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Cool Air (1999)

Unrated | | Short, Horror | 15 October 1999 (USA)
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 »

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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, Carter discovers the awful truth about the doctor and the fragile line that separates life and death. Featuring a stellar performance by Jack Donner as Dr. Muñoz, Cool Air remains a haunting reminder of the power of the human will. Written by Anonymous

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Never underestimate the power of the human will

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The H.P. Lovecraft Volume 1: Cool Air  »

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The film takes place in 1925. See more »

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Dr. Munoz refers to Randolph Carter as a "young Hemingway". The story is set in 1925, and Hemingway did not attract public attention until he published his first novel ("The Sun Also Rises") in 1926. See more »

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Doctor Muñoz: And like all the other young Hemingways, have you written your 'great American novel'?
Randolph Carter: Not unless it's called something like "The Awful Tentacled Thing that Should Not Be".
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Among the persons thanked in the end credits: God The Permanent Residents of Rosedale Cemetery See more »

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Quite possibly the best Lovecraft adaptation ever made.
6 September 2001 | by (Portland, Maine) – See all my reviews

This short film captures the mood and conflicted emotions of Lovecraft's original story perfectly. Writer/director Bryan Moore has great potential and an ear for dialogue. He creates a number of sympathetic characters in a very short period and thereby out does Lovecraft's original story. It is a shame this film has received so little public attention, it deserves better. I highly recommend it not simply to those fans of Lovecraft who yearn for a good adaptation to finally be made, but to anyone with an appreciation of mood and character.


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