The Lovecraft List

If you were thinking, 'humm, I really fancy watching something based on Lovecraft.'

Then this is the list for you. I've tried to amalgamate as many movies and TV shows based on or inspired by his writing as I can think of. If you know of any more hit me up and I'll add 'em. By the way, a lot of these movies are pretty lame, or have a tiny budget, so if you watch 'em and think 'they suck' don't say I didn't warn you.

I haven't included any anime because Lovecraftian themes run quite prevalent in that particular genre. Urotsukidoji anyone? I might add them at some point but right now I'm only looking at the more western stuff.
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1.
The Thing from Another World (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Scientists and American Air Force officials fend off a bloodthirsty alien organism while at a remote arctic outpost. (87 mins.)
Director: Christian Nyby
“ A B-Movie classic inspired by At the Mountains of Madness. While it may not be as good as the John Carpenter remake, it's worth a watch for sure. ” - DjangoBlack
 
2.
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
“ This one's a little odd as it's billed as Edgar Allan Poe's The Haunted Palace. Now, there is a Poe poem (hehe) of the same name but the story is based on Lovecraft's The Case of Charles Dexter Ward. This is actually pretty good and ticks all the boxes of classic horror. ” - DjangoBlack
 
3.
X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A doctor uses special eye drops to give himself x-ray vision, but the new power has disastrous consequences. (79 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
4.
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
 
5.
Dark Intruder (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Police call in occult expert to help solve series of murders. (59 mins.)
Director: Harvey Hart
 
6.
Five Million Years to Earth (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A mysterious artifact is unearthed in London, and famous scientist Bernard Quatermass is called into to divine its origins and explain its strange effects on people. (97 mins.)
Director: Roy Ward Baker
“ This is a classic with loads of Lovecraftian ideas; Ancient aliens affecting human evolution and turning people mad. From what the plot looks like, Prometheus is kinda like a sequal of sorts. Unfortunately the special effects totally suck. ” - DjangoBlack
 
7.
The Shuttered Room (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A series of horrific murders is traced to a creature that inhabits a very strange house. (99 mins.)
Director: David Greene
“ This is kinda so-so. It seems to be about a husband unintentionally torturing his much younger wife, making her re-live a terrifying childhood by forcing her back to the creepy house that she grew up in. Despite her protests and the warnings from the inexplicably rapey locals he insists on bullying her into submission. It doesn't exactly bode well for a film when the good guy is a total dick. You'd think that having Oliver Reed in it might elevate it a little and it could have done if his accent wasn't some sort of weird American/Irish/English/Whateverish mess. It does however have a swinging 60's jazz odyssey of a soundtrack and quite frankly it's better than quite a few films on this list. There's a Straw Dogsyness to it which is interesting I guess as it predates that movie by about four years. ” - DjangoBlack
 
8.
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
“ The 60's are fully swinging in this loose version of Dreams in the Witch House. It's kind of well stupid and not very scary, but it does star Christopher Lee and Boris Karloff which elevate it slightly I guess. Personally I think the random guy in the speedos and antlers really makes it. ” - DjangoBlack
 
9.
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
 
10.
The Last Wave (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A Sydney lawyer defends five Aborigines in a ritualized taboo murder and in the process learns disturbing things about himself and premonitions. (106 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
“ This is a quality movie from a master film maker. It's not a straight up adaptation but there's a fair amount of Lovecraftian references and symbolism such as black goats, prophetic dreams, magic and secret cults. ” - DjangoBlack
 
11.
Alien (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ I don't think there's much questioning it's Lovecraftian credentials. From Giger's design of the creature, to grandiose questioning of mankinds place in the Universe, it pretty much has it all. ” - DjangoBlack
 
12.
The Fog (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Legend says that Antonio Bay was built in 1880 with blood money obtained from shipwrecked lepers, which no one believes. On the eve of the town's centennial, many plan to attend the celebrations, including the murdered lepers. (89 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ OK so Carpenter used zombie pirates instead of fish people but this has plenty in common with Lovecraftian themes. I think Arkham gets a mention too. ” - DjangoBlack
 
13.
City of the Living Dead (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A reporter and a psychic race to close the Gates of Hell after the suicide of a clergyman caused them to open, allowing the dead to rise from their graves. (93 mins.)
Director: Lucio Fulci
“ Some people like this, I didn't. Dunwich gets a name drop. ” - DjangoBlack
 
14.
Humanoids from the Deep (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Scientific experiments backfire and produce horrific mutations: half man, half fish, which terrorize... (80 mins.)
Director: Barbara Peeters
“ This is proper turd. Exploititive, lacking in humour and featuring Doug McClure, there's not much to recommend. It's only saving grace is that the humanoids from the deep are actually mutant salmon people with giant brains. Of course they only use their giant brains to growl a lot and generally scare people by waving their elongated arms about. Still, I've warned you. ” - DjangoBlack
 
15.
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
“ One of my favourite movies, plenty of Lovecraftian references scattered about. The exposition on the tape, the Necronomicon et all. Really not looking forward to the remake. ” - DjangoBlack
 
16.
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 is a pretty good movie, but the Lovecraft thing comes from the tentacle, mucus creature. Yeah. ” - DjangoBlack
 
17.
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
“ Another film I love. Pretty much a follow on from At the Mountains of Madness. ” - DjangoBlack
 
18.
Ghostbusters (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service. (105 mins.)
Director: Ivan Reitman
“ Did you know some people on this planet haven't actually seen this. If your one of those people rent it now. If your not sold on the Lovecraftian themes check out the cartoon. ” - DjangoBlack
 
19.
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. (105 mins.)
Director: Stuart Gordon
“ Although it doesn't capture the tone of Lovecraft this movie's quite good fun. Essentially it's a big schlock fest, so if you like that sort of thing go for it. ” - DjangoBlack
 
20.
From Beyond (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 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
“ While it's by no means brilliant I quite like this film. Probably because Gordon manages to convey the feel quite well. ” - DjangoBlack
 
21.
The Curse (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
When a meteorite lands near his family farm during a storm in Tennessee, the son of a struggling farmer believes it's connected to strange plague-like events afflicting the crops, the farm animals and even the family themeselves. (92 mins.)
Director: David Keith
“ This has Wil Wheaton in it post Stand by Me. It's rubbish. ” - DjangoBlack
 
22.
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
“ See Evil Dead. Fantastic movie. I might prefer it to the original. ” - DjangoBlack
 
23.
Aliens (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
57 years later, Ellen Ripley is rescued by a deep salvage team during her hypersleep. The moon from the original movie has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, colonial marines have impressive firepower, but will that be enough? (137 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ See Alien. Another superb sequal. As a child I think I liked this one best, but as an adult I lean more towards the original. ” - DjangoBlack
 
24.
Prince of Darkness (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world. (102 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ Evil entity worshipping, loony cult. That's pretty Lovecraftian right? ” - DjangoBlack
 
25.
Forever Evil (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
The sole survivor of a backwoods massacre investigates the incident with the help of a photographer and a police officer. Soon, it becomes clear that they're up against nothing less than an ancient god! (107 mins.)
Director: Roger Evans
 
26.
The Real Ghostbusters (1986 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The Ghostbusters are fighting creatures in the sewers, chasing down cults and research comic books to succeed in the their mission - to recover the Necronomicon that gets stolen from the public library. (30 mins.)
“ I remember watching this at the time and thought it was great. Of course I was only 7. ” - DjangoBlack
 
27.
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.)
“ I like this one. Not a great film but they got the Lovecraftian stuff about right. One of those late night movies I saw when I was about 12 and it kind of stuck with me. Actually an awful lot of the movies on this list are like that. ” - DjangoBlack
 
28.
Dark Heritage (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
Reporter Clint Harrison is sent to investigate a massacre at a Louisiana campground and finds that it may be linked to the Dansen clan an old local family thought to have died out years ago. (94 mins.)
Director: David McCormick
“ This movie is as rotten as the colour out of space. Every aspect of it is awful. It looks like it was filmed a lot earlier than '89 too. Which isn't exactly a bad thing, it's just I don't think it was actually made before '89. Basically it seems dated for its release date. That's not what makes it so terrible though, it's more the script and the acting. God I wish I could take back that hour and a half. ” - DjangoBlack
 
29.
Society (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
An ordinary teenage boy discovers his family is part of a gruesome orgy cult for the social elite. (99 mins.)
Director: Brian Yuzna
“ I really like this film. As far as Lovecraftian content, watch it and see what you think. ” - DjangoBlack
 
30.
Ghostbusters II (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm and a resurgence of spectral activity allows the staff of Ghostbusters to revive the business. (108 mins.)
Director: Ivan Reitman
“ See Ghostbusters. This one might actually have more Lovecraftian themes than the first, but it's certainly an inferior film. ” - DjangoBlack
 
31.
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
“ See Re-Animator. ” - DjangoBlack
 
32.
The Real Ghostbusters (1986 TV Series)
Episode: Russian About (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The Ghostbusters visit Russia to give a lecture about their work. They become the scapegoats for the theft of the precious Nameless Book, a link to awakening a great evil. (30 mins.)
“ See The Real Ghostbusters. ” - DjangoBlack
 
33.
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
“ This is another odd movie I saw years ago on late night TV. I liked it then, I couldn't say if I'd like it now. Kind of a comedy, Lovecraft mash-up ” - DjangoBlack
 
34.
The Resurrected (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
“ This isn't too bad as far as Lovecrfat adaptations go. Inferior to The Haunted Palace but better than most. If anything it's worth watching for the early 90's fashion, mullet's and sleeveless tank tops....Yeah. ” - DjangoBlack
 
35.
Army of Darkness (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A man is accidentally transported to 1300 A.D., where he must battle an army of the dead and retrieve the Necronomicon so he can return home. (81 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
“ See Evil Dead. Hail to the King. ” - DjangoBlack
 
36.
Alien³ (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
After her last encounter, Ripley crash-lands on Fiorina Fury 161, a maximum security prison. When a series of strange and deadly events occur shortly after her arrival, Ripley realizes that she brought along an unwelcome visitor. (114 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ See Alien. Looks great, should have been better. This movie is uber-disappointing. Nonetheless, it's still superior to half the films on this list. ” - DjangoBlack
 
37.
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.)
“ See The Unnameable. Much turdlier than the original but it has John Rhys-Davis in it so I guess it was deliberate. Despite it's crapness, it maintains a soft spot in my heart. ” - DjangoBlack
 
38.
Necronomicon: Book of Dead (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
H.P. Lovecraft, the well-known horror writer, is looking in the late thirties after the book 'Necronomicon'... (96 mins.)
“ An anthology of films. I quite like them but would have liked to have seen each instalment as its own feature. Still, at least its not Dark Heritage. ” - DjangoBlack
 
39.
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
“ This isn't a bad effort. It drags at times and the misery can be a little overwhelming, but the atmosphere is suitably unsettling. Probably because it was filmed in the Ukraine post collapse of the USSR. It's pretty much Shadow Over Innsmouth but with creepy nuns. ” - DjangoBlack
 
40.
The Tommyknockers (1993 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A buried UFO slowly turns local inhabitants into gizmo-building alien mutants. (181 mins.)
Director: John Power
“ A pretty good Stephen Kinger. Ancient aliens and a closed community going nuts distingishes it as having some pretty Lovecraftian elements. ” - DjangoBlack
 
41.
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
“ I love this film. While its not a straight adaptation, it amalgamates various Lovecraftian themes, creating something that is arguably more Lovecraftian than anything else on this list. ” - DjangoBlack
 
42.
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.)
“ Essentially this is the movie equivilant of sharting. It's trying to be funny but with every quirk there's a messy follow through. Nevertheless, soiled pants aside, it has a decent genre cast, it's just a shame the shoddy script and poor direction give them very little to work with. It's not the worst film I've ever seen though, that would be The Quince Tree Sun, yeah not Dark Heritage if you can believe it. ” - DjangoBlack
 
43.
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
“ See Cast a Deadly Spell. I know your thinking it can't be that bad, it has Dennis Hopper in it, but have you seen some of his career choices? Actually it's not the worst, just nothing special. ” - DjangoBlack
 
44.
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
“ This isn't the worst film by any means but if you have a blind daughter would you honestly move to a castle? It just seems a little inappropriate. The weird thing about this movie was I couldn't figure out if the castle freak had a willie or not. Was his lack of junk the reason for his uncontrolable rage, or was it that no one wanted to make out with his slobbery, deformed mouth. Either way the stalking of the visually impaired is always good for a creep fest and Jeffrey Coombs is as solid as ever in it. ” - DjangoBlack
 
45.
Lord of Illusions (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
During a routine case in L.A., NY private investigator Harry D'Amour stumbles over members of a fanatic cult... (109 mins.)
Director: Clive Barker
“ I love the whole neo-noir angle to this. If you stick in loony cults you can't really escape Lovecraftian comparisons. This is a Clive Barker film and quite frankly I dig his vibe. It is actually tempting to put more Barker films on the list too, but I'm undecided as to how Lovecraftian they are. ” - DjangoBlack
 
46.
Alien Resurrection (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Two centuries after her death, Ellen Ripley is revived as a powerful human/alien hybrid clone who must continue her war against the aliens. (109 mins.)
“ See Alien. Maybe not as underwhelming as 3. Probably because it came after it. Features the same themes as its predecessors but with some added genetic manipulation. ” - DjangoBlack
 
47.
Bleeders (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  
A man travels to an island with his girlfriend in search of his relatives but he finds maybe more than what he wanted to know. (89 mins.)
Director: Peter Svatek
“ Compared to Lurking Fear this is a masterpiece, unfortunately compared to almost anything else it's pretty cruddy. It should have been better; scripted by Dan O'Bannon and staring Rutger Hauer it had a reasonable amount going for it and to be fair he who watched the stars fight on the shoulder of Orion was fine. What makes this a poor film isn't the ideas, or the tone, it's that it's incredibly slow and lacks tension. Added to that are some of the least scary antagonists ever; two foot tall hermaphrodites, some of which are paraplegic. I mean come on, Willow's more intimidating. ” - DjangoBlack
 
48.
Babylon 5: Thirdspace (1998 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The crew of Babylon 5 discover an ancient artifact floating in hyperspace. (94 mins.)
“ By way of this list this movie isn't too bad. It takes about half way through until anything seems to happen but when it does it's ok for mid 90's TV. It has Lovecraftian elements for sure; Cross dimensional beings who cause people to go mad, but it doesn't really feature any horror. Still, if you fancy some intergalactic space battles go for it. ” - DjangoBlack
 
49.
Phantoms (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
One hundred fifty dead, and three hundred fifty missing in the tiny mountain town of Snowfield, Colorado, and that's only the beginning. (96 mins.)
Director: Joe Chappelle
“ I really liked this movie. It has a strong cast and is suitably eerie. It's based on a book by Dean Koontz and is stuffed with Lovecraftian themes. ” - DjangoBlack
 
50.
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
“ In terms of authenticity this is a solid adaptation. The script and acting are actually superior to many of the other Lovecraftian offerings. The only criticism is that it drags a bit. However, for Lovecraft fans this is worth a butchers. ” - DjangoBlack
 
51.
Cthulhu (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Dan Upton is concerned about the influence of a young woman upon his friend Edward Derby. While a series of dismemberment killings in Arkham seems to be linked to a Cthulhu cult in nearby Innsmouth and Dunwich. (75 mins.)
 
52.
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
“ A lot of people hate this movie, but I like it. It's not really Dagon, more Shadow Over Innsmouth, but so what? It's an aptly horrific and modern adaptation of a great story. ” - DjangoBlack
 
53.
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
“ See Re-Animator. ” - DjangoBlack
 
54.
The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
"Three times Randolph Carter dreamed of the marvelous city, and three times was he snatched away while... (100 mins.)
 
55.
The Shunned House (2003 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
Based on H P Lovecraft's tale, "The Shunned House," presents the stories of three people who all died... (90 mins.)
Director: Ivan Zuccon
“ I actually think this is pretty good. Haha, not really, what I'm saying is, it's a piece of crap. ” - DjangoBlack
 
56.
Justice League (2001 TV Series)
Episode: The Terror Beyond (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Solomon Grundy attacks a harbor. After the military has him contained, Aquaman arrives and steals Grundy. When the League finds out Aquaman is involved, they head to Dr. Fate to get some answers. (22 mins.)
“ Yeah, JLA do Cthulhu mythos. Actually alright. Is it sad that I still watch cartoons at 32? ” - DjangoBlack
 
57.
Hellboy (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A demon, raised from infancy after being conjured by and rescued from the Nazis, grows up to become a defender against the forces of darkness. (122 mins.)
“ Not a bad movie. Plenty of Lovecraftian references going on. ” - DjangoBlack
 
58.
The Halfway House (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  
Young girls are disappearing in and around the Mary Magdalen Halfway House for Troubled Girls. Desperate to find out what became of her sister... (90 mins.)
Director: Kenneth J. Hall
“ Wow, this is truly an abominable discharge of a film. It pretty much plays out like Humanoids From the Deep's far more retarded and mysogonistic cousin. I'd rather re-live the day my dog died than watch this spazathon again. Literally sub-par porn acting and an overall quality that makes Uwe Boll look like Spielberg. ” - DjangoBlack
 
59.
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.)
“ Some people didn't like this series but I thought it was great. This is actually one of my favourite episodes and it runs pretty close to the source material. ” - DjangoBlack
 
60.
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
“ Unsurprisingly, being distributed by the Lovecraft society this is an extremely authentic adaptation and it's really good. Preceeding The Artist by about six years and arguably to better effect, it revives the silent movie technique, admirably. Watching this kinda gives a sense of steping back in time for a moment. ” - DjangoBlack
 
61.
Strange Aeons: The Thing on the Doorstep (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Soon after his marriage to the beautiful but mysterious heiress Asenath Waite, poet and scholar Edward Derby exhibits alarming personality changes and mood swings. His graduate advisor, Dan Upton investigates. (78 mins.)
Director: Eric Morgret
“ By the old ones this is pretty low grade. The script and the acting couldn't be more embarrassing. It's not the worst film on this list, but it's close. I swear I made better films in college. ” - DjangoBlack
 
62.
The Fog (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  
A thick mist full of vengeful spirits haunts a prosperous island town off the coast of Oregon, and it's inhabitants tries to learn a dark secret to their town's history in order to stop it. (100 mins.)
“ See The Fog. This is just an inferior remake of the Carpenter film. Bollocks really. Although not as bollocks as Dark Heritage. ” - DjangoBlack
 
63.
Cool Air (2006 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Charlie Baxter, a struggling screenwriter, is searching for accommodation in a rundown mansion somewhere in the isolated mountains above Malibu... (78 mins.)
Director: Albert Pyun
“ What this film lacks in cinematography and set design, it makes up for with a decent script. Not bad for an amateur flick. ” - DjangoBlack
 
64.
Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King (2006 Mini-Series)
Episode: Crouch End (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
The career devoted Lonnie Freeman and his wife Doris Freeman are in London in honeymoon. Loonie receives... (480 mins.)
“ This is a contribution to the Cthulhu Mythos by Stephen King. It's no secret that Lovecraft is a massive influence on King and this plays as an homage from one master to another. Certain films on this list are superb but many are dreadful and although this may not be in a league with the likes of Alien or The Thing, it's actually a decent effort in amongst a lot of trash. Unfortunately the setting's about as authentic as a Dick van Dyke CocKney accent and it's not very scary. Still, to see a production that's had more than a fiver spent on it kinda elevates it a little. ” - DjangoBlack
 
65.
Doctor Who (2005 TV Series)
Episode: The Impossible Planet (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
The TARDIS lands on an alien planet shrouded in a darkness that even the Doctor can't figure out. And what is lurking at the bottom of The Satan Pit? (45 mins.)
“ This is the first of a two parter. It's pretty Lovecraftian; crazy mollusc people who worship giant cosmic gods. That's as Lovecrafty as your gonna get really. ” - DjangoBlack
 
66.
Doctor Who (2005 TV Series)
Episode: The Satan Pit (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
As Rose battles the murderous Ood, the Doctor finds his every belief being challenged to the core, as the Pit beckons. With the planet threatening to fall into the black hole, the Doctor must make the ultimate sacrifice. (45 mins.)
“ See above. This is part two. ” - DjangoBlack
 
67.
Cthulhu (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
A Seattle history professor, drawn back to his estranged family on the Oregon coast to execute his late mother's estate... (100 mins.)
Director: Daniel Gildark
“ This isn't a bad effort for the budget. If you don't expect great things then it's OK. It's Shadow Over Innsmouth. ” - DjangoBlack
 
68.
Chill (2007 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  
In this classic retro horror thriller, Sam, an aspiring writer, takes a job as a clerk in an L.A. inner city grocery market owned by the sinister Dr... (88 mins.)
Director: Serge Rodnunsky
“ Based on Cool Air, apparantly it won and was nominated for a bunch of awards. I don't know why. Although it's not as bad as Ashley Lawrence's other Lovecraftian outing, Lurking Fear, it's still pretty atrocious. Everything about it is poor. It's slow, the script is shocking, the acting's a joke, it's not scary and it's boring. I seem to have lost the will to live. ” - DjangoBlack
 
69.
The Mist (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A freak storm unleashes a species of bloodthirsty creatures on a small town, where a small band of citizens hole up in a supermarket and fight for their lives. (126 mins.)
Director: Frank Darabont
“ This is one of my favourite Stephen King stories and it's one of the best movie adaptations. It is pretty much an expansion on Lovecraft and dare I say it, arguably better than anything he wrote. ” - DjangoBlack
 
70.
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The mythical world starts a rebellion against humanity in order to rule the Earth, so Hellboy and his team must save the world from the rebellious creatures. (120 mins.)
“ See Hellboy. I prefer this to the first one. ” - DjangoBlack
 
71.
Dead Space: Downfall (2008 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A prequel to the hit video game chronicling the discovery of the Red Marker and the first Necromorph outbreak. (74 mins.)
Director: Chuck Patton
“ I've not played the game but I enjoyed the animation. Loony cults, monoliths, transformation, lots of Lovecraftian elements. ” - DjangoBlack
 
72.
The Midnight Meat Train (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A photographer's obsessive pursuit of dark subject matter leads him into the path of a serial killer who stalks late night commuters, ultimately butchering them in the most gruesome ways imaginable. (98 mins.)
“ This is one of my favourite Barker stories. It definitely has Lovecraftian elements. Although better than an awful lot on this list, I didn't really like Bradley Cooper in the lead, I'm not sure if it's the actors fault or the writers, probably a combination of the two but I just didn't care for the character. Nevertheless, it has superior production values and it's a cool idea, I certainly wouldn't say don't watch it. ” - DjangoBlack
 
73.
Beyond the Dunwich Horror (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Kenny Crawford arrives in Dunwich after hearing that his brother Andrew has been admitted to a psychiatric ward... (104 mins.)
Director: Richard Griffin
 
74.
The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 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
“ A tiny budget but a lot of fun. As a fan boy I really enjoyed this and kinda want them to make a sequal. ” - DjangoBlack
 
75.
The Dunwich Horror (2009 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  
In Louisiana, the thirty-five year old single mother Lavina delivers a baby boy and a monster in the evil Whateley House... (91 mins.)
Director: Leigh Scott
“ Crappy CGI, but not a bad effort. It was engaging despite its flaws. Note that Dean Stockwell stars in this, much like he starred in the 1970 version. ” - DjangoBlack
 
76.
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.)
“ A decent indie that uses a less is more approach to its advantage. Certainly a must for Lovecraft fans. Beware, some of the acting is a bit suspect, but given the clearly low budget it's a solid effort. ” - DjangoBlack
 
77.
South Park (1997 TV Series)
Episode: Coon 2: Hindsight (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A new superhero named "Captain Hindsight" emerges to help with a new BP oil spill, and The Coon tries to make sure that he joins his union of superheroes. (22 mins.)
“ Awesome, need I say more. ” - DjangoBlack
 
78.
South Park (1997 TV Series)
Episode: Mysterion Rises (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Mysterion assumes control of South Park's superhero alliance after The Coon is kicked out. Meanwhile, The Coon plots his plan for revenge by conspiring with the enemy, and where is Captain Hindsight when the world needs him? (22 mins.)
“ See above. This is part 2 of a trilogy. ” - DjangoBlack
 
79.
South Park (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Cartman and Cthulhu get their revenge on Coon and Friends, while Mysterion continues to try and discover the secret behind his superpower of never being able to die. (22 mins.)
“ See above. This is part 3. ” - DjangoBlack
 
80.
The Thing (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
At an Antarctica research site, the discovery of an alien craft leads to a confrontation between graduate student Kate Lloyd and scientist Dr. Sander Halvorson. (103 mins.)
“ See The Thing. Not awful but unnecessary. I think I still like the old school effects more. They said they were going old school, but all I saw was a ton of CGI. ” - DjangoBlack
 
81.
The Whisperer in Darkness (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Based on the H. P. Lovecraft story of the same name, a folklorist investigates reports of unusual creatures in Vermont only to uncover more than he bargained for (103 mins.)
Director: Sean Branney
“ Tiny budget, but is a decent effort. Much like the '99 Cool Air and The Call of Cthulhu it's extremely authentic and makes for an impressive fan film. I'd watch this over a number of movies on this list any day. ” - DjangoBlack
 
82.
Dead Space: Aftermath (2011 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
When contact with the spaceship USG Ishimura is lost after a Necromorph outbreak, Earth sends the ship USG O'Bannon to investigate, but contact is lost with them as well. (85 mins.)
Director: Mike Disa
“ See Dead Space. ” - DjangoBlack
 
83.
Black Goat (2011 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Jacques Cowan is what the French call "a runner of the woods." He may be a foreigner in the new world... (6 mins.)
Director: Joseph Nanni
“ This is really just an exploration into madness. Incoherant and nonsensical it's a difficult watch. It is however an extremely unsettling film. ” - DjangoBlack
 
84.
The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin, where they get more than they bargained for, discovering the truth behind the cabin in the woods. (95 mins.)
Director: Drew Goddard
“ I can't say too much in case I give too much away, but you'll see what I mean ” - DjangoBlack
 
85.
Prometheus (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Following clues to the origin of mankind, a team finds a structure on a distant moon, but they soon realize they are not alone. (124 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ Really good movie - see Alien. ” - DjangoBlack
 
86.
John Dies at the End (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A new street drug that sends its users across time and dimensions has one drawback: some people return as no longer human. Can two college dropouts save humankind from this silent, otherworldly invasion? (99 mins.)
Director: Don Coscarelli
“ I really enjoyed this. Sure it drags in places, but its outrageous bizarreness outweighs the negatives. Anyways, alternative dimensions, monstrous gods, worth a watch. ” - DjangoBlack
 
87.
The Dark Sleep (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Following her recent divorce, a writer moves into a new home to begin penning her next book. Little does she know this house has some dark secrets... (80 mins.)
Director: Brett Piper
“ This is pretty embarrassing. In fact, from the moment we're introduced to what is clearly the filmmakers parent's house, including a leather clad, shaven headed estate agent, sporting a van dyke that screams 'I was the bass player in the most pathetic 90's metal band you can imagine' it's only gonna go down hill from there. There's absolutely no skill, love, or intelligence involved in the making of this movie, and although the budget is very low, even in relative terms it's rubbish. ” - DjangoBlack
 
88.
Banshee Chapter (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Journalist Anne Roland explores the disturbing links behind her friend's sudden disappearance, an ominous government research chemical, and a disturbing radio broadcast of unknown origin. (87 mins.)
Director: Blair Erickson
“ This works as a textual intervention/sequel to From Beyond. It's a decent effort with some genuinely creepy moments and a decent performance from Ted Levine. ” - DjangoBlack
 
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Arkham Sanitarium: Soul Eater (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.2/10 X  
Arkham Sanitarium was vacant for years after a sex and death cult was arrested for committing heinous acts on patients... (73 mins.)
Director: Julian Grant
“ I wish I could have that time back. This is a film designed only for those into rape and truly desperate humour. It's just crap, why do I keep putting myself through these dreadful movies? ” - DjangoBlack