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* "[[Music of Jo Hyeja (2012 short)]]"
 
* "[[Music of Jo Hyeja (2012 short)]]"
 
* "[[Music of Erich Zann (2014 short)]]" ([https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m07cHGamRTo full movie])
 
* "[[Music of Erich Zann (2014 short)]]" ([https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m07cHGamRTo full movie])
* "[[Pickman's Model (2014 short, US)]]"
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* "[[Pickman's Model (2015 short, US)]]" Dir: Rion Smith https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdN-_Dt0xfQ
 
* "[[Pickman's Model (2014 short, MX)]]"
 
* "[[Pickman's Model (2014 short, MX)]]"
 
* "[[Pickman's Model (2003 short)]]" Director: Rick Tillman | Stars: John Williams Lynch, Rick Tillman, Don Lapora, Mary J. Hiney
 
* "[[Pickman's Model (2003 short)]]" Director: Rick Tillman | Stars: John Williams Lynch, Rick Tillman, Don Lapora, Mary J. Hiney
 
* "[[Pickman's Model (2003 short)]]"
 
* "[[Pickman's Model (2003 short)]]"
* "[[Pickman's Model (1981 short)]]" Director: Cathy Welch | Stars: Mac Williams, Marc Mahan, Nancy Griffith, Virginia Houston
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* "[[Pickman's Model (1981 short)]]" Director: Cathy Welch | Stars: Mac Williams, Marc Mahan, Nancy Griffith, Virginia Houston https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBlv5lG48p4
 
* "[[Pickman's Model (2008 short)]]" Director: Gary Fierro | Stars: Conor Timmis, Jesse Murphy, Derek Meinecke, Cory Joyce
 
* "[[Pickman's Model (2008 short)]]" Director: Gary Fierro | Stars: Conor Timmis, Jesse Murphy, Derek Meinecke, Cory Joyce
 
* "[[Pickman's Song (2008 short)]]"
 
* "[[Pickman's Song (2008 short)]]"
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* "[[The Necronomicon (2009 short)]]"
 
* "[[The Necronomicon (2009 short)]]"
 
* "[[The Strange Case of Lucio Belmonte (2016 short)]]"
 
* "[[The Strange Case of Lucio Belmonte (2016 short)]]"
* "[[The Whisperer in Darkness (2014 short)]]"
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* "[[The Whisperer in Darkness (2014 short)]]" Dir. Callum Ashby https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJWNfNzDRr4
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* "[[The Whisperer in Darkness (2015 short)]]" Dir. Avishai Weinberger https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9LNoJFqJNA
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* ''[[The Whisperer in Darkness (20?? film)]]'' Dir. Kaleb Koho (in production)
 
* "[[Unnamable (2002 short)]]"
 
* "[[Unnamable (2002 short)]]"
 
* "[[Other Gods (2006 short)]]"
 
* "[[Other Gods (2006 short)]]"
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* "[[Lenore (2008 short)]]"
 
* "[[Lenore (2008 short)]]"
 
* "[[VHS Found in Attic at Psycho Path (2001 short)]]" ([https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oa3WcMySEkc full movie (No longer available)])
 
* "[[VHS Found in Attic at Psycho Path (2001 short)]]" ([https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oa3WcMySEkc full movie (No longer available)])
* "[[Strange Residues (1981 short)]]"
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* "[[Strange Residues (1981 short)]]" View Film: ([https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gG537FCZ1Q link]) IMDB: ([https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0324085/ link])
 
* "[[The French Doors (2002 short)]]"
 
* "[[The French Doors (2002 short)]]"
 
* "[[There Are Monsters (2008 short)]]"
 
* "[[There Are Monsters (2008 short)]]"
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* "[[The Well (2014 short)]]"
 
* "[[The Well (2014 short)]]"
 
* "[[The Stomach (2014 short)]]"
 
* "[[The Stomach (2014 short)]]"
* "[[The Copy-Writer (2014 short)]]"
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* "[[The Copy-Writer (2014 short)]]" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jepYepyV-kI
 
* "[[The Case of Evil (2014 short)]]"
 
* "[[The Case of Evil (2014 short)]]"
 
* "[[The 1000 Colors (2014 short)]]"
 
* "[[The 1000 Colors (2014 short)]]"
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* "[[Disney's Tomorrowland: Life on Mars (1957 short)]]" ([https://youtu.be/mQ-T5VEueW0 full movie])
 
* "[[Disney's Tomorrowland: Life on Mars (1957 short)]]" ([https://youtu.be/mQ-T5VEueW0 full movie])
 
* "[[The Birch (xxxx short)]]" ([https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxQj0DumF8Y full movie])
 
* "[[The Birch (xxxx short)]]" ([https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxQj0DumF8Y full movie])
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* "[[The Thing in the Moonlight (xxxx short)]]" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxTywiItvOo
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* "[[VHS Found in Attic at Psycho Path (xxxx short)]]" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaTx2O1fRPA
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* [[M.R. James]] adaptations:
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** ''[[Mystery and Imagination (1966 series)]]'' (episodes:  "Room 13", "Casting the Runes", "Lost Hearts", "The Tractate Middoth")
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** "[[Whistle and I'll Come to You (1968 short)]]"
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** "[[The Stalls of Barchester (1971 short)]]"
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** "[[A Warning to the Curious (1972 short)]]"
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** "[[Lost Hearts (1973 short)]]"
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** "[[The Treasure of Abbot Thomas (1974 short)]]"
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** "[[The Ash Tree (1975 short)]]"
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** "[[Mr. Humphreys and His Inheritance (1976 short)]]"
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** "[[Casting the Runes (1979 short)]]"
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** ''[[Il fascino dell'insolito (1980 series)]]'' (episodes:  "La stanza numero 13", "La mezzatinta")
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** ''[[Spine Chillers (1980 Series)]]'' (episodes: "The Diary of Mr Poynter", "A School Story", "The Mezzotint")
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** ''[[Classic Ghost Stories (1986 Series)]]'' (episodes: "The Rose Garden", "Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad", "Wailing Well", "The Ash-Tree", "The Mezzotint")
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** "[[The Church (1989 short)]]" (story "The Treasure of Abbot Thomas" - uncredited)
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** "[[Number 13 (2000 short)]]"
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** "[[The Stalls of Barchester (2000 short)]]"
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** "[[A View from a Hill (2005 short)]]"
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** "[[A View from a Hill (2005 short)]]"
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** "[[Number 13 (2006 short)]]"
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** "[[Lost Hearts (2007 short)]]"
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** "[[Whistle and I'll Come to You (2010 short)]]"
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** "[[Rats (2011 short)]]"
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** "[[Lost Hearts (2012 short)]]"
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** "[[The Tractate Middoth (2013 short)]]"
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** "[[Whistle (2014 short)]]" (''Doctors'' TV episode; based on "Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad" but uncredited)
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** "[[Play Me a Note (2015 short)]]" (story "Oh, Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Lad")
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** "[[Count Magnus (2015 short)]]"
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** "[[The Story of a Disappearance and an Appearance (2016 short)]]"
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** "[[Post Tenebras Lux (2017 series)]]"
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== Backlog:  Unfiltered Animations and Shorts ==
 
== Backlog:  Unfiltered Animations and Shorts ==
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* ''[[The Box of Delights (1984 series)]]'' ?
 
* ''[[The Box of Delights (1984 series)]]'' ?
 
* ''[[The Owl Service (1969 series)]]'' ? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0338632/
 
* ''[[The Owl Service (1969 series)]]'' ? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0338632/
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* ''[[Play for Today (1970 series)]] http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0165592/ with plays such as John Bowen’s "Robin Redbreast" (1970) and "A Photograph" (1977), David Rudkin’s "Penda's Fen" (1974) and Alan Garner’s "Red Shift" (1978)
 
* ''[[Elidor (1995 series)]]'' ? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0303455/
 
* ''[[Elidor (1995 series)]]'' ? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0303455/
 
* ''[[Jekyll (2007 series)]]'' ? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0497298/
 
* ''[[Jekyll (2007 series)]]'' ? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0497298/
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* ''[[The Tall Man (2012 film)]]'' (no relationship to ''Phantasm'', and likely not very Lovecraftian either)
 
* ''[[The Tall Man (2012 film)]]'' (no relationship to ''Phantasm'', and likely not very Lovecraftian either)
 
* Genre Anthology:
 
* Genre Anthology:
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** ''[[Way Out (1961 series)]]'' based on the stories of Roald Dahl ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%27Way_Out_(TV_series) Wikipedia]) ([https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054574/ IMDb])
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** ''[[Likely Stories (2016 series)]]'' based on the stories of [[Neil Gaiman]]
 
** ''[[Dramarama (1983 series)]]''
 
** ''[[Dramarama (1983 series)]]''
 
** ''[[The Storyteller (1988 series)]]'' (a "Deep One" of a sort does appear in the second episode)
 
** ''[[The Storyteller (1988 series)]]'' (a "Deep One" of a sort does appear in the second episode)
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** ''[[Nyaruko: Crawling with Love (2012 series)]]'' (anime)
 
** ''[[Nyaruko: Crawling with Love (2012 series)]]'' (anime)
 
** ''[[Kishin hôkô Demonbane (2006 series)]]'' (anime)
 
** ''[[Kishin hôkô Demonbane (2006 series)]]'' (anime)
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** ''Overlord'' https://www.yog-sothoth.com/forums/topic/32460-spoilers-mythos-in-overlord-anime/
 
** Tomie manga and movie (?)
 
** Tomie manga and movie (?)
 
** Urotsukidōji: Legend of the Overfiend (1989)
 
** Urotsukidōji: Legend of the Overfiend (1989)
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* ''[[Outcast (2010 film)]]'' ([https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IH5bbbn3vZs Trailer]) ([http://moria.co.nz/horror/outcast-2010.htm Review by Richard Scheib]) ([http://www.2020-movie-reviews.com/reviews-year/2010-movie-reviews/outcast-2010-movie-review/ Review by Richard Cross]) ([http://www.bloodsprayer.com/outcast-2010/ Review by Jeff Konopka]) ([http://www.beyondhollywood.com/outcast-2010-movie-review/ Review by James Mudge]) ([http://www.horrorview.com/movie-reviews/outcast Review at Horrorview.com])  (I didn't get a "Lovecraftian" vibe off of this odd fantasy film, but it has some neat ideas; it resembles "Neverwhere", which I eventually catalogued, so perhaps I'll add this one as well)
 
* ''[[Outcast (2010 film)]]'' ([https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IH5bbbn3vZs Trailer]) ([http://moria.co.nz/horror/outcast-2010.htm Review by Richard Scheib]) ([http://www.2020-movie-reviews.com/reviews-year/2010-movie-reviews/outcast-2010-movie-review/ Review by Richard Cross]) ([http://www.bloodsprayer.com/outcast-2010/ Review by Jeff Konopka]) ([http://www.beyondhollywood.com/outcast-2010-movie-review/ Review by James Mudge]) ([http://www.horrorview.com/movie-reviews/outcast Review at Horrorview.com])  (I didn't get a "Lovecraftian" vibe off of this odd fantasy film, but it has some neat ideas; it resembles "Neverwhere", which I eventually catalogued, so perhaps I'll add this one as well)
 
* ''[[Endeavor (2012 series)]]'' this is a standard issue detective series, but later seasons of this show apparently name-drop Lovecraft characters such as "Curwen", "Pickman", and "Carter" as "Easter Eggs" (with an additional reference to "Pickman's Model"); there is no cosmic horror, fantasy or science fiction element to go with the names.
 
* ''[[Endeavor (2012 series)]]'' this is a standard issue detective series, but later seasons of this show apparently name-drop Lovecraft characters such as "Curwen", "Pickman", and "Carter" as "Easter Eggs" (with an additional reference to "Pickman's Model"); there is no cosmic horror, fantasy or science fiction element to go with the names.
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TV movies that are apparently not Lovecraftian, but perhaps useful - moved to Backlog for future consideration:
 
TV movies that are apparently not Lovecraftian, but perhaps useful - moved to Backlog for future consideration:
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* ''[[The World Beyond (1978 film)]]'' - ([https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzjM40LU8XI Full Movie]) ([http://thebloodypitofhorror.blogspot.com.au/2015/01/world-beyond-1978-tv.html Review at the Bloody Pit of Horror]) ([http://bleedingskull.com/world-beyond-the-1978/ Review at Bleeding Skull!])
 
* ''[[The World Beyond (1978 film)]]'' - ([https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzjM40LU8XI Full Movie]) ([http://thebloodypitofhorror.blogspot.com.au/2015/01/world-beyond-1978-tv.html Review at the Bloody Pit of Horror]) ([http://bleedingskull.com/world-beyond-the-1978/ Review at Bleeding Skull!])
 
* ''[[Don't Go To Sleep (1982 film)]]'' - ([http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083844/?ref_=nv_sr_1 IMDb]) ([https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zn7DMJ_vCYs Full Movie]) ([https://unobtainium13.com/2015/10/16/horror-on-the-lens-dont-go-to-sleep-dir-by-richard-lang/ Review by Lisa Marie Bowman]) ([http://www.coolasscinema.com/2011/11/tv-movie-terror-dont-go-to-sleep-1982.html Review at Cool Ass Cinema]) Review by Brian Bankston at Cool Ass Cinema ([http://www.coolasscinema.com/2011/11/tv-movie-terror-dont-go-to-sleep-1982.html link]) Review by Lisa Marie Bowman at Through The Shattered Lens ([https://unobtainium13.com/2015/10/16/horror-on-the-lens-dont-go-to-sleep-dir-by-richard-lang/ link]) Review by Brian Collins at Badass Digest ([http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2011/11/29/terror-tuesday-tv-movie-trauma-from-1982s-dont-go-to-sleep link])
 
* ''[[Don't Go To Sleep (1982 film)]]'' - ([http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083844/?ref_=nv_sr_1 IMDb]) ([https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zn7DMJ_vCYs Full Movie]) ([https://unobtainium13.com/2015/10/16/horror-on-the-lens-dont-go-to-sleep-dir-by-richard-lang/ Review by Lisa Marie Bowman]) ([http://www.coolasscinema.com/2011/11/tv-movie-terror-dont-go-to-sleep-1982.html Review at Cool Ass Cinema]) Review by Brian Bankston at Cool Ass Cinema ([http://www.coolasscinema.com/2011/11/tv-movie-terror-dont-go-to-sleep-1982.html link]) Review by Lisa Marie Bowman at Through The Shattered Lens ([https://unobtainium13.com/2015/10/16/horror-on-the-lens-dont-go-to-sleep-dir-by-richard-lang/ link]) Review by Brian Collins at Badass Digest ([http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2011/11/29/terror-tuesday-tv-movie-trauma-from-1982s-dont-go-to-sleep link])
* ''[[Wheels of Terror (1990 film)]]'' - covers much the same ground as Duel ([https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obmEpWMScKY Trailer]) ([https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uKhkexgrjg Full movie]) ([http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100917/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 IMDb])  Review at The Movie Vault ([https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYpOjg46gB0 link)] Review by Scott Ashlin at 1000 Misspent Hours and Counting (-2/5 Stars) ([http://www.1000misspenthours.com/reviews/reviewsn-z/wheelsofterror.htm link]) Review by Dymon Enlow at HapppyOtter ([http://happyotter666.blogspot.com.au/2010/04/wheels-of-terror-1990.html link]) Review by Jason MacIsaac at Jabootus Bad Movie Dimension ([http://web.archive.org/web/20160709003612/http://www.jabootu.com/wot.htm link]) Review by Justin McKinney at The Bloody Pit of Horror (3/4 stars) ([http://thebloodypitofhorror.blogspot.com.au/2014/01/wheels-of-terror-1990.html link]) Review by Stephen Pomposello at HubPages.com ([http://hubpages.com/entertainment/Movie-Review-Wheels-of-Terror-1990 link])  Review by Richard Schieb at The Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review (2/5 Stars) ([http://moria.co.nz/horror/wheels-of-terror-1990.htm link]) - "A blatant copy of Steven Spielberg’s ''Duel'' in which school bus driver Joanna Cassidy pursues a muscle car with never-seen driver who has abducted her daughter ... Two-thirds of the film is taken up by an extended car chase scene where the stunt people seem to be having a field day."''
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* ''[[Wheels of Terror (1990 film)]]'' - covers much the same ground as Duel ([https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obmEpWMScKY Trailer]) ([https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXnIEyOB6HU Full movie]) ([http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100917/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 IMDb])  Review at The Movie Vault ([https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0ImRmHtiGo link)] Review by Scott Ashlin at 1000 Misspent Hours and Counting (-2/5 Stars) ([http://www.1000misspenthours.com/reviews/reviewsn-z/wheelsofterror.htm link]) Review by Dymon Enlow at HapppyOtter ([http://happyotter666.blogspot.com.au/2010/04/wheels-of-terror-1990.html link]) Review by Jason MacIsaac at Jabootus Bad Movie Dimension ([http://web.archive.org/web/20160709003612/http://www.jabootu.com/wot.htm link]) Review by Justin McKinney at The Bloody Pit of Horror (3/4 stars) ([http://thebloodypitofhorror.blogspot.com.au/2014/01/wheels-of-terror-1990.html link]) Review by Stephen Pomposello at HubPages.com ([http://hubpages.com/entertainment/Movie-Review-Wheels-of-Terror-1990 link])  Review by Richard Schieb at The Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review (2/5 Stars) ([http://moria.co.nz/horror/wheels-of-terror-1990.htm link]) - "A blatant copy of Steven Spielberg’s ''Duel'' in which school bus driver Joanna Cassidy pursues a muscle car with never-seen driver who has abducted her daughter ... Two-thirds of the film is taken up by an extended car chase scene where the stunt people seem to be having a field day."''
* ''[[The Other (1972 film)]] [[User;Ywhatley|Ywhatley]] Another Evil Kid movie with few overtly supernatural elements (there's a sort of "game" involving out-of-the-body experiences, that's it); I don't think I could quite justify calling this one even "not very Lovecraftian" (it's set approximately in Lovecraft Country, but that's it), but I do seem to recall some potentially useful ideas in it....'' - ([https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMmMqWkudgA Trailer]) ([http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069050/ IMDb]) Review by Scott Ashlin at 1000 Misspent Hours and Counting (4.5/5 Stars) ([http://www.1000misspenthours.com/reviews/reviewsn-z/other.htm link]) Review by Keith Bailey at The Unknown Movies ([http://www.the-unknown-movies.com/unknownmovies/reviews/rev245.html link]) Review by Graeme Clark at The Spinning Image (7/10 Stars) ([http://thespinningimage.co.uk/cultfilms/displaycultfilm.asp?reviewid=9757 link]) Review by Mitch Lovell at The Video Vacuum (2 stars) ([http://thevideovacuum.livejournal.com/1026730.html link]) Review by Richard Schieb at The Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review (3.5/5 Stars) ([http://moria.co.nz/horror/other-1972.htm link]) Review by Greg Walton at Cinemanerdz (3.5/5 Stars) ([http://cinemanerdz.com/movie-review-the-other/ link])
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* ''[[Fatal Images (1989 film)]]'' A serial killer's spirit haunts a camera. (May be more slasher than cosmic horror?) Review by Luisito Joaquín González at A SLASH Above... (2 Axes in the Head) ([https://aslashabove.com/2011/10/29/fatal-images-1989-review/ link]) Review by Joseph A. Ziemba at Bleeding Skull ([https://web.archive.org/web/20120719075827/http://bleedingskull.com/vhs/fatalimages.html link])
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* ''[[I, Madman (1989 film)]]'' (AKA Hardcover) ([https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwEEnmFRaxs trailer]) ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I,_Madman Wikipedia]) ([http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097557/ IMDb]) Review by Keith Bailey at The Unknown Movies ([http://www.the-unknown-movies.com/unknownmovies/reviews/rev535.html link]) Review by Graeme Clark at The Spinning Image (6/10 Stars) ([http://www.thespinningimage.co.uk/cultfilms/displaycultfilm.asp?reviewid=7194 link]) Review by Roger Ebert at RogerEbertdotcom (3 Stars) ([http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/i-madman-1989 link]) Review by Francisco Gonzalez at Film Connoisseur (3/5) ([http://filmconnoisseur.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/i-madman-1989.html link]) Review by Richard Scheib at The Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review (3/5 Stars) ([http://moria.co.nz/horror/imadman-hardcover.htm link]) Review by Charles Tatum at Charles Tatum's Review Archive (2/5 Stars) ([http://tatumarchive.blogspot.com.au/2012/09/tibor-takacs-i-madman.html link])
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* ''[[Daughter of the Mind (1969 film)]]'' Review by Scott Ashlin at 1000 Misspent Hours and Counting (2.5/5 Stars) ([http://www.1000misspenthours.com/reviews/reviewsa-d/daughterofthemind.htm link])
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* ''[[Vampire (1979 film)]]'' ([https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThSFpaAdUYU full movie]) ([http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080079/ IMDb]) The only review is by Richard Scheib (2/5 Stars) ([http://moria.co.nz/horror/vampire-tv-1979.htm 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."  
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* ''[[Fatal Sky (1990 film)]]'' (AKA ''Project: Alien'')  In Norway a military plane crashes under mysterious circumstances: in his last message the pilot reported many lights falling from the sky. The NATO wants to play down the incident, but the famous TV moderator George Abbot and the no less persistent journalist Milker sense a sensational story about UFOs and start snooping around in the area with help of pilot "Bird" McNamara. Inspired by the suspiciously rigorous isolation of the whole area around the crash point and cases of an unknown desease they have a closer look at the military's activities...  IMDb ([https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099554/ link]), Review by  Joachim Anderssen at RubberMonsterFetishism ([http://rubbermonsterfetishism.blogspot.com/2013/10/project-alien-aka-fatal-sky-1990.html?zx=4c4db9408056b8f6 link]), Review by Mark Cole at Rivets on the Poster ([https://rivetsontheposter.wordpress.com/2018/03/08/fatal-sky-project-alien-1990/ link]) 
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* ''[[Intruder Within]]'' Drillers on an oil rig near Antarctica discover that they have accidentally brought up several prehistoric eggs. One egg hatches and becomes an unstoppable creature.  
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* ''[[UFO: Target Earth (1974 film)]]'' ([https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hf8Mi6g1YQw Full movie (77 minute cut)]) ([https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvbDfphwPK0 Full movie (92 minute cut)] ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UFO:_Target_Earth#Plot_summary Wikipedia]) ([http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0131624/ IMDb]) Discussion/Review at the Orphaned Entertainment Podcast (1.5/5 Stars) ([http://www.orphanedentertainment.com/ufo-target-earth-1974/ link]) Review at A Side Order of Ninjas ([https://web.archive.org/web/20120604031844/http://www.sideorderofninjas.com:80/reviews/ufotarget.html link]) Review by John Deadbeat at Zeegrade Reviews ([http://zeegrade.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/ufo-target-earth-1974.html?zx=9c0b7e0bc9b6d14a link]) Review by Nathan Decker at Million Monkey Theater ([http://www.millionmonkeytheater.com/UFOTargetEarth.html link]) Review by Glitter Godzilla at Outpost Zeta ([http://www.outpost-zeta.com/2013/07/ufo-target-earth.html link]) Review by Sean Ledden at The Monster Shack ([http://www.monstershack.net/sp/index.php/ufo-target-earth-1974/ link]) Review by Mitch Lovell at The Video Vacuum (2 Stars) ([http://thevideovacuum.livejournal.com/782420.html link]) Review by Dave Sindelar at Fantastic Movie Musings and Ramblings ([https://fantasticmoviemusings.com/2017/06/09/ufo-target-earth-1974/ link]) Review by Richard Scheib at The Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review (1/5 Stars) ([http://moria.co.nz/sciencefiction/ufo-target-earth-1974.htm link]) Review by Paghat the Ratgirl at Wild Realm Film Reviews ([http://www.weirdwildrealm.com/f-targetearth.html link]) An electronics expert searching for evidence of aliens picks up signals that he believes are from an alien spacecraft--and they are coming from a lake near town.
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* ''[[Endangered Species (1982 series)]]'' ([http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083885/ IMDB]) Review by Vincent Canby at ([https://www.nytimes.com/1982/11/05/movies/topical-suspense.html The New York Times]) - "...a topical suspense melodrama that sounds as if it had been fearlessly torn from the headlines of your favorite supermarket tabloid. ... ''Endangered Species,'' though dumb, is pretty and very fancily edited. The writer-director sets up the mystery effectively  ...  All of the members of the cast act with the kind of intensity that calls attention to the awful truth that they have no material to act. The characters haven't been written - they've been ordered from L.L. Bean."  Review by Graeme Clarke at ([http://hiitsburl.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/burl-reviews-endangered-species-1982.html The Spinning Image]) (6/10 Stars) - "Endangered Species fell between two stools of thriller and quasi-science fiction, but it was different enough to be worth the while of those interested in the less conventional."  Review by Burl Cummings at ([http://hiitsburl.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/burl-reviews-endangered-species-1982.html Ha ha, it's Burl!]) (2.5) - "...it’s an interesting one because, despite the picture being a product of the Reagan era, it has a defiantly 70s sensibility: anti-authoritarianism (despite its cop heroes), paranoia, unconventional storytelling methods, a refusal to engage with thriller material in the expected fashion! All of this seems to me admirable, but nevertheless, ha ha, the movie doesn’t quite pull it off!"  Review by Richard Scheib at ([http://moria.co.nz/sciencefiction/endangeredspecies.htm The Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review]) (3/5 Stars) -- "Alan Rudolph mounts the machinery of the paranoia conspiracy thriller well. ... In all, this is a neat little film that was well before its time. Alas, it was not a big success."  Review by Cody Yoder at ([https://itallhappensinthedark.wordpress.com/2010/10/12/cows-nervous-systems-and-reproductive-systems-are-almost-indentical-to-humans/ It All Happens in the Dark]) About a retired New York cop on Vacation in America's West who is drawn into a female sheriff's investigation of a mysterious series of cattle killings.
  
Perhaps a page for some Harryhausen adventures, and a handful of other sword-and-sandal style things (pages for some of these already exist)?
 
* ''[[The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953 film)]]''
 
* ''[[It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955 film)]]''
 
* ''[[20 Million Miles to Earth (1957 film)]]''
 
* ''[[The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958 film)]]''
 
* ''[[Mysterious Island (1961 film)]]''
 
* ''[[Jason and the Argonauts (1963 film)]]''
 
* ''[[First Men in the Moon (1964 film)]]''
 
* ''[[One Million Years B.C. (1966 film)]]''
 
* ''[[Valley of the Gwanji (1969 film)]]''
 
* ''[[The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973 film)]]''
 
* ''[[Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977 film)]]''
 
* ''[[Clash of the Titans (1981 film)]]''
 
* ''[[Hercules in the Haunted World (1961 film)]]''
 
* ''[[Goliath and the Vampires (1961 film)]]''
 
* ''[[The City Under the Sea (1965 film)]]''
 
* ''[[Equinox (1970 film)]]''
 
* ''[[Land that Time Forgot (1975 film)]]''
 
* ''[[At the Earth's Core (1976 film)]]''
 
* ''[[People that Time Forgot (1977 film)]]''
 
* ''[[Warlords of Atlantis (1978 film)]]''
 
  
  
I couldn't really figure out the "Lovecraftian" angle on the following films that I've seen suggested as "Lovecraftian", placed in backlog for future reexamination:
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I couldn't really figure out the "Lovecraftian" angle (or couldn't figure out how best to justify it) on the following films that I've seen suggested as "Lovecraftian", placed in backlog for future reexamination, or in a couple cases noted to myself:
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* ''[[Phase IV (1974 film)]]'' IMDB: ([https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070531/ link]) - that delightfully pretentious 1970s film about super-intelligent ants; it kind of straddles the line between a killer-animal movie and an "eldritch location" psychedelic/surreal horror/sci-fi....
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* ''[[The Yesterday Machine (1963 film)]]'' ([https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjnsPu43ZD0 Full movie]) ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Yesterday_Machine Wikipedia]) ([http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057701/ IMDb]) Review by Ken Begg at Jabootu ([http://jabootu.net/?p=969 link]) Review by Nathan Decker at Million Monkey Theater ([http://www.millionmonkeytheater.com/TheYesterdayMachine.html link]) Review by David Sindelar at Fantastic Movie Musings and Ramblings ([https://fantasticmoviemusings.com/2015/06/20/the-yesterday-machine-1963/ link]) Review by Richard Scheib at The Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review (1/5 Stars ([http://moria.co.nz/sciencefiction/yesterday-machine-1963.htm link])
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* ''[[Ghost Brigade (1993 film)]]'' ([https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJInaQHbSno Trailer]) ([http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107319/ IMDb]) Review by  Christianne Benedict at Krell Laboratories ([http://krelllabs.blogspot.com.au/2010/10/grey-matters.html link]), Review by René S. Garcia, Jr. at Working Author ([http://www.workingau...box-1993-review link]), Review by Charles Tatum at Charles Tatum's Review Archive (2/5 Stars) ([http://tatumarchive.blogspot.com.au/2012/09/george-hickenloopers-ghost-brigade.html 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."
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* ''[[Road Train (2010 film)]]'' [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xF7Nx2-t4p0 (Trailer)] [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1241330/ (IMDb)] Review by Dave Becker at the 2,500 Movies Challenge [http://www.dvdinfatuation.com/2012/07/688-road-kill-2010.html (Link)] Joseph Howell at Talk of Horrors (0.5/10) [http://talkofhorrors.blogspot.com.au/2010/08/road-kill-2010.html (Link)] Matthew Lee at ScreenAncarchy [http://screenanarchy.com/2010/07/road-train-uk-dvd-review.html (Link)] Andrew Pragsam at The Spinning Image (4/10 Stars) [http://www.thespinningimage.co.uk/cultfilms/displaycultfilm.asp?reviewid=5396 (Link)] Jeff Ritchie at Scary Minds (4/10 Stars) [http://www.scaryminds.com/reviews/2011/movie166.php (Link)] Brandon Sites at Brandon C. Sites: Critic of Modern Day Horror (2/4 Stars) [http://brandoncsites.blogspot.com.au/2013/11/road-kill-review-brandoncsites-horror.html (Link)] TheHrunting at From Black to Red (3/10) [http://fromblacktoredfilmreviews.blogspot.com.au/2011/08/road-kill-2010.html (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."
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* ''[[Mill of the Stone Women (1960 film)]]'' - ([https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yV9cRpQdDyA Trailer]) ([http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054099/ IMDb]) Review by Christianne Benedict at Krell Laboratories ([http://krelllabs.blogspot.com.au/2010/10/stone-cold.html link]) Review by Richard Scheib at The Science Fiction Horror and Fantasy Film Review (2.5/5 Stars) ([http://moria.co.nz/horror/mill-of-the-stone-women-1960.htm link]) Review by Dave Sindelar at Fantastic Movie Musings and Ramblings ([https://fantasticmoviemusings.com/2015/11/08/mill-of-the-stone-women-1960/ link])
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* ''[[Shock Waves (1977 film)]]''
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* ''[[Dead Men Walk (1943 film)]]'' ([https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ey4OiFuEP7c Full movie]) ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_Men_Walk Wikipedia]) ([http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0035784/ IMDb]) Review/Discussion at the Orphaned Entertainment Podcast ([http://www.orphanedentertainment.com/dean-men-walk-1943/ link]) Review at A Side Order of Ninjas ([https://web.archive.org/web/20120101222341/http://www.sideorderofninjas.com/reviews/deadmen.html link]) Review by Brett H. at Oh The Horror! ([http://www.oh-the-horror.com/page.php?id=699 link]) Review by Scott Ashlin at 1000 Mispent Hours and Counting (3/5 Stars) ([http://www.1000misspenthours.com/reviews/reviewsa-d/deadmenwalk.htm link]) Review by Brian Schuck at Films From Beyond the Time Barrier ([http://www.filmsfrombeyond.info/2013/08/the-talking-dead.html link]) Review by Dave Sindelar at Fantastic Movie Musings and Ramblings ([https://fantasticmoviemusings.com/2014/10/07/dead-men-walk-1943/ link])
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* ''[[Mesa of Lost Women (1953 film)]]'' A mad scientist named Arana is creating giant spiders and dwarfs in his lab on Zarpa Mesa in Mexico. He wants to create a master race of superwomen by injecting his female subjects with spider venom.  IMDb ([https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046066/ link]), Wikipedia (Spoilers)  ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesa_of_Lost_Women link]), Review by Andrew Borntrager at Badmovies.org (1/4 Slimes) ([http://www.badmovies.org/capsules/m/mesalost/ link]), Review by Mark Cole at Rivets on the Poster ([https://rivetsontheposter.wordpress.com/2016/09/09/mesa-of-lost-women-1953/ link]), Review by Nate Decker at Million Monkey Theater ([http://millionmonkeytheater.com/MesaofLostWomen.html link]) Review by Nigel Honeybone at HorrorNews.net ([http://horrornews.net/60730/film-review-mesa-of-lost-women-1953/ link]) Review by Jamie Wass at Scifist (0/10) ([https://scifist.wordpress.com/2016/01/16/mesa-of-lost-women/ link])
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* ''[[Lost Voyage (2001 film)]]'' IMDb ([https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0252649/ link]), Review by Fred Anderson at Ninja Dixon  ([http://ninjadixon.blogspot.com.au/2011/10/lost-voyage-2001.html link]), Review by Keith Bailey at The Unknown Movies ([http://www.the-unknown-movies.com/unknownmovies/reviews/rev388.html link]), Review by Mathew M. Foster at Foster on Film (2/5 Film Reels) ([http://fosteronfilm.com/horror/haunt/lostvoyage.htm link]), Review by Andrew Smith at Popcorn Pictures (4/10 Boxes of Popcorn) ([http://www.popcornpictures.co.uk/lost-voyage-2001/ link])
 
* ''[[House of Bones (2010 film]])'' ?
 
* ''[[House of Bones (2010 film]])'' ?
 
* ''[[Cronos (1993 film)]]'' - a vampire thing by Guillermo del Toro, with an alchemical tome, a weird rejuvenating artefact, and not much else "Lovecraftian"
 
* ''[[Cronos (1993 film)]]'' - a vampire thing by Guillermo del Toro, with an alchemical tome, a weird rejuvenating artefact, and not much else "Lovecraftian"
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* ''[[Friday the 13th (1980 franchise)]]'' ? (note also that the ninth film includes a blink-and-you-miss it shot of the ''Necronomicon Ex-Mortis'' in the background, apparently because it looked cool or possibly as a sight-gag; later there was also a comic that crossed-over Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, and Evil Dead)
 
* ''[[Friday the 13th (1980 franchise)]]'' ? (note also that the ninth film includes a blink-and-you-miss it shot of the ''Necronomicon Ex-Mortis'' in the background, apparently because it looked cool or possibly as a sight-gag; later there was also a comic that crossed-over Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, and Evil Dead)
 
* ''[[Joshua (2007 film)]]''  I had this one marked down on an old list of movies to consider for the Lovecraftian film list, but can't quite remember why, and I couldn't really think of a satisfying way to mine it for RPG ideas strong enough to justify including it anyway. For certain, the facts that there is nothing supernatural or speculative/sci-fi to put a finger on, there's no blood and gore, most of the victims get destroyed without dying, the child seems ancient beyond his years and weirdly inhuman with interests in strange music and Egyptology and Nightmare Fuel Colouring Books, and most of the menace of the film comes from things that aren't said and shown rather than things that are resulted in an intriguing "interesting failure with some vague Lovecraftian potential if I read a little more into it than the film actually provides" reaction from me.  I can almost picture a Lovecraftian adaptation in there somewhere by way of "Case of Charles Dexter Ward" with only a couple minor additions, though not enough so to justify calling the film even "not very Lovecraftian".  I might end up looting a couple ideas from this film anyway - the way the kid took out his parents without actually doing any physical harm to them was chilling and powerful stuff...
 
* ''[[Joshua (2007 film)]]''  I had this one marked down on an old list of movies to consider for the Lovecraftian film list, but can't quite remember why, and I couldn't really think of a satisfying way to mine it for RPG ideas strong enough to justify including it anyway. For certain, the facts that there is nothing supernatural or speculative/sci-fi to put a finger on, there's no blood and gore, most of the victims get destroyed without dying, the child seems ancient beyond his years and weirdly inhuman with interests in strange music and Egyptology and Nightmare Fuel Colouring Books, and most of the menace of the film comes from things that aren't said and shown rather than things that are resulted in an intriguing "interesting failure with some vague Lovecraftian potential if I read a little more into it than the film actually provides" reaction from me.  I can almost picture a Lovecraftian adaptation in there somewhere by way of "Case of Charles Dexter Ward" with only a couple minor additions, though not enough so to justify calling the film even "not very Lovecraftian".  I might end up looting a couple ideas from this film anyway - the way the kid took out his parents without actually doing any physical harm to them was chilling and powerful stuff...
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* ''[[The Sentinel (1977 film)]]'' (not really very Lovecraftian)
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* ''[[Shivers (1975 film)]]''
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* ''[[Suddenly, Last Summer (1959 film)]]'' ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suddenly,_Last_Summer_(film) Wikipedia]) ([http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053318/ IMDb]) Review by Sanderson Beck at Movie Mirrors ([http://san.beck.org/MM/1959/SuddenlyLastSummer.html link]) Review by Graeme Clark at The Spinning Image (7/10 Stars) ([http://www.thespinningimage.co.uk/cultfilms/displaycultfilm.asp?reviewid=3928&aff=13 link]) Review by Bosley Crowther at The New York Times ([http://www.nytimes.com/movie/review?res=9C03E3DF153CE73BBC4B51DFB4678382649EDE link]) Review by Dave Sindelar at Fantastic Movie Musings and Ramblings ([https://fantasticmoviemusings.com/2016/07/10/suddenly-last-summer-1959/ link])
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* ''[[Psycho (1960 film)]]'' (perhaps only indirectly, as Robert Bloch was encouraged to write Mythos fiction by Lovecraft before moving on to write psychological horror and other non-Mythos fiction; the novel contains the subtlest hints of Bloch's background in weird fiction, with Norman Bates' private library stocked with the real-world equivalent of Mythos Tomes, and believing he had supernatural powers....)
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* ''[[Dark Signal (2016 film)]]''  (Not very Lovecraftian on first viewing, but the time-related plot twist was kind of weird; the mystery plot might be adaptable with some work to a CoC scenario plot)
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* ''[[The Vault (2017 film)]]'' ([https://youtu.be/qIjH9sPYkcs trailer]) ([http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1785635/ IMDB]) Review by Karina Adelgaard at ([https://www.heavenofhorror.com/reviews/the-vault-2017-netflix/ The Heaven of Horror]) (3/5) - "It’s obvious that The Vault had a lot more potential. The story is a classic horror tale and perfect for a movie. It just seems that an emphasis on weird (and unexplained) sibling drama takes over at most turns."  Review by Sonia Cerca at ([http://afilmadaybysonia.blogspot.com.au/2017/09/the-vault-2017.html A Film A Day]) (2/5 Stars) - "So you can get how surprised I was when 40 minutes into what I thought was just a mediocre bank heist film, I realised the movie was supposed to be a horror. I think that says a lot about this film ... In spite of that, The Vault still managed to surprise me in a positive way, and I'm not talking about the predictable plot twist I saw coming from miles away. I'm talking about the fact that the director was able to build some solid suspense. And there were a few scares as well." Review by Aimee Cranswick at ([https://www.flickeringmyth.com/2017/09/movie-review-the-vault-2017/ Flickering Myth.com])  - "The Vault tries to be scary but is just hilarious. It uses every horror trope in the book and does it so obviously I laughed out loud multiple times. I was genuinely sniggering during the final scene it was so blatant. It’s enough to make me feel bad for the actors, who can hardly muster a performance or even seem scared. This along with a totally disjointed story (heist/horror should not be tried again) with characters that are unlikable and dull makes you wonder how they filled 90 minutes."  Review by Richard Schieb at the ([http://moria.co.nz/horror/vault-2017.htm Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review]) (2.5/5 Stars) - "The Vault comes with a novelty premise – thieves conduct a bank robbery but find more than they bargained for when they open a vault housing something supernatural. ... Dan Bush does a commendable job setting the film up and builds a decent head of tension. ... The whole film exists as a build-up to what is in the vault and for the film to taper off into vagueness and lack of answers when it comes to revealing its hand is intensely frustrating."  Frank Veenstra at ([http://bobafett1138.sealteam1138.com/2017/09/the-vault-2017-directed-by-dan-bush.html BobaFett1138]) (5/10) - "The story actually is great. It is not only original, it is also solid, filled with plenty of tension and mystery and just features an overall solid concept. The problem is with its storytelling."  Review by Martyn Wakefield at ([http://www.bloodguts.co.uk/the-vault-review BloodGutsUKHorror]) (3/5) - "While the film opens as a bank heist movie, it closes as a science fiction blend of horror and time loops."
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* ''[[2:22]]'' (2017) [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8eyQ-AoHR4 (Trailer)], [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1131724/ (IMDb)], Review by Nick Allen at RogerEbert.com [http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/222-2017 (Link)], Review by Alex Brannan at CineFiles [https://cinefilesreviews.com/2017/07/04/222-2017-movie-review/ (Link)], Review by Sonia Cerca at A Film A Day [http://afilmadaybysonia.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/222-2017.html (Link)], Review by Richard Scheib at The Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review (2/5 Stars) [http://moria.co.nz/fantasy/2-22-2017.htm (Link)], Review by Ian Sedensky at Culture Crypt (55/100) [http://culturecrypt.com/movie-reviews/222-2017 (Link)]
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* ''[[The Hatred (2017 film)]]''  (I don't remember much about this one, I think I slept through it, and the little bit I do remember, I don't have a good impression of; the trailer was the best part.  What I remember involved a cursed object hidden in the walls of an immigrant family's house, resulting in a bland and unimaginative "Evil Dead" rip-off.)
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* ''[[Aaron's Blood (2016 film)]]'' [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NY-uTR1lB0k (Trailer)] [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3898776/ (IMDb)], Review by Karina Adelgaard at Heaven of Horror (4/5) [https://www.heavenofhorror.com/reviews/aarons-blood-indie-vampire-movie/ (Link)], Review by Andy Boylan at Taliesin meets the vampires (7.5/10) [http://taliesinttlg.blogspot.com.au/2016/07/aarons-blood-review.html (Link)], Review by Cody Hamman at Arrow in the Head (5/10) [http://www.joblo.com/horror-movies/news/aaron-s-blood-movie-review-142 (Link)], Review by Richard Scheib at The Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review (3/5 Stars) [http://moria.co.nz/horror/aarons-blood-2016.htm (Link)], Review by Ian Sedensky at Culture Crypt (65/100) [http://culturecrypt.com/movie-reviews/aarons-blood-2016 (Link)] Single father Aaron fights to save his 12-year-old hemophiliac son after becoming infected with vampire blood.
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* ''[[Wake in Fright (1971 film)]]'' AKA ''Outback'' Trailer ([https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqWvWR8KYFw link]) IMDb: ([https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067541/ link]) After a bad gambling bet, a schoolteacher is marooned in a town full of crazy, drunk, violent men who threaten to make him just as crazy, drunk, and violent. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4PRhuz5IKk
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* ''[[Stalker (1979 film)]]'' Trailer: ([https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBFJ8NBMiAg link]) IMDb: ([https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079944/ link]) A guide leads two men through an area known as the Zone to find a room that grants wishes.
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* ''[[Solaris (1971 film)]]'' (and 2002 remake) IMDb: ([https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069293/ link]) ([https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0307479/ link]) A psychologist is sent to a station orbiting a distant planet in order to discover what has caused the crew to go insane.
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* ''[[Ninth Configuration (1980 film)]]'' ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ninth_Configuration Wikipedia]) ([http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081237/ IMDb]) Review by Niall Browne at Movies in Focus (2.5/5 Stars) ([http://www.moviesinfocus.com/blu-ray-review-william-peter-blattys-mind-boggling-the-ninth-configuration/ link]) Review by Ben Bussey at Warped Perspective ([http://warped-perspective.com/index.php/2016/04/12/blu-ray-review-the-ninth-configuration-1980/ link]), Review by Graeme Clark at The Spinning Image (7/10 Stars) ([http://www.thespinningimage.co.uk/cultfilms/displaycultfilm.asp?reviewid=537 link]) Review by Richard Scheib at The Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review (3/5 Stars) ([http://moria.co.nz/horror/ninthconfiguration-twinkletwinklekillerkane.htm link]) - "It is one of those films where all easy dramatic footholds have been abandoned and frequently leaves one with a sense of wondering what on Earth is going on. ... There is a looming sense of absurdist humour that is often disorientating in the obliqueness of its delivery."
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* ''[[3 Women (1977 film)]]'' Tom Blunt at Signature, ([http://www.signature-reads.com/2012/09/expanding-the-mythos-3-indirectly-lovecraftian-films/ link]) ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3_Women Wikipedia]) ([http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075612/ IMDb]) Review by Graeme Clark at The Spinning Image (7/10 Stars) ([http://www.thespinningimage.co.uk/cultfilms/displaycultfilm.asp?reviewid=1730 link]) Review by Roger Ebert at Rogerebertdotcom (4 Stars) ([http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/great-movie-3-women-1977 link]) Review by Richard Scheib at The Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review (2.5/5 Stars) ([http://moria.co.nz/fantasy/3-women-1977.htm link])  Review by Richard Winters at Scopophilia: Movies of the 60's,70's,80's (6/10) ([https://scopophiliamovieblog.com/2015/08/22/3-women-1977/ link])
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* Rejuvenation Films
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** The Screaming Shadow (1920) ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Screaming_Shadow Wikipedia]) ([http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0011667/ IMDb])
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** A Blind Bargain (1922) ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Blind_Bargain Wikipedia]) ([http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0012949/ IMDb])
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** The Young Diana (1922) (reworking of Dorian Grey) ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Young_Diana Wikipedia]) ([http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0013800/ IMDb])
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** ''[[Black Oxen (1923 film)]]'' ([http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0014721/ IMDb]) Review by Dave Sindelar at Fantastic Movie Musings and Ramblings ([https://fantasticmoviemusings.com/2017/03/24/black-oxen-1923/ link]) Review by Janne Wass at Scifist - A history of sci-fi films (6/10) ([https://scifist.wordpress.com/2014/09/08/black-oxen/ link])
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** Sinners in Silk (1924) ([http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0015336/ IMDb])
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** Vanity's Price (1924) ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanity%27s_Price Wikipedia]) ([http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0015455/ IMDb])
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** One Way Street (1925 film) ([http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0016181/ IMDb])
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** The Makropulos Affair (1926 Opera) ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Makropulos_Affair_(opera) Wikipedia])
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** Midstream (1929) ([http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0020171/ IMDb])
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** 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)
 
* Nightbreed24's list of Creature of the Black Lagoon rip-offs (some of these have their own pages, but this is mostly generalized into "[[Fish-Man Films (Genre)]]")
 
* Nightbreed24's list of Creature of the Black Lagoon rip-offs (some of these have their own pages, but this is mostly generalized into "[[Fish-Man Films (Genre)]]")
 
** The She-Creature
 
** The She-Creature
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** The Monster of Piedras Blancas
 
** The Monster of Piedras Blancas
 
** Swamp of the Lost Monster
 
** Swamp of the Lost Monster
* ''[[The Sentinel (1977 film)]]'' (not really very Lovecraftian)
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* Variations on the hybrid-people theme, they're not much less Lovecraftian than the fish-man movies, and I might add these in together on a dedicated genre page sometime:
* ''[[Shivers (1975 film)]]''
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** ''[[Invasion of the Bee Girls (1973 film)]]'' ([https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jD3RpgMEQL8 Trailer]) ([https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5zv516PD4c Full movie]) ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasion_of_the_Bee_Girls Wikipedia]) ([http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070222/ IMDb]) Video Review at The Lucid Nightmare ([https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABJuFMcvTlA link]) Video Review by Josh Olsen at Trailers from Hell ([https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4S1EWUDPU58 link]) Review at Classic Sci-Fi Movies ([http://classicscifi.blogspot.com.au/2013/05/invasion-of-bee-girls.html link]) Review by Scott Ashlin at 1000 Misspent Hours and Counting (-3.5/5 Stars (So Bad, It's Very Good...)) ([http://www.1000misspenthours.com/reviews/reviewsh-m/invasionofthebeegirls.htm link]) Review by Roger Ebert at RogerEbertdotcom (2 Stars) ([http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/invasion-of-the-bee-girls-1973 link]) Review by Nathan Decker at Million Monkey Theater ([http://millionmonkeytheater.com/GraveyardTramps.html link]) Review by Caroll Jenkins at 10,0000 Bullets ([http://10kbullets.com/reviews/g/invasion-of-the-bee-girls-graveyard-tramps/ link]) Review by Richard Scheib at The Science Fiction Horror and Fantasy Film Review (3/5 Stars) ([http://moria.co.nz/sciencefiction/invasionofthebeegirls.htm link])
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** ''[[Wasp Woman (1959 film)]]'', plus the 1995 remake ([https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5zAPCwCh40 Trailer]) ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wasp_Woman Wikipedia]) ([http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054462/ IMDb]) Video Review by Joe Dante at Trailers from Hell ([https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgqeYyD8PAg link]) Review at And You Call Yourself a Scientist! ([http://www.aycyas.com/tww.htm link]) Review at The Terror Trap (2.5 Stars) ([http://www.terrortrap.com/reviewsdatabase/w/wasp_woman.php link]) Review by Scot Ashlin at 1000 Misspent Hours and Counting (3/5 Stars) ([http://www.1000misspenthours.com/reviews/reviewsn-z/waspwoman1959.htm link]) Review by Graeme Clark at The Spinning Image (5/10 Stars)  ([http://www.thespinningimage.co.uk/cultfilms/displaycultfilm.asp?reviewid=1463 link]) Review by Nathan Decker at Million Monkey Theater ([http://millionmonkeytheater.com/WaspWoman.html link]) Review by Richard Scheib at The Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review (2/5 Stars) ([http://moria.co.nz/sciencefiction/wasp-woman-1959.htm link]) Review by Dave Sindelar at Fantastic Movie Musings and Ramblings ([https://fantasticmoviemusings.com/2014/12/26/the-wasp-woman-1960/ link]) Review by Andy Webb at The Movie Scene (2/5 Stars) ([http://www.themoviescene.co.uk/reviews/the-wasp-woman-1959/the-wasp-woman-1959.html link]) (1995 Remake) ([https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXWvGJsPC_g Trailer]) ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wasp_Woman_(1995_film) Wikipedia]) ([http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114896/ IMDb]) Review at Obscure Horror ([https://web.archive.org/web/20111123014348/http://www.obscurehorror.com/waspwoman1995.html link]) Review at Gone With The Twins ([http://gonewiththetwins.com/new/wasp-woman-the-1995/ link]) Review by Richard Smith at ReelTalk Movie Reviews ([http://www.reeltalkreviews.com/browse/viewitem.asp?type=review&id=5786 link])
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* ''[[The Widow (2020 Film)]]'' ([https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIgGJSWTmoQ Trailer]) Review by Richard Scheib at The Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Film Review (3/5 Stars)
 +
 
 +
 
 +
 
 +
* 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....
 +
** ''[[Fantasy Mission Force (1984 film)]]'' [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oBz-20-mVo (Trailers)] [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079509/ (IMDb)] Video Review by Brandon Tenold at Brandon's Cult Movie Reviews [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFITuik_iUM (Link)] Review by Ty and Brett at Comuppance Reviews (3 Stars) [http://www.comeuppancereviews.com/2010/07/fantasy-mission-force-1982.html (Link)] Review by Keith Bailey at The Unknown Movies [http://www.the-unknown-movies.com/unknownmovies/reviews/rev157.html (Link)] Review by Graeme Clark at The Spinning Image (5/10 Stars) [http://www.thespinningimage.co.uk/cultfilms/displaycultfilm.asp?reviewid=3354 (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..."
 +
** ''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)]]'' [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpcSlcBSTQE (Trailer}] [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0194722/ (IMDb)] Video Review by The ItalianStallion51 [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrmZ6oHKzV4 (Link)] Review by Ty and Brett at Comuppance Reviews (3 Stars) [http://www.comeuppancereviews.com/2011/11/bridge-of-dragons-1999.html (Link)] Review by Keith Bailey at The Unknown Movies [http://www.the-unkno...ews/rev238.html (Link)] Review by Chris the Brain at Bulletproof Action [http://www.bulletpro...dge-of-dragons/ (Link)] Review by Nate Decker at Million Money Theater [http://millionmonkeytheater.com/BridgeofDragons.html (Link)] Review by Matt Poirer at Direct to Video Connoisseur [http://dtvconnoisseur.blogspot.com.au/2007/06/bridge-of-dragons-1999.html (Link)] Review by Richard Scheib at The Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Film Review (2/5 Stars) [http://moria.co.nz/fantasy/bridge-of-dragons-1999.htm (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..." [[User:Graham|Graham]] - Could give a glimpse into what the Dreamlands look like in the early 20th C...
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** ''[[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....
  
 +
* "Dreamquest" fantasy films (these are generally not "Lovecraftian", but may provide some plot ideas):
 +
** ''[[Paperhouse (1989 film)]]''
 +
** ''[[Escape Into Night (1972 series)]]''
 +
** ''[[Dark Stranger (2015 film)]]''
 +
** ''[[Mirrormask (2005 film)]]''
 +
** ''[[Holy Mountain (1973 film)]]'' IMDb ([https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071615/ link]) Review by Richard Scheib at The Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review (4/5 Stars) ([https://moria.co.nz/fantasy/holymountain.htm link])
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** ''[[Circle of Iron (1978 film)]]'' IMDb ([https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078975/ link]) Wikipedia ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circle_of_Iron link]) Review by Richard Scheib at The Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review (1/5 Stars) ([https://moria.co.nz/fantasy/silentflute-circleofiron.htm link])
  
  
 +
Perhaps a page for some Harryhausen adventures, and a handful of other sword-and-sandal style things (pages for some of these already exist)?
 +
* ''[[The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953 film)]]''
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* ''[[It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955 film)]]''
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* ''[[20 Million Miles to Earth (1957 film)]]''
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* ''[[The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958 film)]]''
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* ''[[Mysterious Island (1961 film)]]''
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* ''[[Jason and the Argonauts (1963 film)]]''
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* ''[[First Men in the Moon (1964 film)]]''
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* ''[[One Million Years B.C. (1966 film)]]''
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* ''[[Valley of the Gwanji (1969 film)]]''
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* ''[[The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973 film)]]''
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* ''[[Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977 film)]]''
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* ''[[Clash of the Titans (1981 film)]]''
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* ''[[Hercules in the Haunted World (1961 film)]]''
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* ''[[Goliath and the Vampires (1961 film)]]''
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* ''[[The City Under the Sea (1965 film)]]''
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* ''[[Equinox (1970 film)]]''
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* ''[[Land that Time Forgot (1975 film)]]''
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* ''[[At the Earth's Core (1976 film)]]''
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* ''[[People that Time Forgot (1977 film)]]''
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* ''[[Warlords of Atlantis (1978 film)]]''
  
 
== Audio Books, Radio Plays, & Other Audio-Adaptations ==
 
== Audio Books, Radio Plays, & Other Audio-Adaptations ==
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In no particular order:
 
In no particular order:
  
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* [[Yeti Films (genre)]]
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* [[Voodoo Films (genre)]]
 
* ''[[Alien (1979 franchise)]]''
 
* ''[[Alien (1979 franchise)]]''
 
* ''[[Alien (1979 film)]]''
 
* ''[[Alien (1979 film)]]''
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* ''[[Disappointments Room (2016 film)]]''
 
* ''[[Disappointments Room (2016 film)]]''
 
* ''[[We are Still Here (2015 film)]]''
 
* ''[[We are Still Here (2015 film)]]''
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* ''[[RWD (2015 film)]]'' AKA ''Rewind''
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* ''[[Folk Horror (genre)|Cherry Tree (2015 film)]]''
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* ''[[The Endless (2017 film)]]''
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* ''[[They Remain (2018 film)]]''
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* ''[[The Devil Rides Out (1968 film)]]''
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* ''[[Brainiac (1962 film)]]''
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* ''[[Ghoul (2018 film)]]''
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* ''[[The Incantation (2018 film)]]''
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* ''[[Necronomicon – The Book of Hell (2018 film)]]''
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* ''[[Legend of Hillbilly John (1974 film)]]''
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* ''[[Hereditary (2018 film)]]''
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* ''[[Ghoulies (1984 franchise)]]''
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* ''[[She Beast (1966 film)]]''
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* ''[[Annihilation (2018 film)]]''
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* ''[[A Cold Night's Death (1973 film)]]''
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* ''[[Monster Club (1980 film)]]''
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* ''[[Something Evil (1972 film)]]''
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* ''[[The People (1972 film)]]''
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* ''[[Apprentice to Murder (1988 film)]]''
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* ''[[The Crescent (2017 film)]]''
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* ''[[Tower of Evil (1972 film)]]''
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* ''[[Terrified (2017 film)]]''
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* ''[[Devil's Gate (2017 film)]]''
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* ''[[The Last Man on Earth (1964 film)]]''
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* ''[[Living Dead (1968 franchise)]]'' - ''[[Night of the Living Dead (1968 film)]]''
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* ''[[Paganini Horror (1989 film)]]''
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* ''[[Demon Wind (1990 film)]]''
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* ''[[Requiem (2018 series)]]''
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* ''[[Conan the Barbarian (1982 franchise)|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
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* ''[[The Lake (1998 film)]]''
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* ''[[Apollo 18 (2011 film)]]'' 
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* ''[[Edgar Allan Poe's Lighthouse Keeper (2016 film)]]''
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* ''[[Watcher in the Woods (1980 film)]]'' (and 2017 remake)
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* ''[[Below (2002 film)]]''
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* ''[[Hollow Child (2017 film)]]''
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* ''[[Lightning Field (1991 film)]]'' (Also known as "The Lightning Incident")
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* ''[[God Told Me To (1976 film)]]''
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* ''[[Q: The Winged Serpent (1982 film)]]''
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* ''[[Philadelphia Experiment (1984 franchise)]]''
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* ''[[Lathe of Heaven (1980 film)]]''
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* ''[[Brainstorm (1983 film)]]''
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* ''[[Dreamscape (1984 film)]]''
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* ''[[Nightwish (1989 film)]]''
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* ''[[The Dreaming (1988 film)]]''
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* ''[[Kwaidan (1964 anthology)]]''
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* ''[[Yokai Movies (genre)]]''
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* ''[[4d Man (1959 film)]]''
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* ''[[The Blob (1958 franchise)]]'' (''Beware the Blob'' (1972, AKA ''Son of the Blob''), ''The Blob'' (1988), ''The Blob'' (indev))
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* ''[[Nomads (1986 film)]]''
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* ''[[Battle Beneath the Earth (1967 film)]]''
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* ''[[The Ghoul (2016 film)]]''
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* ''[[The Fly (1958 franchise)]]''
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* ''[[Dead of Night (1945 film)]]''
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* ''[[Trilogy of Terror (1975 franchise)]]'':  ''[[Dead of Night (1977 film)]]'' and ''[[Trilogy of Terror (1975 film)]]'' and ''[[Trilogy of Terror II (1996 film)]]''
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* ''[[Nothing but the Night (1972 film)]]''
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* ''[[The Incredible Melting Man (1977 film)]]''
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* ''[[The Ghoul (1975 film)]]''
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* ''[[Ghouls (2008 film)]]''
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* ''[[Mark of the Witch (1970 film)]]'' 
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* ''[[The Witchmaker (1969 film)]]''
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* ''[[Black Ghosts (2015 film)]]''
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* ''[[The Other (1972 film)]]'' 
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* ''[[Pirates of the Caribbean (2003 franchise)]]''
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* ''[[Chronicles of Riddick (2000 franchise)]]'':  the films ''[[Pitch Black (2000 film)]]'', ''[[Chronicles of Riddick (2004 film)]]'', ''[[Riddick (2013 film)]]''
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* ''[[Incident at Raven's Gate (1988 film)]]''
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* ''[[Dark Mansions (1986 film)]]''  (redirects to ''Dark Shadows'')
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* ''[[Gallery of Horror (1967 film)]]''
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* ''[[Blue My Mind (2017 film)]]''
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* ''[[Stephanie (2017  film)]]''
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* ''[[The Millennium Bug (2011 film)]]''
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* ''[[Attack of the Beast Creatures (1985 film)]]''
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* ''[[Trench 11 (2017 film)]]''
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* ''[[The Reptile (1966 film)]]''
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* ''[[The Gorgon (1964 film)]]''
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* ''[[Voodoo Dollz (2008 film)]]''
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* ''[[The Flesh and The Fiends (1959 film)]]''
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* ''[[The Body Snatcher (1945 film)]]''
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* ''[[Avalon: Beyond the Abyss (1999 film)]]'' 
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* ''[[She Waits (1972 film)]]''
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* ''[[Dream Demon (1988 film)]]''
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* ''[[Cellar Dweller (1988 film)]]''
  
  
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* "[[Strange Thing (2014 short)]]"
 
* "[[Strange Thing (2014 short)]]"
 
* "[[The Rift (2012 short)]]"
 
* "[[The Rift (2012 short)]]"
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* "[[The Fisherman (2015 short)]]"
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* "[[Innsmouth (2015 short)]]"
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* "[[Montauk (2011 short)]]"
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* "[[A Voice in the Night (1958 short)]]"
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* "[[Whistle and I'll Come to You (1968 short)]]"
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* "[[Whistle and I'll Come to You (2010 short)]]"
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* "[[Number 13 (2006 short)]]"
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* "[[The Ash Tree (1975 short)]]"
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* "[[A.M. (2010 short)]]" https://vimeo.com/8144040 
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* "[[In the Dead of the Night (1969 short)]]"

Latest revision as of 01:04, 14 December 2021

This is the "big, dumb list" of "Lovecraftian" movies that Yronimos Whateley is in the process of cataloguing in the Wiki. It's "big", and it's "dumb" because if Yronimos were smart, he'd never have started undertaking such a mad task.

The list was generated largely by mining several lists of suggestions made to Cthulhu-themed internet discussion boards in response to questions about "Lovecraftian" films. It's also (currently) unorganized - it's mostly listed roughly in the order that Yronimos felt like adding them to the catalogue in, without regard to date, alphabetical order, or any other system of sorting. A much-needed index is on the "to do" list, but not yet started.


Want to Help?

Want to help, but do not feel like creating your own entry from scratch? See the "Catalogued" section below for films that interest you - most catalogued films in that section could really use the following added to their pages:

  • REVIEWS: Graham has helped a great deal with adding reviews to film pages, but many film pages could probably still use some additional review links...
    • REVIEWS, EXISTING: Links to reviews needed! Especially reviews from a "Lovecraftian" angle; films reviewed in "Lovecraft film marathons" or on Lovecraft-themed sites are ideal; reviews from general horror-themed sites are OK, reviews written by YSDC members (maybe by YOU) are awesome!
    • REVIEWS, NEW: If you've never seen a film before and want to track it down and watch it, feel free to blog your own review of the film, and add a link to your review on the film's page. (YSDC has some great reviewers, I just haven't been able to concentrate on tracking their reviews down!)
  • SYNOPSES: Very few of these film pages include detailed plot synopses. Feel free to expand the Synopsis section of your favorite film with an original, more detailed play-by-play of the plot.
  • ASSOCIATED MYTHOS ELEMENTS: Whenever possible, in this section I try to mention "Lovecraftian" elements that appear in the film, like tomes, creatures, deities, etc. Sometimes, I forget some elements and miss others for films I have seen, or I just don't know what elements appear in films I've never seen. In rare cases, films will include tomes, creatures, gods, etc. that I don't recognize. If you notice anything missing from the "Associated Mythos Elements" section, feel free to add them.
  • KEEPER NOTES: If you've used a film as a basis for an RPG scenario before, feel free to add suggestions and advice to the "Keeper Notes" suggestion describing ways the film can be adapted to adventures for Call of Cthulhu, Delta Green, etc. I hope to include such notes for every film eventually, but they tend to be time-consuming to write from scratch.

The following might also be fixed on older pages or in future projects:

  • add indexes of films:
    • a master index with better organization than the "big dumb film list" (I wish I'd picked a better name for that page in retrospect!)
    • movie suggestion guides by categories ("I'm in the mood for... Films with tentacles in them!" See: Category:Film:TentacleMonster")
  • improve categorization -
    • I've added a number of film categories since the Lovecraftian film project began, and earlier film pages do not yet include them
    • new categories for films by decade: 1950s, ..., 1990s; Contemporary; and, a single category for anything from before the 1950s (there wouldn't be very many)
    • alternatively, categories for films by style/sub-genre/technical: Found Footage, 1980s Horror, Made-for-TV, 1950s Paranoia, Weird Western, Weird World War (which seems to be a subset of the so-called "eldritch location" films)...
    • there should perhaps be a category for films with downer endings - it has just sunk in that I've been told that is a criteria used by some people for considering a film "Lovecraftian", and I didn't consciously notice!
    • in retrospect, "eldritch location" does not precisely capture the essence of the sort of film I was trying to describe - when I think of a better name for this category, it'll take some work to re-categorize the numerous surreal, nightmarish films categorized there
  • add setting details
  • add TVTropes and IMDB links
  • all films could probably use an improved rundown on associated Lovecraftian elements included in the film (especially RPG setting, creatures, tomes, etc.)
  • add "Keeper Notes" with suggested RPG story-starters based on the film

Film Catagories:

  • Template and Categories for Films and reviews, plus a "Lovecraftian" rating system:
    • Created Tentacle Ratings system
    • Category:Film:General
    • Category:Film:Franchise
    • Category:Film:Film
    • Category:Film:Short
    • Category:Film:Series_or_Serial
    • Numerous other categories by type of "Lovecraftian" content, style, etc. (see template)

Links

  • Tentacle Rating overview: (link)
  • Film Page Template: (link)



In Progress

Shorts:


Backlog: Unfiltered Animations and Shorts

I haven't gone through these yet at all; they seem to be a mix of short-subject films, anthologies, cartoons (which range from episodes imitating Lovecraft's fiction, to episodes that might have a Lovecraft reference as a punch-line somewhere), British made-for-tv miniseries, and TV movies that might (or might not) have a minimal, tangential relation to "Lovecraftian" horror:


TV movies that are apparently not Lovecraftian, but perhaps useful - moved to Backlog for future consideration:

  • Hijack! (1973 film) Graham Not especially Lovecraftian, but the plot involving someone being hired to transport a sealed container across country that they cannot open under any circumstances, could be used for a Delta Green or Modern Day scenario. - (Full Movie) (Wikipedia) (IMDb) Review by Rod Lott at Flick Attack (link) "Not a damn thing hijacked, except 74 minutes of your free time."
  • Curse of the Black Widow (1977 film) - (Wikipedia) (IMDb) (Review at The Terror Trap) (Review by Dave Sindelar) (Review by Andrew Pragasam)
  • Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981 film) - (Full Movie) (Wikipedia) (IMDb) (Review by Andrew Pragasam) (Review by Angel Van Croft) (Review by Dave Sindelar)
  • The World Beyond (1978 film) - (Full Movie) (Review at the Bloody Pit of Horror) (Review at Bleeding Skull!)
  • Don't Go To Sleep (1982 film) - (IMDb) (Full Movie) (Review by Lisa Marie Bowman) (Review at Cool Ass Cinema) Review by Brian Bankston at Cool Ass Cinema (link) Review by Lisa Marie Bowman at Through The Shattered Lens (link) Review by Brian Collins at Badass Digest (link)
  • Wheels of Terror (1990 film) - covers much the same ground as Duel (Trailer) (Full movie) (IMDb) Review at The Movie Vault (link) Review by Scott Ashlin at 1000 Misspent Hours and Counting (-2/5 Stars) (link) Review by Dymon Enlow at HapppyOtter (link) Review by Jason MacIsaac at Jabootus Bad Movie Dimension (link) Review by Justin McKinney at The Bloody Pit of Horror (3/4 stars) (link) Review by Stephen Pomposello at HubPages.com (link) Review by Richard Schieb at The Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review (2/5 Stars) (link) - "A blatant copy of Steven Spielberg’s Duel in which school bus driver Joanna Cassidy pursues a muscle car with never-seen driver who has abducted her daughter ... Two-thirds of the film is taken up by an extended car chase scene where the stunt people seem to be having a field day."
  • Fatal Images (1989 film) A serial killer's spirit haunts a camera. (May be more slasher than cosmic horror?) Review by Luisito Joaquín González at A SLASH Above... (2 Axes in the Head) (link) Review by Joseph A. Ziemba at Bleeding Skull (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)
  • Daughter of the Mind (1969 film) Review by Scott Ashlin at 1000 Misspent Hours and Counting (2.5/5 Stars) (link)
  • 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."
  • Fatal Sky (1990 film) (AKA Project: Alien) In Norway a military plane crashes under mysterious circumstances: in his last message the pilot reported many lights falling from the sky. The NATO wants to play down the incident, but the famous TV moderator George Abbot and the no less persistent journalist Milker sense a sensational story about UFOs and start snooping around in the area with help of pilot "Bird" McNamara. Inspired by the suspiciously rigorous isolation of the whole area around the crash point and cases of an unknown desease they have a closer look at the military's activities... IMDb (link), Review by Joachim Anderssen at RubberMonsterFetishism (link), Review by Mark Cole at Rivets on the Poster (link)
  • Intruder Within Drillers on an oil rig near Antarctica discover that they have accidentally brought up several prehistoric eggs. One egg hatches and becomes an unstoppable creature.
  • 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) An electronics expert searching for evidence of aliens picks up signals that he believes are from an alien spacecraft--and they are coming from a lake near town.
  • Endangered Species (1982 series) (IMDB) Review by Vincent Canby at (The New York Times) - "...a topical suspense melodrama that sounds as if it had been fearlessly torn from the headlines of your favorite supermarket tabloid. ... Endangered Species, though dumb, is pretty and very fancily edited. The writer-director sets up the mystery effectively ... All of the members of the cast act with the kind of intensity that calls attention to the awful truth that they have no material to act. The characters haven't been written - they've been ordered from L.L. Bean." Review by Graeme Clarke at (The Spinning Image) (6/10 Stars) - "Endangered Species fell between two stools of thriller and quasi-science fiction, but it was different enough to be worth the while of those interested in the less conventional." Review by Burl Cummings at (Ha ha, it's Burl!) (2.5) - "...it’s an interesting one because, despite the picture being a product of the Reagan era, it has a defiantly 70s sensibility: anti-authoritarianism (despite its cop heroes), paranoia, unconventional storytelling methods, a refusal to engage with thriller material in the expected fashion! All of this seems to me admirable, but nevertheless, ha ha, the movie doesn’t quite pull it off!" Review by Richard Scheib at (The Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review) (3/5 Stars) -- "Alan Rudolph mounts the machinery of the paranoia conspiracy thriller well. ... In all, this is a neat little film that was well before its time. Alas, it was not a big success." Review by Cody Yoder at (It All Happens in the Dark) About a retired New York cop on Vacation in America's West who is drawn into a female sheriff's investigation of a mysterious series of cattle killings.


I couldn't really figure out the "Lovecraftian" angle (or couldn't figure out how best to justify it) on the following films that I've seen suggested as "Lovecraftian", placed in backlog for future reexamination, or in a couple cases noted to myself:

  • Phase IV (1974 film) IMDB: (link) - that delightfully pretentious 1970s film about super-intelligent ants; it kind of straddles the line between a killer-animal movie and an "eldritch location" psychedelic/surreal horror/sci-fi....
  • 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)
  • 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."
  • 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."
  • 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)
  • Shock Waves (1977 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)
  • Mesa of Lost Women (1953 film) A mad scientist named Arana is creating giant spiders and dwarfs in his lab on Zarpa Mesa in Mexico. He wants to create a master race of superwomen by injecting his female subjects with spider venom. IMDb (link), Wikipedia (Spoilers) (link), Review by Andrew Borntrager at Badmovies.org (1/4 Slimes) (link), Review by Mark Cole at Rivets on the Poster (link), Review by Nate Decker at Million Monkey Theater (link) Review by Nigel Honeybone at HorrorNews.net (link) Review by Jamie Wass at Scifist (0/10) (link)
  • Lost Voyage (2001 film) IMDb (link), Review by Fred Anderson at Ninja Dixon (link), Review by Keith Bailey at The Unknown Movies (link), Review by Mathew M. Foster at Foster on Film (2/5 Film Reels) (link), Review by Andrew Smith at Popcorn Pictures (4/10 Boxes of Popcorn) (link)
  • House of Bones (2010 film) ?
  • Cronos (1993 film) - a vampire thing by Guillermo del Toro, with an alchemical tome, a weird rejuvenating artefact, and not much else "Lovecraftian"
  • Mulholland Drive (1996 film) ?
  • Lost Highway (1997 film) ?
  • Blue Velvet (1986 film) ?
  • Seven Footsteps to Satan (1929 Film) - based on a story by A. Merritt
  • Moon (2009 film) ?
  • The Skeleton Key (2005 film) ?
  • 8mm (1999 film) ?
  • Silent Hill (2006 franchise) ?
  • The Faculty (1998 film) ? (There are tentacles, I guess....)
  • Virus (1999 film) ?
  • The Prestige (2006 film) ?
  • Donnie Darko (2001 film) ?
  • Legend of Hell House (1973 film) ? (There is a group of supernatural investigators; aside from similarities to the scenario "The Haunting", this isn't Lovecraftian at all.)
  • Reign of Fire (2002 film) ? (I've not seen this; it's about dragons, right?)
  • Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001 film) ? (I've not seen this; it's about werewolves, right?)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean (2003 franchise) ? (Davy Jones has tentacles on his face, and that's about the extent of it, right?)
  • Slither (2006 film) ?
  • Phenomena (1985 film) AKA Creepers ?
  • * The City of Lost Children (1995 film) ?
  • The Last Broadcast (1998 film)
  • Carnivale (2003 series)
  • The Skeptic (2009 film) (?) (haunted house tale, gothic elements)
  • Angel Heart (1987 film) (?)
  • Chemical Wedding (2008 film) ? (about Aleister Crowley)
  • The Host (2006 film) (This looks more like a Korean take on a Kaiju movie than anything Lovecraftian?)
  • Here Comes the Devil (2012 film) There's a brief reference to a legend about something living in the cave that treats human beings like vessels or shells, but not much seems to get made of that....
  • Dunderland (2012 film) ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNOI7x-Ng-4 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1854522/ (apparently aired at an HPL Film Festival, but I can't really identify any Lovecraftian qualities based on the handful of reviews, trailer, IMDB entry, and other scraps I've found)
  • Boardwalk Empire ("not Lovecraftian or even horror in any manner, but can be an excellent 1920's resource.")
  • Lee Martin's The Midnight Hour (2008 series) This is a really, really low-budget rip-off of "Tales from the Crypt", which seems to have absolutely nothing in common with Lovecraft's "Weird fiction" brand of horror.
  • Tales of the Unexpected (1977 series) Aside perhaps for a generic alien invasion plot similar to They Live (1988 film) (better handled through that film's page), this horror/sci-fi/fantasy series' episode synopses seem far too conventional to even suggest anything vaguely Lovecraftian.
  • Insight (1960 series) At a glance, this show looks like a fascinating glimpse into 1960s-1980s Roman Catholic doctrine through the lens of Twilight Zone style fantasy/horror/science-fiction stories, but the series episode descriptions ultimately sound far too optimistic, conventional, topical, and rational to provide much useful fodder for Lovecraft's surreal brand of escapist, weird, atmospheric, uncanny, and ultimately nightmarishly irrational mood pieces.
  • The Hitchhiker (1983 series) AKA Deadly Nightmares in the UK; rather conventional and non-Lovecraftian horror stories about the usual themes of murder, sex, revenge, swindlers and conmen, curses and karmic retribution. (Wikipedia) (IMDb)
  • House Next Door (2005 film) ? Maybe this is something I'll need to actually watch for myself, but I didn't get any sort of connection to Lovecraft's style of horror based on the film's description or reviews.
  • Friday the 13th (1980 franchise) ? (note also that the ninth film includes a blink-and-you-miss it shot of the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis in the background, apparently because it looked cool or possibly as a sight-gag; later there was also a comic that crossed-over Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, and Evil Dead)
  • Joshua (2007 film) I had this one marked down on an old list of movies to consider for the Lovecraftian film list, but can't quite remember why, and I couldn't really think of a satisfying way to mine it for RPG ideas strong enough to justify including it anyway. For certain, the facts that there is nothing supernatural or speculative/sci-fi to put a finger on, there's no blood and gore, most of the victims get destroyed without dying, the child seems ancient beyond his years and weirdly inhuman with interests in strange music and Egyptology and Nightmare Fuel Colouring Books, and most of the menace of the film comes from things that aren't said and shown rather than things that are resulted in an intriguing "interesting failure with some vague Lovecraftian potential if I read a little more into it than the film actually provides" reaction from me. I can almost picture a Lovecraftian adaptation in there somewhere by way of "Case of Charles Dexter Ward" with only a couple minor additions, though not enough so to justify calling the film even "not very Lovecraftian". I might end up looting a couple ideas from this film anyway - the way the kid took out his parents without actually doing any physical harm to them was chilling and powerful stuff...
  • The Sentinel (1977 film) (not really very Lovecraftian)
  • Shivers (1975 film)
  • 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)
  • Psycho (1960 film) (perhaps only indirectly, as Robert Bloch was encouraged to write Mythos fiction by Lovecraft before moving on to write psychological horror and other non-Mythos fiction; the novel contains the subtlest hints of Bloch's background in weird fiction, with Norman Bates' private library stocked with the real-world equivalent of Mythos Tomes, and believing he had supernatural powers....)
  • Dark Signal (2016 film) (Not very Lovecraftian on first viewing, but the time-related plot twist was kind of weird; the mystery plot might be adaptable with some work to a CoC scenario plot)
  • The Vault (2017 film) (trailer) (IMDB) Review by Karina Adelgaard at (The Heaven of Horror) (3/5) - "It’s obvious that The Vault had a lot more potential. The story is a classic horror tale and perfect for a movie. It just seems that an emphasis on weird (and unexplained) sibling drama takes over at most turns." Review by Sonia Cerca at (A Film A Day) (2/5 Stars) - "So you can get how surprised I was when 40 minutes into what I thought was just a mediocre bank heist film, I realised the movie was supposed to be a horror. I think that says a lot about this film ... In spite of that, The Vault still managed to surprise me in a positive way, and I'm not talking about the predictable plot twist I saw coming from miles away. I'm talking about the fact that the director was able to build some solid suspense. And there were a few scares as well." Review by Aimee Cranswick at (Flickering Myth.com) - "The Vault tries to be scary but is just hilarious. It uses every horror trope in the book and does it so obviously I laughed out loud multiple times. I was genuinely sniggering during the final scene it was so blatant. It’s enough to make me feel bad for the actors, who can hardly muster a performance or even seem scared. This along with a totally disjointed story (heist/horror should not be tried again) with characters that are unlikable and dull makes you wonder how they filled 90 minutes." Review by Richard Schieb at the (Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review) (2.5/5 Stars) - "The Vault comes with a novelty premise – thieves conduct a bank robbery but find more than they bargained for when they open a vault housing something supernatural. ... Dan Bush does a commendable job setting the film up and builds a decent head of tension. ... The whole film exists as a build-up to what is in the vault and for the film to taper off into vagueness and lack of answers when it comes to revealing its hand is intensely frustrating." Frank Veenstra at (BobaFett1138) (5/10) - "The story actually is great. It is not only original, it is also solid, filled with plenty of tension and mystery and just features an overall solid concept. The problem is with its storytelling." Review by Martyn Wakefield at (BloodGutsUKHorror) (3/5) - "While the film opens as a bank heist movie, it closes as a science fiction blend of horror and time loops."
  • 2:22 (2017) (Trailer), (IMDb), Review by Nick Allen at RogerEbert.com (Link), Review by Alex Brannan at CineFiles (Link), Review by Sonia Cerca at A Film A Day (Link), Review by Richard Scheib at The Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review (2/5 Stars) (Link), Review by Ian Sedensky at Culture Crypt (55/100) (Link)
  • The Hatred (2017 film) (I don't remember much about this one, I think I slept through it, and the little bit I do remember, I don't have a good impression of; the trailer was the best part. What I remember involved a cursed object hidden in the walls of an immigrant family's house, resulting in a bland and unimaginative "Evil Dead" rip-off.)
  • Aaron's Blood (2016 film) (Trailer) (IMDb), Review by Karina Adelgaard at Heaven of Horror (4/5) (Link), Review by Andy Boylan at Taliesin meets the vampires (7.5/10) (Link), Review by Cody Hamman at Arrow in the Head (5/10) (Link), Review by Richard Scheib at The Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review (3/5 Stars) (Link), Review by Ian Sedensky at Culture Crypt (65/100) (Link) Single father Aaron fights to save his 12-year-old hemophiliac son after becoming infected with vampire blood.
  • Wake in Fright (1971 film) AKA Outback Trailer ([https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqWvWR8KYFw link]) IMDb: (link) After a bad gambling bet, a schoolteacher is marooned in a town full of crazy, drunk, violent men who threaten to make him just as crazy, drunk, and violent. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4PRhuz5IKk
  • Stalker (1979 film) Trailer: (link) IMDb: (link) A guide leads two men through an area known as the Zone to find a room that grants wishes.
  • Solaris (1971 film) (and 2002 remake) IMDb: (link) (link) A psychologist is sent to a station orbiting a distant planet in order to discover what has caused the crew to go insane.
  • Ninth Configuration (1980 film) (Wikipedia) (IMDb) Review by Niall Browne at Movies in Focus (2.5/5 Stars) (link) Review by Ben Bussey at Warped Perspective (link), Review by Graeme Clark at The Spinning Image (7/10 Stars) (link) Review by Richard Scheib at The Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review (3/5 Stars) (link) - "It is one of those films where all easy dramatic footholds have been abandoned and frequently leaves one with a sense of wondering what on Earth is going on. ... There is a looming sense of absurdist humour that is often disorientating in the obliqueness of its delivery."
  • 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)
  • 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 film) (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)
  • Nightbreed24's list of Creature of the Black Lagoon rip-offs (some of these have their own pages, but this is mostly generalized into "Fish-Man Films (Genre)")
    • The She-Creature
    • War-Gods of the Deep
    • Humanoids from the Deep
    • Slithis
    • The Horror of Party Beach
    • Creature of Destruction
    • Bog
    • Demon of Paradise
    • Zaat
    • The Loreley's Grasp (reminds Nightbreed of Mary from Before the Fall) (IMDb), Review at The Terror Trap (2.5 Stars) (Link) Review by Mitch Lovell at The Video Vacuum (3 Stars) (Link) Review by Gabriel Powers at DVDActive (Link)
    • Island of the Fishmen
    • Curse of the Swamp Creature
    • Rana: The Legend of Shadow Lake
    • The Monster of Piedras Blancas
    • Swamp of the Lost Monster
  • Variations on the hybrid-people theme, they're not much less Lovecraftian than the fish-man movies, and I might add these in together on a dedicated genre page sometime:
    • 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)
    • 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)
  • The Widow (2020 Film) (Trailer) Review by Richard Scheib at The Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Film Review (3/5 Stars)


  • 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....
    • 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..."
    • 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...
    • 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....


Perhaps a page for some Harryhausen adventures, and a handful of other sword-and-sandal style things (pages for some of these already exist)?

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