Lovecraft in Film: Lovecraft Movies – Part 1

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Many have attempted to film H.P. Lovecraft’s novels, but not everyone has been successful. This includes anything from flopped ventures to B-movies. Here is a list of Lovecraft movies that you may love. Don’t miss Lovecraft in Film: Lovecraft Movies – Part 2!

The Call of Cthulhu (2005)

The Call of Cthulhu is a feature-length film made in the style of silent films from the 1920s, set in the same era as the original narrative. The plot of the original narrative is closely followed in the film. Branney and Leman chose early on in the film’s production to shoot The Call of Cthulhu in black and white silent film to portray how the picture would have looked in 1926, when the novel was first published. This is a must-see for any fans of H.P. Lovecraft or classic horror, with fantastic performances and music.

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The Whisperer in Darkness (2011)

The Whisperer in Darkness is a feature film based on the same-named story by H.P. Lovecraft. Sean Branney, Andrew Leman, and David Robertson produced it. “Lovecraft was better at set-ups than endings,” Sean Branney remarked of the tale, which deviates little from the novel. The film is still enjoyable to see and is executed exceptionally well. It brilliantly portrays the atmosphere of horror films from the 1930s. For any fan of H.P. Lovecraft, this is a must-see.

The Cabin in the woods (2012)

If you haven’t seen The Cabin in the Woods, discussing practically anything about it would be too much. As a result, I’ll keep this brief: it centres around a group of pals who are staying in a cabin in the woods. Now go watch one of the best horror films ever made, which was shelved by the studio for fear of failing to find an audience.

Dagon (2001)

Dagon is based on the novella The Shadow over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft, not his short tale Dagon. Stuart Gordon, who has a number of films on this list, directed the film. Paul Marsh, his fiancée Barbara, and their friends Vicki and Howard are on holiday on a yacht off the coast of Spain when the film begins. The boat collides with some hidden rocks as a storm approaches. Paul and his girlfriend, Barbara, board a lifeboat bound for Imboca, a local fishing community. The Shadow over Innsmouth is beautifully adapted in Dagon. Ezequiel, played by Francisco Rabal, is a crazy old drinker who knows everything there is to know about Imboca or Innsmouth. With a great soundtrack and some outstanding acting, this film is a must-see.

H.P. Lovecraft’s: Necronomicon (1993)

The horror anthology Necronomicon, sometimes known as Necronomicon or Necronomicon: Book of the Dead, was published in 1993 by H.P. Lovecraft. H.P. Lovecraft, played by Jeffrey Combs, learns about a monastery where a copy of the Necronomicon is claimed to be kept. The H.P. Lovecraft story serves as a wrap-around for the plot; it’s never stated whether he experiences visions through the book or if it contains all future records. Three stories based on H.P. Lovecraft’s writings are included in the film. The Rats in the Wall inspired The Drones. The Whisperer in Darkness is based on The Whisperer in the Darkness, and The Cold is based on Cool Air. The Necronomicon is one of my favorites.

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