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 »
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 »
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 »
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Jeff Dylan Graham
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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 »
In 1931 H.P. Lovecraft wrote his classic tale of alien horror, "The Whisperer in Darkness". Lovecraft is now considered one of America's foremost writers of horror fiction, standing alongside the likes of Stephen King and Edgar Allan Poe.
Tore Forsman is an old man, most people would call strange or even mad. He lives in an old house on the country side. All his life he has kept something locked and sealed under his house. ... See full summary »
Robert P. Olsson
Robert P. Olsson,
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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 bet if had watched this when I was younger I would have dug the hell out of it. It has a good monster and some good kills, with fun performances. Whilst watching it I couldn't help but think this every time the pace flagged or I felt a little unstirred, for the film starts out on the right foot and has an endearing final block. The problem is that the film feels very underpowered throughout. The writing never conjures up much sense of mystery or any appropriate Lovecraftian weirdness, and the direction is pedestrian at best. The first half is put on the shoulders of the actors pretty much and their likable performances give the film a great boost until it settles into the grisly goodness. We have Mark Kinsey Stevenson as, young Randolph Carter, the hero of the piece and the only person aware of the horrors of the old Winthrop house, which predictably enough attracts some unwise souls for its inhabitant. Stephenson makes for an endearing protagonist, geeky yet self assured and confident and with an amusing edge of arrogance. His best friend, Howard Damon is sympathetically played by Charles Klausmayer. Interestingly these two character are in the reverse of what is usually seen amongst films with students, in that Carter is more forceful and commanding, despite a big streak of geekiness and his friend is a weaker character, instead of the less geeky friend being the dominant figure. Amongst the other cast Alexandra Durrell is most notable as a lovable and pretty girl in peril. There is a little splash of nudity and director Jean Paul Ouellette occasionally conjures patches of suspense and gloomy atmosphere, but more notable are some good gore effects and bloodshed. All in all this isn't an especially good film, but lovers of late 80's horror trash will probably get a kick or two out of it, I certainly had a fairly cool time. Get past the slowness and there are some treats in store, though the more casual viewer will likely just want to stay away.
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