The town of Leffert's Corners has been plagued by unearthly beings for decades, and now there is only a few people left, including the local priest and a woman traumatised by the death of ... 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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"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 »
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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 »
In this 'sequel' anthology, the film offers a TRANCERS sequel written by original creators Danny Bilson and Paul DeMeo, a new Lovecraft adaptation THE EVIL CLERGYMAN, featuring Jeffrey ... See full summary »
The town of Leffert's Corners has been plagued by unearthly beings for decades, and now there is only a few people left, including the local priest and a woman traumatised by the death of her sister. But when John Martense turns up to claim his illicit family fortune, with bad guys in pursuit, the last stand had become a lot more complicated. Supposedly based on the writings of H P Lovecraft. Written by
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Writer/director C. Courtney Joyner had a lot of problems working with Jon Finch. Finch wouldn't even listen to the basic directorial commands such as "cut" or "action" and wanted to do things for his character of Bennett his way. Joyner has said that he regrets not being more in control as a director, and has gone on to say that he chalks it up as one of his rookie mistakes. See more »
[Knaggs, the town undertaker, explains his technique]
I stuffed the stiff.
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There are all kinds of stories about towns with a dark secret. Stephen King has written several like this and very successfully. Perhaps the best and most terrifying of these is 'Salem's Lot.' Before King, writers like H.P. Lovecraft spun tales of this ilk as well. Another thing they both have in common is that many of their stories have been made into films. They have varied in quality, from the excellent ('Re-animator') to the dreadful ('Cthulhu Mansion'). I'm sorry to say this one is closer to the latter category.
Pros: Cast does all right. Decent score. Nicely done effects. Moves at a good pace. Some atmospheric moments.
Cons: Mostly flat direction. All over the place script. Some bad dialogue. Too talky. Lacks scares and suspense. Some disposable characters.
Final thoughts: The work of Lovecraft is not easily translated to the screen. Some, like Stuart Gordon, have done it very well. This adaptation had some of the right ingredients, but something went wrong in the kitchen. What we have is uneven and none too involving. If you must see it, keep your expectations low.
My rating: 2/5
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