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 ...
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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 »
Written in 1931, H.P. Lovecraft's iconic genre-bending tale of suspense and alien terrors is brought to life in the style of the classic horror films of the 1930s like Frankenstein... See full synopsis »
Based on the short story 'The Testimony of Randolph Carter' By H.P. Lovecraft. This faithful adaptation of "The Statement of Randolph Carter" tells the strange story of the demise of occultist Harley Warren.
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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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