The Lovecraft Legend

I've spent the better part of 2 years scrounging through the depths of media graveyards to find stellar to decent Lovecraft adaptations.
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1.
Necronomicon: Book of Dead (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
H.P. Lovecraft, the well-known horror writer, is looking in the late thirties after the book 'Necronomicon'... (96 mins.)
“ It's at the top because it deserves to be. This is available in Europe on dvd. ” - blackskies-160-128512
 
2.
Lurking Fear (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
The town of Leffert's Corners has been plagued by unearthly beings for decades, and now there is only a few people left... (76 mins.)
“ It's moratorium. You can pick this up in Europe on disk. Worth the pennies. It's got Ashley Laurence from Hellraiser. ” - blackskies-160-128512
 
3.
Cast a Deadly Spell (1991 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
In a fantastical 40's where magic is used by everyone, a hard-boiled detective investigates the theft of a mystical tome. (96 mins.)
Director: Martin Campbell
“ It's on VHS but expensive for a tape. Worth it though. ” - blackskies-160-128512
 
4.
Witch Hunt (1994 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
In a twisted 1950's where everyone does magic, a private detective investigates a murder case without it. (100 mins.)
Director: Paul Schrader
“ Sequel to #3. Same comments. ” - blackskies-160-128512
 
5.
The Unnamable (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
High school students check out a haunted house where in the 1800's an ugly monster called "the Unnamable" was trapped in a vault. (87 mins.)
“ It won't change your life or anything but definitely entertaining though. Only on VHS that I can find and not cheap. ” - blackskies-160-128512
 
6.
The Unnamable II: The Statement of Randolph Carter (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
A creature of demonic nature, too hideous to have a name, once again terrorizes the college kids that summoned it. (104 mins.)
“ Not as great as the first but on dvd and pennies. It's a preety decent movie all in all. ” - blackskies-160-128512
 
7.
In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An insurance investigator begins discovering that the impact a horror writer's books have on his fans is more than inspirational. (95 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ If I had to be buried with 2 movies, this would be one of them. Moratorium until whatever jerk is in charge will release it on BD. ” - blackskies-160-128512
 
8.
From Beyond (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A group of scientists have developed the Resonator, a machine which allows whoever is within range to see beyond normal perceptible reality. But when the experiment succeeds, they are immediately attacked by terrible life forms. (86 mins.)
Director: Stuart Gordon
“ Definitely not boring. ” - blackskies-160-128512
 
9.
Re-Animator (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus. (104 mins.)
Director: Stuart Gordon
“ An original classic. ” - blackskies-160-128512
 
10.
Bride of Re-Animator (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Doctors Herbert West and Dan Cain discover the secret to creating human life and proceed to create a perfect woman from dead tissue. (96 mins.)
Director: Brian Yuzna
“ Sequel to an original classic. ” - blackskies-160-128512
 
11.
Beyond Re-Animator (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Everyone's favorite mad scientist Herbert West is currently in jail after having state's evidence turned against him by his former assistant... (96 mins.)
Director: Brian Yuzna
“ Near as good as the first. I keep hearing of a sequel coming soon but I can't confirm. ” - blackskies-160-128512
 
12.
Dagon (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A boating accident runs a young man and woman ashore in a decrepit Spanish fishing town which they discover is in the grips of an ancient sea god and its monstrous half human offspring. (95 mins.)
Director: Stuart Gordon
“ Classic. Very good and very wet movie. When you're watching it you should stay away from seafood. Just a suggestion. ” - blackskies-160-128512
 
13.
AM1200 (2008 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Haunted by recent events and on the run, a man finds himself the unwitting pawn of a possessed evangelical radio station and like his unfortunate predecessor must ask himself whether it is better to reign in hell than serve in heaven. (39 mins.)
Director: David Prior
“ Very fine short film. You'll have to find their website through this site. It's the only place to buy it. Worth the money though. ” - blackskies-160-128512
 
14.
Castle Freak (1995 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A man struggles to save his family from the strange and deadly occurrences in the castle they've inherited. (90 mins.)
Director: Stuart Gordon
“ Decent flick. ” - blackskies-160-128512
 
15.
Closet Space (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  
There are thin places between this world and the next where dark, ancient, unfathomable beings chew and dig... (99 mins.)
Director: Mel House
“ Surprisingly good but pricey. I can't imagine this staying in print much longer. ” - blackskies-160-128512
 
16.
Dirt Dauber (2009 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A man awakes naked and confused in a isolated mountainous region, and soon encounters a strange local who offers to help him... (35 mins.)
Director: Steve Daniels
“ You can get this on Amazon. If you like lovecraft, you should like this. I know I did. ” - blackskies-160-128512
 
17.
The Dunwich Horror (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Wilbur Whateley pops over to the Arkham Miskatonic University to borrow the legendary Necronomicon and Sandra Dee. But little does anyone know, Whateley isn't quite human... (90 mins.)
Director: Daniel Haller
“ This was the first lovecraft I ever saw. Classic. ” - blackskies-160-128512
 
18.
Shatterbrain (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Charles Dexter Ward's wife enlists the help of a private detective to find out what her husband is up to in a remote cabin owned by his family for centuries. (108 mins.)
Director: Dan O'Bannon
“ You can pick this one up in Britian. Truly a favorite. ” - blackskies-160-128512
 
19.
Pickman's Muse (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
An artist, Robert Pickman, becomes obsessed by visions of unworldly horror, revealed to him through an ancient artifact discovered in an abandoned church. (77 mins.)
“ I haven't gotten a chance to watch this yet but I hear very good things so here it is. ” - blackskies-160-128512
 
20.
Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown (2008 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A chronicle of the life, work and mind that created the Cthulhu mythos. (90 mins.)
“ Very good for a documentary. ” - blackskies-160-128512
 
21.
The Call of Cthulhu (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
While sorting the affairs of his late Uncle, a man accidentally stumbles across a series of dark secrets connected to an ancient horror waiting to be freed. (47 mins.)
Director: Andrew Leman
“ Again haven't had a chance to view it but the reviews I see are always good. Worth a look. ” - blackskies-160-128512
 
22.
The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Jeff is an ordinary guy that is stuck at a dead end job with a boring life, but when a strange old man... (78 mins.)
Director: Henry Saine
“ Good movie. Tries to be like Shaun of the Dead I think but definitely worth at least a viewing. ” - blackskies-160-128512
 
23.
The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
"Three times Randolph Carter dreamed of the marvelous city, and three times was he snatched away while... (100 mins.)
“ This is expensive but on Amazon. Some may like it and others not so much. It's black and white animation. This I'd suggest you read every review available but you should do it soon since I can't imagine this staying around much longer. Once it goes, it should be gone for good. By the way I and the other I was with really liked it. ” - blackskies-160-128512
 
24.
Cool Air (1999 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Randolph Carter moves into a squalid boarding house in the summer of 1925 where he becomes friends with... (43 mins.)
Director: Bryan Moore
“ This is the first part of a five part series. They are as pricey as hell on retail sites. I'm talking as much as over $100 a piece. If you google "arkhambazaar" you should find the official site. Much cheaper for the volumes 1-5 but still pricey. If you ever think you might want to own these, you might not want to wait. By the way it's an excellent series if you're into lovecraft. ” - blackskies-160-128512
 
25.
“ comments the same as #24 ” - blackskies-160-128512
 
26.
Out of Mind: The Stories of H.P. Lovecraft (1998 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Haunted by disturbing dreams from an inherited book, a young man becomes interested in the writings of H.P. Lovecraft. (56 mins.)
“ comments the same as #24 adding volume 4 is called "pickman's model" and volume 5 is called "strange aeons". ” - blackskies-160-128512
 
27.
The Crimson Cult (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
When his brother disappears, Robert Manning pays a visit to the remote country house he was last heard from... (89 mins.)
Director: Vernon Sewell
“ Otherwise called the Crimson Cult. I've heard claims this is the first Lovecraft adaptation into film. ” - blackskies-160-128512
 
28.
The Curse (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Nathan Crane is a religious man trying to hold onto his farm and keep his family in line. A real estate... (92 mins.)
Director: David Keith
 
29.
The Evil Dead (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons. (85 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
“ This movie is almost immortal I think. ” - blackskies-160-128512
 
30.
Evil Dead II (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The lone survivor of an onslaught of flesh-possessing spirits holes up in a cabin with a group of strangers while the demons continue their attack. (84 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
“ comments the same as #29 but adding I didn't include Army of Darkness because it seemed too far from Lovecraft to warrant a listing in my opinion. ” - blackskies-160-128512
 
31.
Masters of Horror (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A graduate student questions his sanity after he rents a room in an old boarding house which was the residence of a 17th Century witch, and he figures out that the evil forces still roam within the walls. (60 mins.)
“ This one scared me. I'm sure someone will call me a kitten for it though. Good movie. ” - blackskies-160-128512
 
32.
The Color Out of Space (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A boy, looking for his missing father, travels to Germany and uncovers a haunting legacy that a meteorite left behind in the area. Based on H.P. Lovecraft's short novel "The Color Out of Space." (86 mins.)
Director: Huan Vu
“ This ones a new edition courtesy of Erik-Hofff. I send you my thanks. To all others go to the official site link on the imdb "die farbe" page. From there you'll find the shop to buy it. Thanks again Erik. This was a good find. ” - blackskies-160-128512
 
33.
Die, Monster, Die! (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A young man visits his fiancée's estate to discover that her wheelchair-bound scientist father has discovered... (80 mins.)
Director: Daniel Haller
“ Thanks to "skaterboyindtow" for the suggestion. This one must have passed me by. ” - blackskies-160-128512
 
34.
The Thing (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A research facility in Antarctica comes across an alien force that can become anything it touches with 100% accuracy. The members must now find out who's human and who's not before it's too late. (109 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ Thanks to "philplumpton" for the suggestion. ” - blackskies-160-128512
 
35.
The Haunted Palace (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Charles Dexter Ward arrives at a small village to visit the house he inherited from his ancestor who died there 100 years ago. (87 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
“ Thanks to "chrisk" for this Vincent Price classic. How in the world did I miss this one. :) ” - blackskies-160-128512
 
36.
Possession (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A woman starts exhibiting increasingly disturbing behavior after asking her husband for a divorce. Suspicions of infidelity soon give way to something much more sinister. (124 mins.)
“ This little gem was orginally planned for a future list I'm putting together. If not for "chrisk" pointing out the ending is a lovecraftian design I don't know if it would have occured to me. Thanks again to chrisk. This one is an absolutely screwed up movie but in a good way...maybe. ” - blackskies-160-128512
 
37.
Dark Waters (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A girl travels to an island, after the death of her father, to find out why the father funded a monestary on the island. (94 mins.)
Director: Mariano Baino
“ I haven't seen this one yet but all who speak of it use the word Lovecraft so here it is. Thanks again to chrisk. He must be a treasure trove of this stuff. ” - blackskies-160-128512