowdfunding campaign is now over. The financial target has been reached and even exceeded. Thank you for your interest and your trust. 2020 is just beginning and so is the work on the film :)


    Among your acquaintances, some may have wanted to support the project but have missed the deadline. Yet, it is still possible to contribute!

    Ulule is providing an OkPal service allowing to make additional contributions. One can access it by just cliking "Order" on the project's page on Ulule.

    Besides, we are working at our website www.theworldoflovecraft.com in order to open a webshop shortly and to regulalry publish news about the progress of the film. You can already subscribe to our newsletter through our website and write to us. You can also join our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheWorldofLovecraft/.

    The adventure continues ...

  • Last day to support "The World of Lovecraft"!

    The crowfunding campaign of "The World of Lovecraft" is ending tonight at midnight, Central European Time.

    Led as an investigation, this documentary will immerse the viewer into the universe of the writer Howard Phillips Lovecraft and will analyze his work from various angles with the participation of renowned experts of Lovecraft and artists. It will address how it has influenced contemporary culture and how, nearly one hundred years after its publication, it resonates with some of the main concerns of our time.

    Several personalities have accepted to particpate, among whom:

    • S.T Joshi, author of the famous biography: I Am Providence: The Life and Times of H. P. Lovecraft, who has already been interviewed for the film,
    • Christophe Thill, author of Le Guide Lovecraft and editorial director of the translation of S.T. Joshi's biography of Lovecraft in French,
    • Emmanuel Carrère, writer and filmmaker ("The Behring Strait", "The Mustache", Retour à Kotelnitch),
    • Christophe Gans, filmmaker (Silent Hill, Brotherhood of the Wolf, The Beauty and the Beast, The Crying Freeman),
    • Marc Caro, filmmaker (Delicatessen, The City of Lost Children),
    • Jean-Michel Nicollet, illustrator ("L'abominable Cthulhu", "H.P. Lovecraft - Le Roman de sa Vie", "Fungi from Yuggoth"),
    • Philippe Druillet, illustrator ("The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath", "The Lone Sloane Saga", "Yragaël", "Salammbô", "Nosferatu").

    Quality perks have been created specially for this project by our artistic director, Nicolas Fructus, like The Door to the World of Lovecraft and TheGate of R'lyeh.

    Don't hesitate to share this information as widely as possible.

  • S.T. Joshi shows us Charles Dexter Ward's house

    Dear contributors, dear friends,

    H.P. Lovecraft was inspired by Providence, the city where he lived, and placed the scene of many of his works there, like in the famous short story TheCase of Charles Dexter Ward. The house of its main character is decribed in details. S.T Joshi, Lovecraft's famous biographer,has located the real house and shows it to us in this short video extract:

    Yesterday we reached our €25,000 financial target. Thanks for your support from the whole team! There are still 2 days ahead before the campaign ends on Thursday evening and until then we can still receive contributions. They are very welcome, since they will help us edit the film and possibly shoot additional sequences in New England. Don't hesitate to share this information as widely as possible.