So where did all the treasure hunters go?
I don’t mean in real life — they’re alive and well and hanging out on internet marketing forums. I mean in fantasy.
I ask this question because I recently completed a short film called Dangerous Treasures. It’s set in a Lovecraftian version of the modern day, featuring a couple of treasure-hunting geeks looking to Get Rich Quick With Mythos Powers. It all goes… well, watch the film above and see.
Now, when I created that film I was working on the assumption that treasure-hunting was pretty much a core part of speculative fiction.