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H.P. Lovecraft's Dunwich Horror and Other Stories (2007)

Three classic H.P. Lovecraft stories are brought to life by animated clay puppets and miniatures. They are 'The picture in the house', The Dunwich horror' and 'The festival'.

Director:

Ryo Shinagawa

Writers:

H.P. Lovecraft (short stories), Ryo Shinagawa
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Mickey Curtis Mickey Curtis
Tasuku Emoto Tasuku Emoto
Ken'ichi Endô Ken'ichi Endô
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Three classic Lovecraft tales told using animated clay puppets and miniatures. 'The picture in the house' - a man shelters from an approaching storm in a seemingly abandoned house. He finds an old book entitled "Regnum Congo" and an old man who is obsessed with a disturbing illustration within it. 'The Dunwich horror' - in which a university Professor is awoken one night by the barks and snarls of his watchdog and when he goes to the university library makes a grim discovery. 'The festival' - A solitary stranger travels to an ancient seaport upon the Winter Solstice for a once-in-a-century festival. Written by Mark_a_Wood <markawood@hotmail.co.uk>

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

28 August 2007 (Japan) See more »

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Toei Animation See more »
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H.P. Lovecraft's Dunwich Horror and Other Stories: Novelty value only
23 October 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

Going into this you have to be curious what to expect.

  • H.P Lovecraft
  • Japanese
  • Claymation


It's such a bizzare creature, 3 of H.P Lovecrafts tales compacted into a 45 minute animated effort and the survey says *Drumroll* it's pretty damn bad.

The whole thing has a real novelty value, who'd have thought this combination would ever see the light of day. Japanese Lovecraft in an animated state!

The animation style is very basic, claymation/models with minimal movement and the whole thing is incredibly ugly. I have no experience in this field but could legitimately have made this myself.

On the plus side it has a certain charm to it and the whole thing looks and sounds very disturbing which adds to the Lovecraft tone.

The actual content itself though is far from entertaining, it's lifeless, drab and honestly bored the life out of me. I'm a Lovecraft fan but I accepted long ago that decent adaptations were rarer than a logical Trump tweet! This is certainly not a decent adaptation.

The Good:

Successfully disturbing

The Bad:

Ugly beyond belief

Really poorly made on every level

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

It's a rarity that anyone can get Lovecraft adaptations right

You'd think the country most familiar with tentacle stuff would relate to Lovecraft


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