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Old 02-28-2015   #31
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Re: What are your favorite H.P. Lovecraft adaptations?

I just finished watching La Isla Mnima; it has all that I liked about True Detective, minus the bull####. By this, I mean the ending, the misuse of weird fiction and the plagiarism. It is a bleak film; I guess it is "show, don't tell", unlike Cohle.

It really is True Detective without the bull####.

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Re: What are your favorite H.P. Lovecraft adaptations?

Another very good Lovecraftian film is The Cabin in the Woods (2012).
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Re: What are your favorite H.P. Lovecraft adaptations?

A quick question: Does anyone know where I can find the movie Chilean Gothic (2000) or if it is possible to watch it online somewhere? It is a Chilean short film (45 minutes) based on Pickman's Model. The screenwriter, Gilberto Villarroel, also released a comic book adaptation of the short story in 2009, called El Modelo de Pickman (literally, Pickman's Model); also, a book about the movie, Lovecraft Vive en Chile (Lovecraft Lives in Chile), was released this year.
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Re: What are your favorite H.P. Lovecraft adaptations?

Quote Originally Posted by miguel1984 View Post
I also strongly recommend the short film The Music of Erich Zann (1980), which can be seen in YouTube: The Music of Erich Zann (Музыка Эриха Занна) [1980] - YouTube
I wonder if I would have enjoyed this if I didn't know who Lovecraft was: but since I do, I did. It was surprisingly good.
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Re: What are your favorite H.P. Lovecraft adaptations?

How about Stuart Gordon's Dreams In The Witch House, from the Masters of Horror anthology show:

In the same series, Cigarette Burns by Carpenter is also good:

Edit: I just rewatched Cigarette Burns, and I still think it's the best Carpenter has done in 20 years. Unique and disturbing.

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Re: What are your favorite H.P. Lovecraft adaptations?

Apparently, an animated film called Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom is in production, based on a comic book. Did anyone here read it?

Also, this is pretty cool:

3ders.org - Doorways: a 3D printed homage to H.P. Lovecraft and classic horror fiction | 3D Printer News 3D Printing News

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Re: What are your favorite H.P. Lovecraft adaptations?

According to Andrew Leman, member of the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society, they have an idea on how to adapt At the Mountains of Madness for the big screen.

"We’ve occasionally said to people who know Guillermo," Leman shared, "that if you’re done with that story, we’ll happily take At The Mountains of Madness off your hands. We have an idea for doing it that would cost much less than $250 million."

Source: Why Arent There More Lovecraft Films? | Nerdist.

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Re: What are your favorite H.P. Lovecraft adaptations?

In terms of films that most resemble HPL stories, I would say that for my money I would go with John Carpenter's trilogy of The Thing, Prince of Darkness, and In The Mouth of Madness. In terms of direct adaptations of HPL's works, I can't think of any that are worthy. I do think that the Night Gallery episode of Pickman's Model outshines any feature-length adaptations. Anyone who says Re-Animator, Dagon, or any of that dreck is Lovecraftian surely must be joking. And while I do respect the HPL Historical Society's heartfelt attempts with The Call of Cthulhu and The Whisperer in Darkness, unfortunately, they are just too campy, low budget, and badly acted to be taken seriously.
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As others have mentioned, John Carpenter's work is what falls closest to me as well in terms of adaptations. The Thing is the best one of the lot I think. I do enjoy the Stuart Gordon films, they are gory fun if nothing else. I recently watched the German film Die Farbe, and I was very pleasantly surprised by that, I would say it is one of the most faithful Lovecraft adaptations I have seen and some really creepy atmosphere akin to the story its based on. I have yet to see the HPLHS films though.

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