When one thinks of classic horror, you probably think of Edgar Allan Poe. Throw the word “weird” in there and you have H.P. Lovecraft!
The so-called “Cthulhu Mythos” created by Lovecraft have been adopted into many sci-fi and horror stories over the years. Hints of it can be found in the works of Stephen King and Clive Barker. The Hellboy comics and films have also borrowed heavily from Lovecraft. So- detailed, rich and enthralling are these “histories” of the “Old Ones” that some have gone as far as to speculate – are these stories really just fiction? If not, if indeed they are part of our reality, what does that mean for the future of mankind?
A scientific expedition to Antarctica composed of a party of scholars from Miskatonic University, led by Geologist William Dyer, and discovered fantastic and horrific ruins and a dangerous secret beyond a range of mountains higher than the Himalayas. The group that discovered and crossed the mountains found the remains of fourteen ancient life forms; completely unknown to science and unidentifiable as either plants or animals. Six of the specimens are badly damaged and the others uncannily pristine. Their highly-evolved features are problematic: their stratum location puts them at a point on the geologic time scale much too early for such features to have naturally evolved yet. Because of their resemblance to creatures of myth mentioned in the Necronomicon, they are dubbed the “Elder Things”.
None but Dyer and a graduate student (who was driven insane) survive. Professor Dyer concludes that the Elder Things and their civilization were destroyed by the creatures they created and that this entity has sustained itself on the enormous penguins since eons past. He begs the planners of the next proposed Antarctic expedition to stay away from things that should not be loosed on this Earth.
Decades later, arcane scholar Vince Wilson has come across artifacts from Professor Dyer’s failed expedition. He plans on demonstrating to the guests present that he can travel via astral projection to the lost city in the Antarctic and bring something back with him! Is he insane? If not, will anyone survive this night?
Join Parapsychologist Vince Wilson and his colleagues as he tries to reign in an ancient terror from beyond time and space!