H.P. Lovecraft in film

Discussion in 'Misc. Films' started by snap-hiss, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. snap-hiss let's be honest

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    There have been a number of attempts at Lovecraft's put on screen, but nothing really hitting the mark. It is inevitable that someone will get it right eventually, and I feel it could very well be a defining moment in American horror cinema, much the same as, say, in recent history the Japanese horror explosion dominated for quite some time.

    I understand the most popular of his work is the Call of Cthulhu, however I feel there are other options which would work quite well.

    The Whisperer in the Dark- This story reminds me of a great episode of the X-Files. One of those episodes that wasn't connected at all to the core story, but was really scary and interesting. Reminiscent of the Mothman Prophecies.
    The Thing on the Doorstep - Great story with a neat twist ending.
    The Dunwich Horror- very interesting and creepy, some excellent imagery
    The Haunter in the Dark - This in some ways is the scariest of Lovecraft's work IMO that I've read thus far
    The Shadow Over Innsmouth - Another story which reminds me of the X-Files, great suspense
     
  2. odiin Registered

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    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1118070/

    http://www.amazon.com/Call-Cthulhu-..._5?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1198428879&sr=8-5
    badass.
     
  3. Zero_Vault Registered

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    How about you go indepth and tell us what happens, because, obviously, none of us are going to read his boring drivel. :)
     
  4. snap-hiss let's be honest

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  5. Brian Braddock R.I.P. '96 Y.N.W.A.

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    1988's 'The Unamable' was Lovecraft.

    Creature used to scare the bejezus out of me when I was a kid. They had a cardboard standee of it in the local video store.

    Doesnt change the fact that the adaption was cheap with a capital 'C' though.
     
  6. snap-hiss let's be honest

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    It seems there was a sequel made as well...The Unnamable II: The Statement of Randolph Carter (1993)
     
  7. Obi-Ron Deal with it

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    Small press comics/ manga artist Jason Thompson once self-published a graphic novel version of The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath that was later adapted to full-length animated movie. I never got to see the finished piece, but his work on the limited series was impressive.
     

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