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#41 MrFilthyIke

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Posted 03 October 2003 - 11:43 AM

Underworld.

No, I'm just kidding.


Well, it would be appropriate if you are doing cheap White Wolf knock-off style games. :)

But definately something even Great 'Thulhu himself would be embarased to be sent renting from a Blockbuster...
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Posted 03 October 2003 - 11:56 AM

Underworld.

No, I'm just kidding.


Well, it would be appropriate if you are doing cheap White Wolf knock-off style games. :)


It's so close that White Wolf are suing, apparently.

#43 GHill

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Posted 03 October 2003 - 12:10 PM

How about Bubba Hotep now showing in the UK and US (although on limited release in both cases I understand)

OK, it might not be entirely serious but hey its worth a watch

#44 Nick_B

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Posted 16 October 2003 - 09:46 AM

Anyway, whilst discussing cult movies at work the other day we came up with The Keep ( http://uk.imdb.com/title/tt0085780/ ). Its been a long time since I've seen it, but the basic premise is very Lovecraftian. During WW2, a group of Nazis occupy a castle and accidentally unleash an ancient evil. A good concept, but ineptly handled by director Michael Mann.


The book (by F Paul Wilson) is pretty cool mind.

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#45 Nick_B

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Posted 16 October 2003 - 10:02 AM

I'd also recommend Below which I saw recently on dvd.


Below is pretty good, actually. Apparently it was written by Darren Aronofsky (director of Pi - possibly the most Lovecraftian movie ever made), who was going to direct it until he decided to do Requiem for a Dream, and then finished off by David Twohy (who directed the also pretty decent Pitch Black).

Someone mentioned Cube - I heartily second this recommendation, and I'll raise you with Natali's superb follow up, Cypher.

Everyone here needs to go see Intacto immediately, by the way.

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Posted 16 October 2003 - 10:44 AM

Everyone here needs to go see Intacto immediately, by the way.


I'll second that. I saw this last spring, and the DVD has just come out, which I have snapped up. A nice tale of "luck" and how it can be used.
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Posted 16 October 2003 - 11:38 AM

An older film to check out is Death Line or as it was known in the US Raw Meat. In CoC terms a ghoul is killing people in the London Underground, the ghoul/cannibal is the last descendant of a group of railway workers who were trapped by a cave-in at the turn of the century. Donald Pleasance stars as the cynical detective investigating the case with a nice but all-too-brief cameo from Christopher Lee as a MI5 agent.

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Posted 16 October 2003 - 03:46 PM

Everyone here needs to go see Intacto immediately, by the way.

I would disagree. I can see that it gives you a very unusual cult, but beyond that the plot is quite muddled and the basic premise is very poorly explained. I was looking forward to watching it, but came away with a real "Huh?" feeling.
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Posted 16 October 2003 - 04:29 PM

Lemme toss a few at ya :wink:

The Ninth Configuration - http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0081237/ - very strange movie dealing with insanity, God, faith and death.

The Devils Rain - http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0072869/ - B movie cult classic(!?) with a stellar cast list including John Travolta and Anton La Vey! Weird cult city :D

The Hitcher - http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0091209/ - consider Rutger Hauer as a figment of the lead characters insane imagination 8O

Q The Winged Serpent - http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0084556/ - spot the Aztec cult, spot the Larry Cohen B movie classic. See where Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich got their ideas for 'Godzilla'.

Emerald Forest - http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0089087/ - nice take on the 'secrets' of the Amazon.

The Stuff - http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0090094/ - more Larry Cohen goodness. Are Shoggoths tasty?

Phantoms - http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0119891/ - Koontz does HPL with a reasonable amorphous critter not too far removed from Nyogtha.

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Posted 16 October 2003 - 05:29 PM

Just remembered the hugely atmospheric Dust Devil, a wonderful piece of South African film-making combining superstitious beliefs with the modern era in a very believable manner.
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#51 Nick_B

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Posted 17 October 2003 - 08:16 AM

Just remembered the hugely atmospheric Dust Devil


YES - good old Richard Stanley. You might be interested in reading this outline for his proposed take on Machen's The Great God Pan.

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Posted 17 October 2003 - 09:20 AM

Just remembered the hugely atmospheric Dust Devil


YES - good old Richard Stanley. You might be interested in reading this outline for his proposed take on Machen's The Great God Pan.


Just read it very cool :twisted: actually the whole site was very cool! thanks for the pointer Nick

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