Lovecraft Shortsby Mark_a_Wood | created - 25 Jan 2015 | updated - 25 Mar 2016 | Public
Short films either inspired by or based upon the works of the master of horror H.P. Lovecraft.
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1. Giger's Necronomicon (1975)
40 min | Short, Documentary
Inside the Giger studio creating one of his famous pieces, carving a mountain of clay into the famous "Alien". Experience Giger designing the Alien Eggs and the Derelict ship, as well as rare deleted scenes from the movie itself.
2. The Music of Erich Zann (1980)
17 min | Short, Horror, Music
This story revolves around a student of metaphysics, Charles Dexter Ward who befriends Erich Zann an aging violinist who lives on the floor above him. Charles is fascinated and then drawn ... See full summary »
3. Pickman's Model (1981)
Not Rated | 32 min | Short, Horror
Inspired by Lovecraft's short story, Pickman's Model is about a morbid painter named Richard Upton Pickman, who created from his fiendish brush "unbelievable loathsomeness and moral foetor.... See full summary »
5. The Outsider (II) (1994)
8 min | Horror, Short
A man awakes unaware of who he is. Through a series of flashbacks he gradually begins to remember his life, the woman he loves and a violent confrontation.
7. Calls for Cthulhu (1996 Video)
10 min | Short, Comedy, Horror
The ultimate horror which, trapped beneath the ocean, awaits the time when the stars are right, to wreak destruction upon mankind. While he waits, he takes your calls.
8. The Hound (1997)
18 min | Short, Horror, Mystery
In this adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's short story, two grave-robbers enter an old cemetery on an island and break into one of the tombs. They steal a mysterious amulet, thus, activating a centuries old curse.
11. Return to Innsmouth (1999 Video)
26 min | Horror, Thriller, Short
A young graduate student must decide his own fate when he discovers he is related to a race of monsters. Based on a story by H.P. Lovecraft.
12. Cool Air (1999)
Unrated | 43 min | Short, Horror
Randolph Carter moves into a squalid boarding house in the summer of 1925 where he becomes friends with a mysterious doctor who revives him after a near-fatal heart attack. Soon after, ... See full summary »
13. Rough Magik (2000 TV Short)
41 min | Short, Horror, Sci-Fi
Plugging nicely into the RPG world of Delta Green, Rough Magik is about The Night Scholars, a clandestine organization setup to monitor the ancient cult of Cthulhu. After decades of ... See full summary »
14. Chilean Gothic (2000)
45 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
A journalist sets out to uncover the truth about the death of his colleague who was researching an American artist, Richard Upton Pickman. When he discovers the artist is in Santiago he goes to pay him a visit.
15. Le peuple ancien (2001)
14 min | Action, Short, Thriller
An archaeological excavation uncovers a manuscript written by a Roman commander in Gaul. Most of the local tribes have been pacified but every year terrible hill people ravage the area. The Romans set out to crush them.
16. The Testament of Tom Jacoby (2001)
Not Rated | 7 min | Horror, Short
Six men, weekend scavengers, enter an abandoned mine in search of swag. While they're underground, the mouth of the mine caves in and they are trapped. One by one, they fall prey to someone... See full summary »
17. Nyarlathotep (2001)
13 min | Short, Horror, Sci-Fi
In the early 1920s a traveling show comes to Arkham led by the mysterious Nyarlathotep. Like much of the population of Arkham young Dr Burke goes to see the show - but finds neither the show nor the showman are what they seem.
18. The Terrible Old Man (2001)
Miles, Ronnie and Billy are three criminals fleeing the law. When they stop off in the town of Kingsport they notice that an old man pays for his cup of coffee with a gold coin and plan to rob him - but they are in for a surprise.
19. The Evil Clergymen (2002)
Not Rated | 12 min | Horror, Short
Antiquarian Professor Norms hears of an abandoned house in remote Arkham County, filled with mysterious antiquest and the ghost of a former Witchcraft priest. He is warned by local resident not to stay after dark, but will he listen...?
20. The Picture in the House (2003)
20 min | Short, Horror
A thief is wounded in a shoot-out with a guard after robbing the Pickman gallery. He travels to the woods for a rendezvous with his contact, but stumbles upon an old house, an old book and a Vietnam Vet with an odd tale.
An interesting reworking of a classic short story. = 6/10
17 min | Short, Horror, Mystery
In the year 1920 two Miskatonic University graduates are practicing medicine by day and trying to revive the dead by night. Herbert West is prepared to go to great lengths to see his ... See full summary »
22. The Statement of Randolph Carter (2003)
7 min | Short, Horror
Harley Warren, a dabbler in dubious arts and sciences, descends into an underground crypt leaving wide-eyed Randolph Carter prey to nameless fears.
23. Pickman's Model (2003)
40 min | Short, Horror
Little did Elliot know what lay in store when he called upon his distraught friend, Thurber, in this faithful adaptation of the Lovecraft classic. Thurber relates with horror the tale of ... See full summary »
25. The Strange Case of H.P. Lovecraft (2004)
8 min | Short, Comedy
H.P. Lovecraft's attaché case is stolen during transport from a secret weapons facility. Little do the thieves know, the attaché case is alive!
26. Late Bloomer (2004)
13 min | Short, Comedy
Loosely based on the dark tales of HP Lovecraft, "Late Bloomer" is a compelling and humorous journey through a young boy's first sexual education class.
27. 13:de mars 1941 (2004)
5 min | Drama, Horror, Short
The year is 1941. Two Investigators are doing research on an old well. One of the gentlemen climbs down the hole and then they communicate through a military phone. But something is strange, the place, the hole, and then the phone...
31. The Statement of Randolph Carter (2005)
12 min | Short, Horror
Harley Warren and his protégé Randolph Carter have trekked through long-abandoned woods in search of a fabulous and ancient treasure, but only Warren has the fortitude to descend into the ... See full summary »
35. Experiment 17 (2005)
5 min | Short, Horror
Adolf Hitler orders his troops to search the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris for a single tome - the dread Necronomicon. All attempts by Nazi scientists to unlock the secrets of the book fail, until an Arab provides a cipher.
A neat little film combining genuine historical footage, stills taken on period equipment and new silent black and white footage to tell the story of the Third Reich's attempt to harness the Mythos. = 7/10
38. From Beyond (2006)
10 min | Animation, Short
An unsuspecting man falls into an otherworldly trap set by a psychotic genius in this spine-tingling animated film based on the short story by H.P.Lovecraft.
An excellent stop-motion animation of Lovecraft's story utilising the possibilities of animation to good effect. = 8/10
40. Dunwich (2006)
26 min | Short, Drama
The small New England village of Dunwich harbors many secrets, but none so dark as the origin of Wilbur Whateley. Born to an albino mother and raised in seclusion by his occultist ... See full summary »
41. The Miskatonic Acid Test (2006)
In 1969 a group of students at Miskatonic University in witch-haunted Arkham, Massachusetts decided to emulate the West Coast and put on their own sort of "happening", where "music and ... See full summary »
42. The Terrible Old Tran (2006)
Not Rated | 17 min | Short, Horror
A coastal town's terrible old man is revealed to be part fish, part swish, and hungry for straight guys. A kinky retelling of H.P. Lovecraft's The Terrible Old Man.
43. Binding Silence (2006)
13 min | Short, Horror
"William Barner works with his uncle Henry in the family owned bookstore. As Henry attempts to solve their current financial burdens he begins to notice an unnatural obsession taking hold ... See full summary »
44. Lovecraft's Pillow (2006)
10 min | Short, Horror
An aspiring horror writer is ordered by his domineering wife to sell his laptop to pay the bills. When he sees H.P. Lovecraft's pillow in the window of the pawnshop he has a better idea. The story was suggested by Stephen King.
45. Experiment 18: Das Hexenhammer-Projekt (2007)
10 min | Short, History, Horror
As the Third Reich crumbled, a Nazi Occultist performed one last, desperate, ritual. This is his story, these are his words.
A slightly disappointing sequel, a little muddled plot-wise. It does feature a Nazi Zombie though - or should that be a Zombie Nazi?
47. Beyond Lovesauce (2007)
11 min | Short, Comedy, Horror
Brilliant scientist Caulfield Tillingwurst and his beautiful assistant Ulthar the nurse are pushing the boundaries of science as they conduct research into sex and sensuality. A parody of Lovecraft's story 'From Beyond'.
48. H.P. Lovecraft's The Terrible Old Man (2007)
4 min | Animation, Short
A short, animated treatment of the Lovecraft story. Three robbers plan to break into the house of a mysterious old man to steal his gold. They soon find out that the old man is not as defenseless as they thought.
A very good, brief, animated adaptation of Lovecraft's short story. = 7/10
49. The Statement (2007)
17 min | Short, Horror