Column: Cthulhu Eats the Movies: The Curse (1987)

By Brian M. Sammons

The Curse (1987). Director: David Keith. Cast: Wil Wheaton, Claude Akins, Malcolm Danare.

Since I’ve been on a “Colour” kick – that is, reviewing all the movies based on H.P. Lovecraft’s masterful story, “The Colour Out of Space” – I figured I’d end things with the one that had the biggest budget, perhaps the second-biggest stars (It’s hard to beat Karloff in my book), but what could be arguably the worst adaptation of the story. …

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Column: Cthulhu Eats the Movies: Die, Monster, Die! (1965)

By Brian M. Sammons

Die, Monster, Die! (1965). Director: Daniel Haller. Cast: Boris Karloff, Nick Adams, Freda Jackson. Country: Germany.

Welcome back, friends and fellow cultists. Today, we set the Wayback Machine to 1965 so we can discuss the first of the many screen adaptations of H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Colour Out of Space”. Now, “Colour” was not only Lovecraft’s favourite of all his own tales, but it must be the favourite of moviemakers, as well, as it is the …

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Column: Cthulhu Eats the Movies: Die Farbe (2010)

By Brian M. Sammons

Die Farbe(2010), Director: Huan Vu. Cast: Paul Dorsch, Jürgen Heimüller, Ingo Heise. Country: Germany.

Just in case you don’t “Sprechen sie Deutsche”, the title of this independent, feature-length film from the land of sausage and schnapps translates into “The Colour“. Can you guess what HPL story it is based on? That’s right, it’s “The Outsider”. Ha, just kidding, it’s grandpappy Lovecraft’s personal favourite of all his own stories; “The Colour Out Of Space”. …

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Column: Cthulhu Eats the Movies: Colour from the Dark

By Brian M. Sammons

Colour from the Dark. Director: Ivan Zuccon Cast: Debbie Rochon, Michael Segal, Marysia Kay.

H. P. Lovecraft said that “The Colour out of Space” was his favourite story of all the things he’d written. While it is hard for me to put my tentacle, I mean finger, on my absolute favourite HPL story, “The Colour out of Space” would be right up there, easily making the top-three list. It must also be a favourite of …

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