The Highlander; Cthulhu Enigma

April 3, 2012 in Inquisitor News, Lovecraft Video Library

The Key to this film is the Cthulhu Enigma. Inspired by HPLovecraft this film presents a Lovecraftian twist in the Highlander story. It could also be seen as portraying the loss that befalls those who seek gain at any cost, as the Highlander prophecy may still ring true that ‘there shall be only One’ but it might not be the One that was expected… On a deeper level, the film provides an opportunity to consider the inherent violence of any cultural ‘Grand Narrative’, to think about Moral Dualism, Polytheism, Pantheism and the Eternally Unknowable Infinity. Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn. (more about Cthulhu’s Religious Origins and Carl Sagan’s view/Scientific Origins and Influences; Von Daineken’s Chariots Of The Gods & Scientology/ and Cthulhu in relation to Moral Dualism, here at The Dance Of Life; ) Connor Macleod embodies the balance of good, although he is ultimately unknowable as he will become a part of the recombined Entity with Ultimate Power over the Earth and all its peoples, like a Monotheistic God. Cthulhu does not conform to any anthropomorphic outlook but represents the indescribable ambivalence of unknowable universal forces, which as Lovecraft was deeply suspicious of modern technology and the poorly-understood powers it vested in mankind, possibly presents a caution for scientific exploration that charges ahead where angels may fear to tread, currently for example into the genetic or sub atomic realms. However as Quantum

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