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The Color Out of Space (2010)

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A boy, looking for his missing father, travels to Germany and uncovers a haunting legacy that a meteorite left behind in the area. Based on H.P. Lovecraft's short novel "The Color Out of Space."

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Credited cast:
Paul Dorsch ...
Forest Ranger
Jürgen Heimüller ...
Scientist
Ingo Heise ...
Jonathan Davis
Philipp Jacobs ...
Marwin Gärtener
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Armin Pierske - old
Olaf Krätke ...
Mr. Danforth
Marco Leibnitz ...
Armin Pierske - young
Ralf Lichtenberg ...
Dr. Davis - 40s
Patrick Pierce ...
Dr. Davis - 70s
Erik Rastetter ...
Nahum Gärtener
Friedrich Schilha ...
Professor
Leander Schmidt ...
Villager I
Marah Schneider ...
Mrs. Gärtener
Leon Schröder ...
Samuel Gärtener
Alexander Sebastian Curd Schuster ...
Detective Ward
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Arkham, 1975: Jonathan Davis' father has disappeared. His tracks lead to Germany, to the Swabian-Franconian Forest where he was stationed after the Second World War. Jonathan sets out to find him and bring him home, but deep in the woods he discovers a dark mystery from the past. Based on H.P. Lovecraft's short novel "The Colour Out of Space". Written by Vu, Huan

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A fine adaptation, among the best based on a HPL work.
25 November 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a well-done adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's "The Colour out of Space". The biggest disappointments come from some poor production choices, but if you set these aside there isn't much to complain about. The story is set in Germany and effectively recreates the layered narration typical to so many HPL stories. The minor liberties taken with the story are thoughtful and even enhance the tale a bit. I'd put this on par with the 2005 silent-film "The Call of Cthulhu" as one of the best HPL adaptations ever made. Definitely check it out if you are a fan of Lovecraft or of understated horror.

If you're looking for a more in-depth review, there are plenty on the web, and I've found most to be on-point and accurate.


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