lovecraft for the rest of us

by dutchchocolatecake | created - 08 Apr 2012 | updated - 08 Jun 2012 | Public

A list for viewers who enjoy respectful and mature adaptions of Lovecraft's work.

Ignore the numbering, it's really in no particular order.

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1. Dagon (2001)

R | 98 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

A boating accident runs a young man and woman ashore in a decrepit Spanish fishing town which they discover is in the grips of an ancient sea god and its monstrous half human offspring.

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Ezra Godden, Francisco Rabal, Raquel Meroño, Macarena Gómez

Votes: 14,230

2. The Music of Erich Zann (II) (2009)

38 min | Short, Drama, Horror

A student is intrigued by the hauntingly beautiful music coming from the room above his. He finds that an eccentric German violinist, Erich Zann, is responsible but that there is a terrible secret behind his music.

Director: Jared Skolnick | Stars: Bob Diamond, Christopher Shelton, Ronald E. Giles, Francesca Genovesi

Votes: 43

3. La casa sfuggita (2003 Video)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror

Based on H P Lovecraft's tale, "The Shunned House," presents the stories of three people who all died within the confines of the dark and isolated chateau. Each story is taken from a ... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Zuccon | Stars: Giuseppe Lorusso, Federica Quaglieri, Emanuele Cerman, Silvia Ferreri

Votes: 421

4. The Silver Key (2010)

10 min | Short, Fantasy

Having regained the key to the gate of dreams, a lonely Randolph Carter leaves behind the prosiness of the waking world forever and crosses into the realm of dreams.

Directors: Gary Fierro, Conor Timmis | Stars: Conor Timmis, Kris Keyes, Ian MacDonald, Linda Luong

Votes: 41

5. The Silver Key (2009)

7 min | Short, Drama

A boy follows his two friends on a late night adventure... but not everything is as it seems.

Director: Brian McGleenon | Stars: Rory Casey, Tommy Knight, Clem Tibber

6. The Resurrected (1991)

R | 108 min | Fantasy, Horror

Charles Dexter Ward's wife enlists the help of a private detective to find out what her husband is up to in a remote cabin owned by his family for centuries.

Director: Dan O'Bannon | Stars: John Terry, Jane Sibbett, Chris Sarandon, Robert Romanus

Votes: 2,901

7. The Picture in the House (2009 Video)

11 min | Short, Horror, Thriller

A live action adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's short story of the same name.

Directors: Christopher James Jordan, Gary Lobstein | Stars: John Dedeke, Mike Jordan

Votes: 48

8. The Whisperer in Darkness (2007)

105 min | Sci-Fi

A hermit living in the 1920's, discovers a race of aliens plot to enslave mankind with a horrible mind control.

Director: Matt Hundley | Stars: Alan Carroll, Matt Hundley, Ken MacGregor, Mike W. Sexton

Votes: 41

9. The Haunted Palace (1963)

Not Rated | 87 min | Horror

Charles Dexter Ward arrives at a small village to visit the house he inherited from his ancestor who died there 100 years ago.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Vincent Price, Debra Paget, Lon Chaney Jr., Frank Maxwell

Votes: 4,833

10. Pickman's Model (2012)

10 min | Short, Horror, Mystery

When a rich patron visits the studio of the depraved artist Pickman, he is horrified to discover the sinister source of her inspiration. Adapted from the H. P. Lovecraft story of the same title.

Director: Mark Philip Lichtenstein | Stars: Pippa Bennett-Warner, Richard David-Caine, Joseph Elliott

Votes: 23

11. The Statement of Randolph Carter (2008)

15 min | Short, Horror

The Statement of Randolph Carter is a short film based upon the H.P. Lovecraft short story of the same name. In it, novice occultist and academic, Randolph Carter, is questioned by the ... See full summary »

Director: John Morehead | Stars: Richard Blair, Roki Edwards, Khalid Robinson

Votes: 11

12. The Other Gods (2006 Video)

5 min | Animation, Short, Horror

A prophet who longed to look upon his deities. A daunting journey to a mountain peak. A confrontation with gods too powerful to name.

Director: Peter Rhodes

Votes: 110

13. Masters of Horror (2005–2007)
Episode: Dreams in the Witch-House (2005)

TV-MA | 55 min | Horror

A graduate student questions his sanity after he rents a room in an old boarding house which was the residence of a 17th Century witch, and he figures out that the evil forces still roam within the walls.

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Ezra Godden, Campbell Lane, Jay Brazeau, Chelah Horsdal

Votes: 4,327

14. Night Gallery (1969–1973)
Episode: Cool Air/Camera Obscura/Quoth the Raven (1971)

TV-PG | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A Gothic love story about a woman and a man who lives in a refrigerated apartment. / Miserly banker Sharsted finds himself trapped after viewing his client's strange optical device. / Edgar Allan Poe can't get the first line down on paper.

Directors: John Badham, Jeff Corey, Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Marty Allen, Ross Martin, Barbara Rush, Rene Auberjonois

Votes: 219

15. Night Gallery (1969–1973)
Episode: Pickman's Model/The Dear Departed/An Act of Chivalry (1971)

TV-PG | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Lovelorn Mavis Goldsmith ignores her reclusive art teacher Pickman's warning not to follow him home. / A fake fortune-telling racket is disrupted by adultery. / When a woman enters an elevator, a ghoul is asked to remove his hat.

Directors: Jeff Corey, Jack Laird | Stars: Bradford Dillman, Louise Sorel, Steve Lawrence, Maureen Arthur

Votes: 170

16. Shadow Beyond Time (2011)

25 min | Short, Horror, Mystery

Based on H.P. Lovecraft's work, Shadow Beyond Time tells the story of Nathaniel Wingate Peaslee, an Arkham-born prodigy. At age 22, he becomes the youngest associate professor in the ... See full summary »

Director: John Tzouvelekis | Stars: Cassandra Chronopoulou, Angelos Gklinavos, Aris Kaplanidis, Manolis Kermitsis

Votes: 23

17. The Call of Cthulhu (2005)

Not Rated | 47 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

While sorting the affairs of his late Uncle, a man accidentally stumbles across a series of dark secrets connected to an ancient horror waiting to be freed.

Director: Andrew Leman | Stars: Matt Foyer, John Bolen, Ralph Lucas, Chad Fifer

Votes: 6,926

18. Necronomicon: Book of Dead (1993)

R | 96 min | Horror

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, Brian Yuzna | Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Tony Azito, Juan Fernández, Brian Yuzna

Votes: 4,694

19. Cthulhu (2007)

R | 100 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

41 Metascore

A Seattle history professor, drawn back to his estranged family on the Oregon coast to execute his late mother's estate, is reaquainted with his best friend from childhood, with whom he has... See full summary »

Director: Dan Gildark | Stars: Jason Cottle, Casey Curran, Ethan Atkinson, Patrick McKnight

Votes: 1,648 | Gross: $0.02M