In the early 1920s a traveling show comes to Arkham led by the mysterious Nyarlathotep. Like much of the population of Arkham young Dr Burke goes to see the show - but finds neither the show nor the showman are what they seem.

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In the early 1920s a traveling show comes to Arkham led by the mysterious Nyarlathotep. Like much of the population of Arkham young Dr Burke goes to see the show - but finds neither the show nor the showman are what they seem.

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Some of the snow scenes were shot in the summer using snow-shavings from a "Barney on Ice" show. See more »

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Small crew, big picture
23 October 2002 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

"I am the last...I will tell the audient void."

Anyone who watches horror flicks knows that good pictures are often few and far between. As far as watching pictures based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft, good movies are fewer are farther between. That's been my experience, anyway. Perhaps I haven't been looking in the right circles. I've not read H.P. Lovecraft's short story, "Nyarlathotep," and that's a crime in the right circles. However, it wasn't necessary, and it shouldn't BE necessary. This picture's got that covered.

I first watched "Nyarlathotep" at Necronomicon, Providence, RI in 2001. Most of the films were shorts, like this one. As I've heard - more isn't always better, sometimes it's just more (okay, I took that from a movie, and I'm a movie lover at heart). And this one uses its fifteen odd minutes wisely.

With powerful images and an eerie soundtrack, "Nyarlathotep" comes to life (literally as you soon find out). The main character and narrator, Dr. Burke, hears word of a mysterious traveller and inventor, Nyarlathotep. The charismatic traveller has deeper secrets than his inventions, and his naive followers slowly unearth his twisted truths.

I won't spoil the story, but suffice to say, most characters in Lovecraft stories end up insane or dead - like one might expect from this genre. It's all in the telling, and the telling here is superior. I bought the film, and I've watched it more than any other picture I own.


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