Column: Cthulhu Eats the Movies: Bits O’ Lovecraft

By Brian M. Sammons

Welcome back, my fellow cinecephalophiles. This time, I thought I’d do a little something different with the old Cthulhu Eats the Movies and, instead of just talking about one movie, I’d cover a few, very quickly, because they have almost nothing to do with Lovecraft. Well, then, why cover them at all? I hear you ask. Because these films are sometimes linked to HPL, due to a namedrop or two, and to not cover them in …

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Column: Cthulhu Eats the Movies: Beyond the Wall of Sleep

By Brian M. Sammons

Beyond the Wall of Sleep. Directors: Barrett J. Leigh, Thom Maurer. Cast: George Peroulas, Fountain Yount, William Sanderson.

Remember last time, when I was talking about movies that start with ā€œH.P. Lovecraft’sā€ and yet, have absolutely nothing to do with the man or his tales? Well, here’s a prime example of that. Don’t let the title fool you; it has almost nothing to do with the Lovecraft story of the same name, other than …

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Column: Cthulhu Eats the Movies: Bleeders (1997)

By Brian M. Sammons

Bleeders (1997). Director: Peter Svatek. Cast: Gillian Ferrabee, Roy Dupuis and Rutger Hauer.

If you walked down the horror aisle of your local video store…Ha ha ha ha, sorry, I can’t continue with that. I mean, video stores, are they still around anymore? Okay, in this made-up, gumdrop world where video stores still exist, if you did walk down the horror aisle, you would no doubt see a lot of titles that begin with ā€œH.P.

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Column: Cthulhu Eats the Movies: Humanoids from the Deep (1980)

By Brian M. Sammons

Humanoids from the Deep (1980). Director: Barbara Peeters. Cast: Doug McClure, Ann Turkel, Vic Morrow.

Welcome back, friends and fellow cultists. If you read my last Cthulhu Eats the Movies, and there’s no good reason why you should not have, then you’ll remember I was discussing the Roger Corman movie, X: the Man with the X-Ray Eyes. Well, that one got me thinking of another little gem with a Corman connection, although this time, with …

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Column: Cthulhu Eats the Movies: X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963)

By Brian M. Sammons

X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963). Director: Roger Corman. Cast: Ray Milland, Diana Van der Vlis, Don Rickles.

This is a movie I’ve been meaning to watch for a good long while for two reasons. One, it’s supposedly Lovecraftian and I pretty much make it my business to watch all such films. Two, the guy who first said that this movie was Lovecraftian was none other than The King himself. Stephen King, that is. …

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Column: Cthulhu Eats the Movies: Re-Animator

By Brian M. Sammons

Re-Animator. Director: Stuart Gordon. Cast: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton, David Gale.

Welcome back, my fellow cinecephalophiles. I figured it was about time we talked about a movie actually inspired by a H. P. Lovecraft tale. Yet oddly, it’s not very Lovecraftian. Yes, I know, by definition it must be Lovecraftian because Lovecraft wrote the original and yet, all the things most people think of when they think of “Lovecraftian” are not found in …

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