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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 ...
Ingo Heise ...
Jonathan Davis
Philipp Jacobs ...
Marwin Gärtener
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 ...
Leander Schmidt ...
Villager I
Marah Schneider ...
Mrs. Gärtener
Leon Schröder ...
Samuel Gärtener
Alexander Sebastian Curd Schuster ...
Detective Ward


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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30 October 2010 (Germany)  »

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The Color Out of Space  »

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A nice slow interpretation of a classic Lovecraft tale
4 September 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This one should be on the list of anyone who loves Lovecraft. While this one doesn't have any of the more well known Mythos in it...it's a measured telling of what is actually a Tale of the Unknown more than it is a Horror Story.

The use of Black & White may look cheap, but it fits with the tone and tenor of the era that it was set in. Color TV did not exist then. The CGI may look simple...but the focus of the story is the people and the 'Colour'. Sometimes when the FX is stunning...you only see the FX and not the story. And Good Horror is more than simply good CGI.

The Telling of the story as a mix of English and German with Subtitles was a different experience, but it didn't subtract from the tale, because the story moves slowly enough that the subtitles are there long enough to be read and become pseudo-invisible. Besides, a hallmark of Lovecraft is that most of the stories are a RE-TELLING of past events thru the witness's eyes and memory Again-- this one is a slower, langourous story. Told through the eyes of the German farmboy who grew up when the meteor came down. And I dare say, the film makers polished and filled in some of the blanks of the original short story. There is no scientific explication by any of the characters here, but you will see that what happened was the intersection of the Earthly with the UN-Earthly...and unfortunately and tragically for the people in the valley...the presence of the Unearthly is just simply inimical to earthbound Life.

This one is good for a Late, after midnight viewing on Saturday night.

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