The Other Gods (2013 short)
"The Other Gods" (2013 short)
A CGI-Animated short film adaptation of Lovecraft's Dunsanian fantasy story "The Other Gods (fiction)", with live actors, depicting the unearthly fate that befell Barzai the Wise when he attempted to spy on the Old Gods....
- Release Date: 2015
- Country/Language: Sweden, English
- Genres/Technical: Fantasy, Horror, Short Film, Animation
- Runtime: 9 min
- Starring: Hakan Hakansson, Bjorn Hansson, John Hutch (narrator)
- Director: Richard Svensson
- Producer: Richard Svensson
- Animation: Richard Svensson
- Writer: H.P. Lovecraft
- Music: Kevin McCleod
- Production Co: The Lone Animator
- Film Website: (link)
- See it at: (link)
- Rated: (none?)
There is no rating on this short film, but it would probably be the equivalent of a "G", for off-screen violence, and animated monsters.
A rough measure of how "Lovecraftian" the work is:
- SSSS_ (Four Tentacles: Unusually Lovecraftian)
This is a very faithful adaptation of "The Other Gods (fiction)".
Note: This rating is not intended as a measure of quality, merely of how closely related to Lovecraftian "Weird" fiction the work is.
- (needs a review)
Spoiler Section (Highlight to Read)
In the Dreamland of Ulthar, Barzai the Wise attempts to spy on the forbidden Old Gods as they dance on the mountain Hatheg-Kla, only to discover that the monstrous Other Gods are spying on him, and take their unspeakable vengeance on the sage for his hubris....
Comments, Trivia, Dedication
- The film was started in 2013, but wasn't finished until 2015.
Background and Legacy
Associated Mythos Elements
- Based on the Lovecraft short story "The Other Gods (fiction)"