Return to Innsmouth (1999 short)

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Return to Innsmouth", (1999 short)

Summary

Apparently a sequel to "Shadow Over Innsmouth (fiction)". Two cousins confined together in an asylum escape to Innsmouth.... Is it crazy to want to live forever? Miskatonic graduate student Robert Olmstead confronts this question when he stumbles upon the ancient, evil-shrouded town of Innsmouth. The village isn't on any map and the locals don't take kindly to strangers. But with Robert it's different... he's kin. As he learns the town's secret history, Robert discovers that the Innsmouth taint in his blood is a curse. A curse that is slowly transforming him into a monstrous immortal slave beholden to ancient alien gods. Robert must soon make the ultimate decision as the past rises up to consume the present and change him... forever.

Details

  • Release Date: 1999
  • Country/Language: USA, English
  • Genres/Technical: Horror, Fantasy, black-and-white, short
  • Runtime: 30 min (plus a 16-minute "making of" documentary...)
  • Starring: Ezra Hubbard, Larry Curwen, Edgar Reynolds, and Paul Palazzolo
  • Director: Aaron Vanek
  • Writer: Aaron Vanek
  • Producer/Production Co:
  • View Trailer: (link)


Ratings

MPAA Ratings

  • Rated: none (possibly equivalent to either "G" or "PG" for mild violence and creepiness?)

Tentacle Ratings

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

  • SSS__ (Three Tentacles: Lovecraftian)


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

Reviews

Review Links:

  • Brian M. Sammons at Innsmouth Free Press, (link) - "...Very Lovecraftian, very enjoyable, very short, and very hard to find, but so worth the effort...."


Synopsis

Two cousins confined together in an asylum escape to Innsmouth.... Is it crazy to want to live forever? Miskatonic graduate student Robert Olmstead confronts this question when he stumbles upon the ancient, evil-shrouded town of Innsmouth. The village isn't on any map and the locals don't take kindly to strangers. But with Robert it's different... he's kin. As he learns the town's secret history, Robert discovers that the Innsmouth taint in his blood is a curse. A curse that is slowly transforming him into a monstrous immortal slave beholden to ancient alien gods. Robert must soon make the ultimate decision as the past rises up to consume the present and change him... forever.


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