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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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Taglines:

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]

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Camille Calvet was the hands for the creature in all the close-up shots of the creature's hands. See more »

Quotes

Howard: Randolph! They're all dead!
Randolph: [closing the Necronomicon] That's to be expected.
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Alternate Versions

The 1988 UK video was cut by 21 secs and a further 16 secs was removed from the 1992 release with both videos being cut to edit gore from a heart being torn out and a man's head being repeatedly slammed against a floor. The 2004 Anchor Bay DVD is fully uncut. See more »


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Written and Performed by Mark Ryder and Phil Davies
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Mediocre and boring
3 June 2017 | by Bored_DragonSee all my reviews

If I start writing all that's wrong with this movie, it would be faster for you to watch the movie and make your own conclusions than to read my review. So, I'll just make a few notes about what's good in it:

  • The movie is based on H.P. Lovecraft and, although this is one of the worst adaptations, Lovecraft is still Lovecraft, and it is very hard to destroy it so much to be unwatchable.


  • Dancer Katrin Alexandre and team that takes credits for the look of The Unnamable did an excellent job and made one of the best monsters in the history of cinematography. Unfortunately, it's shown in its full glory just briefly.


  • Few moments of naked Laura Albert.


Everything else is mediocre and boring, so I recommend this only to the most hardcore fans of Lovecraft and '80s B-production horrors. For the rest of average audience this is just another crap.

5/10


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