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The Unnamable (1988)

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 »

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Howard Damon (as Charles King)
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Tanya Heller
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Wendy Barnes
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Bruce Weeks
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John Babcock
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Joel Manton
Delbert Spain ...
Joshua Winthrop
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Mr. Craft
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Paul Pajor ...
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Katrin Alexandre ...
Alyda (the Creature) Winthrop
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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 <chopp@gte.net>

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There are things on God's Earth that we can't explain and we can't describe. From the depths of Hell comes... [The Unnamable]

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September 1988 (Italy)  »

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H.P. Lovecraft's The Unnamable  »

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$350,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The script was written in seven days. See more »

Quotes

Howard: Randolph! They're all dead!
Randolph: [closing the Necronomicon] That's to be expected.
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Referenced in Serial Mom (1994) See more »

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UP THERE
Written and Performed by Mark Ryder and Phil Davies
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Film well rooted in Lovecraft's story
18 July 1999 | by (Millinocket, Maine) – See all my reviews

Many Lovecraft films stray far from the original Lovecraft story. THE UNNAMEABLE is only seven pages long, but the screenwriters crafted their story very well using the source material for the story. As for film gore, that is just "fluff" for modern horror film fans who seldom notice the underlying themes and concepts of the story. This is a good attempt to use original Lovecraft material and update to a modern setting without violating the concept of the original story.


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