In his house at R’lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming … of his special day long looming! Rising for the 122nd anniversary of the Cthulhu Mythos-maker’s birth is this weekend-long look at top film adaptations of P-Love’s writing. Tonight, modern takes of The Whisperer in the Darkness and silent-film throwback The Call of Cthulhu grace the insanity-screen in your mind-theater. Also: a possible screening of ’80s body-horror treat From Beyond. Also also: Cthulhu’s “special day” might include “protoplasmic shoggoths.” You’ve been warned.
[Fri. 8.17.12. Brattle Theatre. 40 Brattle St., Harvard Sq., Cambridge. 617.876.6837. 9pm, 11:30pm/18+/$7.75-$9.75. @BrattleTheatre. brattlefilm.org]