Had one of these threads a while back and am looking for some more to watch. Not necessarily looking for adaptations of Lovecraft stories, but films with Lovecraftian elements.
Saw pic related based on the recommendations in the last thread, and it was kind of meh. I didn't hate it, but calling it "Lovecraftian" was a little bit of a stretch.
AKA The Borderlands
Really liked this.
I'm not that anon, but honestly, I didn't really like it. It felt campy to me. Maybe I'll give it another shot, but the whole silent movie thing didn't work for me. A lot of fans seemed to enjoy it, though, so it's probably worth a viewing.
Pic related was pretty nice, IMO.
This one was vaguely Lovecraftian. Really enjoyed it.
Pic related is possibly one of my all-time favorites. 10/10, spooky as hell. I've watched it 3 times and it's definitely the best thing available for streaming on Netflix right now. Lots of Lovecraftian stuff in here, and the scares and atmosphere are on point.
Watch it at night, alone, with the lights off and bricks will be shat.
The Italian film 'Dagon' is pretty neat. It's in English and the effects are slightly cheesy but for the most part it's a faithful and accurate retelling of The Shadow Over Innesmouth.
Start with the obvious:
From Beyond (1986)
In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
These are films based on my own opinion to be lovecraftian in some way or another:
They Live (1988)
Prince of Darkness (1987)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Dark City (1998)
Event Horizon (1997)
The Unnamable (1988)
The Beyond (1981), not a Lovecraft adaptation, but It has a strong Lovecraftian feeling throughout
There were a lot of hits and misses in that series, but I loved every minute of it. There was also H.P. Lovecraft's Dreams in the Witch House. Not nearly as good as Cigarette Burns but I still liked it.
Yea. Even the bad episodes had this indescribable quality that I loved. I looked on imdb and apparently there was another similar show that was made in 2008-2009 called Fear Itself. I may try that out tomorrow if I get a chance.
The only Lovecraftian aspect was the giant gods that need sacrifices to stop them from ending the world. And that wasn't really a big part of the movie until the last 30 minutes.
Even then, the old gods weren't Lovecraftian.
Lovecraft's Gods are ancient cosmic entities that are completely incomprehensible and don't give a shit about the physical universe at large. Their existence and actions merely causes such massive destruction that they are comparable to cosmic forces of nature.
The Old Gods in Cabin in the Woods were completely understandable, to the point that not only did they know what they wanted, but they also knew why they wanted it. On top of that they were just a satire of theatre audiences.
There was nothing Lovecraftian about Cabin in the Woods.