Lovecraftian Horror

A list of film/TV adaptations of H. P. Lovecraft's writings or films/TV inspired by Lovecraft.

This list of adaptations includes the Good, Bad and Ugly.
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1.
Die, Monster, Die! (1965)
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A young man visits his fiancée's estate to discover that her wheelchair-bound scientist father has discovered... (80 mins.)
Director: Daniel Haller
 
2.
Re-Animator (1985)
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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
 
3.
Dagon (2001)
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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
 
4.
From Beyond (1986)
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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
 
5.
The Dunwich Horror (1970)
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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
 
6.
Masters of Horror (2005 TV Series)
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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.)
 
7.
The Dunwich Horror (2009 TV Movie)
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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
 
8.
The Whisperer in Darkness (2011)
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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
 
9.
Colour from the Dark (2008)
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Pietro and Lucia live on an isolated farm with Alice, Lucia's younger sister. Poor farmers, they live tilling the soil... (92 mins.)
Director: Ivan Zuccon
 
10.
The Curse (1987)
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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
 
11.
In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
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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
 
12.
The Call of Cthulhu (2005)
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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
 
13.
The Mist (2007)
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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
 
14.
Out of Mind: The Stories of H.P. Lovecraft (1998 TV Movie)
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Haunted by disturbing dreams from an inherited book, a young man becomes interested in the writings of H.P. Lovecraft. (56 mins.)
 
15.
Bride of Re-Animator (1989)
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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
 
16.
The Haunted Palace (1963)
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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
 
17.
Night Gallery (1969 TV Series)
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A Gothic love story about a woman and a man who lives in a refrigerated apartment. / Miserly banker Sharsted finds himself trapped after viewing his client's strange optical device. / Edgar Allan Poe can't get the first line down on paper. (50 mins.)
 
18.
Night Gallery (1969 TV Series)
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Lovelorn Mavis Goldsmith ignores her reclusive art teacher Pickman's warning not to follow him home. / A fake fortune-telling racket is disrupted by adultery. / When a woman enters an elevator, a ghoul is asked to remove his hat. (50 mins.)
 
19.
The Music of Erich Zann (1980 Short Film)
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This story revolves around a student of metaphysics, Charles Dexter Ward who befriends Erich Zann an aging violinist who lives on the floor above him... (17 mins.)
Director: John Strysik
 
20.
Pickman's Model (1981 Short Film)
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Inspired by Lovecraft's short story, Pickman's Model is about a morbid painter named Richard Upton Pickman... (32 mins.)
Director: Cathy Welch
 
21.
Pulse Pounders (1988)
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In this 'sequel' anthology, the film offers a TRANCERS sequel written by original creators Danny Bilson and Paul DeMeo... (77 mins.)
Director: Charles Band
 
22.
The Unnamable (1988)
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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.)
 
23.
La mansión de los Cthulhu (1992)
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An aging magician harboring a terrible occult secret and his daughter are taken hostage in their isolated... (95 mins.)
Director: J.P. Simon
 
24.
The Resurrected (1991)
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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
 
25.
The Unnamable II: The Statement of Randolph Carter (1992)
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A creature of demonic nature, too hideous to have a name, once again terrorizes the college kids that summoned it. (104 mins.)
 
26.
Necronomicon: Book of Dead (1993)
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H.P. Lovecraft, the well-known horror writer, is looking in the late thirties after the book 'Necronomicon'... (96 mins.)
 
27.
Lurking Fear (1994)
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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.)
 
28.
Castle Freak (1995 Video)
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A man struggles to save his family from the strange and deadly occurrences in the castle they've inherited. (90 mins.)
Director: Stuart Gordon
 
29.
Cool Air (1999 Short Film)
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Randolph Carter moves into a squalid boarding house in the summer of 1925 where he becomes friends with... (43 mins.)
Director: Bryan Moore
 
30.
Cthulhu (2000)
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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.)
 
31.
Chilean Gothic (2000)
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A journalist sets out to uncover the truth about the death of his colleague who was researching an American artist, Richard Upton Pickman. When he discovers the artist is in Santiago he goes to pay him a visit. (45 mins.)
 
32.
Rough Magik (2000 Short Film)
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Plugging nicely into the RPG world of Delta Green, Rough Magik is about The Night Scholars, a clandestine... (41 mins.)
Director: Jamie Payne
 
33.
Return to Innsmouth (1999 Video)
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A young graduate student must decide his own fate when he discovers he is related to a race of monsters. Based on a story by H.P. Lovecraft. (26 mins.)
Director: Aaron Vanek
 
34.
Corpse-O-Rama (2001 Video)
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Hostess Miss Ligaya introduces a horror anthology consisting of four stories. SF tale 'Take it as it comes'. The murderous 'Dead Head'. 'Six shots at dawn' featuring 'Re-animator' Herbert West and vampire story 'Hell and Back'.
Director: Vince D'Amato
 
35.
Le peuple ancien (2001 Short Film)
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An archaeological excavation uncovers a manuscript written by a Roman commander in Gaul. Most of the local tribes have been pacified but every year terrible hill people ravage the area. The Romans set out to crush them. (14 mins.)
 
36.
Nyarlathotep (2001 Short Film)
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In the early 1920s a traveling show comes to Arkham led by the mysterious Nyarlathotep. Like much of the population of Arkham young Dr Burke goes to see the show - but finds neither the show nor the showman are what they seem. (13 mins.)
 
37.
Unknown Beyond (2001 Video)
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(86 mins.)
Director: Ivan Zuccon
 
38.
The Music of Erica Zann (2002)
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William is a down on his luck druggie in Paris. He takes a room in a seedy boarding house after being mugged for drugs in the street... (60 mins.)
Director: Jeremy Hechler
 
39.
The Evil Clergymen (2002 Short Film)
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Antiquarian Professor Norms hears of an abandoned house in remote Arkham County, filled with mysterious antiquest and the ghost of a former Witchcraft priest. He is warned by local resident not to stay after dark, but will he listen...? (12 mins.)
Director: Bill Kelley
 
40.
Beyond Re-Animator (2003)
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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
 
41.
The Thing on the Doorstep (2003)
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Insane asylums, shallow graves and magick of the blackest kind. Maelstrom Productions' newest project is an updated but faithful adaptation of H.P... (77 mins.)
Director: Eric Morgret
 
42.
The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath (2003)
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"Three times Randolph Carter dreamed of the marvelous city, and three times was he snatched away while... (100 mins.)