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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.
A Marlon Brando film is playing on the TV at the end which Nathan Gardner says he knows by heart. Marlon Brando starred in The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996) in which Richard Stanley was the original director. See more »
Ward Phillips states that "Most meteorite disintegrate in the atmosphere." This isn't correct. A Meteorite, by definition, is a rock from space that impacts the Earth's surface. A rock that burns up in the atmosphere without reaching the surface is a Meteor. And a rock randomly drifting through space is a Meteoroid. See more »
Color Out of Space starts with Lavinia, the young daughter of the Gardner family, conducting a ritual to help her sick mother and to get her out of her secluded farm, out of coincidence or may be it was summoned a a strange meteorite strikes the farm which has along what it carries an apocalyptic effect over the whole family and maybe the whole world.
A decent modernized yet disturbing adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's "The Colour Out of Space", as well as the horror factor I believe the film touches some humanity aspects as well in a family relationship and connection. The acting was aqueduct by all, I give the filmmakers props for painting the scenes with the colored effects of the meteorite which seemed flowing out. I believe it's a shame not to pay much attention for the the science behind the events e.g., the sound effects of the crash which felt off, the meteorite size compared to the impact crater.
Yet by the ending of this cosmic trippy horror whether the audience loved it or loathed it, it's hard to deny that it's an interesting visual ride which floats the movie over its B Horror roots.
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