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"Lovecraftian" Filmography

I'm creating pages for "Lovecraftian" films and television series - the following red YSDC wiki links point to pages that do not yet exist; someone else can feel free to do any of the following - just let me know so I don't start working on them at the same time:

  • Cryptic Plasma (2015) - Inventive low-budget gore effects star in this do-it-yourself amateur film about a cryptozoology documentary crew who explore an abandoned town in search of a lake monster and get more than they bargain for when doppelgangers and flesh-dissolving tentacle monsters emerge from a wormhole and eat everyone's faces.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxaB78eLDfI
  • "Strange Thing (2014 short)" - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3377822/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 A newly married couple wake up to find a door has appeared in their living room tempting them to open it and discover the mystery inside.
  • Der Nachtmahr (2016 film) - A bizarre sort of mix between "Carnival of Souls", "E.T.", and Kafka's "Metamorphosis"...?
  • Nightworld (2016 film) - A retired police detective takes a job as a night watchman in a creepy old building in Bulgaria which stands over the gate to the Nightworld, a place where the dead and something worse - a horror from before the time of man - are sealed away by alchemy....
  • House by the Lake (2017 film) - "Deep Ones" and stuff.
  • Residue (2017 film) - the basic story (private detective finds a creepy tome and weird things begin happening when he reads it) is fairly familiar in standard-issue Lovecraft pastiche, but the cast (especially Matt "Max Headroom" Frewer and William B. "Cigarette Smoking man" Davis) helped make this movie a lot more fun than it perhaps should have been. A sequel(?), The Pain Doctors (2018 film), is planned. Compare/contrast to John Dies at the End (2012 film).
  • Society (1989 film) - Gross, paranoid Brian Yuzna film about a slimy, bottom-feeding body-horror cult that poses as the upper-crust of human society, very loosely comparable to "The Rats in the Walls" in its horror content....
  • Tower of Evil (1972 film) - (Trailer) (IMDb) Review at And You Call Yourself A Scientist! (link) Review by Graeme Clark at The Spinning Image (5/10 Stars) (link) Review by Burl Cummings at Ha ha, it's Burl! (link) Review by Mark Hodgson at Black Hole Reviews (link) Mitch Lovell at The Video Vacuum (2 Stars) (link) Review by Dennis Schwartz at Ozus' World Movie Reviews (C-) (link) Review by George Pacheco at 10,000 Bullets (link) Chris Wood at British Horror Films (link)
  • Nothing but the Night (1972 film) - (Trailer) (IMDb) Review by Fred Anderson at Ninja Dixon (link) Review by Graeme Clark at The Spinning Image (5/10 Stars) (link)Review by Burl Cummings at Ha ha, it's Burl! (link) Review by Michael Den Boer at 10,000 Bullets (link) Review by Brett Gallmann at Oh The Horror! (link) Review by Mark Hodgson at Black Hole Reviews (link) Review by Richard Scheib at The Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review (2/5 Stars) (link) Nathaniel Thomson at Mondo Digital (link)
  • Bay Cove (1987 film) - (Trailer) (Full movie) (IMDb) Video Review by Chuck Dowling (link) Review by Colon Foxworth at Flick Notes (2/5 Stars) (link) Review by Mitch Lovell at The Video Vacuum (2.5 Stars) (link) Review by Stacey Ponder at Final Girl (link) Review by Amanda Reyes at Made for TV Mayhem (link)
  • Mill of the Stone Women (1960 film) - (Trailer) (IMDb) Review by Christianne Benedict at Krell Laboratories (link) Review by Richard Scheib at The Science Fiction Horror and Fantasy Film Review (2.5/5 Stars) (link) Review by Dave Sindelar at Fantastic Movie Musings and Ramblings (link)
  • The Rift (2016 film) - a "Delta Green" style team is assembled to retrieve a spy satellite from the Serbian countryside, and discover that the "satellite" was a cover story for something far stranger: sinister "timey-wimey" silliness under the control of a malevolent "Event Horizon" wannabe.... (Trailer) (IMDb) Review by Dave Wain at The Schlock Pit (link) Review by Phil Wheat at Nerdly (link)
  • "The Rift (2012 short)" - (Trailer 1) (Trailer 2) (IMDb) Review by Sean Evans at Back to the Movies (link) IMDb User Reviews (link)
  • Blood Glacier (2013 film) - a Norwegian retread of the usual 1980s sci-fi/horror movies (Alien, The Thing, The Fly, The Relic), set on a melting polar glacier; loose comparisons might be drawn to "At the Mountains of Madness", but it's really not very "Lovecraftian".... (Trailer) (US Trailer) (Wikipedia) (IMDb) Review by Marina Antunes at Quiet Earth (link) Review by Martin Leggett at HorrorFreak News (3/5 Stars) (link) Review by Richard Scheib at The Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review (2/5 Stars) (link)
  • The Devil Commands (1941 film) (Trailer) (Wikipedia), (IMDB) Video Review by G.L. Josh (link) Review at The Telltale Mind (4/5) (link) Review by Stacia Jones at She Blogged by Night (link) Review by Chris Justice at Classic Horror (link) Review by Mitch Lovell at The Video Vaccuum (2.5 Stars) (link) Review by Michael Popham at The Horror Incorporated Project (link) Review by Richard Scheib at The Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review (2.5/5 Stars) (link) Review by Brian Schuck at Films From Beyond the Time Barrier (link) Review by Janne Wass At SciFist (6/10) (link)
  • Bedlam (1946 film) (Wikipedia) (IMDb)
  • The Snake Pit (1948 film) (Wikipedia) (IMDb)
  • Island at the Top of the World (1974 film) (Trailer) (Wikipedia) (IMDb) Review by Mark Brown at My Live Action Disney Project (link) Review by Mark Hodgeson at Black Hole Reviews (link) Review by Richard Scheib at The Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review (4/5 Stars) (link) Review by Andy Webb at The Movie Scene (3/5 Stars) (link)
  • The Stuff (1985 film) (Trailer) (Wikipedia) (IMDb) Review by Roger Ebert at RogerEbertdotcom (1 star)(link) Review by Bruce Kooken at HorrorNewsdotnet (link) Review by Richard Scheib at The Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review (3.5/5 Stars) (link)
  • The Man Who Changed His Mind (1936 film) (Full movie) (Wikipedia) (IMDb) Review by Richard Scheib at The Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review (3/5 Stars) (link) Review by Alfred Eaker at 366 Weird Movies (link) Review by Mitch Lovell at The Video Vacuum (3 Stars) (link) Review by Richard Sindelar at Fantastic Movie Musings and Ramblings (link) Review by Janne Wass at Scifist (7/10) (link)
  • Invasion of the Bee Girls (1973 film) (Trailer) (Full movie) (Wikipedia) (IMDb) Video Review at The Lucid Nightmare (link) Video Review by Josh Olsen at Trailers from Hell (link) Review at Classic Sci-Fi Movies (link) Review by Scott Ashlin at 1000 Misspent Hours and Counting (-3.5/5 Stars (So Bad, It's Very Good...)) (link) Review by Roger Ebert at RogerEbertdotcom (2 Stars) (link) Review by Nathan Decker at Million Monkey Theater (link) Review by Caroll Jenkins at 10,0000 Bullets (link) Review by Richard Scheib at The Science Fiction Horror and Fantasy Film Review (3/5 Stars) (link)
  • Lightning Field (1991 film) (Also known as "The Lightning Incident") (Discussion at Yog-Sothoth.com) (IMDb) (Trailer) (Plot summary at RottenTomatoes.com) (Review by Amanda Reyes at Made for TV Mayhem) - "While I would be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy the 1991 thriller The Lightning Field for its slow burn pace, gorgeous locales and somewhat intriguing story, it still comes across a tele-flick that was ripped off from several different sources."
  • Life (2017 film) (Trailer)(IMDb) Review by Joey Keogh at Wicked Horror (Link) Review by Brett Gallman at Oh The Horror! (Link) Review by Ed Sum at 28 Days Later Analysis (6/10) (Link) - "In space, the sky's the limit and perhaps the greatest danger can be small as an ant to start."
  • Nomads (1986 film) (Trailer) (IMDb) Review by Ryne Barber at HorrorNewsdotnet (Link) Review by Nicholas Bell at IonCinema (3/5) (Link) Review by Rick L. Blalock at Terror Hook Review (7.5/10) (Link) Review by Roger Ebert (Link) Review by Matthew Foster at Foster On Film (2/5) (Link) Review by Aaron Gillott at GorePress (3/10) (Link) Review by Richard Scheib at The Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review (4/5) (Link) - "The suggestion the film leaves one with is the extraordinarily eerie sense of a rubber reality where haunted things sit unnoticed alongside the everyday."
  • Spectre (1977 film) (Full Movie) (IMDb) Review by Dave Sindelar at Fantastic Movie Musings and Ramblings (Link) Review by Richard Schieb at The Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review (3/5 Stars) (Link) - "With Spectre ... one thinks that Gene Roddenberry had the makings of a potentially worthwhile tv series had the pilot ever been picked up."
  • Beyond the Gates (2016 film) (Trailer) (IMDb) Review by Che Gilson at UK Horror Scene (6/10) (Link) Michael Klug at HorrorFreak News (4/5 Stars) (Link) Martin Wakefield at BloodGuts UK Horror (2/5) (Link) - "Despite a few gory deaths, and very gory they are, there’s little in between to keep you interested in the unfolding events that have no drama or tension about them."
  • She Waits (1972 film) (Full Movie) (IMDb) Review by Dave Sindelar at Fantastic Movie Musings and Ramblings (Link) - "The acting is adequate but far from inspired, and the direction isn't particularly strong."
  • Blood Tide (1982 film) (Full Movie) (IMDb) Video Review by Killerrodan (Link) Video Review by Junkyard Breadfruit (Link) Review at A Side Order of Ninja's (link) Review at 80's Horror Central (0/5) (link) Review by Chris Beaumont at Critical Outcast (1/5) (Link) Review by Nate Decker at Million Monkey Reviews (Link) Review by Josh Morgan at Quick Horror Movie Review (4/10) (Link) Review by Paghat the Ratgirl at Wild Realm Reviews (Link) Review by Dave Sindelar at Fantastic Movie Musings and Ramblings (Link) Jack Somersby at EFilmCritic (2 Stars) (Link) Review by Charles Tatum at Charles Tatum's Review Archive (3/5) (Link) - "All in all, I liked "Bloodtide." Where else will you hear the beautiful Deborah Shelton warble the end credits song ..., or see James Earl Jones in a scuba wet suit...then again, THAT is scary."
  • Road Train (2010 film) (Trailer) (IMDb) Review by Dave Becker at the 2,500 Movies Challenge (Link) Joseph Howell at Talk of Horrors (0.5/10) (Link) Matthew Lee at ScreenAncarchy (Link) Andrew Pragsam at The Spinning Image (4/10 Stars) (Link) Jeff Ritchie at Scary Minds (4/10 Stars) (Link) Brandon Sites at Brandon C. Sites: Critic of Modern Day Horror (2/4 Stars) (Link) TheHrunting at From Black to Red (3/10) (Link) - "The biggest mistake the filmmakers did here was to leave enough down time between significant scenarios happening to be able to pull it apart as a viewer with nothing else to do in the meantime."
  • Disappointments Room (2016 film) (Trailer) (IMDb) Review by Ryne Barber at The Moon is a Dead World (4.5/10) (Link) George Beremov at CineMarvellous! (4.5/10) (Link) Marc Savlov at The Houston Chronicle (1/5 Stars) (Link) - "The film is a muddle all the way through, although audience antiquarian architects will know going in that a “disappointment room” is an actual thing that exists outside of, say, H.P. Lovecraft’s ichthyopocene Arkham."
  • Dream Demon (1988 film) (Trailer) (IMDb) Video Review by TMG Review - "The problem is with this film is that it's trying too hard to be scary, but it just becomes tired, trite and confusing." (Link) Review at British Horror Films (Link) Review by Richard Scheib at The Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Film Review (2/5 Stars) (Link) Review by Charles Tatum at Charles Tatum's Review Archive (4/5 Stars) (Link) Review (Contains Spoilers) by Cody Yoder at It All Happens in the Dark (C) (Link) - "Dream Demon has some very strong visuals – the first few dreams are considerably well done – and the performances are all believable, but the story is too threadbare. ... The pay off isn’t substantial enough – emotionally or story wise and things are wrapped up far too easily and neatly. And a lot is never explained..."
  • Below (2002 film) (Trailer) (IMDb) Review at HorrorNewsdotnet (link), Review at Musings of a Sci Fi Fanatic (link), Review by Roger Ebert (2 Stars) (link), Review by Richard Scheib at The Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Film Review (3.5/5 Stars) (link) - "...Below is subtle, low-key, spookily atmospheric and above all intelligent."
  • Ghost Brigade (1993 film) (Trailer) (IMDb) Review by Christianne Benedict at Krell Laboratories (link), Review by René S. Garcia, Jr. at Working Author (link), Review by Charles Tatum at Charles Tatum's Review Archive (2/5 Stars) (link) - "Ghost Brigade is not a terrible film, it is actually entertaining, but it plays like what it is: a chopped up attempt to make some money on the straight to video market, at the sacrifice of the audience's seeming lack of intelligence. I really hate when Hollywood decides to dumb something down for me, assuming I would not "get it" otherwise."
  • Mark of the Witch (1970 film) (full movie) (IMDb) Lisa Marie Bowman at Through the Shattered Lens (link), Mitch Lovell at The Video Vacuum (link), Review by David Sindelar at Fantastic Movie Musings and Ramblings (link), Joseph A. Ziemba at Bleeding Skull (link) - "The acting isn’t going to impress anybody, but the mugs are top-notch. The whole film moves to the beat of laid back waltz, but the crude execution and artsy flourishes balance it out. All in all, Witch is quite perfect in its naivety. Tame by 70s standards, but a minor gem as a result."
  • The Last Man on Earth (1964 film) (Trailer) (IMDb) Discussion/Revew by the Orphaned Entertainment Podcast (link) Review by David Becker at 2,500 Movies Challenge (link), Review by Richard Cross at 20/20 Movie Reviews (link), Review by Jerry Renshaw at the Austin Chronicle (link), Review by Richard Schieb at The Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review (2.5/5 Stars)] (link) - "The Last Man on Earth has some occasional moments of interest, certainly more than it has been credited for."
  • Living Dead (1968 franchise) - Night of the Living Dead (1968 film), Dawn of the Dead (1978 film)
  • We are Still Here (2015 film) (not at all a good movie, but it is set in Lovecraft Country and somehow involves off-screen "dark gods" in the basement served by smoky and reasonably creepy deadites; it also stars poor Barbara Crampton, who appeared in a number of other, often marginally better, low-budget Lovecraftian movies) (trailer) (IMDb), Review by Richard Cross at 20/20 Movie Reviews (1/4 Stars) Review by Brett Gallman at Oh The Horror! (link) Review by Nicole Gallo at Archon Cinema Reviews (link) (link), Review by Richard Scheib (3/5 Stars) (link)
  • The Interior (2015 film) (trailer) (IMDb) Review by Jay Clarke at The Horror Section (link), Review by Kurt Halfyard at Screen Anarchy (link), Review by Richard Scheib at The Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review (2/5 Stars) (link), Review by Amanda Waltz at The Film Stage (B-) (link), Review by Jason Widdington at Quiet Earth (link) - "Comparisons to The Blair Witch Project are inevitable with a horror film set in the forest, and normally that would be a fair comparison. Make no mistake, though: The Interior is a unique psychological horror film that seemingly leaves a lot of things open to interpretation. The initial reaction as the film ends might be I don't get it..."
  • The Witchmaker (1969 film) (full movie) (IMDb) Review by Scott Ashlin at 1000 Misspent Hours and Counting (2.5/5 Stars) (link), Review by Dan Budnik at Bleeding Skull (link), Review by Jason M. at CiNEZiLLA (link), Review by Dave Sindelar at Fantastic Movie Musings and Ramblings (link), Brett G. at Oh The Horror (link) - "Witchmaker manages to be an unexpectedly interesting take on the witch film... An interesting film that straddles the line between classic horror and contemporary style and shocks, Witchmaker is a cool flick that makes you wish Brown had continued to work in the genre. It’s a film that seemingly works in spite of itself sometimes; our villains (especially Lodge) are sometimes stage-bound and hammy, while our heroes are often left to figure out stuff we already know; without the combined powers of Techniscope and Technicolor, it would have been quite drab."
  • The Initiation of Sarah (1978 film) & 2006 remake (IMDb (1978)) (IMDb (2006) Review of the 1978 version at Kindertrauma (link), Review of the 1978 version by Brett Gallman (link), Review of the 1978 version by Justin McKinney (2/4 Stars) (link), Review of the 1978 version by Amanda Reyes (link), Review of the 1978 version by Richard Schieb (2/5 Stars) (link), Review of the 2006 version by Amanda Reyes (link), Review of the 2006 version by Richard Schieb (2/5 Stars) (link)
  • Nightwish (1989 film) (IMDb) Review by Abraham at A Wasted Life (link), Review by Bill Gordon at HorrorFanzineDotCom (link), Review by Charles Tatum at the Charles Tatum Review Archive (2/5 Stars) (link) - "...while there is so much going on here, I was never distracted from a completely predictable climax that I knew was coming since the first two scenes of the film."
  • Vampire (1979 film) (full movie) (IMDb) The only review is by Richard Scheib (2/5 Stars) (link) - "...Vampire’s problem – and almost certainly one of the reasons that it failed to go to series – it stays with the tried and true, never does anything clever to show the vampire coming up against the modern day as The Night Stalker did."
  • Something Evil (1972 film) (full movie) (IMDb) Review by Jerry at the Armchair Cinema (link), Review by Graeme Clark at The Spinning Image (6/10 Stars) (link), Review by Dave Sindelar at Fantastic Movie Musings and Ramblings (link), Review by Andy Webb at The Movie Scene (2/5 Stars) (link) - "...as a horror movie this has little going for it and watched for frights it comes up short."
  • The People (1972 film) (IMDb), Review at The Terror Trap (2.5 Stars) (link) Review by Dave Sindelar at Fantastic Movie, Musings and Ramblings (link) - "Suffice it to say that the heart of the story lies in explaining the reasons for the sullenness and joylessness of the people and why they choose to live in isolation; the reasons are good ones, and the whole movie is quite moving."
  • Dark Mansions (1986 film) (full movie) (IMDb) Review by Dave Sindelar (link) Review by Wes Connors at IMDb (link) (compare to "Dark Shadows")
  • Terror Beneath the Sea (1966 film) (full movie) (IMDb) Review by Jim at Eat My Brains (2.5/5 Stars) (link) Review by Andrew Borntreger at Badmovies.org (4/4 Slimes) (link) Review by Michael Den Boer at 10,000 Bullets (link) Review by Mark Cole at Rivets on the Poster (link) Review by Chris Hartley at The Video Graveyard (2 Stars) (link) Review by Mitch Lovell at The Video Vacuum (3 Stars) (link) Review by Dave Sindelar at Fantastic Movie Musings and Ramblings (link) Review by Richard Schieb at The Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review (2/5 Stars) (link) - "Hajime Sato directs with the exact same colourful stolidity that Inoshiro Honda gave the Toho films – that is to say one-dimensional characters, pedestrian dramatics and the emphasis entirely on monsters and the sf elements. There are some entertainingly colourful scenes where the humans are transformed into cyborgs, where we see their scales developing and ears changing in a progression of stop-action images..." Graham - A pulpy 1966 film that mixes James Bond style villains with creatures from the black lagoon, simply change the 'cyborgs' to Deep Ones and you have a scenario.
  • Destination Inner Space (1966 film) (full movie) (IMDb) Review by Dave Sindelar at Fantastic Movie Reviews and Ramblings (link) Review by Andrew Smith at Popcorn Pictures (link) Review by Richard Scheib at The Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review (2/5 Stars) (link) - "Destination Inner Space is thoroughly routine. Dramatically, the film is dreary and dull – the scenes of the alien stalking people are mounted for almost nothing in the way of tension. The venture into the alien ship builds interestingly in a prosaic way. However, this is only there to produce the monster, whereupon the UFO is entirely forgotten about."
  • RWD (2015 film) (compare to Coherence (2013 film) (IMDb) Review at The Miskatonic Valedictorian (link) Review by Monica Edwards at Epsilon Lay (link) Review by Stephanie Malone at Morbidly Beautiful (link) Review by Ben Robins at Flickering Myth (link) Review by Allan Walton at Ravenous Monster (link) Review by Sue Webb at The Slaughtered Bird (link)
  • Suddenly, Last Summer (1959 film) (Wikipedia) (IMDb) Review by Sanderson Beck at Movie Mirrors (link) Review by Graeme Clark at The Spinning Image (7/10 Stars) (link) Review by Bosley Crowther at The New York Times (link) Review by Dave Sindelar at Fantastic Movie Musings and Ramblings (link)
  • 3 Women (1977 film) Tom Blunt at Signature, (link) (Wikipedia) (IMDb) Review by Graeme Clark at The Spinning Image (7/10 Stars) (link) Review by Roger Ebert at Rogerebertdotcom (4 Stars) (link) Review by Richard Scheib at The Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review (2.5/5 Stars) (link) Review by Richard Winters at Scopophilia: Movies of the 60's,70's,80's (6/10) (link)
  • Images (1972 film) (Trailer) (Wikipedia) (IMDb) Review at The Terror Trap (2.5 Stars) (link) Review by Graeme Clark at The Spinning Image (6/10 Stars) (link) Review by Roger Ebert at Rogerebertdotcom (3 Stars) (link) Review by Richard Scheib at The Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review (3.5/5 Stars) (link) Review by Richard Winters at Scopophilia: Movies of the 60's,70's,80's (8/10) (link)
  • Psycho (1960 film) (only indirectly)
  • Cellar Dweller (1988 film) (IMDb) Review by Keith Bailey at The Unknown Movies (link) Review by Burl Cummings at Ha Ha It's Burl! (link) Review by Andrew Pragsam at The Spinning Image (4/10 Stars) (link) Review by J. P. Roscoe at Basement Rejects (3/10) (link)
  • The Undead (1957 film) (Full movie) (Wikipedia) (IMDb) Video Review by Joe Dante at Trailers from Hell (link) Review by Justin McKinney at The Bloody Pit of Horror (3/4 Stars) (link) Review by Andrew Pragsam at The Spinning Image (7/10 Stars) (link) Review by Dave Sindelar at Fantastic Movie Musings and Ramblings (link)
  • Weird Woman (1944 film) (adaptation of "Conjurer Wife"?) (Trailer) (IMDb) Video Review by Joe Dante at Trailers from Hell (link) Review by Graeme Clark at The Spinning Image (6/10 Stars) (link) Review by Dave Sindelar at Fantastic Movie Musings and Ramblings (link)
  • Devil's Hand (1962 film) (Full movie) (Wikipedia) (IMDb) Review at A Side Order of Ninjas (link) Review by D for Doom at Cult Movie Reviews (link) Review by Paghat the Ratgirl at Wild Realm Reviews (link) Review by Josh at Quick Horror Movie Reviews (5/10) (link) Review by Michael Den Boer at 10,000 Bullets (link) Review by Dennis Schwartz at Ozus' World Movie Reviews (B-) (link) Review by Dave Sindelar at Fantastic Movie Musings and Ramblings (link)
  • She Creature (1956 film) (Trailer) (Wikipedia) (IMDb) Review by Scott Ashlin at 1000 Misspent Hours and Counting (-1.5/5 Stars) (link) Review by Richard Scheib at The Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review (3/5 Stars) ([Review by Richard Scheib at The Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review (3/5 Stars) link]) Review by Dennis Schwartz at Ozus' World Movie Reviews (C) (link) Review by Dave Sindelar at Fantastic Movie Musings and Ramblings (link)
  • Battle Beneath the Earth (1967 film) (perhaps link as a footnote to Fu-Manchu films?) (Trailer) (Wikipedia) (IMDb) Review by Andrew Borntrager at Badmoviesdotorg (2/4 Slimes) (link) Review by Graeme Clark at The Spinning Image (4/10 Stars) (link) Review by Brian Lindsey at Eccentric Cinema (link) Review by Marty McKee at Johnny LaRue's Craneshot (link) Review by Richard Schieb at The Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review (2/5 Stars) (link) Review by Dave Sindelar at Fantastic Movie Musings and Ramblings (link)
  • So Long at the Fair (1950 film) plus other film versions of the same story (I believe Hitchcock might have filmed this story before? - Yes, The Lady Vanishes (1938 film), plus remakes in 1979 and 2013); Midnight Warning (1932 film)
  • Gaslight (1944 film), plus the less-well-known 1940 version
  • Thirsty Dead (1974 film) (Full movie) (IMDb) Review by Ryne Barber at The Moon is a Dead World (link) Review by Mitch Lovell at The Video Vacuum (2 Stars) (link) Review by Joseph A. Ziemba at Bleeding Skull! (link)
  • UFO: Target Earth (1974 film) (Full movie (77 minute cut)) (Full movie (92 minute cut) (Wikipedia) (IMDb) Discussion/Review at the Orphaned Entertainment Podcast (1.5/5 Stars) (link) Review at A Side Order of Ninjas (link) Review by John Deadbeat at Zeegrade Reviews (link) Review by Nathan Decker at Million Monkey Theater (link) Review by Glitter Godzilla at Outpost Zeta (link) Review by Sean Ledden at The Monster Shack (link) Review by Mitch Lovell at The Video Vacuum (2 Stars) (link) Review by Dave Sindelar at Fantastic Movie Musings and Ramblings (link) Review by Richard Scheib at The Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review (1/5 Stars) (link) Review by Paghat the Ratgirl at Wild Realm Film Reviews (link)
  • The Yesterday Machine (1963 film) (Full movie) (Wikipedia) (IMDb) Review by Ken Begg at Jabootu (link) Review by Nathan Decker at Million Monkey Theater (link) Review by David Sindelar at Fantastic Movie Musings and Ramblings (link) Review by Richard Scheib at The Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review (1/5 Stars (link)
  • In the Dead of the Night (1969 series), broadcast as Dead of Night: A Darkness in Blaisedon (1969 film)
  • Dead Men Walk (1943 film) (Full movie) (Wikipedia) (IMDb) Review/Discussion at the Orphaned Entertainment Podcast (link) Review at A Side Order of Ninjas (link) Review by Brett H. at Oh The Horror! (link) Review by Scott Ashlin at 1000 Mispent Hours and Counting (3/5 Stars) (link) Review by Brian Schuck at Films From Beyond the Time Barrier (link) Review by Dave Sindelar at Fantastic Movie Musings and Ramblings (link)
  • Incident at Raven's Gate (1988 film) (Wikipedia) (IMDb) Review by Mark Cole at Rivets on the Poster (link) Review by Steve Crawford at Michael DVD (3/5 Stars) (link) Review by Richard Scheib at The Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review (2/5 Stars) (link)
  • I, Madman (1989 film) (AKA Hardcover) (trailer) (Wikipedia) (IMDb) Review by Keith Bailey at The Unknown Movies (link) Review by Graeme Clark at The Spinning Image (6/10 Stars) (link) Review by Roger Ebert at RogerEbertdotcom (3 Stars) (link) Review by Francisco Gonzalez at Film Connoisseur (3/5) (link) Review by Richard Scheib at The Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review (3/5 Stars) (link) Review by Charles Tatum at Charles Tatum's Review Archive (2/5 Stars) (link)
  • The Fly (1958 franchise) (there were a number of 1960s sequels, before the infamously stomach-churning 1980s Cronenberg body-horror reboot)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean (2003 franchise) (apparently makes a few "Lovecraftian" film lists because there are tentacles in it)
  • Wizards and Warriors (1983 series) - probably only of interest as a sword-and-sorcery parody, and perhaps only barely worth noting as a footnote on the Conan the Barbarian movie franchise page
  • Wasp Woman (1959 film), plus the 1995 remake (Trailer) (Wikipedia) (IMDb) Video Review by Joe Dante at Trailers from Hell (link) Review at And You Call Yourself a Scientist! (link) Review at The Terror Trap (2.5 Stars) (link) Review by Scot Ashlin at 1000 Misspent Hours and Counting (3/5 Stars) (link) Review by Graeme Clark at The Spinning Image (5/10 Stars) (link) Review by Nathan Decker at Million Monkey Theater (link) Review by Richard Scheib at The Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review (2/5 Stars) (link) Review by Dave Sindelar at Fantastic Movie Musings and Ramblings (link) Review by Andy Webb at The Movie Scene (2/5 Stars) (link) (1995 Remake) (Trailer) (Wikipedia) (IMDb) Review at Obscure Horror (link) Review at Gone With The Twins (link) Review by Richard Smith at ReelTalk Movie Reviews (link)
  • Embryo (1976 film) (Trailer) (Full movie) Review/Discussion at The Orphaned Entertainment Podcast (2.5 Stars) (link) (Wikipedia) (IMDb) Review at The Terror Trap (2.5 Stars) (link) Review by Graeme Clark at The Spinning Image (4/10 Stars) (link) Review by Review by Liz Kingsley at And You Call Yourself A Scientist! (link) Review by Richard Scheib at The Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review (1/5 Stars) (link) Review by Dave Sindelar at Fantastic Movie Musings and Ramblings (link) Review by Andy Webb at The Movie Scene (3/5 Stars) (link)
  • Alraune (1928 film), plus 1952 remake (1928 version) (Wikipedia) (IMDb) Review by C. Hooper Trask at The New York Times (link)Review by Richard Scheib at The Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review (2/5) (link) Review by Dave Sindelar at Fantastic Movie Musings and Ramblings (link) Review by Janne Wass at SciFist (4/10) (link) Review by Rusty White at Rusty White's Film World (link) (1952 Version) (Wikipedia) (IMDb) Review at A Side Order of Ninjas (link) Review by Michael Den Boer at 10,000 Bullets (link) Review by David Cairns at MUBIdotcom (link) Review by Justin McKinney at The Bloody Pit of Horror (2.5/4 Stars) (link) Review by Dennis Schwartz at Ozus' World Movie Reviews (B-) (link) Review by Dave Sindelar at Fantastic Movie Musings and Ramblings (link)
  • Riddick (2000 franchise): the films Pitch Black (2000 film), Chronicles of Riddick (2004 film), Riddick (2013 film) (also comics, video games, etc.) http://redfenceproject.com/redfence/?p=2063
  • Rejuvenation Films
    • The Screaming Shadow (1920) (Wikipedia) (IMDb)
    • A Blind Bargain (1922) (Wikipedia) (IMDb)
    • The Young Diana (1922) (reworking of Dorian Grey) (Wikipedia) (IMDb)
    • Black Oxen (1923 film) (IMDb) Review by Dave Sindelar at Fantastic Movie Musings and Ramblings (link) Review by Janne Wass at Scifist - A history of sci-fi films (6/10) (link)
    • Sinners in Silk (1924) (IMDb)
    • Vanity's Price (1924) (Wikipedia) (IMDb)
    • One Way Street (1925) (IMDb)
    • The Makropulos Affair (1926 Opera) (Wikipedia)
    • Midstream (1929) (IMDb)
    • Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) (earlier, less well-known versions filmed in 1910, 1913, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918; later versions in 1961 (two made-for-TV), 1969, 1970, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1983, 2004 (two versions), 2007, 2009 (two versions)
  • Yeti Films (there were a number of such films in the 1950s, followed by another wave in the 1970s and again in the 2010s; I should include at least the better ones):
    • The Snow Creature (1954 film) (Full movie) (Wikipedia) (IMDb) Review by Scott Ashlin at 1000 Misspent Hours and Counting (1/5 Stars) (link) Review by Brett Gallman at Oh The Horror! (link) Review by Elizabeth Kingsley at And You Call Yourself A Scientist! (link) Review by Justin McKinney at The Bloody Pit of Terror (1/4 Stars) (link) Review by David Sindelar at Fantastic Movie Musings and Ramblings (link)
    • Half Human (1955 film) (Wikipedia) (IMDb (Japanese Version)) (IMDb (US Version))
    • Man Beast (1956 film) (IMDb) Review at TV Guide (1/4 Stars) (link) Review by Glenn Erikson at DVD Savant (link) Review by Rod Lott at Flick Attack (link) Review by Mitch Lovell at The Video Vacuum (2.5 Stars) (link) Review by Dave Sindelar at Fantastic Movie Musings and Ramblings (link)
    • Abominable Snow Man (1957 film) - with Peter Cushing, perhaps one of the better Yeti films, nearly Lovecraftian in mood (Trailer (US)(Wikipedia) (IMDb) Video Review by Joe Dante at Trailers from Hell (link) Review by Jason Cook at The Spinning Image (8/10 Stars) (link) Review by Richard Cross at 20/20 Movie Reviews (link) Review by Aaron Edgell at Classic Horrordotcom (link) Review by Jonathan Lewis at Mystery File (link) Review by Richard Scheib at The Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review (3/5 Stars) (link) Review by Brian Schuck at Films from Beyond the Time Barrier (link) Review by Dave Sindelar at Fantastic Movie Musings and Ramblings (link) Review by Andy Webb at The Movie Scene (3/5 Stars) (link)
  • Voodoo Films (there were a number of such films in the 1930s-50s, I should include at least the better ones):
    • The Disembodied (1957 film) (Trailer) (IMDb) Review by Marty McKee at Johnny LaRue's Craneshot (link) Review by Dave Sindelar at Fantastic Movie Musings and Ramblings (link) Review by Dan Stumpff at Mystery File (link) Review by Derek Winnert at Derek Winnertdotcom (link)
    • Voodoo Woman (1957 film) (Trailer) (IMDb) Review by Richard Cross at 20/20 Movie Review (link) Review by Justin McKinney at The Bloody Pit of Horror (1.5/4 Stars) (link) Review by Mitch Lovell at The Video Vacuum (3 Stars) (link) Review by Richard Scheib at The Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review (2.5/5 Stars) (link) Review by Dave Sindelar at Fantastic Movie Musings and Ramblings (link) Review by Dan Stumpf at Mystery File (link) Review by Derek Winnert at Derek Winnertdotcom (2 Stars) (link)
  • Misc. Fantasy movies - perhaps suitable for Dreamlands content?
    • The Extraordinary Adventures of Saturnino Farandola (1913 film) - A surreal, plotless, crazy adventure through the world featuring Saturnino Farandola: orphaned by a shipwreck, raised by apes and destined to travel the globe in search of excitement, our hero Saturnino squares up to wild beasts, cannibals, mad pirates, insane naturalists, murderous Mandarins, gigantic sea monsters, a hot air balloon war, and the villainous schemes of an evil Phineas Fogg in this demented pastiche of the works of Jules Verne....
    • The Adventures of Baron von Munchausen (1988 film) - An account of Baron Munchausen's supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits
    • Bridge of Dragons (1999 film) (Trailer} (IMDb) Video Review by The ItalianStallion51 (Link) Review by Ty and Brett at Comuppance Reviews (3 Stars) (Link) Review by Keith Bailey at The Unknown Movies (Link) Review by Chris the Brain at Bulletproof Action (Link) Review by Nate Decker at Million Money Theater (Link) Review by Matt Poirer at Direct to Video Connoisseur (Link) Review by Richard Scheib at The Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Film Review (2/5 Stars) (Link) - "The film seems to take place in a monarchy that is set in a quasi-wilderness that could be post-holocaust. Inside the city however, modern Jeeps and Russian helicopters sit alongside vehicles and costumes from the 1930s, while out in the wasteland people live amid ruins and use horseback technology. The evil general's troops wear the uniforms of World War II German infantry, the leaders of the mythical kingdom are Asian..." Graham - Could give a glimpse into what the Dreamlands look like in the early 20th C...
    • Fantasy Mission Force (1984 film) (Trailers) (IMDb) Video Review by Brandon Tenold at Brandon's Cult Movie Reviews (Link) Review by Ty and Brett at Comuppance Reviews (3 Stars) (Link) Review by Keith Bailey at The Unknown Movies (Link) Review by Graeme Clark at The Spinning Image (5/10 Stars) (Link) - "Director Chu Yen-ping obviously never met a genre he didn't like, for he certainly packs in the unexpected twists as if they were going out of style to fashion a plot that nobody in their right mind could have called believable. For a start, even though this is supposed to be set during World War Two, there are so many anachronisms that the action flits around from the nineteenth century to about, well, 1982..."
    • League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003 film) I don't know yet quite what to do with these sorts of modern "Steampunk"/"Gothic" adventure/monster-mash movies yet (see also "Penny Dreadful", the "Hellboy" movies, "The Mummy" franchises, some of the modern wolf-man and Dracula reboots, etc.), but they don't typically seem particularly "Lovecraftian" at first, second, or third glance, though they do sometimes turn up on lists of Lovecraftian content; someone might be able to pull some Dreamlands content out of this sort of thing....

Monsters and Great Old Ones

I'll be working on filling out the occasional monster and GOO pages getting collected here: (Category:Wiki_Cleanup)

Before doing so, I'll go through the list of GOOs and mark the skimpy pages for Cleanup/Expansion.

I still need to do something with the most recent "Monster Makeover" results (Tree Men of M'bwa and Old Solar System Mercury) and post the next Makeover.

Wiki Cleanup

Finish these some day:

It looks like many of the scenarios have "red links" for monsters, tomes, locations, GOOs, cults, and organizations, some of which are unique to those scenarios (or their authors' other works). I may try to fill some of those red links, but feel free to add them yourself if you get to them first.

Scenarios:


Complete

Films - Catalogued

Scenarios

I've finished updating these scenario pages, feel free to provide further editing and reviews:

Style Guides:

  • CoC:Settings
  • Mythos:Cults
  • Films
  • Mythos:Artifacts
  • Mythos:GreatOldOnes
  • Locations
  • Races
  • Mythos:Tomes

Categories:

  • Expanded on categorization by "Setting" and "Style" (for example, it would seem that Dream scenarios are as much a departure from Purist CoC style as Pulp scenarios, depending on the Group's opinion of Dream scenarios; Dreamlands-based scenarios are a setting all of their own; etc.)
    • I should expect that Combat-Heavy scenarios are similarly a stylistic departure from traditional investigation-based scenarios, but I haven't decided whether to single these out as a Style yet.
  • new category for scenarios set in schools (location-based scenarios)
  • new category scenarios set in Japan (places)
  • New Venue Category: Farms
  • New Venue Category: Restaurants
  • Created categories for Sthood (a Dreamlands deity).
  • New categories for a few eras (Invictus, 18th and 19th centuries, etc.; surprisingly these did not already exist, but there don't seem to have been too many Colonial American or Imperial Roman scenarios archived in any great detail in the Wiki until I started documenting some of Halloween scenarios that use off-beat settings.)
  • New category for scenarios, Venue: Library

Creatures:

Great Old Ones:

Cults/Organizations:

Tomes:


Settings and Locations:

  • setting: "Cthulhu BERG" - 1960s UK ("British Experimental Rocket Group"), borrowing a bit from Quatermass; article is started, but needs some TLC from someone who knows British science fiction better than I do....
  • setting: Collinsport - a Maine setting based on the original Dark Shadows soap opera, which here is assumed to co-exist with Stephen King's fictional small towns in Maine (Salem's Lot, Derry, etc.); article is started, but needs some TLC from someone who remembers Dark Shadows better than I (I saw it off and on back in the 1970s and 1980s, but remember very little)
  • setting: Stephen King Country sites: Derry, and Jerusalem's Lot
  • Ye Olde Standing Stones - a generic location for cultists to perform rituals
  • What do you know? "Foxfield" is a Lovecraft creation, one I'd never heard of before, used in one of the scenarios I synopsed(?). I was unable to find the map Lovecraft was said to have drawn, but I suspect the map included in the scenario is probably at least based on it, so I created a cheap imitation. (Anyone with access to a copy of Lovecraft's original can feel free to replace my poor drawing, if there's no problem with copyright on Lovecraft's original.)
  • Redirects for "Hyborea", "Hyborean" to "Hyperborea".
  • Details about town of Aylesbury.
  • Added illustrations for the Corbitt House ("The Haunting"), and lighthouse for "Erne Rock", plus additional illustrations and alternate floor plans for buildings that have appeared in the first couple Halloween Monographs (I "built" the houses in 3D using The Sims 3, and posed them for screenshots).
  • Built and uploaded screenshots of the MU "Miskatonic University English Department", based roughly on a design included in one of the scenarios I looked at ("The Faculty Party"). Seems like the basic floor-plans could be re-used for any generic University classroom building, and might come in useful in other scenarios.
  • Created redirects for "Orne Library" and "Orne library" (they point to Miskatonic University (Location)).
  • Added, organized, and cited Miskatonic University staff and books in the Orne Library, making heavy changes to Miskatonic University (Location).
  • I contacted the author of one of the scenarios to see about including "lost" background information on the Village of Sogailraugh; it should be OK to include a link to the website that is hosting the supplemental information, and provide a map key.


Current Thoughts

I'm pretty sure there aren't too many genuinely "Lovecraftian" horror or science-fiction stories left for me to catalogue; really, at this point, I'm just dragging in very peripheral films. After cataloguing a handful of documentaries, I'll get started on a rather large list of short films; there are a LOT of them, and more every day.

I don't intend to be as thorough with these (that way lies only madness and futility!), and my priority will be on cataloguing those that are directly based on Lovecraft stories, and I'll be a lot more likely to ignore suggestions for short films that are only vaguely "Lovecraftian" at best, and a lot less likely to go out of my way to find new ones.

Really, Lovecraft has moved from a subculture interest into pop-culture kitsch in the internet age, and one can barely move through YouTube without bumping into a dozen home-made Lovecraftian shorts, often in the form of audio books or fan lectures half-heartedly illustrated with random pictures collected from DeviantArt, with few of the results being very noteworthy, let alone good. Additionally, more are being made all the time, with new ones appearing faster than I can keep up with.

I'll probably miss a lot of good Lovecraftian shorts I've never seen as a result of my refusal to play whack-a-mole with them, but there's no rule that says that I have to get them all - this is a wiki, there are, after all, other editors out there, and no reason they can't add their own favorite short films wherever I've missed some.