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H.P. Lovecraft's The Silver Key (2011)

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This film is an adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's short story 'The Silver Key'. Randolph Carter is on a journey to unlock the dreams of his youth. After a visit from the ghost of his uncle, ... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Dann Kriss ...
Uncle Chris
Nathan Hoffmeyer ...
Eric Riley ...
Benijah Corey
Brandon Tolin ...
Randy Carter
Crystal Kriss ...
Aunt Martha
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joseph Tolin ...
Police Detective


This film is an adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's short story 'The Silver Key'. Randolph Carter is on a journey to unlock the dreams of his youth. After a visit from the ghost of his uncle, Carter discovers an ancient box hidden in his attic which holds a silver key. Carter travels to his family's country estate, but his journey into the past will go far beyond merely retracing the steps of his childhood as time, memory and dreams become one. Another world is calling to Randolph Carter and only the silver key can open the way. Written by Anonymous

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The Silver Key
22 January 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I watched this on you tube today. So I thought I would comment on this.

Basically this is another short movie which delves into the mind of HP Lovecraft. The story is about finding a key which he lost in his youth. A key to another dimension. Do you think that twilight zone or outer limits were the first to take you to a different dimension? Think again Lovercraft was there years before.

Rather than this being a commercial film it looks like a labour of love. This story is very allegorical. Most of the people I know regularly visit their youth through reading what they did when they were you Randolf just wants to go back to what he experienced we he was young. The you tube video is in black and white and features a soundtrack but no dialogue. I got the gist of the story and really enjoyed it. Now I am going to go back and read it again. This little short is well worth tracking down.

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