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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Column: Cthulhu Eats the Movies: Alien

by Filamena Young

Alien (1979) Director: Ridley Scott. Screenplay: Dan O’Bannon Cast: Tom Skerrit, Sigourney Weaver. Veronica Cartwright.

When I started putting this column together in my head, I thought a lot about how to review movies you may have already seen. I figured what might be fun is to try to place these movies in a sliding continuum from Lovecraftian to Very Very Not Lovecraftian, with plenty of room for debate along the way.

This left me with something …

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