Gaming, Linux, Programming by day. Atheism and tolerance by night. Sci-Fi television all hours of the day.
I run a Call of Cthulhu campaign. This is the way running the campaign works:
On game day I sit and do research into various buildings and events in history, pore over dusty tomes about the Mythos and try to find ways to piece them together for my players. The interactive experience is fun, and there is a loose plot and a big bad that they may or may not ever get to face while they encounter macabre scenes.
I like to think that my players have fun. There are always some laughs, and at least a couple “What the fuck.” moments. They meet characters that I can’t voice well that wind up being accidentally hilarious. It’s a good time.
All of the above is pretty much also a description of the movie Sinister. I feel as a GM that it in fact WAS someone’s CoC campaign that they later decided to film. Some pretty creepy parts, a cobbled together story that went in all sorts of different directions, a slow descent into madness interrupted by hilarious side characters that couldn’t decide what kind of character they were, aaaaaand a creepy little girl who paints things.
Keep it at the game table, guys.