A secluded farm is struck by a strange meteorite which has apocalyptic consequences for the family living there and possibly the world.


Richard Stanley


H.P. Lovecraft (based on the short story "The Colour out of Space" by), Richard Stanley | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Cage ... Nathan
Joely Richardson ... Theresa
Madeleine Arthur ... Lavinia Gardner
Elliot Knight ... Ward Phillips
Tommy Chong ... Ezra
Brendan Meyer ... Benny Gardner
Julian Hilliard ... Jack Gardner
Josh C. Waller ... Sheriff Pierce
Q'orianka Kilcher ... Mayor Tooma
Melissa Nearman ... Reporter
Amanda Booth Amanda Booth ... Secretary
Keith Harle Keith Harle ... Hunter Jake
Xibanga Xibanga ... Comet the Horse
Ulisses Ulisses ... Comet the Horse
Laia Laia ... Sam the Dog


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.

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It will consume you


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The third collaboration between Nicolas Cage and XYZ Films after the highly acclaimed horror-comedy Mom and Dad (2017) and the cult hit Mandy (2018). See more »


When Nathan comes back from trying to start the car, he says that the battery was dead from the interference. The car was clearly audibly turning over the whole time he tried, so it wasn't the battery, which would result in clicks, not turning over. Due to the confusion generated by The Color, it is hard to determine if Nathan's explanation is incidental or intentional. See more »


[first lines]
Ward: 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 Alec Dougla'ss Ness
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Pretty obvious...
30 June 2020 | by BodinDBSee all my reviews

It seems fairly obvious to me who has and who has not read this short story, or any Lovecraft for that matter. So many reviews rating this movie a 1 and claiming that there is no point to the movie. A lot of Lovecraft's work is centered around how terrifying the "unknown" is. You are supposed to feel unnerved and confused, you are meant to ask yourself "What the hell is going on?" No this movie may not be a 100% pure adaptation to the original story, but any Lovecraft story will need some tweaks to translate to film, that is just the nature of his stories. They are meant to tap into the limits of your imagination. That is harder to do with visual movies. Anyway, if you enjoy Lovecraft them give this movie a watch!

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Release Date:

5 February 2020 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

Color Out of Space See more »


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$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$216,162, 26 January 2020

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