Indiana Jones and the Call of Cthulhu: complete text

Cthulhu motivational poster

What do you people think? Is he going after Cthulhu this time?

It’s just too bloody perfect, you know. The protagonist in The Call of Cthulhu was an aging archaeologist with a reputation for doing things his own way. With his trusty buddy, Inspector Legrasse, he crosses the globe, attempting to puzzle out the mysterious connection between a precious religious artifact, a cannibalistic cult of Louisiana swamp dwellers, and a vicious tribe of Greenland Esquimaux.

Blowing away forever all pretence to cool I may once have possessed, I have re-edited Howard Phillips Lovecraft‘s immortal Gothic tale The Call of Cthulhu, and placed at its heart a certain Midwestern academic who is, himself, no stranger to the strange.

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Indiana Jones and the Call of Cthulhu: complete text by raincoaster

Also: Indy in a hat. Still hawt?


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24 thoughts on “Indiana Jones and the Call of Cthulhu: complete text

  1. I didn’t actually write it. I used Search and Replace to sub in Indy, and I tweaked it so he vanished, not died. That’s about it, really.

    Gee, sure would be nice if someone submitted this to Stumbleupon…

  2. Hey, I got the idea from Defamer; everyone there except me seems to work in Hollywood…and Lovecraft’s been adapted to film before. Never well, except In the Mouth of Madness, but that had the benefit of having Sam Neill in it, which always helps a film.

  3. The squid-faced monster depicted puts me in mind of the kracken/Davy Jones in the 2nd Pirates movie. You wouldn’t want similar monsters for these profitable franchises, but the story-line is a great idea.

  4. Davy Jones was a total Cthluhu ripoff. They’re well aware that Lovecraft’s literary estate is not going to sue them. Cthluhu is a rather popular monster, in the world of monsters, that is. Not as well known as vampires, but then he was made up completely less than a hundred years ago.

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