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Necronomicon – Halloween Horror Month Movie Spectacular 2014 Day 12

It’s difficult to articulate an opinion about Necronomicon. Like a thing out of the Lovecraft stories that it is based on the movie seems unknowable and unnamable. It’s not good, but it’s not exactly bad Esther. It’s an anthology of … Continue reading

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The Whisperer in Darkness – Halloween Horror Month Movie Spectacular 2014 Day 11

The Whisperer in Darkness is by far the best movie I’ve seen this month. It is an adaptation of the Lovecraft story by the H. P. Lovecraft Historical Society (who also did the amazing Call of Cthulhu). Call of Cthulhu was … Continue reading

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The Resurrected – Halloween Horror Month Movie Spectacular 2014 Day 7

The Resurrected (also known as Shatterbrain for some inscrutable reason) is based on Lovecraft’s The Case of Charles Dexter Ward. The reputation of movies based on Lovecraft’s work being what it is, The Resurrected was a nice surprise. And by … Continue reading

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In the Mouth of Madness – Halloween Horror Month Movie Spectacular 2013 Day 29

In the Mouth of Madness is one of my favourite movies. It’s also the best Lovecraftian horror movie made thus far, despite (or perhaps due to) not being based directly on any of Lovecraft’s work. The tone, however, is very … Continue reading

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The Last Lovecraft – Halloween Horror Month Movie Spectacular 2013 Day 15

The Last Lovecraft is a stupid movie. Enough that the first time I tried to watch it I fell asleep halfway through. My second attempt tonight was more successful, but mostly because I knew I was going to write this … Continue reading

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Re-Animator – Halloween Horror Month Movie Spectacular 2013 Day 14

So we inevitably come to another Lovecraft adaptation, Re-Animator. In this case I use the word adaptation charitably. That doesn’t mean it’s bad, but Lovecraft certainly never wrote anything that could be described as horror comedy. This one isn’t for … Continue reading

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Masters of Horror (TV): Dreams in the Witch House – Halloween Horror Month Movie Spectacular 2013 Day 2

If I were to adapt a Lovecraft story as a movie, Dreams in the Witch House would not be the first one to come to mind. Forget for a moment that there have been few or no adaptations of his … Continue reading

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