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Color Out of Space (2019)

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A secluded farm is struck by a strange meteorite which has apocalyptic consequences for the family living there and possibly the world.

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Richard Stanley

Writers:

Scarlett Amaris, H.P. Lovecraft (based on the short story by) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Nicolas Cage ... Nathan Gardner
Joely Richardson ... Theresa
Madeleine Arthur ... Lavinia
Elliot Knight ... Ward
Tommy Chong ... Ezra
Brendan Meyer ... Benny
Julian Hilliard ... Jack
Josh C. Waller ... Sheriff Pierce
Q'orianka Kilcher ... Mayor Tooma
Melissa Nearman ... Reporter
Amanda Booth Amanda Booth ... Secretary
Keith Harle Keith Harle ... Hunter Jake
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Brett W. Bachman Brett W. Bachman ... Reporter (voice)
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A story of cosmic terror about The Gardners, a family who moves to a remote farmstead in rural New England to escape the hustle of the 21st century. They are busy adapting to their new life when a meteorite crashes into their front yard. The mysterious aerolite seems to melt into the earth, infecting both the land and the properties of space-time with a strange, otherworldly color. To their horror, the Gardner family discover that this alien force is gradually mutating every life form that it touches...including them.

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Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Both Nicolas Cage and Joely Richardson were in Snowden (2016) See more »

Goofs

Hard to tell what is intentional with this movie, but when Nathan comes back from trying to start the car, he says that the battery was dead from the interference. The car was clearly audibly turning over the whole time he tried, so it wasn't the battery, which would result in clicks, not turning over. See more »

Quotes

Lavinia: Do you believe me now?
Nathan Gardner: I don't know what I believe anymore.
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Written by James Kelly
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Tickle me purple
27 May 2020 | by bowmanblueSee all my reviews

I don't know an awful lot about H.P. Lovecraft's written work, but 'Colour Out of Space' is based on one of his stories and I can't say how faithful it is, but it certainly is 'out there.'

Nicolas Cage plays the father of a family living in the middle of the woods whose lives are severely disrupted by a meteorite landing in their back garden. Naturally, things don't go well as this lump of rock contains a lot more than they bargained for... namely a lot of 'purple.'

The film comes in at about one hour and forty minutes and don't expect too much in the way of horror or monsters in the first half. It's all about building the characters (quite slowly!), but don't turn it off in disgust as it sure picks up in the last act. It's a kind of psychedelic horror film with plenty of gross effects and excellent computer generated weirdness. There seem to be a lot of 'practical' creature effects mixed with some great use of computer-generated graphics where the colour purple swirls around our human landscape.

Nicolas Cage is possible the film's major selling point when it comes to 'star power' and he does his best to 'dial back' his natural tendency to 'chew up' the scenery. He plays quite a muted character (by his own acting standards) and only really hints at going 'full Cage' towards the end.

It's quite a slow film, but ultimately if you like your creature-features then you'll probably find it quite rewarding in the end.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 2020 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$216,162, 26 January 2020

Gross USA:

$765,561

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$938,816
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2.35 : 1
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