MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 11,900 this week

Out of Mind: The Stories of H.P. Lovecraft (1998)

TV Movie  -   -  Horror | Fantasy
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 173 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 7 critic

Haunted by disturbing dreams from an inherited book, a young man becomes interested in the writings of H.P. Lovecraft.

Director:

Writers:

(inspiration),
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 28 titles
created 03 Jul 2012
 
a list of 852 titles
created 10 Jul 2013
 
a list of 112 titles
created 14 Aug 2013
 
a list of 27 titles
created 3 months ago
 
a list of 25 images
created 1 week ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Out of Mind: The Stories of H.P. Lovecraft (TV Movie 1998)

Out of Mind: The Stories of H.P. Lovecraft (TV Movie 1998) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Out of Mind: The Stories of H.P. Lovecraft.
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Pietro and Lucia live on an isolated farm with Alice, Lucia's younger sister. Poor farmers, they live tilling the soil. Pietro is a good worker and a strong man who, unlike his three ... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Zuccon
Stars: Debbie Rochon, Michael Segal, Marysia Kay
Cool Air (Video 2006)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Charlie Baxter, a struggling screenwriter, is searching for accommodation in a rundown mansion somewhere in the isolated mountains above Malibu. An expressionless and creatively bankrupt ... See full summary »

Director: Albert Pyun
Stars: Morgan Weisser, Crystal Laws Green, Jenny Dare Paulin
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

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 »

Directors: Christophe Gans, Shûsuke Kaneko, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Tony Azito, Juan Fernández
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A creature of demonic nature, too hideous to have a name, once again terrorizes the college kids that summoned it.

Director: Jean-Paul Ouellette
Stars: Mark Kinsey Stephenson, Charles Klausmeyer, Maria Ford
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Wilbur Whateley pops over to the Arkham Miskatonic University to borrow the legendary Necronomicon and Sandra Dee. But little does anyone know, Whateley isn't quite human...

Director: Daniel Haller
Stars: Sandra Dee, Dean Stockwell, Ed Begley
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

Joe Slaader is a mysterious mountain man being held in the Ulster County Asylum after the brutal murder of his family. Edward Eischel, a young intern, sees something more than just an ... See full summary »

Directors: Barrett J. Leigh, Thom Maurer
Stars: George Peroulas, Fountain Yount, Gregory Fawcett
Unknown Beyond (Video 2001)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  
Director: Ivan Zuccon
Stars: Michael Segal, Emanuele Cerman, Roberta Marrelli
The Unnamable (1988)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

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 »

Director: Jean-Paul Ouellette
Stars: Charles Klausmeyer, Mark Kinsey Stephenson, Alexandra Durrell
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A series of horrific murders is traced to a creature that inhabits a very strange house.

Director: David Greene
Stars: Oliver Reed, Gig Young, Carol Lynley
Short | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Roberto Julio Alamo
Stars: Roberto Julio Alamo, Guillermo García Insa, Emanuel Gesang
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
Director: José Luis Alemán
Stars: Daniele Liotti, Óscar Jaenada, Laia Marull
Short | Horror | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

This story revolves around a student of metaphysics, Charles Dexter Ward who befriends Erich Zann an aging violinist who lives on the floor above him. Charles is fascinated and then drawn ... See full summary »

Director: John Strysik
Stars: Robert Rothman, Robert Alexander, Darryl Warren
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Farbridge ...
Harley Warren
Art Kitching ...
...
Edit

Storyline

Out of Mind casts an entertaining eye on the work of American writer H.P. Lovecraft (1890-1937), one of the early 20th century's masters of gothic-horror literature. The film offers an encounter with Lovecraft and enters into his world. Engaging in a kind of game around the writer, the film playfully winks at some of the themes characteristic of his work: the occult, cursed books, monstrous creatures. Out of Mind draws its inspiration from Lovecraft's personal correspondence and many of his stories, carrying the viewer through a labyrinth "beyond the wall of sleep." Written by Antenna <cqnfilm@videotron.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

writer | book | h.p. lovecraft | occult | dream | See more »

Genres:

Horror | Fantasy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

One of the best HPL inspired movies ever
13 August 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Having seen most of the films in the genre of "HPL inspired" from Hollywood to the HPL film festivals, I can honestly say that this film was one of the most enjoyable. It brought HPL to life in a believable, respectful and moving way (most of us who know HPL may recall that no motion picture nor audio tape of him is known to exist; only still photos and his writings, so this was something of a treat).

The few "monstrous" special effects were too hokey for this film, however and could have been either done better or left out and thus left to the imagination. Other than that, it was nice to see the mixture of name-dropping and time-interweaving done in the style of HPL's stories. That is, mysterious, suspenseful and ultimately pulling back the curtain to reveal cosmic horror behind it all.

Memorable moments:

  • HPL trying to sound out "Cthulhu" to himself


  • HPL's dignified manner of holding himself and his careful


articulation
  • HPL describing the Nightgaunts which came to him in nightmares since he


was 6 years old.

If you like HPL (not if you're a fan of the ultra-gruesome, not-in-the-style-of-HPL crap films like Re-animator and From Beyond) then you'll truly enjoy this movie.


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD Anigus
DVD OUT NOW aaronjv-1

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?