You already know that Pirates of the Caribbean is one of the most anticipated films of the summer. I wasn't that impressed with the first one and, despite the frenzy, have been only mildly interested in seeing Dead Man's Chest.
Until I saw the poster of this fella.
In the film, it's Davy Jones, captain of the Flying Dutchman. And from some of the sets and costumes, it appears he's really tricked out. Part pirate, part octopus, part lobster.
So I'm looking at this thing, tripping out, trying to figure out what it reminds me of. Then I got it! It's Cthulu -- one of "the old ones," a hideous creature in a pantheon of horrors created by H.P. Lovecraft. But that ain't all. He's also part Blackbeard, the most notorious pirate in history.
Cthulu's had many incarnations since its inception, inspiring dark societies, X Box games, anti-christian propoganda like Campus Crusade for Cthulu, toys and comic parody. But this is the first time I've seen a pirate of Cthulu. Oh well, I hope Disney knows what it's doing summoning the horror meister's star performer for its summer blockbuster.