The Angell Box

The Angell Box

$ 1,000.00

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The Angell Box is a highly detailed real-life version of the box of occult papers and artifacts left behind by Professor George Gammell Angell in the story "The Call of Cthulhu." Our box contains the Wilcox bas relief, along with highly detailed replicas of key prop documents from the movie and other documents as described in (or implied by) Lovecraft's text. All the documents are carefully handmade by our prop slaves to appear as genuine as possible, with many being replicas of entirely real documents, all packaged in a hand-distressed, lockable metal box. The story comes to life in your very hands: it's Lovecraft's tale told in the form of props!

13.5 x 10.5 x 6 in. 10lbs. 200+ pages of text and images.

The law prohibits us from giving you a real dead uncle, but you will get a real distressed steel box containing (click links to see each item in detail):
    • Wilcox's bas relief (a hydrocal cast of the real movie prop)
      • Wilcox's 26-page illustrated dream journal
        • Wilcox's visiting card
          • Professor Angell's 14-page handwritten account of his experiences with Wilcox, Webb and Legrasse, along with 22 pages of research notes on the Cthulhu Cult
            • Select pieces of dream-related correspondence, including telegrams, vintage postcards, and an accurate replica of a note from a prominent Viennese dream expert
              • Professor Angell's 23-page digest of dream data collected from numerous correspondents
                • Professor Angell's desk calendar page from March of 1925 on which he attempted to correlate many strange occurrences
                  • Authentic covers and articles from real occult magazines of the 1920s with relevance to the Cthulhu Cult, including Occult Press Review and The Channel
                    • 61 highly detailed and authentic vintage newspaper clippings reporting strange events wordwide, some including Angell's handwritten notes
                      • Legrasse's handwritten 12-page account of his experience with the swamp cult
                        • Angell's copy of the program to the 1908 archeological convention where he met Legrasse, on which they sketched pictures of the statue he found in the swamp, and the idol Webb found
                          • Johansen's merchant marine identity card
                        • Johansen's handwritten 25-page diary account of his experience in R'lyeh, written in highly authentic Sutterlin script (and therefore challenging to read)
                          • A large-format and highly detailed nautical chart showing the exact location of R'lyeh
                            • A page from the Sydney Bulletin, authentically replicating the real publication, featuring Lovecraft's own newspaper article about the Emma, the Alert and the Cthulhu idol

                            "What?" we hear you ask, "one thousand dollars? Can it possibly be worth it?" Read our Customer Reviews to see what the real people who own this work of art think.

                            PLEASE NOTE: Angell Boxes are made by hand when they are ordered, and they cannot usually be shipped immediately. They usually take one to two weeks to prepare.

                            Customer Reviews

                            Based on 19 reviews
                            Michael Franz
                            Brings the story to life!

                            This has everything you remember from the Call of Cthulhu - Wilcox's bas-relief, the newspaper articles, Inspector Legrasse, and of course, Johansen's journal. It is, as stated, a bit hard to read, but every page is handwritten in exacting detail. That's the thing I love about the HPLHS - their devotion to detail and verisimilitude. This is exactly what Francis Wayland Thurston would have read if he were real!

                            Samantha Hickey
                            An overwhelmingly amazing piece of art

                            When this arrived I sat on the floor to carefully unpack all the elements - from the gently distressed document box to the gorgeous handwritten manuscripts it was absolutely perfect. I was looking forward to it, and it was so much more than I expected once it arrived. If you're someone who enjoys rich, detailed, handcrafted props, it is absolutely worth the investment, and I am still working through all the written materials - there is just an enormous amount of content. This is most definitely a wonderful piece of art and I can't recommend it highly enough. My biggest challenge is options to display it, as there's so much included - I'm thinking of a 'rotating' display where I select a particular item from the box to bring out each month. Thank you again HPLHS for your beautiful work.

                            Steve Wallace
                            Angell Box

                            I have wanted the Angell box for many years but I kept putting it off. I finally saw it in person at Necronomicon this year and took the plunge. I couldn't be happier. This box is amazing! Imagine holding the complete Call of Cthulhu story in your hands. You actually become a character in the story. The only drawback is I now find myself constantly looking over my shoulder for the time the Cthulhu Cult inevitably comes for me...

                            Is it worth $1,000? No! It's worth more!

                            The review title should say it all, but I'll reproduce it here: Is it worth $1,000? No! It's worth more!

                            This is an absolutely incredible collection of fascinating things that connect to "The Call of Cthulhu" in some way. Buy one. You won't regret it.


                            This box surpassed every expectation, granted I was only able to thumb through it before work, but still it looks incredible! Well worth the money!!!