[How can you do true existential terror in PG-13][link]? I can imagine the notes from the studio: “can the giant monster from beyond time be more friendly?,” etc.
Luckily for us, they weren’t in charge of the original, and you can read [H.P. Lovecraft’s At The Mountains of Madness for free on Wikisource][free].
[link]: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2011/03/guillermo-del-toro-madness-has-gone-dark.html#ixzz1G2RUV3Lt “News Desk: Guillermo del Toro: “Madness Has Gone Dark” : The New Yorker”
[free]: http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/At_the_Mountains_of_Madness “At The Mountains of Madness”