Ever since I read Lovecraft as a teenager I've been hooked on his work. In my opinion The Colour Out of Space remains the most powerful piece of science fiction horror ever written. For the curious it's available here in pdf. The story centres on a tale told to a surveyor doing ground work for the flooding of a valley in the creation of a reservoir, and the insidious alien presence that fell to Earth in a meteor decades earlier.
Some time ago I became aware of Die Farbe (The Colour), a German adaptation of that story by director Huan Vu. Having purchased and watched the film my only criticism was the use of a certain special effect (Huan Vu explained this was due to funding issues - fair enough), that small matter aside, the film was the best adaptation of a Lovecraft story I've ever seen, remaining faithful to the spirit of the original story and effectively capturing the tension and cosmic horror of Lovecraft. Die Farbe can be purchased here, although the site seems to be down at present.
Now Huan Vu is trying to get a project off the ground to make a film adaptation inspired by Lovecraft's Dream Cycle stories. Given the quality and spirit of Die Farbe, this is a project I'd dearly love to see succeed. Greater effort is now being made in terms of CGI, and that costs money, here's the impressive first teaser trailer.
Given that amateur sea ice study attracts geeks, and that Lovecraft attracts geeks, the intersection of those two sets suggests to me that at least a few of my readers may find the prospect of The Dreamlands interesting enough to consider a contribution to the crowdfunding.
The main page for the crowdfunding campaign is here.