The Darkling (2000 film)

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Summary

When a down-on-his-luck mechanic meets a mysterious benefactor, he discovers the source of his benefactor's wealth and power: a caged creature called a "Darkling", whose generous gifts come with a terrible price.

Details

  • Release Date: 2000
  • Country/Language: US, English
  • Genres/Technical: Fantasy, Horror, made-for-TV
  • Runtime: 2 hr
  • Starring: F. Murray Abraham, Aidan Gillen, Lisa Linde
  • Director: Po-Chih Leong
  • Writer: Preston Sturges Jr.
  • Producer/Production Co: USA Network
  • View Trailer: (link)
  • IMDB: (link)


Ratings

MPAA Ratings

  • Rated: (not rated) (perhaps TV-PG for mild made-for-TV Violence and Adult Content)


Tentacle Ratings

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

  • S____ (One Tentacle: Debateably Lovecraftian; has almost no direct connection to Lovecraft's work)

Really, not very "Lovecraftian", though the bizarre "Darkling" creature (a sort of Djinn) might not be far out of place in a Dreamlands story, for example.

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

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Synopsis

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When a down-on-his-luck mechanic meets a mysterious benefactor, he discovers the source of his benefactor's wealth and power: a caged creature called a "Darkling", whose generous gifts come with a terrible price, in this variation on the basic "deal with a devil" story.


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Associated Mythos Elements

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Keeper Notes

  • Perhaps the investigators are hired by an unwitting "companion" of a Darkling to travel into the Dreamlands to free their client of the Darkling's bargain....