On Thursday 30 April 2020, Chaosium Con Down Under and the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society, present a special one-night-only screening of “The Call of Cthulhu” (2005). 6.30PM at the Dendy Newtown.

Introduced in person by the HPLHS’s Sean Branney, producer and co-writer and Andrew Leman, producer and director. 

Q&A to follow after the screening. Also screening the “Making of…” featurette.

Important notes for checkout: Upon checkout, please choose the pick up option in the shipping section (as no shipping is required). There is no need to contact us. You will be sent a confirmation of purchase by email. Please bring this email (electronic or printed) to Chaosium Con as proof of sign up.

We encourage the audience to come in Call of Cthulhu-themed costume!

Written in 1926, just before the advent of “talking” pictures, The Call of Cthulhu is one of the most famous and influential tales of H.P. Lovecraft, the father of gothic horror. Now the story is brought richly to life in the style of a classic 1920s silent movie, with a haunting original symphonic score. Using the Mythoscope™ process — a mix of modern and vintage techniques, the HPLHS has worked to create the most authentic and faithful screen adaptation of a Lovecraft story yet attempted.

From the cultists of the Louisana bayous to the man-eating non-euclidean geometry of R’lyeh, the HPLHS brings Cthulhu to the screen as it was meant to be seen. Eighteen months of production and a cast of more than 50 actors went into making this film a period spectacle that must seen to be believed.

“The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity; and it was not meant that we should voyage far.”


  • Rating: CTC
  • Length: 47 mins + 30 min Making Of featurette
  • Cast: Matt Foyer, John Bolen, Ralph Lucas
  • Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
  • Director: Andrew Leman
  • Writer: H.P. Lovecraft – adapted for the screen by Sean Branney

Book tickets here

PLEASE NOTE: It is not necessary to have a Chaosium Con Down Under ticket to attend the Cinema Night. Bring your friends!

Screening The Call of Cthulhu at the Sun Theatre in Melbourne in January 2019 was a great success: we had a full house of cultists! Sean and Andrew are looking forward to bringing the horrors of the Mythos to Sydney!



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