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H.P. Lovecraft: Two Left Arms (2013)

Carter, an art conservator, arrives in Italy to restore a fresco in an old church. He discovers that the strange locals are hiding something and a mystery relating to a nearby lake that legend says was created by a meteor.
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Credited cast:
Yvonne Sciò ... Emma Galliani
Paolo Stella Paolo Stella ... Carter
Carlo De Mejo ... Antonio Mezzanotte
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yuri Antonosante Yuri Antonosante ... Young Antonio Mezzanotte
Irene Baruffetti Irene Baruffetti ... Dead Wife
Ruggero Deodato ... Ernesto
Frank LaLoggia Frank LaLoggia ... The innkeeper
Karen Lynn Karen Lynn ... (voice) (as Karen Lynn Widdoss)
Chris Milewski Chris Milewski ... (voice)
Musa Ndagi Musa Ndagi ... the Servant
Federico Pedroni Federico Pedroni ... Fedele Mezzanotte
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In this American-Italian co-production Carter, an art conservator, travels to the mountainous Abruzzo region of Italy. He has been commissioned to restore a fresco in a church in the small town of Secinaro on the slopes of Mount Sirente. When he arrives in the remote town, Carter finds the local people strange and they seem to be hiding something from him. As his work progresses he begins to uncover a mystery - possibly related to the nearby lake. Legend has it that the lake was created by a meteorite and that the impact that created the lake could be related to the religious vision seen by the Roman Emperor Constantine I - that persuaded him to convert to Christianity on the eve of the historic Battle of the Milvian Bridge. Will Carter uncover the secrets that surround the ancient Mount Sirente? Written by Mark_a_Wood <markawood@hotmail.co.uk>

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Another terrible Lovecraft adaptation
28 August 2018 | by timb-50989See all my reviews

EDIT: Seeing some people were unsatisfied with my review I looked it over to see if I could improve it. But the language was such a problem for me I'm not sure what else I could say. If there were even a couple of other reviews I would take mine down and let them speak. But there aren't so I am thinking my review is better than none. Honestly the movie is so incomprehensible I probably shouldn't have tried, I suspect that is main reason there are no other reviews to date. Also, I tend to grade on a bell curve, i.e. few 1s or 10s. Off the top of my head I honestly can't remember ever giving a movie a 1 before. This was THAT bad. Sorry I couldn't do better folks.

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Half broken English, half Italian, and no subtitles. I had to turn on cc to even understand the English portion. Maybe this movie was made for the large bi-lingual Italian/American horror audience which I don't happen to be a part of. I can say that the English dialogue must have been written by someone with a very poor grasp of the language because even with closed captions I often couldn't make sense of it.

I'm starting to think being an avid reader of Lovecraft is a curse. I keep hoping I will someday find a Lovecraft movie, show, play, something, anything, that does justice to his writing. As best as I could tell (from what I could understand) this doesn't come close.

Do yourself a favor and avoid this at all costs. Use the time to read one of his stories instead.

PS - How the heck' critics gave this a 6 boggles my mind.


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