The turning point for me in H.P Lovecraft’s The Call of Cthulhu was the encounter with the cult. The reason why I chose this image was to show how the idea of the cult was even scarier than Cthulhu itself. Through them, the story lives on. They worship this scary figure and praise it for its destruction. We talk about how Lovecraft uses history to sort of frighten us and I can’t help but think of the “afterlife” of Cthulhu through its cult. Sure, they were captured and slain, but who knows! The idea may live on forever. Legends don’t die easily, which is why we still talk about them today.
Also, the image shows how big Cthulhu was thought to be. I want to say that this is not just to do the character justice, but to really emphasize on how the cult viewed Cthulhu. It was such a powerful being and the size of it should be just as intimidating. It reflects strength, darkness, and fear, just as I saw Cthulhu to be.
I found this Pinterest Board that is dedicated to monsters like Cthulhu and thought that it had so many great images that reflect Lovecraft’s story. I must warn you, some of the images are pretty intense. Well, what can I say? This story itself was intense!