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.
Josh C. Waller's character is named Pierce. In the original short-story Ammi Pierce is an old crazy man and close friend with the Gardner family who explains to the narrator the events happened after the fall of the meteor. 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 »
West of Arkham the hills rise wild and there are valleys with deep woods that no ax has ever cut. There are dark, narrow glens where the trees slope fantastically where thin brooklets trickle without ever having caught the glimpse of sunlight. When I went into the hills and vales to survey for the new reservoir, they told me the place was evil. They told me this in Arkham, and because that is a very old town, full of witch legends, I thought the evil must be something which ...
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Written by Colby Hink, Colton Harris & Israel Langlais
Performed by Wormwitch
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Careful What You Summon!
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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