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Offline gauntman

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« on: February 26, 2008, 06:08:08 PM »
I'm a big fan or Lovecraftian style genre movies and have quite a movie collection.

Thought I'd list a few related movie titles for those who like these types of flicks.  I've only includded movies and shorts I have on DVD.


Beyond Reanimator
Call of Cthulhu (Silent, very good adaptation)
The Curse (Will Wheaton) adaptation of Color Out of Space
Dagon
The Dark (neat movie with hottie and Sean Beal)
Darkness (very cool movie highly recommended)
Die Monster Die (Borus Karloff, for Die hard fans only)
Dunwich Horror (neat adaptation with Hippies, for true fans)
From Beyond (great B-movie classic)
Halfway House (softcore, sex murder and Cthulhu)
Hellboy (weird ww2)
Hemoglobin (Rutger Hauher, and inbred cannibal monsters)
In the Mouth of Madness (I love Sam Neill & Charton Heston too
Phantoms (horror destroys town with Peter Otool, Ben Afflick)
Night Gallery Season 2:
(Cool Air, Pickman's Model, & Professor Peabody's Last Lecture)
Necronomicon (2 out of 3 decent short flicks isn't bad)
Dreams of the Witch House (decent short Master of Horror)
Reanimator (Jeffery Combs great)
The Ressurrected (Chris Sarandon, one of the best Lovecraft flicks)
She Creature (period film mermaid movie with a cthulhu genre feel)
The Thing (Carpenters classic)
They (Horrors in the dark)
X the Unknown (black and white horror from deep within the earth)
Rawhead Rex (added for it's theme and feel only, ancient evil released)


This is the extent of my present collection...
I am presently in negotiations for 2 more rare Lovecraft movies.  
Dark Intruder
and The Shuttered Room

Are there others out there worth viewing/finding I'm leaving out....???
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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2008, 08:14:56 PM »
I'm sure I saw a film, possibly made for TV, based on Stephen Kings's Crouch End. It was a short story from the New Tales Of The Cthulhu Mythos collection.
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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2008, 09:32:02 PM »
Think the story was one of the Nightmares & Dreamscapes series, called Crouch End funnily enough

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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2008, 11:38:20 PM »
There is a great resource book out there called: Lurker In The Lobby. A Guide To The Cinema Of H.P.Lovecraft. Inside you will find a crazy ammount of movies/t.v/shorts and other weirdness relating to (...in some way...) Lovecraft and the original source material.

You got most of the good ones...Dunwich Horror and Re-Animator being among the best. (IMHO) How is The Curse? I've never seen it and can't quite make myself buy it...Wil Weaton and all that...

Here are some more...in no order:

The Haunted Palace, Marebito, Uzumaki, Cast A Deadly Spell (pure crap), Castle Freak, The Darkness Beyond...and one of my all time greatest movies ever Quatermass And The Pit.

Actually all of the Quatermass stuff is pretty good...Fungus from space, creepy bug-people...

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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2008, 12:20:55 AM »
What about Lair of the White Worm
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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2008, 03:35:02 AM »
Mike your right, I missed a few

As a matter of fact, I missed my favorite obscure Lovecraft type flick "Curse of the Demon"  If you like these films, I PROMISE you will love this one.  It's a black and white based on a story by the master horror writer M. R. James.  It is one of those obscure classics that evryone is shocked after they see it that they haven't heard of it before.  The entire flick builds up to a single moment, the creature effects where the monster is finally revealed are dated but the movie and acting are pretty wonderful.  It's worth owning.

Actually  Slither should be classified as a Cthulhu flick too.  It's very much like Glaaki.

Also just got a rare transfer of "The Thing that Couldn't Die".  Plot is fun and simple, warlock is decapitated by witch hunters they bury his head (which is still alive) and his body separately in a chest and coffin to hopefully trap him forever.  That is until the chest containing his head is dug up.  Warlock wants his body back and uses his mind control powers to ensure the locals help him.    

Quartermass in the Pit is pretty decent...though the ending takes away from the build
The Curseis the best version of the Color Out of Space...this was another tough one to come by...had to get a dvd transfer.
The Haunted Palace, Marebito, Uzumaki  I love the old mushroom men movie... Uzumaki is plain visually disturbing for some reason...
And good ole Vincent Price is nice in haunted Palace....

Lair of the White Worm is one of the best ole vampire flicks around...with a great old one feel.

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« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2008, 04:49:21 PM »
Thanx for the tip Gauntman. I'll try to find a copy (...order a copy...) of Curse Of The Demon later today.

Checking your list I noticed you included the Night Gallery version of Cool Air...I find the newer Bryan Moore's Cool Air to be a much better re-working of that classic tale. Also, Jack Donner as Dr. Munoz is wonderful! Reminds me of the old Eerie comic version drawn by Wrightson...just not as much stringy saliva!

Speaking of comix you should check out Necronaughts (sp?), Lovecraft, Houdini and Howard save the world form eldritch doom...not a bad story, goes a little 'cosmic horror' at the end. Still, the art is a joy.

And I would be remiss if I failed to mention Lovecraft. Quite possibly the finest comic adaptation of Lovecrafts life...mythosed out of course. If I recall corectly it was a failed screenplay...just too weird for the movie-going public...still, get the graphic novel fromVertigo...and love it!

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« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2008, 05:20:25 PM »
I'd like to see that version of "Cool Air".

I can recommend a couple good modern Lovecraft type books too.

"Wetbones" by John Shirley
"Song of Kali" by Dan Simmons


These are both very well written stories but are both quite graphic.  

I read a lot of books by Ed Lee.  He writes graphic gothic horror.
"Messenger"
"Slither"
"Flesh Gothic"


I have a bad habit of getting off topic... I'll stop now...

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« Reply #8 on: February 29, 2008, 11:20:49 PM »
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0643104/

Dreams in the Witch House is a very good 'film' adaptation.

Especially the little human faced mouse guy...Brown Jenkin

It is only about 1 hour long, but if you are a Netflix subscriber, you can watch it right from the website.
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« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2008, 01:57:49 PM »
I watched "Curse of the Demon" (AKA Night of the Demon) again last night.  I think this must be one of the better black and white horror movies.  Definately a great movie for lovecraft lovers.  

The major villian in the movie is based on the real life character of Alester Crowley (spelled wrong)



It's even better the second time you watch it, because of all the hidden things you miss the first time you watch it.

Be mindful if you rent it through Netflix or Blockbuster, Curse of the Demon and Night of the Demon are different edited versions. I do beleive Curse of the Demon is the better version to watch.

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« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2008, 04:59:10 PM »
Just finished watching "Beyond the Wall of Sleep". Good storytelling but bad acting.

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« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2008, 05:28:18 PM »
How about "Gothic", a little before Lovecraft but in the same vein.

Also, "The Fog" and that other Carpenter movie..."Prince Of Darkness"? I think it was called. (Again, not really Lovecraftian but kinda the same if you squint and don't listen too close.) Don't really recall "P.O.D." but I think in the end that the devil was math...or somthing  :?:

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« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2008, 02:03:16 AM »
Prince of Darkness is a definate Lovecraft flick.  Good call Mike.

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« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2008, 10:56:58 PM »
Doesn't Conan have strong links with the Mythos? Could the 3 Conan movies be included as well? :?:

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« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2008, 11:00:34 PM »
3 Conan Movies...I thought there were just two?

anyway..

I don't know..I always considered Conan fantasy....

 

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