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The Thing on the Doorstep (2003)

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 »

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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". Stephen King describes Lovecraft as "The 20th century horror story's dark and baroque prince". Shot entirely on Digital Video, the film promises to satisfy fans of Lovecraft and the genre itself. Written by Anonymous

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A taste of things to come!
22 October 2004 | by (Portland, Maine) – See all my reviews

This short film is based on my favorite Lovecraft story, so I was prepared to be angry with every change these guys made to the "utterly perfect" original tale. These guys won me over from the get-go. I accepted their changes because they fit the film, and I liked a number of the original ideas they wove into the storyline. Now I hear they are shooting a feature length film based on the same story! Not to diminish my respect for their short, but I can't wait to see what they are able to do with more time, more character development and more mood! This is a great example of a group of indie filmmakers daring to do what Hollywood fears to: adapt one of Lovecraft's finest stories in a way that is both entertaining and true to his intentions. Great job!


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