Back in the 1800's a lady gives birth to a monster. They decide that the baby is too ugly to name, therefore the monster is known as the "Unnamable". The creature brutally slaughters his ... See full summary »
Nathan Crane is a religious man trying to hold onto his farm and keep his family in line. A real estate developer is trying to buy most of the farm property in the area, including Mr. ... See full summary »
H.P. Lovecraft, the well-known horror writer, is looking in the late thirties after the book 'Necronomicon'. He finds it guarded by monks in an old library. He then copies some stories from... See full summary »
Randolph Carter moves into a squalid boarding house in the summer of 1925 where he becomes friends with a mysterious doctor who revives him after a near-fatal heart attack. Soon after, ... See full summary »
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Jeff Dylan Graham
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Edward Martin III
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Barrett J. Leigh,
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Back in the 1800's a lady gives birth to a monster. They decide that the baby is too ugly to name, therefore the monster is known as the "Unnamable". The creature brutally slaughters his family, and gets trapped in a vault. Go ahead to 1998, and some college students have heard the story about the unnamable and want to check out the vault... Written by
I'm not particularly fond of these adaptations to the screen, because Lovecraft cannot easily be transfered from the written page onto the silver screen. The imagery that Lovecraft evokes cannot be extracted and conveyed by people who have, but a tenuous understanding of his mythology. And this is why most of these flicks have failed woefully with audiences, and have only attained cult status.
I admit to enjoying this obscure, insignificant flick because it involves a favorite character of mine -- Randolph Carter. And to make the viewing experience even far more enjoyable, Mark Kinsey Stephenson transcends all expectations in this film's pivotal role. I am unaware of Stephenson's current standing in the bizarre little world that is Hollywood, or life, but I would like to see Stephenson reprise the role of Carter in some future project because I was enthralled by his performance.
The rest of the film is sadly forgettable, save Charles King's hilarious performance as Randolph's hilarious, yet pragmatic friend, Howard Damon. Stephenson and King played off each other well, and made it worth watching.
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