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Old 12-01-2014   #11
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Re: What are your favorite H.P. Lovecraft adaptations?

Gotta second Mouth of Madness. The only true Lovecraftian movie I ever got to see in the theater.
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Re: What are your favorite H.P. Lovecraft adaptations?

Did anyone see Giger's Necronomicon? It is a documentary directed by H.R. Giger in 1975 and it centers on his work, but where he also expresses an antinatalist ideology.

Also, there is Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown (2008) for the uninitiated.

Here is Giger's Necronomicon:






And Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown:


Your fall should be like the fall of mountains. But I was before mountains. I was in the beginning, and shall be forever. The first and the last. The world come full circle. I am not the wheel. I am the hand that turns the wheel. I am Time, the Destroyer. I was the wind and the stars before this. Before planets. Before heaven and hell. And when all is done, I will be wind again, to blow this world as dust back into endless space. To me the coming and going of Man is as nothing.

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

This is awesome:


Your fall should be like the fall of mountains. But I was before mountains. I was in the beginning, and shall be forever. The first and the last. The world come full circle. I am not the wheel. I am the hand that turns the wheel. I am Time, the Destroyer. I was the wind and the stars before this. Before planets. Before heaven and hell. And when all is done, I will be wind again, to blow this world as dust back into endless space. To me the coming and going of Man is as nothing.
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Re: What are your favorite H.P. Lovecraft adaptations?

And this:

La Musique d'Erich ZANN - Audio Ina.fr



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

As I said in other posts, Gaiman's opinion on Lovecraft is way off in that documentary.

I also hope Del Toro gets to direct At the Mountains of Madness; I enjoyed The Devil's Backbone, Pan's Labyrinth and both Hellboy movies by him. Crimson Peaks is one of the movies I want to see next year.

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

I am curious if those who've watched "In The Mouth of Madness" (which really is a very cool, creepy movie) have also read "The Land of Laughs," a novel by Jonathan Carroll.

There are some striking similarities in plot. I read the book many years ago, but I recall it being quite excellent. A nice, slowly building weird novel.
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Re: What are your favorite H.P. Lovecraft adaptations?

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his tongue-in-cheek approach shows that he doesn't believe Lovecraft's writing is worthy enough of taking seriously
I don't think the approach he takes says anything about how he thinks people ought to view the source material. Gordon is just doing what he does.
I watched The Eldritch Influence recently and he seemed vaguely self-effacing about his contribution to the mythology.
I don't view it as much different from Bride Of Frankenstein (admittedly a much better film than any of the Gordon ones I've seen). Lair Of The White Worm (I love this film) and The Raven too. They are just comedy versions.
Since a lot of these are quite old they're probably easier to accept. If someone today did a similar comedy based on my favourite weird fiction, I might be pretty annoyed. The Raven might be seen as particularly disrespectful but it has fun moments.

In The Mouth Of Madness has some pretty goofy comedy too, which I don't think worked very well but it has some really striking scenes that help make up for that.

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

I have not seen any direct Lovecraft adaptations I have liked except for Re-Animator (very funny, actually, which I think Lovecraft clearly intended).

If you are referring to Lovecraft inspired movies, there are several, Alien chief among them.

"The world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind." - H. P. Lovecraft
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Re: What are your favorite H.P. Lovecraft adaptations?

Yeah, I meant direct adaptations; the good ones are really few, but thanks to this thread I finally watched Die Farbe. It seems the best Lovecraftian movies are not based on any of his work but on his aesthetic.

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

Miguel1984, I posted a link at TLO to a film called The Maze a while back. It was available on Youtube in its entirety and probably still is. Directed by William Cameron Menzies, it captures perfectly the atmosphere of Derleth's The Shuttered Room. A touch of M. R. James mixed with Shadow over Innsmouth also describes it very well. It's quite a decent film, though like Night of the Demon errs badly by showing the Horror at the end.
The film was based on a story by a writer known for Surrealist Horror but I wasn't familiar with his work and damned if I can recall his name now. I do recall that Salvadore Dali illustrated the original edition of the book the film is based on.

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