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H.P. Lovecraft (short story)
John Strysik (screenplay)
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
John Strysik 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
H.P. Lovecraft  short story
John Strysik  screenplay

Produced by
Robert Rothman .... producer
John Strysik .... producer
Original Music by
Juan Fava  (as El Físico Nuclear)
Cinematography by
Michael Goi  (as Michael K. Goi)
Film Editing by
John Strysik 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Bahl .... assistant director
Art Department
Church Benchley .... set constructor
Chuck Binckley .... graphics (as Chuk Binckley)
Michael Binckley .... set constructor
Michael Binckley .... set designer
Keith Elm .... set constructor
Mike Goi .... set constructor
John Lerfald .... set constructor
Laura Lerfald .... set constructor
Salamander McGrid .... set constructor
Mel Newkirk .... set constructor
John Strycula .... set constructor
Jim Talboy .... set constructor
Tony Umek .... set constructor
Sound Department
David Beard .... sound assistant
Mark Gragnani .... sound assistant
Paul Ruddock .... sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Jeff Carter .... gaffer
Larry Ofiara .... head grip
Rana Segal .... assistant camera
Music Department
Robin Bogucki .... musician: violin
Taichi Chen .... musician: violin
Carol Elliot .... musician: cello
Katherine Hughes .... musician: solo violin
Kenichiro Matsuda .... musician: viola
Other crew
John Smiley .... projection designer
Olga D. Strysik .... production caterer
Al Ferry .... special thanks
Virginia Ferry .... special thanks
Carol Zagar .... special thanks


Additional Details

17 min

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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A Beautiful Film, 7 February 2002
Author: Christian Matzke from Portland, Maine

This is an outstanding production of one of Lovecraft's best stories. I never would have thought it was possible to translate the story onto film, but John Strysik and his cast succeed with wonderful results. After years of obscurity the film has recently been shown at a few genre film festivals and appears on the first of the Lurker in the Lobby video compilations, meaning it is finally available for a wider audience to enjoy. I highly recommend seeking it out and seeing for your self how well Lovecraft can be adapted.

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