One, just ONE faithful adaption PLEASE. why can't anyone make an accurate H.P. Lovecraft story?

One, just ONE faithful adaption PLEASE. why can't anyone make an accurate H.P. Lovecraft story? It's all right there in the books, you just literally have to translate to the big screen with no stupid fricking changes such as modern settings, nods to the lore beyond what exists in the stories or movies that are similar to his works but are not his works such as In the Mouth of Madness etc. If I worked in Hollywood even I could do a better job than all of them. I'm tired of the shit adaptions we have to endure of his works.

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Messiah of Evil is the best Lovecraft adaptation, and it's not even based on one of his stories.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's what I mean, it's not a Lovecraft story. I really enjoyed the Empty Man too and even though it had Nyarlathotep, it wasn't a Lovecraft story that he himself wrote.

      In the Mouth of Madness is better than anything HP Lovecrap ever wrote.

      While it's a good movie, no.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >No
        Yes

        +1 for being an Empty Man enjoyer tho

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I do like the movie, I just want a Lovecraft story done properly.

          +1 for your +1

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I take it you didn't like Color Out of Space.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I enjoyed it for the body horror the mom and son scene is still one of the most fricked up things I've ever seen in a movie. I just wish it had the settings and was more accurate to the book.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                If anyone is equipped to do a faithful adaptation of a Lovecraft story it's Panos Cosmatos.

                And yeah, that scene is actually the reason I have no desire to see the film again.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    In the Mouth of Madness is better than anything HP Lovecrap ever wrote.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, Lovecraft brought a lot of new stuff to the horror genre, but a lot of his stuff is "meh" at best in 2024.

      I take it you didn't like Color Out of Space.

      I really liked Color out of Space, I think it would've been a lot spookier if it was set closer to Lovecrafts time period instead of modern times, but it was still a really great movie.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        His work is still great today. Every horror writer since has felt derivative of his work.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The fan adaptation of pic related is great, OP.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      While I enjoyed it and its the most accurate, I feel it can be done better but I won't take away from them making this on the budget they had, they done a great job.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's fun but they obviously wanted to make a homage to cheesy 1930s filmmaking style at least as much as they wanted to make a serious adaptation of the story, and it shows. Not surprising given that I'm pretty sure the HPLHS is largely a group of Call of Cthulhu RPG gamers and those people are often just as much into the whole historical period LARP thing as they are into Lovecraft's stories. Not that that's a bad thing, but it doesn't necessarily lend itself to book accuracy.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The Call of Cthulhu movie was made like a 20s movie because it was written in the 20s. The HPLHS The Whisperer in the Darkness movie was made like a 30s movie because it was written in the 30s.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Sure, but there's no actual reason to do that unless you want to make a 20s-style movie or a 30s-style movie. And to be fair, doing it that way also helps cover up for the low budget. If you want to make the best Lovecraft adaptation possible, there's no reason to make it in the style of a 20s or 30s movie.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    there's plenty of shit both direct adaptions and stuff that's influenced by him, and you could read the stories again but you're a pussy whiny b***h

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I've already read his works a few times and watched his movies and the movies that take influence from them.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        what about the myriad of video games?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The games were fine, I loved DCOTE when I was younger but nothing has really caught that feeling again. Playing around in Innsmouth and getting to do the escape itself was great.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            there's more out there

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I know and I've played most of them. I also have the Eldritch Horror board games and expansions, Elder Sign and others such as the Pandemic variant.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Infra Arcana
          It's amazing and hard

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Oh get over it you redditor

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    his stories are boring. same old tropes every time
    >hmmm, what is that weird looking creature raping me with tentacles? must me some unknown species of a dog. oh wait, no, it's an alien from planet uranus, oh my god I'm going insane!

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Le tentacle meme

      Yes, just ignore everything other creature he created. Sure.

      How can you adapt something that can't be described by words? He should've been more descriptive and less words can't express what I saw

      Another shitty meme. There's only a few instances of him not describing wjaybhe sees, one at the end of the Mountains of Madness and the other at the end of Hypnos. There may be one or two others but that's all I can think off for now so if I'm wrong then someone correct me. The rest of his creatures are described in details in all his books.

      If anyone is equipped to do a faithful adaptation of a Lovecraft story it's Panos Cosmatos.

      And yeah, that scene is actually the reason I have no desire to see the film again.

      Could you tell me more abut his works? I've never heard of him but would be interested to learn.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Describing what he sees*

        The Colour out of Space with Nic Cage was nice

        I enjoyed it for what it was but just wish it was more faithful.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Care to explain some non euclidean geometry while at it, big genius?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          non-Euclidean geometry, literally any geometry that is not the same as Euclidean geometry.

          From Wikipedia. Hope this helps.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Euclidean geometry is the entirety of human known geometry you absolute muppet

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Do you live in Minecraft or something?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Could you tell me more abut his works?
        He did Beyond the Black Rainbow and Mandy

        I'm pretty sure the cinematographer for Color Out of Space took more than a few notes on Mandy's cinematography

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I haven't watched Black Rainbow but Mandy was a great movie. I should watch that again actually.

          Too late, people know he was racist now so no one is going to adapt his shit directly

          Not my fault he was too based for this world.

          Euclidean geometry is the entirety of human known geometry you absolute muppet

          Yes so the non version is not the same.

          There's Dan O'Bannon's Resurrected, it's a solid adaptation of the Case of Charles Dexter Ward, Chris Sarandon is great in it

          I'll check this out.

          I didn't like it but I didn't like the story either. Masters of Horror was such a lame series.

          DitWH is one of my favourite stories.

          The movie I would most love to see is the Dunwich Horror. I know there's an old movie of it but I heard its awful and not worth the time.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I never said anything about creatures..did you even read the post or just stopped when you saw the word tentacles?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >I never said anything about creatures..

          >hmmm, what is that weird looking creature raping me with tentacles? must me some unknown species of a dog. oh wait, no, it's an alien from planet uranus, oh my god I'm going insane!

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        NTA but isn't the main theme in Lovecraft's work the terror of unknowable. Sure you can film a horror movie where they're chased by creatures in underground maze or a collosal ancient city, but how tf do you capture the dread of Ancient Ones or whatever?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Mainly through discovering the lore during the movies and explaining how insignificant we are. Also all movies not having a happy ending (which is one of the reasons I don't think it works in Ameroca, look at the Descent and hownits ending had to be changed so audiences left feeling happy compared to the real ending)

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How can you adapt something that can't be described by words? He should've been more descriptive and less words can't express what I saw

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The Colour out of Space with Nic Cage was nice

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stuart_Gordon

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Reanimated, From Beyond and Dagon were good movies but just not faithful adaptions. I've yet to see his version of Dreams in the Witch House though, I haven't been able to find it.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I didn't like it but I didn't like the story either. Masters of Horror was such a lame series.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I refuse to watch any Lovecraftslop that does not star Tom Cruise and a black cat

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Watch pic related

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I've been meaning to watch this for a while now. Is it good? I also enjoyed the Void for what it was.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I think its the most Lovecraftian movie ever made, included the direct Lovecraftian adaptation we have.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Everything I've seen from those directors has been almost-great, including that film. It's rather frustrating.

      They have great ideas, but they don't really know how to make the most out of them.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Too late, people know he was racist now so no one is going to adapt his shit directly

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There's Dan O'Bannon's Resurrected, it's a solid adaptation of the Case of Charles Dexter Ward, Chris Sarandon is great in it

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's pretty funny how people meme that he never describes his monsters when in reality he describes them too much.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Those people have never read the stories and just go off on what people tell them.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      People have this conception of Lovecraft as subtle psychological horror for people who graduated at Reddit University. The reality is that most of his stories are basic mysteries which gradually unfold in the manner of detective fiction until we're hit with the twist-in-the-tale at the end. It's pure pulp with cheap thrills. Nothing wrong with that, but let's not pretend it's more clever than it is.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        To be fair, most people don't read so anything like this to them would be exciting.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I honestly never liked the sci-fi parts of his stories. The horror parts are great, but then he starts channeling his inner space autism and wastes 20 pages describing political systems of ancient squids.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He's got a bit of something for everyone. Whisperer in the Darkness is probably my favourite of his sci-fi themed stories but I prefer stories of the old gods and the folklore style settings.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For me it's Azathoth, the nuclear chaos.

    And you?

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Del Toro failing to get Mountains of Madness made broke my optimism, dude just says all these interesting ideas and they never get made

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Very disappointing

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Del Toro has been hit and miss for me with his movies. His creature design is usually great though.

      I don't know what to think about James Wan adapting the Call of Cthulhu either. He's ok at horror and the underwater scenes in Aquaman show he could make a great underwater city for R'lyeh. On the other hand, a mass produced movie like this could be awful.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >James Wan
        At least kino with high budget is guaranteed

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I just hope it doesn't ruin Lovecrafts work like Dune part 2 did and attract the wrong sort of crowd.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Very disappointing

      What do you think of the test for the creature design that may have been used?

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  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Lovecraft is good for his atmospheric prose. It doesn't translate to film. It's why every adaptation has been so weak. Autists can only think in terms of literal "window pane" adaptations so they wouldn't understand this.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >make adaptation of Shadow Over Innsmouth
    >forced to portray miscegenation between humans and fish monsters as positive and morally correct instead of disgusting, degrading, and degenerate

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Get out of here fish fricker

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Simple OP: They hate him. They'll gladly loot his toybox to make money from his settings, but they loath him and his actual works.

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Empty man is a good one

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The problem is that I don't think any of his works are the proper length and pacing for a film.
    Can anyone think of one that wouldn't need serious padding, cutting, and/or reimagining?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Shadow over Innsmouth

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Already done. You can see her tiddies.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Way too different from the story to be a proper adaptation.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          would you a deep one?

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