Column: Cthulhu Eats the Movies: The Case of Howard Phillips Lovecraft

By Brian M. Sammons

The Case of Howard Phillips Lovecraft. Directors: Patrick-Mario Bernard, Pierre Trividic.

Now it’s time for the third H.P. Lovecraft documentary I promised in my last Cthulhu Eats the Movies column. Unfortunately, the third time will not prove to be the charm and that whole “saving the best for last” rule does not apply here. Yeah, this one isn’t all that good. In fact, it’s downright boring. But, as always, my fellow cinecephalophiles and Lovecraft-lovers, allow …

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Column: From Strange and Distant Shores: Haxan (1922)

By Orrin Grey

Haxan (1922). Director: Benjamin Christensen. Cast: Benjamin Christensen, Elisabeth Christensen, Maren Pedersen. Country: Denmark.

Haxan is a silent Danish documentary from 1922 about the history of witchcraft. That pretty much tells you everything you need to know about whether or not you want to see it. If you’re the kind of person for whom the words “silent witchcraft documentary” hold an unshakable appeal (as I am), then Haxan is a movie you need to check out. If …

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Column: Cthulhu Eats the Movies: The Eldritch Influence: The Life, Vision and Phenomenon of H. P. Lovecraft (2003)

By Brian M. Sammons

The Eldritch Influence: The Life, Vision and Phenomenon of H. P. Lovecraft (2003). Director: Shawn Owens. Cast: Ramsey Campbell, Neil Gaiman, Stuart Gordon, S.T. Joshi, Brian Lumley.

As someone who is not only a big fan of H.P. Lovecraft, but a guy who enjoys well-made documentaries, I naturally watch all docs on HPL that I come across. In fact, I have discussed a great one here before called “Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown“. If …

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