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Out of Mind: The Stories of H.P. Lovecraft (1998)

Haunted by disturbing dreams from an inherited book, a young man becomes interested in the writings of H.P. Lovecraft.

Director:

Raymond St-Jean (as Raymond Saint-Jean)

Writers:

H.P. Lovecraft (inspiration), Raymond St-Jean (as Raymond Saint-Jean)
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Credited cast:
Christopher Heyerdahl ... Howard P. Lovecraft
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Farbridge Peter Farbridge ... Harley Warren
Art Kitching ... Randolph Carter
Michael Sinelnikoff ... Henry Armitage
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Out of Mind casts an entertaining eye on the work of American writer H.P. Lovecraft (1890-1937), one of the early 20th century's masters of gothic-horror literature. The film offers an encounter with Lovecraft and enters into his world. Engaging in a kind of game around the writer, the film playfully winks at some of the themes characteristic of his work: the occult, cursed books, monstrous creatures. Out of Mind draws its inspiration from Lovecraft's personal correspondence and many of his stories, carrying the viewer through a labyrinth "beyond the wall of sleep." Written by Antenna <cqnfilm@videotron.net>

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Horror | Fantasy

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Eeeeerie, scary, gorey, almost as if written by Lovecraft himself
1 May 2000 | by talaithaSee all my reviews

Unfortunately, this documentary isn't all that well known. Truly a pity, because Raymond St-Jean as Director & scriptwriter shines, Serge Ladouceur's photography in the film is fantastic, & Christopher Heyerdahl as H.P. Lovecraft is *very* believable.

The film attempts to show the relationship of American gothic-horror writer,

H.P. Lovecraft, and the stories he wrote. Blending the most characteristic themes & characters [watch out for Cthullu!] from his novels/stories with his life, a whole new story is created in of itself. It almost seems written by Lovecraft himself.

I saw this movie in 1998 in Montreal at a friend's house, & have been trying to get a hold of it since! If you come across it, get it! [then email me & tell me where you found it, for I want it too]


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