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This list of Lovecraftian movies is split into four sections: 1 - those that are direct adaptations of H. P. Lovecraft's fictional works HERE, 2 - those that incorporate elements of his Cthulhu Mythos or other aspects of his fiction and are set within the same fictional world or universe HERE, 3 - those that make reference to Lovecraft or his Yog-Sothothery but aren't set directly within that fictional universe HERE, and finally 4 - a list of documentaries about either the man himself or his wider legacy HERE. NB: As far as this list is concerned the definition of Lovecraftian requires more than just the mere presence of tentacles.

The term Lovecraftian Horror is often used when describing a sub-genre of horror that emphasizes inadequate humanity's puny helplessness in the face of an unknown (or unknowable) malevolence (or blind indifference) at a cosmic level and often doesn't relate directly to Lovecraft's fiction - this wider sub-genre will be explored in our Cosmic Horror section HERE soon. Some of Lovecraft's fiction also falls under the umbrella of the wider Body Horror sub-genre which can be explored HERE soon.

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- 1: Movie & TV adaptations of H. P. Lovecraft Stories -

A chronological list of films that are direct adaptations of stories written by H. P. Lovecraft.

The Haunted Palace - lobby card
[The Haunted Palace - lobby card]

1.001: The Haunted Palace (Roger Cormen, USA. 1963)
Tagline: A warlock's home is his castle...Forever!

Although marketed as Edgar Alan Poe's The Haunted Palace this movie, directed by Roger Cormen, is actually based on Lovecraft's short novel The Case of Charles Dexter Ward with the screenplay adapted by Charles Beaumont. It's not an entirely faithful adaptation of the short novel but it does have Vincent Price in dual roles as Joseph Curwen and Charles Dexter Ward.
      In 1875, Charles Dexter Ward inherits a Gothic castle-like Palace that, about 110 years earlier, had been brought over stone by stone from Europe and re-built overlooking the New England town of Arkham by his great great grandfather, Joseph Curwen. Curwen was effectively burned at the steak by the town's people for being a Necromantic Sorcerer (responsible for the impregnating of local young women by demonic entities) who cursed them all before he died - he vowed to return from death and get revenge on each of those responsible and all their descendants.
      Curwen apparently had a back up plan ready to go should an angry mob end up murdering him, using his Necromantic Sorcery he ensured that his disembodied Spirit would remain "vital" within the Palace till he could find a suitable victim to possess and through whom he would be able to exact his revenge. Ignorant of his ancestor's history Ward decides to move to Arkham and into the Palace with his wife Anne, played by Debra Paget... big mistake.
      Cue 60s Gothic Horror Movie melodrama hardened by a dark Lovecraftian weirdness. It has a good solid cast, that includes Lon Chaney Jr as Simon Orne - a loyal cultist/servant of Curwen's, and a sumptuous look typical of Roger Cormen's "Poe Cycle" for American International Pictures. The film itself is titled after an Edgar Alan Poe poem and in the closing scenes the final verse of that poem is narrated - '...While, like a ghastly rapid river, through the pale door, a hideous throng rush out forever and laugh - But smile no more'
      The Haunted Palace marks the first time actual names of Lovecraftian Monstrosities, such as the Elder Gods Cthulhu and Yog-Sothoth, are uttered on celluloid. It is also the first time Lovecraft's legendary black magic book, the Necronomicon, is not only mentioned but also makes its premier appearance in the history of motion-picture tropes as an integral prop and plot-device.

Runtime: 87 min - Colour - English.
The Lovecraftian's Rating: 7/10 (Good) - not one of Cormen's best but certainly his most Lovecraftian. Vincent Price's performance is, as ever, a delight to watch.
Buy The Haunted Palace on DVD or Blu-ray at Amazon.com
Buy The Haunted Palace on DVD or Blu-ray at Amazon.co.uk

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Die, Monster, Die! - lobby card
[Die, Monster, Die! - lobby card]

1.002: Die, Monster, Die! (Daniel Haller, UK/USA. 1965)
AKA: Monster of Terror (UK) | Colour Out of Space (USA working title) | The House at the End of the World (UK working title)
Tagline: can you face the ULTIMATE in DIABOLISM!... can you face PURE TERROR!

Loosely based on Lovecraft's short story The Colour Out of Space (and possibly conflating some elements of The Dunwich Horror i.e. the Witley family history having similarities to the Whateley's - among some other Lovecraftian tropes) this movie directed by Daniel Haller transposes the action to a small country village named Arkham in contemporary England. Stephen Reinhart (Nick Adams) is an American scientist come to visit his girl-friend Susan Witley (Suzan Farmer) at her family's estate at the invitation of her mother, Letitia (Freda Jackson). On arrival at the village Reinhart is treated with suspicion as soon as it becomes known that he's looking for the Witley Estate, where none of the villagers will go, and is forced to make his own way on foot across the heath to the house.
      While on the heath he passes a huge crater surrounded by a large area of scorched earth and the dessicated remains of burnt vegetation. Moving on he comes to the forbidding grounds of the Witley house - liberally posted with "No Trespassing" signs and guarded by at least one man-trap - persevering on he finally gets to the house itself where he is confronted by Susan's father Nahum Witley (Boris Karloff) and bluntly told to leave - but, of course, he doesn't - especially when Susan appears immediately and greets him with welcoming and open arms.
      Cue lots of mysterious shenanigans involving weird illnesses, unearthly noises, missing and dying servants, a family history of sorcery, a locked and glowing green-house with mutated plant life leading to a glowing potting shed full of strange mutated creatures of indeterminate origin... and, lets not forget, the large luminescent meteorite in the cellar radiating the purest green.
      Lovecraftian trivia; Reinhart finds a book in Witley's library entitled "Cult of the Outer Ones" - a passage from which reads, "Cursed is the ground where the Dark Forces live, new and strangely bodied... he who tampers there will be destroyed..."

Runtime: 80 min - Colour - English.
The Lovecraftian's Rating: 5/10 (Mediocre) - for the most part an interesting blend of Gothic and Science Fiction horrors but unfortunately it really gets into the realms of the ridiculous toward the end.
Buy Die, Monster, Die! on DVD or Blu-ray at Amazon.com
Buy Die, Monster, Die! on DVD or Blu-ray at Amazon.co.uk

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Curse of the Crimson Altar - poster
[Curse of the Crimson Altar - poster]

1.003: Curse of the Crimson Altar (Vernon Sewell, UK. 1968)
AKA: The Crimson Cult (USA) | The Crimson Altar (USA poster title)
Tagline: What obscene prayer or human sacrifice can satisfy the Devil-God?

Very loosely based on Lovecraft's short story The Dreams in the Witch-House - and we do mean loosely, the only connections we could see are the facts that there are dreams and they are indeed experienced in a witch-house. This was the last film featuring Boris Karloff to be released during his lifetime.
      Set in contemporary England an antiques dealer, Mark Eden (Robert Manning), searching for his missing brother is led to a large and Gothic country house occupied by J. D. Morley (Christopher Lee) and Eve (Virginia Wetherell) his niece - descendants of the infamous Black Witch of Greymarsh Lavinia Morley (Barbara Steele) who was burned at the stake by the local villagers three hundred years earlier. The obligatory creepy butler, named Elder, is played very well by the excellently doomy Michael Gough while an elderly Karloff appears as the dour and forbidding wheel-chair bound expert on witchcraft, Professor Marsh.
      The drug induced dream sequences have to be seen to be believed - they're both trippy and kitsch and some of the costumes are in turn awesome (the green/blue skinned Lavinia's regalia), sinister (the animal-masked jurors) and sometimes hilarious (the PVC bondage-esque blacksmith/torturer's outfit for example).

Content Warning: There are some brief scenes of mild nudity... and the sight of the middle-aged Eden leching and pawing at the lovely young Eve in the supposed romantic angle of the story is quite literally stomach churning.
Runtime: 89 min - Colour - English.
The Lovecraftian's Rating: 6/10 (Pretty Good) - benefits from a strong cast, a terrific setting and a some-what psychedelic sixties vibe but is otherwise pretty lacklustre... especially the rather perfunctory ending.
Buy Curse of the Crimson Altar on DVD or Blu-ray at Amazon.com
Buy Curse of the Crimson Altar on DVD or Blu-ray at Amazon.co.uk

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The Dunwich Horror (1970) - poster
[The Dunwich Horror (1970) - poster]

1.004: The Dunwich Horror (Daniel Haller, USA. 1970)
Tagline: A few years ago in Dunwich a half-witted girl bore illegitimate twins. One of them was almost human!

A contemporary and not entirely faithful adaptation of Lovecraft's short story of the same name with some 70s counter-culture and Crowley-esque occult-ness added for good measure.
      The enigmatic young warlock Wilbur Whateley (Dean Stockwell) is twin to a monstrous entity locked in the attic of his family's Dunwich farm house. The pair were born to Lavinia Whateley (Joanne Moore Jordan) who was driven insane by the trauma of the birth and (presumably) by their conceiving - since the father of the "brothers" was Yog Sothoth, an Outer God summoned briefly by Lavinia's own father Old Whateley (Sam Jaffe) twenty five years earlier.
      Wilbur wants to get his hands on a copy of the Necronomicon and a virgin so he can perform a ritual to open the trans-dimensional door that will let the Old Ones, heralded by Yog Sothoth himself, through to this world and bring about their dominion over humanity. At the Miskatonic University in Arkham he finds both the eldritch tome he's looking for and a suitable young virgin, Nancy Wagner (Sandra Dee). He successfully ensnares Nancy but the book proves to be a bigger problem as a suspicious Dr. Henry Armitage (Ed Begley) refuses to "lend" it to him.
      After getting Nancy ensconced, drugged and mesmerised at his Dunwich home Wilbur sets out to steal the Necronomicon. Meanwhile, Dr Armitage sets out to rescue Nancy from the warlock's influence and then slowly realises it will fall to him to prevent any magical skulduggery from coming to fruition.
      Pedagogic nit-picking - everyone in this movie pronounces the town's name as "Dun-witch" when in fact it should be pronounced "Dun-itch".

Content Warning: some nudity, sexual situations and orgiastic scenes.
Runtime: 90 min - Colour - English.
The Lovecraftian's Rating: 7/10 (Good) - an underrated (by most) minor classic of Lovecraftian cinema that is very entertaining, even if the ending is a bit rushed.
Buy The Dunwich Horror (1970) on DVD or Blu-ray at Amazon.com
Buy The Dunwich Horror (1970) on DVD or Blu-ray at Amazon.co.uk

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1.005: Pickman's Model (Jack Laird, USA. 1971)
Segment 1, Episode 11, Season 2 of Rod Serling's Nignt Gallery TV series.
The Lovecraftian's Rating: N/A (Not Applicable) - haven't seen yet but its on the locate-a-copy-list.

1.006: Cool Air (Jeannot Szwarc, USA. 1971)
Segment 1, Episode 12, Season 2 of Rod Serling's Nignt Gallery TV series.
The Lovecraftian's Rating: N/A (Not Applicable) - haven't seen yet but its on the locate-a-copy-list.

1.007: The Music of Erich Zann (John Strysik, USA. 1980)
A faithful adaptation of Lovecraft's short story of the same name.
Runtime: 17 min - Colour - English.
The Lovecraftian's Rating: N/A (Not Applicable) - haven't seen yet but its on the locate-a-copy-list.

1.008: Pickman's Model (Cathy Welch, USA. 1981)
Based on Lovecraft's short story of the same name.
Runtime: 32 min - B&W - English.
The Lovecraftian's Rating: N/A (Not Applicable) - haven't seen yet but its on the locate-a-copy-list.

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Re-Animator - poster
[Re-Animator - poster]

1.009: Re-Animator (Stuart Gordon, USA. 1985)
Tagline: Herbert West Has A Very Good Head On His Shoulders... And Another One In A Dish On His Desk

An adaptation of (the first two parts of) Lovecraft's short story Herbert West - Reanimator but updated to a more contemporary setting and infused throughout with some very campy and decidedly black humour. All the actors involved play it entirely straight and the dry jokes are delivered so dead-pan that it just makes this movie even funnier.
      Herbert West (Jeffrey Combs) is a very intense, dedicated and some-what weird medical student who comes to the Miskatonic University in New England in order to further his studies after an unfortunate incident at the University of Zurich's Institute of Medicine in Switzerland, resulting in a(n un)dead professor, caused him to leave there rather unceremoniously.
      West rents a room and basement space (for his experiments) from fellow student Dan Cain (Bruce Abbot) who eagerly takes him in for the extra income and despite his girl-friend Megan Halsey (Barbara Crampton)'s reservations that West is too "creepy" for a house-mate. Soon after, Dan's pet cat Rufus goes missing so he and Megan search the house top to bottom and finally find its corpse in West's refrigerator... along with some mysterious vials of strangely glowing green liquid. Dan later confronts West about the dead cat and West explains that the cat was already dead when he found it but didn't want Dan or Megan finding it in such a condition so he refrigerated it till he could break the bad news to them gently.
      Dan then asks West to explain the green liquid and West tells him that it is the result of his ongoing experiments to find a cure for death itself. Dan, of course, is sceptical so West proves the efficacy of his "reagent" by injecting it into the dead cat. Rufus is reanimated and immediately goes crazy - attacking them both - so they kill the cat a second time. Both shocked and exited by this event Dan agrees to assist West in his experiments and the pair decide to try to perfect the reagent by experimenting on corpses stored in the University's morgue. The chaos resulting from this experiment causes the medical school's Dean Halsey (Robert Sampson), Megan's father, to stumble into the pair in the morgue but the Dean is killed by a reanimated corpse - which West re-kills with a bone-saw.
      Realising the Dean's corpse is the freshest they're likely to get, West injects it with the reagent and it too is reanimated... but it too behaves violently toward them. When police and security officers arrive and subdue Halsey, West and Dan - to explain the scene of carnage - claim that the Dean simply went crazy and attacked both them and the corpses in the morgue. The reanimated Dean is strapped into a straight-jacket and taken away - put into the care of his brain specialist colleague Dr. Carl Hill (David Gale). After lobotomising Halsey, Dr. Hill soon realises that the Dean is in fact dead and reanimated. Realising that West must be onto something with his research, which the doctor had earlier scoffed at, Hill determines to get West's secrets for himself.
      Little does Hill realise quite how unhinged Herbert West was becoming with each increasingly disastrous and chaotic experiment. Hill tries to blackmail West into handing over his secrets, West plays along just long enough to decapitate Hill with a shovel... and then West wonders how his reagent will work with body parts...

Content Warning: be prepared for very dark humour with very gruesome and bloody scenes... also some nudity and a particularly controversial depiction of a sexual assault (that gives new meaning to the phrase "giving head").
Runtime: 86 min (unrated) / 95 min (R-rated) / 106 min (extended cut) - Colour - English.
The Lovecraftian's Rating: 9/10 (Extremely Good) - this might be schlock, but it is schlock of the highest order - a very funny and gory horror comedy. Jeffrey Combs' performance is particularly brilliant and it cements in place the foundation for his (as well as director Stuart Gordon's and producer Brian Yuzna's) prominent position in Lovecraftian cinema history.
Buy Re-Animator on DVD or Blu-ray at Amazon.com
Buy Re-Animator on DVD or Blu-ray at Amazon.co.uk

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1.010: From Beyond (Stuart Gordon, USA. 1986)
Fresh from his triumphant Re-Animator this higher budget horror comedy adaptation by Stuart Gordon of another Lovecraft story is a bit of a let down.
Content Warning: quite a gruesome body-horror with some nudity and sexual situations.
The Lovecraftian's Rating: 5/10 (Mediocre) - with some very ropey SFX (admittedly mixed in with some quite good ones) and being mostly humourless (for a comedy) it fails to rise above its exploitative elements and is, in essence, just another 80s gore-fest.

1.011: The Curse (David Keith, USA. 1987)
AKA: The Farm | The Well (original script title)
Tagline: From the darkest part of the heavens, terror has arrived. An adaptation of Lovecraft's The Colour Out of Space set in contemporary Tellico Plains, Tennessee. Starring Will Wheaton and featuring his sister Amy as Zack and Alice, the step children to bible-thumping farmer Nathan Crane (Claude Akins). A strange meteorite crash-lands into Crane's farmland. It starts out as a large glowing ball of indeterminate material but soon melts away into the ground and, unbeknownst to the Crane family, infects the farm's water supply.
      
Content Warning: some gross-out moments and some sexual scenes... there's also a particularly gross and offensive display of thick male chest, back, shoulder and upper arm hair during a sex scene.
Runtime: 92 min - Colour - English.
The Lovecraftian's Rating: 3/10 (Bad) - this movie is so inept you'll find yourself wondering if it's been made purposefully so for the laughs... but there aren't any laughs.

1.012: Epikindyni Zoni (Nikos Grammatikos, Greek. 1988)
AKA: Danger Zone (English translation?)

1.013: The Unnamable (Jean-Paul Ouellette, USA. 1988)
AKA: H. P. Lovecraft's The Unnamable | The White Monster
Content Warning: some bloody violence and brief scenes of a sexual nature.
The Lovecraftian's Rating: 6/10 (Pretty Good) -

1.014: Pulse Pounders (Charles Band, Italy. 1988)
a portmanteau of three stories, one of which is an adaptation of The Evil Clergyman featuring Jeffrey Combs and Barbara Crampton.

1.015: Bride of Re-Animator (Brian Yuzna, USA. 1989)
The Lovecraftian's Rating: 8/10 (Very Good) - not quite as good as the first Re-Animator movie but still very entertaining.

1.016: Dark Heritage (David McCormick, USA. 1989)
AKA: Dark Heritage: The Final Descendant (UK)
based on the short story The Lurking Fear

1.017: The Resurrected (Dan O'Bannon, USA. 1991)
based on The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
The Lovecraftian's Rating: 7/10 (Good) - well made but a little lifeless and lacking suspense.

1.018: Insumasu o ouu Kage (Chaiki Konaka, Japan. 1992)
A TV adaptation of Lovecraft's The Shadow Over Innsmouth that is transposed to the coast of Japan.

1.019: Unnamable II: The Statement of Randolph Carter (Jean-Paul Ouellette, USA. 1993)
AKA: The Unnamable Returns (UK)
Continuing directly from Ouellette's The Unamable (see 1.013 above) this movie incorporates a loose adaptation of Lovecraft's short story The Statement of Randolph Carter - the events of which, in Lovecraft's fictional chronology, probably occurs before those in his The Unnamable short story.
Content Warning: some bloody violence and nudity.
The Lovecraftian's Rating: 6/10 (Pretty Good) -

1.020: Necronomicon (Brian Yuzna, Christophe Gans & Shusuke Kaneko, USA. 1993)
AKA: H.P. Lovecraft's: Necronomicon | Necronomicon: Book of the Dead | Necronomicon: To Hell and Back.
portmanteau of three stories each based on a Lovecraft short story: "The Drowned" is based on The Rats in the Walls, "The Cold" is based on Cool Air, and "Whispers" is based on The Whisperer in Darkness.
Content Warning: some mild nudity and scenes of a sexual nature.
The Lovecraftian's Rating: 5/10 (Mediocre) -

1.021: The Outsider (Aaron Vanek, USA. 1994)

1.022: Lurking Fear (C. Courtney Joyner, USA. 1994)

1.023: Castle Freak (Stuart Gordon, USA. 1995)
based on The Outsider

1.024: The Hound (Anthony Penta, USA. 1997)

1.025: From Beyond (Ken Avenoso & Andrew Migliore, USA. 1997)

1.026: Bleeders (Peter Svatek, Canada. 1997)
AKA: Hemoglobin
based on The Lurking Fear

1.027: The House on Dame Street (Ruairi Robinson, Ireland. 1999)
based very loosely on The Case of Charles Dexter Ward

1.028: Return to Innsmouth (Aaron Vanek, USA. 1999)

1.029: Cool Air (Bryan Moore, USA. 1999)

1.030: Cthulhu (Damian Heffernan, Australia. 2000)
mostly based on The Thing on the Doorstep and The Shadow Over Innsmouth.

1.031: Chilean Gothic (Ricardo Harrington, Chile. 2000)
based on Pickman's Model

1.032: Le Peuple Ancien (Christian Matzke, France. 2001)
based on The Very Old Folk

1.033: Nyarlathotep (Christian Matzke, USA. 2001)

1.034: The Terrible Old Man: H.P. Lovecraft (Bob Fugger, Canada. 2001)

1.035: Dagon (Stuart Gordon, Spain. 2001)
based on The Shadow over Innsmouth.
The Lovecraftian's Rating: 8/10 (Very Good) -

1.036: The Music of Erica Zann (Jeremy Hechler, USA. 2002)
based on The Music of Erich Zann.

1.037: The Evil Clergymen (Bill Kelley, USA. 2002)

1.038: The Picture in the House (Gant Haverstick, USA. 2003)

1.039: An Imperfect Solution: A Tale of the Re-Animator (Christian Matzke, USA. 2003)

1.040: The Thing on the Doorstep (Eric Morgret, USA. 2003)

1.041: The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath (Edward Martin III, USA. 2003)

1.042: The Statement of Randolph Carter (Jane Rose, USA. 2003)

1.043: Pickman's Model (Rick Tillman, USA. 2003)

1.044: The Shunned House (Ivan Zuccon, Italy. 2003)

1.045: 13:de mars 1941 (Robert P. Olsson, Sweden. 2004)
AKA: March the 13th, 1941 (USA) | The Hole (UK)
based on Lovecraft's The Statement of Randolph Carter

1.046: Strange Aeons: The Thing on the Doorstep (Eric Morgret, USA. 2005)

1.047: The Statement of Randolph Carter (Edward Martin III, USA. 2005)

1.048: The Call of Cthulhu (Andrew Leman, USA. 2005)
A faithful adaptation by The H. P. Lovecraft Historical Society of one of Lovecraft's best, and most famous, short stories that imitates the type of movie that would have been made at about the time of the tale's writing.
The Lovecraftian's Rating: 6/10 (Pretty Good) - suffers somewhat from the silent-movie format but a sterling effort to bring an accurate depiction of Lovecraft's fiction to the screen.

1.049: Die Musik des Erich Zann (Anna Gawrilow, Germany. 2005)

1.050: H. P. Lovecraft's Dreams in the Witch-House (Stuart Gordon, USA. 2005)
Episode 2 in Season 1 of The Master's of Horror TV series.

1.051: Beyond the Wall of Sleep (Barrett J. Leigh & Thom Maurer, USA. 2006)

1.052: From Beyond (Michael Granberry, USA. 2006)

1.053: The Rats in the Walls (Tim Uren, USA. 2006)

1.054: Cool Air (Albert Pyun, USA. 2006/2013)

1.055: The Other Gods (Peter Rhodes, USA. 2006)

1.056: The Terrible Old Tran (Armando Muñoz, USA. 2006)
kinky parody of The Terrible Old Man

1.057: Dunwich (Christian Matzke & Sarah Tarling, USA. 2006)

1.058: Chill (Serge Rodnunsky, USA. 2007)
based on Cool Air

1.059: Cthulhu (Dan Gildark, USA. 2007)
loosely based on The Shadow Over Innsmouth.

1.060: Nyarlathotep (???, USA. 2007)

1.061: H.P. Lovecraft's Dunwich Horror and Other Stories (Ryo Shinagawa, Japan. 2007)
portmanteau of three animated Lovecraft tales: The Picture in the House, The Dunwich Horror and The Festival.

1.062: H.P. Lovecraft's The Terrible Old Man (Sean Kearney & Doug Simon, USA. 2007)

1.063: The Statement (Kurt Dudley, UK. 2007)
adaptation of The Statement of Randolph Carter

1.064: The Whisperer in Darkness (Matt Hundley, USA. 2007)

1.065: Pickman's Model (Gary Fierro, USA. 2008)

1.066: The Book (James Raynor, UK. 2008)
based on the short stories "The Book" and "The Descendant"

1.067: Colour from the Dark (Ivan Zuccon, Italy. 2008)
adaptation of The Colour Out of Space

1.068: The Statement of Randolph Carter (John Morehead, USA. 2008)

1.069: A Lovecraft Dream (Michele Botticelli & Leonardo Manna, Italy? 2008)
In this animated short H.P.Lovecraft has nightmares featuring excerpts of The Crawling Chaos, Nyrlathotep, The Call of Cthluhu, The Shadow Out of Time, The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath and Azathoth.

1.070: The Statement of Randolph Carter (Michael Sparks, USA. 2009)

1.071: The Statement of Randolph Carter (Kyle Aldrich, USA. 2009)

1.072: Lovecraft Paragraphs (Reber Clark, USA. 2009)
A unique presentation of selected paragraphs from Lovecraft's work.

1.073: The Picture in the House (Christopher James Jordan & Gary Lobstein, USA. 2009)

1.074: Beyond the Wall of Sleep (Nathan Fisher, USA. 2009)

1.075: Dagon (Nathalie Magri, USA. 2009)

1.076: The Music of Erich Zann (???, USA. 2009)

1.077: The Music of Erich Zann (Jared Skolnick, USA. 2009)

1.078: The Dunwich Horror (Leigh Scott, USA. 2009)
SyFy Channel TV movie

1.079: Ex Oblivione (Jack Feldstein, Australia. 2009)
animated adaptation of Lovecraft's poem of the same name

1.080: The Silver Key (Gary Fierro & Conor Timmis, USA. 2010)

1.081: Vigor Mortis (Kristof Mateusen, Belgium. 2010)

1.082: Pickman's Muse (Robert Cappelletto, USA. 2010)
based on Haunter of the Dark

1.083: The Picture in the House (Miles Finlayson, Canada. 2010)

1.084: The Color Out of Space (Huan Vu, Germany. 2010)
AKA: Die Farbe (German original)

1.085: Nekromania (Aksel Dalili, Sweden. 2010)

1.086: Innsbay (Sylvain Brunerie, France. 2010)
loosely based on The Shadow Over Innsmouth

1.087: Mr. Noyes (Gary Fierro, USA. 2010)
a short adaptation of just one scene from The Whisperer in Darkness

1.088: The Music of Erich Zann (Kyle McCloskey, USA. 2010)

1.089: The Music of Erich Zann (Michael Chase, Canada. 2010)

1.090: The Call of C'Thulhu (Michael Chase, Canada. 2010)

1.091: The Dunwich Horror (Michael Chase, Canada. 2010)

1.092: Dagon (Michael Chase, Canada. 2010)

1.093: The Rats in the Walls (Alastair Macleod, Canada. 2010)

1.094: The Whisperer in Darkness (Andrew Leman, USA. 2011)
The Lovecraftian's Rating: 8/10 (Very Good) - well made with good performances and some clever visual effects.

1.095: The Curse of Yig (Paul von Stoetzel, USA. 2011)

1.096: Shadow of the Unnamable (Sascha Renninger, Germany. 2011)
adaptation of The Unnamable

1.097: Shadow Beyond Time (John Tzouvelekis, Greece. 2011)
based on The Shadow Out of Time and The Shadow Over Innsmouth

1.098: H.P. Lovecraft's The Silver Key (Philip Tolin, USA. 2011)

1.099: The Music of Erich Zann (Victoria Zika, USA. 2011)

1.100: The Evil Clergyman (Anita Meinken & John Meinken, USA. 2011)

1.101: Nightgaunts (Richard Svensson, Sweden. 2011)
Short animation based on Lovecraft's poem Night-Gaunts.

1.102: Cthulhu (Lindy Lou, Australia. 2011)
according to the IMDB this short is based on The Shadow Over Innsmouth?

1.103: The Terrible Old Man (Stuart Linver, USA. 2012)

1.104: The Shadow Out of Time (Daniel Lenneér & Richard Svensson, Sweden. 2012)

1.105: The Music of Jo Hyeja (Jihyun Park, South Korea. 2012)
based on The Music of Erich Zann

1.106: Muerte Cerebral (Nicolás Biscardi, Argentina. 2012)
AKA: Brain Dead (English translation) loosely based on Herbert West: Re-Animator

1.107: Pickman's Model (Mark Philip Lichtenstein, UK. 2012)

1.108: The Statement of Randi Carter (Michael Alan Fitzgerald, USA. 2012)

1.109: The Dark Sleep (Brett Piper, USA. 2012)
loosely based on The Dreams in the Witch House

1.110: The Statement of Randolph Carter (Max Hannam, USA. 2012)

1.111: Picture in the House (Sean Quillen, USA. 2012)

1.112: Pickman (Colin Fong, Australia. 2013)
a re-imagining of HP Lovecraft's story Pickman's Model, with an all-puppet cast

1.113: The Picture in the House (R. Clay Ayers, USA. 2013)

1.114: Banshee Chapter (Blair Erickson, USA. 2013)
This horror movie, loosely based on From Beyond, starts off well - it involves an investigative journalist trying to find out what happened to a friend who has mysteriously disappeared after trying a new rare and illicit drug. Real world phenomena like the CIA's experiments with MK-Ultra and the mysterious short-wave radio broadcasts from unidentified so-called Number Stations are successfully interwoven with Lovecraft's story about broadening perception through stimulation of the pineal gland allowing a person to "see"... BEYOND.
      There are some moderately effective (though kind of predictable) scares to be had, unfortunately they rely a little too heavily on sudden and very load noises to shock the audience rather than building fear and delivering truly scary moments.
The Lovecraftian's Rating: 6/10 (Pretty Good) - a good set-up is ultimately let down by too many puzzling and unexplained occurrences - chief of which, what was the thing in the tank supposed to be and why had it been left in the deserted CIA testing facility?

1.115: Transcendent (Mars Homeworld, USA. 2013)
very loosely based on The Shadow Over Innsmouth

1.116: Re-Animator (Matthew Kalan, USA. 2013)

1.117: Dreams in the Witch House (Jerry Williams, USA. 2013)

1.118: El modelo de Pickman (Pablo Ángeles Zuman, Mexico. 2014)
short animation based on Pickman's Model

1.119: Memory (Andrew Robinson, UK. 2014)
short animation based on Lovecraft's poem of the same name

1.120: From Beyond (Andrew Robinson, UK. 2014)
short animation based on Lovecraft's short story of the same name

1.121: From Beyond (Darren Way, USA. 2014)
short adaptation using intricately carved wooden puppets and stop motion animation.

1.122: The Music of Erich Zann (Erick Wofford, USA. 2014)

1.123: The Terrible Old Man (Ryan Smith, USA. 2014)

1.124: Innsmouth (Martin Constable, Singapore. 2014)
A short animation loosely based on The Shadow over Innsmouth.

1.125: The Haunter of the Dark (Dmitriy Khmelyov, Russia. 2015)

1.126: Arkham Sanitarium (Andrew G Morgan, UK. 2015)
portmanteau of three Lovecraft stories currently in post-production

1.127: Strange Aeons (James Latter, USA. 2015)
four part mini-series based on The Shadow over Innsmouth currently in post-production


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- 2: Movies & TV inspired by Lovecraft & the Cthulhu Mythos -

A chronological list of films and television shows that reference or are inspired
by H. P. Lovecraft's work (and the wider Cthulhu Mythos) and are set within a universe where his fiction (or elements of it) occurred in context.

Dark Intruder - poster
[Dark Intruder - poster]

2.001: Dark Intruder (Harvey Hart, USA. 1965)
Tagline: He killed with the power of demons a million years old!

Initially the pilot for a failed television series called The Black Cloak it was (apparently?) deemed too scary and violent for mid-sixties television so was released theatrically as a B-Movie creature-feature for drive-ins. It was written by Barré Lyndon and produced by Jack Laird (who would later write, direct or produce more Lovecraftian shows in the television series Rod Serling's Night Gallery - see 1.05 and 1.06 above and 2.03 below).
      Set in San-Francisco in 1890 it stars Leslie Nielsen as Brett Kingsford, an independently wealthy expert on the occult who gets called in by the police to help them solve a series of brutal and ritualistic murders carried out by a clawed and bestial black-cloaked cultist. Kingsford investigates with the aid of his dwarf assistant Nikola (Charles Boldender) and an old Chinese curio dealer, Chi Zang (Peter Brocco).
      Though its an ancient Sumerian demon cult that seems to be involved in the murder plot - comparison is made to the cult-like worship of the old gods Dagon and Azathoth (both Lovecraft creations), and later - towards the end - the old-one Nyogtha (one of the additions to the Cthulhu Mythos made by Lovecraft's colleague Henry Kuttner) is invoked by the sorcerous villain.

Runtime: 59 min - B&W - English.
The Lovecraftian's Rating: 5/10 (Mediocre) - typically cheesy 60s TV-Show genre mystery piece that's just entertaining enough to be watchable.
Watch for free here:


Dark Intruder [1966][Unsold Pilot] by UnknownArchiveTV

2.002: The Shuttered Room (David Greene, UK. 1967)
AKA: Blood Island
based on a short story of the same name by August Derleth.

2.003: Professor Peabody's Last Lecture (Jerrold Freedman, USA. 1971)
Segment 4, Episode 8, Season 2 of Rod Serling's Nignt Gallery TV series.
A humorous short telecast written and produced by Jack Laird in which the good professor (Carl Reiner), after lecturing his students about the folly of ancient religious cults - including Cthulhu and other "Old Ones", unwisely decides to read a-loud a passage from the Necronomicon. Possibly the first time Cthulhu's name appeared on national (USA) television.

The Evil Dead (Sam Raimi, USA. 1981)
The Lovecraftian's Rating: 8/10 (Very Good) -

Gramma (Bradford May, USA. 1985)
Segment 1, Episode 18, Season 1 of The Twilight Zone (1985 Revival) TV series - based on the short story of the same name by Stephen King that is heavily indebted to H. P. Lovecraft's story The Thing on the Doorstep.

Forever Evil (Roger Evans, USA. 1987)

The Evil Dead II (Sam Raimi, USA. 1987)
The Lovecraftian's Rating: 9/10 (Extremely Good) - massively entertaining and scary

Army of Darkness (Sam Raimi, USA. 1992)
AKA: Evil Dead 3: Army of Darkness | Army of Darkness: The Medieval Dead
The Lovecraftian's Rating: 8/10 (Very Good) -

Cthulhu Wore Tennis Shoes (Lesley Matheson, USA. 1996)

Out of Mind: The Stories of H.P. Lovecraft (Raymond Saint-Jean, Canada. 1998)

Between the Stars (Djie Han Thung, Netherlands. 1998)
Short film inspired by a fragment from an incomplete H. P. Lovecraft story.

Mystery of the Necronomicon: Book of the Dead (Yoshitaka Makino & Hideki Takayama, Japan. 1999)
AKA: Kuro no dansho
hentai animation

Rough Magik (Jamie Payne, UK. 2000)

The Hapless Antiquarian (Anthony Penta, USA. 2001)

Unknown Beyond (Ivan Zuccon, Italy. 2001)
AKA: Maelstrom - Il figlio dell'altrove

Corpse-O-Rama (Vince D'Amato, Canada. 2001)
the third story of four, Six Shots at Dawn, in this portmanteau features Herbert West, Re-Animator.

The Attic Expeditions (Jeremy Kasten, USA. 2001)
AKA: Horror in the Attic
Content Warning: features full frontal nudity and sex scenes, some brutal bloody violence, gore and drug use.
The Lovecraftian's Rating: 7/10 (Good) -

The Yellow Sign (Aaron Vanek, USA. 2001)
based on the short story by Robert W. Chambers

Beyond Re-Animator (Brian Yuzna, Spain. 2003)
The Lovecraftian's Rating: 6/10 (Pretty Good) -

Ryleh (Mikael Genachte-Le Bail & Gaetan Boutet, France. 2003)
3D animated short

Marebito (Takashi Shimizu, Japan. 2004)

Angry and Moist: An Undead Chronicle (James Raynor, UK. 2004)

Necronomicon (Ulas Bozkurt, Turkey. 2004)

Innsmouth Legacy (Edward Martin III, USA. 2004)

H.P. Lovecraft - Ipotesi di un viaggio in Italia (Federico Greco & Roberto Leggio, Italy. 2004)
AKA: H.P. Lovecraft's Road to L. | H.P. Lovecraft - Possibility of a trip to Italy (English translation)
a mockumentary

The Cthulhu Chronicles: The Ropes (Jayson Argento, USA. 2004)

Read Me a Story (Bret Mix & Craig Mullins, USA. 2005)

ReCreation (Edward Martin III, USA. 2005)

Experiment 17 (Christian Matzke, USA. 2005)

The Dead Inside (Brian Clement, Canada. 2005)

Call of Tutu (Aaron Vanek, USA. 2006)

The Horror of H.P. Lovecraft (Various (11), USA. 2006)
AKA: LovecraCked! The Movie (original title)
Tagline: The truth is out there... we're just not entirely sure where.

The Miskatonic Acid Test (Rob Mackenzie, USA. 2006)

Kammaren (Robert P. Olsson, Sweden. 2007)
AKA: A Legend Told (USA)

Come to Us (Edward Martin III, USA. 2007)

Dark Paradox (Brian Clement, Canada. 2007)

Primevil (Mike Turner, USA. 2007)

Re-Animator: 1942 (Gary Fierro & Justin Tacchi, USA. 2008)

Beyond the Dunwich Horror (Richard Griffin, USA. 2008)

Tomb with a View (Craig Mullins, USA. 2008)

Dirt Dauber (Steve Daniels, USA. 2009)

The Necronomicon (Joseph Nanni, Canada. 2009)

The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu (Henry Saine, USA. 2009)
The Lovecraftian's Rating: 5/10 (Mediocre) -

The Seventh Shadow (Brian Clement, Canada. 2009)

Elder Sign (Joseph Nanni, Canada. 2009)

The Last Battleground (Sonny Fernandez, USA. 2010)

Three Shadows (Ansel Faraj, USA. 2010)
a portmanteau of three stories - the final of which is an adaptation of Derleth's The Shuttered Room

The Valdemar Legacy (José Luis Alemán, Spain. 2010)
AKA: La Herencia Valdemar

Fyren (Robert P. Olsson, Sweden. 2010)

The Valdemar Legacy II: The Forbidden Shadow (José Luis Alemán, Spain. 2010)
AKA: La Herencia Valdemar II: La Sombra Prohibida (Spain)

The Island (Nathan Fisher, USA. 2010)

Tähdet Ovat Väärin (Tapio Ranta-Aho, Finland. 2010)
AKA: The Stars Are Not Right (literal translation)

A Fish Called Martha or: Who's Really Afraid of H. P. Lovecraft Anyway? (Debora Roventini, USA. 2010)

Waiting Fear (Jason Janes, USA. 2010)

A Dead Girl's Toys (Jim D. Fuller, USA. 2010)

Hunters of the Dark (Ansel Faraj, USA. 2011)

Call of Nature (Rick Tillman, USA. 2011)
AKA: H. P. Lovecraft's Call of Nature

Ethereal Chrysalis (Syl Disjonk, Canada. 2011)

Black Goat (Joseph Nanni, Canada. 2011)

Demon's Play (Jim D. Fuller, USA. 2011)

A Cosmic Kiss Goodnight (Jim D. Fuller, USA. 2012)

In Between (José Luis Martínez Díaz, Spain. 2012)

Night Gaunts (Daniel Ferguson & Matthew Ferguson, UK. 2012)

Subb Niggurath (Roberto Julio Alamo & Guillermo García Insa, Spain. 2013)

The Deep Ones (Simo Paulakoski, Sweden. 2013)

The Night-Gaunts (Domiziano Cristopharo & Adam Rehmeier, USA/Italy. 2013)

Invectum (Adam-Gabriel Belley-Cote & Francis Fortin, Canada. 2013)

Cthulhu's Witnesses (John Hidalgo, USA. 2013)
Short comedy horror mockumentary following three evangelicals as they spread the word about the slumbering Great Old One.

Footage Found, Arabi (Mike Lyddon, USA. 2013)

Curse of the Necronomicon (Sam Pearson, Australia. 2013)

Miskatonic University (James Bentley, USA. 2014)

Call Girl of Cthulhu (Chris LaMartina, USA. 2014)
Content Warning: dark humour and over the top bloody violence, some nudity and sexual scenes - includes a giant mutated penis so... be ready for that.
The Lovecraftian's Rating: 3/10 (Bad) - hackneyed writing, bad acting and some atrocious special effects... still kinda fun though.

The Deep End (Daniel Johansson, Sweden. 2014)

Arkham Sanitarium: Soul Eater (Julian Grant, USA. 2014)

Callgirl of Cthulhu (Emily Schooley, Canada. 2014)

Escape from Midwich Valley (Pierre-Henri Debies, France. 2014)
Short film concerned with a home-coming to Innsmouth.

Naming the Unnameable (Edward Martin III, USA. 2014)
Short film in which two cultists realise that to bring their plans to fruition they must first name the unnameable.

Skuggan över Innfyr (Simo Paulakoski, Sweden. 2015)
AKA: Kommunen (working title) | Into the Town of Madness (English title)

NightScape (Leonel Ortega-Valdez, USA. 2015)

The Miskatonic Files (Stuart Wahlin, USA. 2015)
Web-series due to be released August 2015.

Sandra Munt's Adventure (Rubén Arnaiz, Spain. 2015)
AKA: Weird Stories | Sandra Munt
currently filming

Colonizer (Dale Windle, USA. 2015)
currently in pre-production

Achtung Cthulhu - The Secret War (Raine McCormack, USA. 2015)
currently in development

Sandra Munt and the Thule Society (Rubén Arnaiz, Spain. 2016)
announced

Call of Cthulhu: At Darkest Tides (Leonel Ortega-Valdez, USA. 2016)
currently in pre-production

Sandra Munt y la Daga de Kenhotep (Rubén Arnaiz, Spain. 2018)
announced


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3: Movies & TV influenced by Lovecraft & the Cthulhu Mythos

A chronological list of film and television shows that depict, reference or are influenced by H. P. Lovecraft or his creations but aren't set within his fictional universe and are out of context.

Dark Shadows, Episodes 886-990 (???, USA. 1969/70)
This long-running day-time TV Gothic horror soap-opera, largely about vampire Barnabas Collins (Jonathan Frid), incorporated a storyline commonly known as "The Leviathans" which was inspired by various elements of the Cthulhu Mythos.

Equinox (Dennis Muren & Jack Woods, USA. 1970)
A (supposedly) Lovecraft influenced schlock-fest about four teens getting more than they bargained for while going for a picnic in the woods. They encounter in turn; a gibbering old man in a cave who gives them an ancient tome full of evil knowledge only ever referred to as The Book, a professor driven mad by his occult dabbling carried out after reading The Book, and a demonic ranger called Asmodeus (Jack Woods) who's determined to get possession of The Book with the aid of a succession of hideous monsters he's either conjured into being or transformed himself into.
The Lovecraftian's Rating: 1/10 (Extremely Bad) - inept story, awful acting and terrible dialogue - but it does have some surprisingly sophisticated stop-motion creature effects considering how bad everything else was.

The Island of the Fishmen (Sergio Martino, Italy. 1979)
AKA: L'isola degli uomini pesce (Italy) | Island of Mutations (UK) | Screamers
Apparently inspired by The Shadow Over Innsmouth among others this ropey exploitation genre flick has an heroic doctor shipwrecked on a volcanic island with escaped convicts, a mad scientist, a despicable English bad-guy, voodoo practising natives, a beautiful damsel in distress and (of course) a bunch of mutated fish-men... add to that a hoard of sunken treasure and the lost city of Atlantis - and you pretty much have a genre fan's very guilty pleasure.
Content Warning: as well as general violence there is some animal abuse depicted... and I don't mean just against the fishmen.
The Lovecraftian's Rating: 6/10 (Pretty Good) - its not a good movie by any stretch but it is an enjoyable one and Richard Johnson's unabashed relish at playing the villain of the piece alone raises it above and beyond its ropey B-movie standards.

City of the Living Dead (Lucio Fulci, Italy. 1980)
The Lovecraftian's Rating: 3/10 (Bad) -

The House by the Cemetery (Lucio Fulci, Italy. 1981)
The Lovecraftian's Rating: 4/10 (Pretty Bad) -

The Collect Call of Cthulhu (Dan Aykroyd & Harold Ramis, USA. 1987)
Episode 32, Season 2 of the animated TV series The Real Ghost Busters. It references the Necronomicon and features an attempt to revive the so-called "Cathulhu," described as one of the "Great Old Ones". Lovecraft is also mentioned by name.

Cast a Deadly Spell (Martin Campbell, USA. 1991)
A TV Movie set in Los Angeles 1948 this film-noir style detective story takes place in an alternate reality where magic is real and it's practise is becoming commonplace. H Philip Lovecraft (Fred Ward) is a private investigator who refuses to use magic in a world increasingly over run with it. He's hired by the rich and powerful Amos Hackshaw (David Warren) to track down the Necronomicon that was stolen from him by a young chauffeur he fired for having carnal desires for his virginal 16 year-old daughter - or so he feared. Content Warning: has some sexual references and a few bloody scenes.
Runtime: 96 min - Colour - English
The Lovecraftian's Rating: 5/10 (Mediocre) - nice idea that's quite fun but has too little meat on its bones to raise it above the pedestrian. Could be made a lot more fun with the use of a drinking game while watching - down a shot (of your choice) with every Lovecraft reference made (warning - there are quite a few so you should be pretty merry by the end).
Buy Cast a Deadly Spell on VHS at Amazon.com
Buy Cast a Deadly Spell on VHS at Amazon.co.uk

Cthulhu Mansion (Juan Piquer Simón, Spain/UK. 1992)
AKA: La mansión de los Cthulhu (SPA)

Dark Waters (Mariano Baino, Russia/Italy/UK. 1993)
AKA: Dead Waters (USA) | Temnye vody/Темные воды (Russia)

Witch Hunt (Paul Schrader, USA. 1994)
Tagline: It's a new kind of evil, as old as time.
TV movie follow-up to Cast a Deadly Spell (see above) with a bigger budget and a bigger star - Dennis Hopper takes over the reins as a magic averse Private Detective, H Philip Lovecraft, in a world where magic has become commonplace. Set in 1950s Hollywood this murder mystery tale is lost among a load of heavy handed substituting of the McCarthy era anti-communism scare with an anti-magic-user scare leading to a more literal kind of witch-hunt... hence the title.
Content Warning: has a nude scene... and a particularly bad attempt at an Irish (we're guessing - it could be Jamaican!?) accent by Julian Sands that just might make your ears bleed.
Runtime: 100 min - Colour - English
The Lovecraftian's Rating: 3/10 (Bad) - even Dennis Hopper and Julian Sands can't save this lame sequel. It has even less meat on the bone than (and is no where near as fun as) the first one. The bigger budget must have been spent on the stars for it certainly wasn't spent on the script or the special effects. Employing the drinking game suggested for Cast a Deadly Spell might make this one a bit more palatable... but not sure even that would save it.
Buy Witch Hunt on VHS at Amazon.com
Buy Witch Hunt on VHS at Amazon.co.uk

In the Mouth of Madness (John Carpenter, USA. 1995)
Content Warning: watching this movie may remove your grasp on reality and blow your mind entirely... oh, and there's quite a lot of bloody and gruesome violence too.
The Lovecraftian's Rating: 9/10 (Extremely Good) - as close to a Lovecraftian's wet dream as you're probably going to get.

Calls for Cthulhu (Brand Gamblin, USA. 1996)

Shadows in the Garden (Wayne Spitzer, USA. 2002)

The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (Maxwell Atoms, USA. 2003-2007)
An animated TY series from the Cartoon Network. The season 1 episode Big Trouble in Billy's Basement featured Yog-Sothoth and the season 5 episode Prank Call of Cthulhu featured, you guessed it Cthulhu.

The Halfway House (Kenneth J. Hall, USA. 2004)

Hellboy (Guillermo del Toro, USA. 2004)
As with Mike Mignola's comic books from which the movie was adapted, this big-budget special-effects extravaganza was (in part) inspired by the writings of Lovecraft and the Cthulhu Mythos. It features a version of the Great Old Ones - many eyed and tentacled demonic cyclopean entities - called the "Ogdru Jahad" which slumber in a trans-dimensional cosmic hell/prison waiting to return and claim dominion of the Earth. There is a reference to the Cthulhu Mythos grimoire De Vermis Mysteriis that describes the Ogdru Jahad in a quote supposedly from the 87th page; "In the coldest regions of space, the monstrous entities Ogdru Jahad - the Seven Gods of Chaos - slumber in their crystal prison, waiting to reclaim Earth... and burn the heavens." In its trivia section for this movie the IMDB reports that the Sammael creatures have characteristics reminiscent of both Nyarlathotep and Cthulhu but does not elaborate.
The Lovecraftian's Rating: 9/10 (Extremely Good) -

The Strange Case of H.P. Lovecraft (Mad Martian, USA. 2004)

Late Bloomer (Craig William Macneill, USA. 2004)

The Mountains of Madness (Danielle de Picciotto & Alexander Hacke, USA. 2006)

Lovecraft's Pillow (Mark Steensland, USA. 2006)

Beyond Lovesauce (Colin Burrowes & Heidi Burrowes, Canada. 2007)

The Tomb (Ulli Lommel, USA. 2007)

Casting Call of Cthulhu (Joseph Nanni, Canada. 2008)

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Guillermo del Toro, USA. 2008)
Not nearly as Lovecraftian as the first Hellboy movie but it does have cameo appearances by some Elder Things in the Bureau for Paranormal Research & Defense Headquarters and in the Troll Market.
The Lovecraftian's Rating: 9/10 (Extremely Good) -

The Sea Beast (Paul Ziller, USA. 2008)
AKA: Troglodyte (original title)
The Sea Beasts in this TV-Movie are based on the Deep Ones created by Lovecraft.

Eye See Food (Mars Homeworld, USA. 2009)

The Lovecraft Chronicles Volume 1 (John Johnson, USA. 2010)

South Park: Season 14 (Trey Parker, USA. 2010)
Episodes 11, 12 and 13 feature Cthulhu as a character and along with the sunken city of R'lyeh many references to the Cthulhu Mythos are made.

Living with Lovecraft (Todd Doldersum, Canada. 2011)

Let it Bleed (John F. Showalter, USA. 2011)
This Episode (#21 in Season 6) of the TV series Supernatural posits that H. P. Lovecraft (Peter Ciuffa) and six others performed a ritual to pierce the veil between worlds, opening a door into "Purgatory" on March 10, 1937, causing a creature to come through which would go on to kill Lovecraft five days later. In season 7, it becomes clear that the "Old Ones" of the Cthulhu Mythos are in fact Leviathans - the first beings created by God - which He locked into Purgatory so that they would not be a threat to his later creations.

An Evil Within (John F. Showalter, USA. 2012)
This Episode (#2 in Season 4) of the TV series Warehouse 13 involves the hunt for the artefact H. P. Lovecraft's Silver Key - Anyone who touches the key will be seen as a horrific, Lovecraftian monster by anyone who looks upon them within the next few moments.

Dirigible Days (James Bragado, USA. 2012)
A TV mini-series depicting a steampunk adventure involving the Cult of Cthulhu and set in an alternate reality nearly 1,000 years after a catastrophe transformed the surface of Earth and raised floating sky lands.

Nyaruko: Crawling with Love (????, Japan. 2012-2013)
Comedy anime television series based on the light novels by Manta Aisora.

True Detective - Season One (Cary Joji Fukunaga, USA. 2014)
The TV series makes various references to The Yellow King, the cult of Hastur, the mysterious city of Carcosa and has (debatable) manifestations of The Yellow Sign - especially early on, when the promise of Lovecraftian shenanigans was high, but this promise soon dissipated as the over long tale disappointingly descended into a rather typical TV-detectives-hunting-a-serial-killer affair.
The Lovecraftian's Rating: 6/10 (Pretty Good) -

The Lovecraft Chronicles Volume 2 (John Johnson, USA. 2016)
currently in pre-production


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- 4: Documentaries about Lovecraft and his Works -

A chronological list of documentaries about H. P. Lovecraft - his life, his work and his influence.

Favourite Haunts: A Journey Thro’ H.P. Lovecraft’s Providence (William K. Desjardins, USA. 1990)

I Am Providence: A Story of H.P. Lovecraft and His City (Agnieszka Taborska and Marcin Giżycki, Poland. 1997)

The Case of Howard Phillips Lovecraft (Patrick Mario Bernard, USA. 1998)

The Eldritch Influence: The Life, Vision and Phenomenon of H.P. Lovecraft (Shawn Owens, USA. 2004)

Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown (Frank H. Woodward, USA. 2009)

Skräckministeriet: Det inre monstret (???, Sweden. 2009)
AKA: Ministry of Horror: The Inner Monster (English translation)

The Shadows Out of Time (???, Poland. 2012)
a TV movie (documentary?) tribute to the works of Howard Phillips Lovecraft


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