Whether it's only Lovecraft themed, or a direct adaption, let's discuss.
Direct adaptation, in my opinion the best adaptation of a Lovecraft Story
Other adaptation I like, however is cheesy and played on a humoristic way is "The colour out of space" adaptation on an 80's movie "Creepshow" directed by George A. Romero and adapted and acted by Stephen King
And in a more serious tone Lovecraftian setting John Carpenter's "In the mouth of Madness"
The first couple Hellraiser movies always struck me as a little bit lovecraft themed despite the lack of any huge madness inducing monsters. Although its horror bits are more along the lines of event horizon.
It was a Koji Shiraishi film, either Cult or Occult. Good films, both of them, and the one you're talking about definitely had a good Lovecraftian vibe. I always get those two films confused lol
His film, Noroi: The Curse, is a popular one round these parts, and also has a pseudo-Lovecraftian thing going on, IMO. The investigation into the myths of Shimokage village, etc, all reminded me of the "piecing together of dissociated knowledge" that drove so many of his stories.
I heard a while back that someone was making a movie for at the mountains of madness, but production stopped because the film Prometheus was deemed too thematically similar. No idea how true it is.
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Guillermo Del Toro was set to direct it.
Universal wanted a happy ending, and a PG-13 rating, which halted production for a while.
And it seems that it's been in limbo ever since.
Top 5 horror films, hands down.
It's a part of John Carpenter's Apocalypse Trilogy
>Prince of Darkness
>In The Mouth of Madness
The Thing is my favorite. Videodrome is a close second.
I would suggest this.
Not the best movie ever but still pretty cool.
I think you are dead on. I totally had the same feel when I watched this movie.
In Event Horizon, Sam Neil's character mentions Hell. The Warhammer 40k books, especially The Horus Heresy arch, say this many times. The "Warp" is the space between space. It's a place that, unfortunately must be used for FTL travel, but that has risks. While in the "Warp," everything/one is susceptible to corruption and taint. Chaos. The Warhammer lore is much like the Event Horizon film- Chaos starts as whispering voices and has an unusual suggestion to it. Like a Siren's song. Horus' schism was born from heeding these suggestions.
Cuz it's nice to have Lovecraft's racists views (due to the times he lived) defied by having a black actor portray a major character in the series. progressivism.
Also Idris is fucking awesome
Has anyone else heard of The Void?
It looks promising, but I hope the occult-side is done right.
good find. it's definitely a lovecraftian film. hope its good.
yeah. i honestly don't see why people think PoD is so good. I'm a big Carpenter fan. I think Halloween and The Thing are two of the very best horror movies of all time, but Prince of Darkness? I just don't see it. Someone explain it to me please.
On the topic of J-horror, how do those movies get subbed? Because compared to anime, the interest much more niche, so there is not as much interest to sub it. Are there actual dedicated subbing group for j-horror? Or is just labors of love by random horror fans?
Don't feel bad. Prince of Darkness is slow. You have to really watch the Apocalypse Trilogy in chronological order to appreciate it. The cool shit really happens in the last half-hour. I have to refresh on it from time to time.
Also, this guy:
Herbert West is an absolute riot! If you are a Lovecraff fan, the last fifteen minutes is excellent! Great film.
You need to watch the trilogy in its entirety:
>Alien race capable of mimicking its prey is unleashed on Earth
Prince of Darkness
>The AntiChrist is resurrected
At The Mouth of Madness
>A novelists writings ultimately unleash extradimensional deities onto the world. (at the hands of a Lovecraftian mechanism)
John Carpenter meant for these movies to be watched in order, and to remain somewhat canon in nature; It's the same world and timeframe these stories are taking place in. How fucked is mankind? It's dark as hell.
My dad took me to watch At The Mouth of Madness when I was a kid. I don't know what the fuck he was thinking, but after the initial shock I found it exhilarating and really stimulating.
Now I need to watch the other two.
there's this too:
>maybe I was too stoned, but I watched it and viewed it as an allegory for homosexual repression and lol'd my tits off.
It's not a bad film
most of the Brian Yuzna movies are worth a look for HP Sauce ;) re-watched Necronomicon recently, awesome :)
I thought the creature design in
was really good and apparently was pretty cheap to make, imagine that in the ice.
You definitely do.
The Thing is by far my favorite horror movie of all time.
I don't know if that is based on house on the borderlands, but if so, it's a story that predated lovecraft (and strongly influenced him). No doubt a film adaptation would in turn be influenced by all the portrayals of lovecraft though.
Got around to watching this yesterday and it was awesome. Likable cast, well-acted, suspenseful. Those night scenes/underground scenes were hella tense.
And the ending. Hot damn, the ending. Didn't see it coming, but really enjoyed it. I can understand why some people would dislike it, but the whole thing was really effective, IMO.
>that inbetween point where you are just wating for cats
Here's wikipedia about the title of the fucking movie: "The film pays tribute to the work of seminal horror writer H. P. Lovecraft, with many references to his stories and themes. Its title is a play on Lovecraft's novella, At the Mountains of Madness, and insanity plays as great a role in the film, as it does in Lovecraft's fiction."
Okay ill admit ive never even read a lovecraftian style book let alone his actual personal work.
What ive gathered from games/tv/etc is that it has to do with themes of ancient beings, cults who worship them and insanity? I know that WoW and Bloodborne are pretty far off in terms of truth but they have the correct basic idea right?
Not enough people have watched this movie and it is easily the best horror movie out there. If you like Hitchcock and lovecraft, and David fucking Fincher glowingly recommends it, you're doing yourself a disservice by not catching it.
If anyone reads this, you can find it on Veoh.
Just got done watching The Borderlands with my family looking for a good scary movie, Shit was odd and went total stupid at the end....Watch it if you can but let me warn you, you will want the time you spent in it back.
>anything inspired by Lovecraft
>it's about Cthulhu or fish people
>thing with tentacles
>Wow that's so Lovecraft
>that's so raven theme song starts playing
Yeah, the tension between the 3 main characters doesn't matter.
Their growth and development based on their race and differences doesn't matter.
I doubt you have read the books.
It wouldn't be a problem if it didn't drastically change the characters relationship, destroying a huge part of their story.
I'm guessing you are talking about Susannah?
I have read the goddamn books, I just don't think it would matter whether Roland is black or not. Thinking it would is childish. I don't see how it would change shit about their relationships.
>Black woman from 1960s New York
>Is part of civil-rights movement
>Her whole character is based on being mistrusting of and outright hating white people
>Hurrr if Roland is black it won't change her story or character development!!!
>I have read the goddamn books, I just don't think it would matter whether Roland is black or not.
>literally half of the plot of Drawing of the Three has to do with Detta hating white people pathologically, especially Roland, who she sees as ur-whitey
Yeah, word is studio execs were pushing for a happy ending and PG13, and Del Toro wasn't having none of that. Production actually halted because he flat out refused to do an adaptation if he wasn't allowed to make his best attempt at doing the source material justice.
Not who you were replying to, but playing Devil's Advocate;
On the one hand, you could have her perception of Roland as The Really Bad Man be due to his invasion of her mind, something she only experiences when Odetta is taking over, so it causes her immense fear and anger. That would probably work regardless of the gunslinger's skin color.
On the other hand, that would mean we don't get to have some respectable actress screaming "I IS GOAN KEEL YOU HONKY MAHFAHS"
So yeah, as much as I like him as an actor, I'm against Elba playing Roland.
He actually agreed to do the PG-13 as long as they let him do it his way.
The line between film ratings has become blurred in recent times, so he could pull it off without sacrificing too much.
I'm just glad he didn't agree to the happy ending.
>Make her a white millennial
>Have her triggered by his mind rape
>Have her scream "YOU CIS PIG!" at him throughout the movie
Of course for that to work Roland still needs to be white.
I genuinely enjoyed Prometheus, it is essentially a film adaptation of at the mountains of madness. Even the some of creature design feels like it drew influence from lovecraft.
I expected mediocrity, but with some neat SFX. I didn't get either.
Despite how shitty movie this is overall, it's depressing to think this is more Lovecraft than most of the squiddy wanna be Lovecraftian shit that gets done.
Especially Stuart Gordon. Fuck that hack.
It's not about tentacle monsters or fishmen, people, it's about horror of the unknown and indescribable and an inconsequentialness in the face of cosmic forces.
Idris Elba is seriously being considered for the role.
One of the writers said he thinks he is the perfect choice. Even Stephen King supports a black gunslinger.
It wouldn't matter if it didn't drastically change the dynamic and relationship between characters, especially in how they develop and grow throughout the books.
It just seems like a stupid PC choice.
>nobody posts the one thats actually based off Lovecrafts work
Cheesey as fuck but pretty entertaining and good element of mystery
He is a decent actor, but I don't think he is right for the gunslinger.
He could do it and be fantastic, but from his previous roles I don't think he is a good fit.
I think Hugh Jackman would be a good choice.
I agree. Citation needed on this "trilogy" idea. I've seen all three of these movies and I don't the correlation. Seems like They Live could easily be switched out for Prince of Darkness and you could call it a trilogy.
Also, Prince of Darkness is not a good movie. The concept is very cool and the script is alright but, some of the acting is very dodgy. Particularly from the young chinese guy. Holy shit what a mistake to give that guy so much dialogue and screen time. Every scene he's in feels like watching a high school play. Terrible.
You clearly didn't read very thoroughly; Roland is very clearly described as a "blue eyed gunslinger" moreover, racially charged insults toward and from him will become inconsistent should the character be portrayed by a black man.
We don't care that he's black, we care that the movie is going to be shit because some retard will have to rewrite parts of the script.
I think Starry Eyes is a good lovecraftian film. I would recommend checking it out.
>No mention of Dagon
>No mention of True Detective
>No mention of The Resurrected
>No mention of Absentia
>No mention of the Last Wave or The Last Winter
>No mention of Possession
>One mention of Banshee Chapter
There's some great Lovecraftian stuff out there you guys need to sample.
It was less "frozen tundra monster movie" that caused the issue, more "Ancient alien race's ruins being studied by an ill-fated research team, where they learn that said ancient aliens were behind genetically engineering humanity. Also black slime monsters."
It's Victorian-era Dark Souls, but with more focus on dodging and being aggressive than on slower-moving combat.
Action RPG, high difficulty curve, very satisfying and lots of fun to play.
The "Lovecraftian" elements are very, very toned down at first, but as you progress further into the story and learn more about the lore behind the game, the cosmic horror level ramps up very quickly.
Were you expecting it to be a heady examination of the inherent futility of mankind's endless struggles against an uncaring cosmos?
It was a fun Vin Diesel action-fantasy. I enjoyed it for what it was.
Nah, mate. A few scenes had great atmosphere and all things considered it punched above its weight class.
When will /x/ learn their are actual gradations between
>worse than dog shit
>that corny music when they're driving away near the end
>the forced feels at the end
>acting in general
It's a good horror movie and has a lot of unique things to it but... best...film?