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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.

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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:

2 September 1988 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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

Filming Locations:

Malibu, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$350,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Shot in three weeks. See more »

Quotes

Howard: Randolph! They're all dead!
Randolph: [closing the Necronomicon] That's to be expected.
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Available in both R and unrated versions. See more »


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UP THERE
Written and Performed by Mark Ryder and Phil Davies
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Unremarkable, unmemorable
20 December 2003 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

I've often wondered why some authors like to primarily identify themselves with initials. In the case of H. P. Lovecraft, perhaps he foresaw how the future would be filled with substandard filmings of his writings, and it would be a way to distance himself from them! For a real cheapie, I guess it isn't bad; it's cheap, though less so than you'd think, and the monster design is passable. There are also some acceptable flesh-rippings and a decent amount of blood, at least in the unrated cut (the version I saw.) What it's really missing are characters we can bother to care about, and a tighter story with much more happening (including more explanation); don't be surprised if you find yourself picking up a book while you're watching it. I guess it must have found an audience, seeing how there was a sequel made several years later, but don't expect to read a user comment from me about it anytime in the future!


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