H.P. Lovecraft fans are grim! Grimmer than usual, that is, at news last month that filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro is still unable to move forward with his decades-long desire to bring HPL's classic horror story to film, "At the Mountains of Madness."
In a September interview in The Wall Street Journal about a book of his artwork (Cabinet of Curiosities), Del Toro said he didn't include his conceptual sketches for MoM, in case the movie is green-lighted after all.
Meanwhile, devotees fill the vacuum with fan fiction and fan art.
The narrator in Lovecraft's story described the range this way:
I could not help feeling that they were evil things—mountains of
madness whose farther slopes looked out over some accursed ultimate
abyss. That seething, half-luminous cloud-background … gave
appalling reminders of the utter remoteness, separateness,
desolation, and aeon-long death of this untrodden and unfathomed
Here's what that description suggests to me:
(Note for fellow dSLR geeks: the image draws on my endless supply of ice photos. This particular mountain isn't even a molehill -- it's less than two inches high.)