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Cut-n-Paste the following for each Mythos film, short film, TV series/serial/mini-series, etc. Remove irrelevant sections.

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==Summary==
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SUMMARY

==Details==
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This list of details is partly intended for those films produced by
film-makers, performers, producers/studios, etc. that tend to make
"Lovecraftian" films, for ease of finding related or similar films.
This list is also partly intended to make it easier to identify a
specific film out of many with the same name, to make them easier to
tell apart - some stories have been adapted numerous times by different
amateur short film makers!  Some films have a "TVTropes" page, which
will often detail obscure "Lovecraftian" elements of a film that this
wiki misses, and, if a TVTropes page exists, it can be a useful
resource.  Feel free to remove any sections that are irrelevant, 
unknown, or unnecessary.
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* Release Date:  
* Country/Language:  
* Genres/Technical:  
* Setting:  
* Runtime:  X hr X min  
* Starring:  
* Director:  
* Writer:  
* Producer/Production Co:  
* View Trailer: ([URL link])
* Film Website:  ([URL link])
* View Film:  ([URL link])
* TVTropes: ([URL link])
* Wikipedia: ([URL link])
* IMDB Page:  ([URL link])

==Ratings==
===[http://www.mpaa.org/film-ratings/ MPAA Ratings]===
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* Rated:  MPAARATING (notes)

===Tentacle Ratings===
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(Use one of the following lines, and edit it as appropriate.  Follow it with an
explanation/description of how it qualifies as "Lovecraftian", such as any
name-dropping of Lovecraft's creations, whether it's based on a Lovecraft story
and if so which one, whether it's simply "feels" kind of Lovecraftian, etc.)
Some examples:  one tentacle only if the mood and atmosphere are right but it's 
not based on a Lovecraft story and contains no specific Lovecraftian elements even
in spirit; one tentacle only if it mentions specifically Lovecraftian elements but
isn't based on Lovecraft story and doesn't have the right mood; one tentacle only 
if it has some tentacle monsters but the mood isn't very Lovecraftian and specific
Lovecraft creations aren't mentioned by name; if the film is based on a recognizable
Lovecraft story it automatically gets two tentacles, and may get a third or more
depending on if Lovecraftian monsters are present, the mood and atmosphere are
suitably Lovecraftian in tone, and if the work is particularly accurate and true to
the spirit of the original story.
* S____ (One Tentacle:  Debateably Lovecraftian; has almost no direct connection to Lovecraft's work)
* SS___ (Two Tentacles: Barely Lovecraftian; vaguely similar in tone, could be a very loose adaptation)
* SSS__ (Three Tentacles: Lovecraftian, was probably written by Lovecraft himself.)
* SSSS_ (Four Tentacles: Unusually Lovecraftian; written by Lovecraft, a remarkably faithful adaptation)
* SSSSS (Five Tentacles: definitively Lovecraftian; everything you'd expect from a Lovecraft adaptation and more)
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A rough [[Tentacle Ratings|measure]] of how "Lovecraftian" the work is:
* _____ (Zero Tentacles: Unrated for Lovecraftian Content)

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

===Reviews===
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* Author_andor_Location, ([URL link]) - RATING 
* (review needed)
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Review Links:
* Author_andor_Location, ([URL link]) - RATING


==Synopsis (SPOILERS)==
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==Notes==

===Comments, Trivia, Dedication===
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===Associated Mythos Elements===
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(A list of notable Lovecraftian creatures, tomes, Great Old Ones, characters, 
etc. that appear in the film/show/etc.  It helps to specify if it just takes
the form of general "name-dropping" (someone mentions "Yog-Sothoth!", but 
Yog-Sothoth doesn't actually appear; a random creepy tome in the background
is labeled ''Necronomicon'' but never actually appears, a character is wearing
a Miskatonic University sweatshirt but the school never makes an appearance...)
Remove any sections that do not apply.  Note that some unnamed monsters may be
considered "stand-ins" that are effectively the same as specific Lovecraftian
monsters, though the film never makes that explicitly clear - for example, a
standard-issue Gill-Man from "Creature from the Black Lagoon" might be labeled
a "Deep One" for the purposes of this Wiki, even though any resemblance is
probably unintentional.  Vaguely/generically "Lovecraftian" elements might 
include [[Human Cultist]]s, [[Tentacle Monster]]s, ''[[Necronomicon Ex-Mortis]]'',
and the mysterious outer/astral dimension we might call the [[Other Side]]....)
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* fiction:  "[[title (fiction)]]" or ''[[title (fiction)]]''
* tome:  ''[[Tome1]]''
* race:  [[Race1]]
* deity:  [[Deity]]


===Keeper Notes===
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(Optional.  Notes to Keepers on using this for film for scenario ideas.  
Heresies and Controversies:  this is also a good place to include non-canon 
and controversial aspects of the film's mythos.  Suggested Alternative Theories 
include:  Derleth's elemental scheme; pseudo-science interpretation; "fanon" 
interpretations; unofficial humorous or eccentric versions; identification with 
"Real Life" mythological, religious, folklore, natural, and historical phenomena; 
rumor and speculation contribute some flexibility and ambiguity to the mythos. 
* Alternative_theory.  ([[source]])  
This section is more commonly used on YSDC Wiki pages for suggesting ways to
adapt the film to use as a Call of Cthulhu scenario; the Keeper Notes section 
might include multiple such suggested adaptations.
* (One/two sentence story inspired by the film, starring investigators.)
TIP:  Film plots are often difficult to adapt into RPG scenarios; try having
the investigators arrive after the events from the movie have started happening
or have already happened to NPCs, and leave the investigators to piece together
the clues to find out what happened.  Adaptations of film plots to RPG scenarios 
almost always benefit from changing cosmetic details around until the exact story
is no longer easily recognizable, by changing the setting, descriptions of monsters,
character names, and that sort of thing.
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the first (DEFAULTSORT) is used to sort the film by something other than 
a leading The/A/An so that it alphabetizes correctly.  A "Short" is 
less than an hour long (perhaps an episode of a TV anthology program, music
video, or short-subject amateur film); "Film" is a longer feature-length movie
(longer than an hour), "Series_or_Serial" may include TV programs, serials, 
and mini-series; "Franchise" is a series of Films, perhaps including feature-
length Films, Short films, TV Series/Serials/Programs, and other media.)
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[[Category:Film:Documentary]]
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[[Category:Film:YogSothothry]]
[[Category:Film:InfluenceAdaptation]]
[[Category:Film:CircleAdaptation]]
[[Category:Film:InNameOnly]]
[[Category:Film:Parody]]
[[Category:Film:SurrealHorror]]
[[Category:Film:WeirdWorldWar]]
[[Category:Film:WeirdWestern]]
[[Category:Film:DownerEnding]]
[[Category:Film:MadnessAndMentalHospitals]]
[[Category:Film:HospitalLaboratory]]
[[Category:Film:CyclopeanRuins]]
[[Category:Film:LostContinent]]
[[Category:Film:UnfriendlyCity]]
[[Category:Film:IceSnow]]
[[Category:Film:Ocean]]
[[Category:Film:Jungle]]
[[Category:Film:WildernessBackwoods]]
[[Category:Film:Darkness]]
[[Category:Film:Desert]]
[[Category:Film:HollowEarthLittlePeople]]
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[[Category:Film:BodyHorror]]
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[[Category:Film:ScienceFiction]]
[[Category:Film:Fantasy]]
[[Category:Film:One-Tentacle Media]]
[[Category:Film:Two-Tentacle Media]]
[[Category:Film:Three-Tentacle Media]]
[[Category:Film:Four-Tentacle Media]]
[[Category:Film:Five-Tentacle Media]]
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