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Offline tereydavi

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films inspired in HP Lovecraft
« on: November 12, 2021, 07:52:57 PM »
As a Fear of the Dark player I love horror movies...

That feeling when you turn off the light and seat in the couch waiting for the film to begin is something I love...

We love to be scared by horror films, to suffer with the characters as they walk towards death... We like fear itself.

There are a lot of horror movies inspired in H.P. Lovecraft´s works, some of them not clearly, other are obviously based on them. Lovecraft works didn´t go unnoticed to film directors and producers, and many of them have been adaptated or were the basis for films.

In the blog I want to make a list of the movies that are based on his works or that they deserve to be seen as a Fear of the Dark player or a Call of Cthulhu GM.

https://fearofthedarkskirmishwargame.blogspot.com/2021/11/movies-inspired-in-hp-lovecraft-works.html
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Offline Cat

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Re: films inspired in HP Lovecraft
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2021, 08:23:44 PM »
Nice list!
 
One of my all time favourite movies with complete Lovecraftian feel is based on Bram Stoker's The Jewel of the Seven Stars — Hammer Studios' Blood From the Mummy's Tomb (1971).
 
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Offline Gremio_77

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Re: films inspired in HP Lovecraft
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2021, 08:46:24 PM »
 Nice idea!! However, I feel that if Dagon is included, the two parts of "la herencia de Valdemar" would fit in this list. I enjoyed these three films, but I must recognize that not everyone shall do it... lol



Offline Blackwolf

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Re: films inspired in HP Lovecraft
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2021, 09:49:03 PM »
Interesting,and well thought out list,cheers 8)
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Offline Cat

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Re: films inspired in HP Lovecraft
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2021, 12:23:29 AM »
Honourable mention for TV episode: The Night Gallery, Pickman's Model (S2, E11).

Offline tereydavi

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Re: films inspired in HP Lovecraft
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2021, 05:45:06 PM »
There are sooooooooo many films based upon HPL stories that It would be imposible to make an exhaustive list.

I just made a list with films that I liked for some reasons, and that I think that are good enough as to include them.in the list.

Thanks for your ideas!

Offline MHoxie

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Re: films inspired in HP Lovecraft
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2021, 04:35:31 PM »
Don't forget Quatermass and the Pit / Five Million Years to Earth.
Not HPL, but definitely has the flavor. Night Gallery also did an adaptation of Cool Air that could have been worse...

Offline Cherno

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Re: films inspired in HP Lovecraft
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2021, 09:01:28 PM »
I like Dagon. The CGI effects are lackluster, but otherwise I think it's a decent adaptation of The Shadow over Innsmouth transferred into modern Spain.
« Last Edit: November 15, 2021, 09:06:36 PM by Cherno »

Offline diehard

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Re: films inspired in HP Lovecraft
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2021, 10:17:58 PM »
Maybe it's a nostalgia thing because I haven't watched it in a long time (and I do have a copy) but I always had a soft spot for The Dunwich Horror (with Dean Stockwell I believe.)
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Offline MHoxie

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Re: films inspired in HP Lovecraft
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2021, 10:47:26 AM »
Maybe it's a nostalgia thing because I haven't watched it in a long time (and I do have a copy) but I always had a soft spot for The Dunwich Horror (with Dean Stockwell I believe.)

And Sandra Dee!

Offline Drdjangomango

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Re: films inspired in HP Lovecraft
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2021, 09:23:38 PM »
John carpenters “trilogy” of lovecraft inspired films. In the mouth of madness is my favourite of the 3 with Sam Neil’s character slowly losing his sanity…. Or is it the rest of the world that has gone mad?

I have fear of the dark and it would be interesting having a scenario inspired by scenes from the film. Insurance investigator visits horror authors village and encounters crazed villagers, possessed author and eldritch horrors!

Offline AzSteven

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Re: films inspired in HP Lovecraft
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2021, 09:51:29 PM »
My two favorite Lovecraft-style films are not Lovecrft stories:  In the Mouth of Madness, and Event Horizon.

Offline tereydavi

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Re: films inspired in HP Lovecraft
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2021, 10:05:51 PM »
Many people has pointed out Event Horizon, and I agree that is a lovecraftian film, but as It is a scifi film I left It aside, my bad...

I have fear of the dark and it would be interesting having a scenario inspired by scenes from the film. Insurance investigator visits horror authors village and encounters crazed villagers, possessed author and eldritch horrors!

When I first saw in the mouth of Madness I turned it into a Call of Cthulhu scenario and played It toba couple of Friends, and I have to say that It was a blast!

Offline thebinmann

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Re: films inspired in HP Lovecraft
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2021, 07:29:27 PM »
Don't forget Cast a Deadly Spell and Lovecraft Country

 

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