4 Shots From 4 Films: HP Lovecraft at the Movies


4 Shots From 4 Films is just what it says it is, 4 shots from 4 of our favorite films. As opposed to the reviews and recaps that we usually post, 4 Shots From 4 Films is all about letting the visuals do the talking. H.P. Lovecraft was born on this date in 1890. The “Weird Tales” author and creator of the Cthulhu Mythos wasn’t appreciated in his time, but his work enjoyed a revival beginning in the psychedelic 60’s that’s still going strong today. Here are 4 Shots From 4 Films inspired by the stories of H.P. Lovercraft:

Die Monster Die (1965)

Die Monster Die (1965)

The Dunwich Horror (1968)

The Dunwich Horror (1968)

Re-Animator (1985)

Re-Animator (1985)

In the Mouth of Madness (1995)

In the Mouth of Madness (1995)

Review: Cthulhu Saves The World


Cthulhu Saves the World, an Xbox 360 indie game from Zeboyd Entertainment, the same people who brought us Breath of Death VII: The Beginning.

Once again Zeboyd Entertainment resurrects the feel of an old school 16-bit RPG with the graphics and sound feeling like they’re right out of an old SNES RPG.

The plot of this game is that the evil Cthulhu is defeated in battle and is under a curse that makes him lose all his powers.  The only way to regain them is to become a true hero.

Really the first thing that comes to mind is this… what would H. P. Lovecraft think if he were still alive today?  First there’s the three-parter of South Park featuring Cthulhu and now this.  He’s either rolling in his grave now or if he had a sense of humor he’d laugh.  No telling unfortunately.

It features the gameplay and graphics of Breath of Death VII, but with improvements.  For starters you can save anywhere but in battle which is a major improvement.  It was annoying that you could only save at inns in Breath of Death VII.  The game has still image cut scenes which are really cool, and of course there’s the dialogue.  Some of the funniest dialogue I’ve seen in a game.  Constantly breaking the fourth wall which in parody games is always a nice little treat.  In addition to Cthulhu you have 6 other party members you can choose from to form your party having up to 4 characters.

Like Breath of Death VII each time you level up you have two options to customize customize your character, whether it be new spells, new effects for current spells, improving stats and more.

The best part about this game is it’s only 240 MS points ($3).  Yeah Breath of Death VII was only 80, MS points, but trust me, the $2 extra is well worth it as this is the superior game.

If you enjoyed Breath of Death VII, I cannot recommend this game enough.  Zeboyd Entertainment I look forward to your future games.