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

Does it have to be film?

Just read a compilation of three of Gou Tanabe's adaptations in translation, published by dark horse. Lovely atmospheres. The action is indecipherable to me, though. ( Personally i can't get used to reading the text from left to right and the layout from right to left, it feels like listening to two songs of varying rhythm played simultaneously. )

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

What put me off about that was the art looked traced from 3d models.

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

I would say the original Alien is up there.

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

I noticed comments about Dagon.
Over at FanEdit, one of the members has been working to turn that into a Silent film for a couple years now.
I prod him from time to time, but I am apparently the only member who is interested in his edit. I will post an update if he ever finishes.

Arkham Studios released a trailer for The Shadow Over Innsmouth in 2015.
I'll believe it when I see it.
Finally, as no one else mentioned Prometheus, I must confess I liked parts of it quite a bit. Other parts, not so much.
That said, an individual did rework it, removing all the stupidity.
Without violating rules, I can provide the trailer.
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Re: What are your favorite H.P. Lovecraft adaptations?

Hopefully the Lovecraft Country show is good, though it's sure to rankle many in the community for its emphasis on black people. I wish Jordan 'Get Out' Peele were showrunning, but at least he seems to have some role in production.

I thought Prometheus, despite stupid moments, was an alright film and much better than its sequel.

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

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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.
For me, The Thing is the best Lovecraftian film that doesn't explicitly reference HPL. It might just be a coincidence but when Richard Stanley (Hardware, Dust Devil) presented some pictures of his adaptation of "The Colour Out Of Space" at Necronomicon, some of the images of the transformed family in the farm house bore an uncanny resemblance to the Carpenter film.
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Re: What are your favorite H.P. Lovecraft adaptations?

Reanimator, no doubt.
Dagon wasn't too bad, I guess.

And though it wasn't an adaptation of a specific Lovecraft story, I thought that Cthulhu (2007) wasn't too bad, either. I'm surprised that I don't see that one mentioned more often, actually.


It looks like the whole thing is up on YouTube, too, though the quality may leave something to be desired:


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