Dreams in the Witch House (2005 short)
"Dreams in the Witch House", 2005 fourth episode of Masters of Horror (2005 series)
A graduate student questions his sanity after he rents a room in an old boarding house which was the residence of a 17th Century witch, and he figures out that the evil forces still roam within the walls.
- Release Date: 2005
- Country/Language: Canada, English
- Genres/Technical: Horror, Fantasy
- Runtime: 55 min
- Starring: Ezra Godden
- Director: Stuart Gordon
- Writer: H.P. Lovecraft
- Producer/Production Co: Masters of Horror (2005 series)
- Film Website: (link)
- View Trailer: (link)
- Rated: TV-MA (Nudity, Profanity, Violence)
A rough measure of how "Lovecraftian" the work is:
- SSSS_ (Four Tentacles: Unusually Lovecraftian; a remarkably faithful adaptation)
Note: This rating is not intended as a measure of quality, merely of how closely related to Lovecraftian "Weird" fiction the work is.
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Walter Gilman, a college student, rents out a very cheap room in an old house, but it proves to be no bargain. One of his neighbors prays loudly and bangs on the furniture. Another neighbor, a single mother, issues a blood-curdling scream soon after his arrival. It turns out that she and her baby are being attacked by a persistent rat. Walter plugs up the rat-hole, but they still aren't safe. Walter is having nightmares - dreams that seem to have been inspired by the first neighbor, who warns him of a witch and her familiar: a rat with a human face. Walter soon suspects that the witch of his nightmare is real and that she is going to force him to kill the baby.
Comments, Trivia, Dedication
Associated Mythos Elements
- film: see also...
- fiction: "Dreams in the Witch House (fiction)"
- race: Rat-Things
- character: Keziah Mason
- setting: "Lovecraft Country"