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The Unnamable (1988)

High school students check out a haunted house where in the 1800's an ugly monster called "the Unnamable" was trapped in a vault.

Writers:

H.P. Lovecraft (short story) (as Howard Phillips Lovecraft), Jean-Paul Ouellette (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charles Klausmeyer Charles Klausmeyer ... Howard Damon (as Charles King)
Mark Kinsey Stephenson Mark Kinsey Stephenson ... Randolph Carter
Alexandra Durrell Alexandra Durrell ... Tanya Heller
Laura Albert ... Wendy Barnes
Eben Ham ... Bruce Weeks
Blane Wheatley Blane Wheatley ... John Babcock
Mark Parra ... Joel Manton
Delbert Spain Delbert Spain ... Joshua Winthrop
Colin Cox Colin Cox ... Mr. Craft
Paul Farmer Paul Farmer ... Mortician
Paul Pajor Paul Pajor ... Gravedigger 1
Marcel Lussier Marcel Lussier ... Gravedigger 2
Lisa Wilson Lisa Wilson ... Student 1
Nancy Kreisel Nancy Kreisel ... Student 2
Katrin Alexandre Katrin Alexandre ... Alyda (the Creature) Winthrop
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Storyline

Back in the 1800's a lady gives birth to a monster. They decide that the baby is too ugly to name, therefore the monster is known as the "Unnamable". The creature brutally slaughters his family, and gets trapped in a vault. Go ahead to 1998, and some college students have heard the story about the unnamable and want to check out the vault... Written by <chopp@gte.net>

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There are things on God's Earth that we can't explain and we can't describe. From the depths of Hell comes... [The Unnamable]

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Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1988 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

H.P. Lovecraft's The Unnamable See more »

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Budget:

$350,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The script was written in seven days. See more »

Quotes

Howard: Randolph! They're all dead!
Randolph: [closing the Necronomicon] That's to be expected.
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UP THERE
Written and Performed by Mark Ryder and Phil Davies
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Miskatonic U. hi-jinks turn dangerous, entertaining.
24 April 2004 | by goodellaaSee all my reviews

This low-budget horror picture inspired by a Lovecraft short story benefits from the sincere effort that went into making it. Also nobody seems to be taking things too seriously until the University student fun and games have gone past the point of no return. Corny and non-sensical elements can be overlooked in the name of entertainment here. The lovely monster (if you've read the story you have an idea of what it is like) is only the tip of the iceburg, for the story has one foot in Bluto Blutarski's universe and one in H. P. Lovecraft's. The effect, taken together, is charming if neither laugh-out-loud funny or terrifying.


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