Charles Dexter Ward's wife enlists the help of a private detective to find out what her husband is up to in a remote cabin owned by his family for centuries. The husband is a chemical ... See full summary »
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 »
Mark Kinsey Stephenson,
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.
"Three times Randolph Carter dreamed of the marvelous city, and three times was he snatched away while still he paused on the high terrace above it." Thus begins H. P. Lovecraft's epic tale... See full summary »
Edward Martin III
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 »
Insane asylums, shallow graves and magick of the blackest kind. Maelstrom Productions' newest project is an updated but faithful adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's "The Thing on the Doorstep". ... See full summary »
Charles Dexter Ward's wife enlists the help of a private detective to find out what her husband is up to in a remote cabin owned by his family for centuries. The husband is a chemical engineer, and the smells from his experiments (and the delivery of what appear to be human remains at all hours) are beginning to arouse the attention of neighbors and local law enforcement officials. When the detective and wife find a diary of the husband's ancestor from 1771, and reports of gruesome murders in the area begin to surface, they begin to suspect that some very unnatural experiments are being conducted in the old house. Based on an H.P. Lovecraft story. Written by
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THE RESURRECTED is one of the few horror films in the last 10 years to tackle the thorny prose of H.P. Lovecraft successfully. Although I have not seen DAGON (it was just classified R 18+ by the Aussie censors), the favourable press seems to put it in the same league as THE RESURRECTED.
It is a shame that this film has only been released theatrically and on laserdisc (which is what I have). It was also shown on Australian TV once, which is how I found out about it. Sadly the version in this circulation limbo appears to be cut in a number of places, but the shine of Dan O'Bannon's achievement remains untarnished.
Try to track down THE RESURRECTED. It is a terrific, serious attempt to bring difficult subject matter to the screen, kicking goals where others have failed, which is usually the result of film-makers being over-ambitious or tripping over their own intrusive, authorial presence. Let the story speak for itself, do not hire Jeffery Combs, splash some gore around, and generally be intelligent about it. Seems so easy to me - why should films like THE RESURRECTED be the exception and not the norm??
Forget plagaristic gunk like JEEPERS CREEPERS; THE RESURRECTED shows what is possible with some imagination and a deft hand.
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