Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Shadow Over Hercules

   In one of those odd coincidences, I learned that Michael Hurst, best known to US audiences as Hercules' sidekick Iolaus, is something of an H.P. Lovecraft fan. I was watching one of my favorite episodes of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, a segment called Mercenary, which Hurst directed. I was listening to the audio commentary and there's a scene where Hercules and his prisoner, the titular mercenary, are trying to escape from some manta ray like creatures that live under the sand. They climb onto some half buried ruins to get away from the monsters and out of the blue, Hurst mentions that he shot the scene from a low level to give the buildings a strange look, "Like something from H.P. Lovecraft, like the geometry wasn't of this world."
   Go Iolaus!

No comments: