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The Color Out of Space (2010)

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Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 30 October 2010 (Germany)
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A boy, looking for his missing father, travels to Germany and uncovers a haunting legacy that a meteorite left behind in the area. Based on H.P. Lovecraft's short novel "The Color Out of Space."

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Huan Vu

Writers:

H.P. Lovecraft (short story), Huan Vu (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Paul Dorsch Paul Dorsch ... Forest Ranger
Jürgen Heimüller Jürgen Heimüller ... Scientist
Ingo Heise Ingo Heise ... Jonathan Davis
Philipp Jacobs Philipp Jacobs ... Marwin Gärtener
Michael Kausch ... Armin Pierske - old
Olaf Krätke Olaf Krätke ... Mr. Danforth
Marco Leibnitz Marco Leibnitz ... Armin Pierske - young
Ralf Lichtenberg Ralf Lichtenberg ... Dr. Davis - 40s
Patrick Pierce Patrick Pierce ... Dr. Davis - 70s
Erik Rastetter Erik Rastetter ... Nahum Gärtener
Friedrich Schilha Friedrich Schilha ... Professor
Leander Schmidt Leander Schmidt ... Villager I
Marah Schneider Marah Schneider ... Mrs. Gärtener
Leon Schröder Leon Schröder ... Samuel Gärtener
Alexander Sebastian Curd Schuster Alexander Sebastian Curd Schuster ... Detective Ward
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Arkham, 1975: Jonathan Davis' father has disappeared. His tracks lead to Germany, to the Swabian-Franconian Forest where he was stationed after the Second World War. Jonathan sets out to find him and bring him home, but deep in the woods he discovers a dark mystery from the past. Based on H.P. Lovecraft's short novel "The Colour Out of Space". Written by Vu, Huan

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30 October 2010 (Germany) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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2.35 : 1
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Excellent adaptation of Lovecraft's story
27 March 2019 | by robertguttmanSee all my reviews

HP Lovecraft stories are notoriously difficult to transcribe onto film. Most film versions of his stories have been disappointing. However, in this case, the filmmakers have managed very well. It is true that the locale of the story has been transposed to Germany and that a few plot points have been altered. Nevertheless, this film is very faithful to the original and, more importantly, maintains the eerie and paranoiac atmosphere for which Lovecraft was famous.

Although widely acknowledged as one of Lovecraft's best stories, "The Color Out of Space" was not really typical of his work. It contained more elements of science-fiction than most of the author's stories did. Some have speculated that he was attempting to describe the effects of radiation. However, that seems unlikely in light of the fact that the story was written in 1927, when such phenomena were not yet understood.

Some may criticize the fact that the film was shot in black-and-white. however, given the fact that the subject described as nothing more than merely a color, a color that no one has ever seen before, and which no one can describe, there really is not any other way in which the film could have been made.

Those expecting a normal sci-fi horror film may be disappointed with the slow pace and relative lack of "action" and spectacular special effects. However, it should be understood that this is entirely faithful to the manner in which Lovecraft wrote the story. Don't look for any vampires, werewolves or other monsters here. This is an eerily atmospheric story in which the horror creeps up gradually and silently, and is never really fully understood. However, it is well worthwhile staying with this movie because the story will grab you.


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