The Drowned (1993 short)

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Promotional poster for Necronomicon: Book of the Dead (1993 film)

"The Drowned" is a segment from the anthology film: Necronomicon: Book of the Dead (1993 film)

Summary

In "The Drowned", a story (very loosely) based on "The Rats in the Walls (fiction)" and "The Shadow Over Innsmouth (fiction)", Edward De LaPoer is tracked down in Sweden after inheriting an old, abandoned family hotel. Left a sealed envelope from Jethro De La Poer, he uncovers the secrets behind his family's unnatural deaths and their unholy bargain with a hideous sea monster.

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MPAA Ratings

  • Rated: R (Adult Content, Sex and Nudity, Violence)

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

  • SSS__ (Three Tentacles: Lovecraftian)

The anthology's component stories vary in how faithfully they are adapted from Lovecraft's work from recognizable adaptations, to misguided pastiches; in this case, it's an uneven pastiche.

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

Reviews

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  • Y.Whateley: "The Drowned" includes perhaps one of my favorite portrayals of a Deep One on film, but is perhaps otherwise an uneven pastiche (very) loosely based on "The Rats In the Walls", marred mostly by its unnecessarily complicated wrapper story and its goofy ending....

Synopsis

THE DROWNED: Edward De LaPoer is tracked down in Sweden after inheriting an old, abandoned family hotel. Left a sealed envelope from Jethro De La Poer, he uncovers the secrets behind his family's unnatural deaths and their unholy bargain with a hideous sea monster.


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