Strange Aeons: The Thing on the Doorstep (2005 film)

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Strange Aeons: The Thing on the Doorstep, AKA Strange Aeons and H.P. Lovecraft's Strange Aeons: The Thing on the Doorstep (2005 film)

Summary

"The Thing on the Doorstep (fiction)". Soon after his marriage to the beautiful but mysterious heiress Asenath Waite, poet and scholar Edward Derby exhibits alarming personality changes and mood swings. His graduate advisor, Dan Upton investigates.

Details

  • Release Date: 2005
  • Country/Language: USA, English
  • Setting: Modern Arkham
  • Genres/Technical: Horror
  • Runtime: 1 hr 18 min
  • Starring: Angela M. Grillo, Erick Robertson, J.D. Lloyd
  • Director: Eric Morgret
  • Writer: H.P. Lovecraft (original story), K.L. Young
  • Producer/Production Co: Maelstrom Productions
  • View Trailer: (link)
  • IMDB: (link)


Ratings

MPAA Ratings

  • Rated: (none) (possibly "R" for language, violence and adult content?)

Tentacle Ratings

A rough measure of how "Lovecraftian" the work is:

  • SSS__ (Three Tentacles: Lovecraftian)

Roughly faithful to the original story, but updated to the modern era, with modification for the screen, and some emphasis on the sexual implications that Lovecraft never (directly) explored, often without subtlety.

Note: This rating is not intended as a measure of quality, merely of how closely related to Lovecraftian "Weird" fiction the work is.

Reviews

Review Links:

  • IMDb User Reviews (link)
  • Review by Thomas M. Sipos at Hollywood Investigator (link)

Synopsis

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Soon after his marriage to the beautiful but mysterious heiress Asenath Waite, poet and scholar Edward Derby exhibits alarming personality changes and mood swings. His graduate advisor, Dan Upton investigates.


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