What are you favorite Lovecraftian kinos?

What are you favorite Lovecraftian kinos?

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Poor Little White Guy 4

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Empty Man

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Chernobyl

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the thing

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Where should I start with his books?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Wherever you want? They are all the same.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >t.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Read At The Mountains of Madness. It's a novella but it's not terribly long. It's an excellent introduction to his work.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Bait, it's shit
        Read Music of Erich Zann then try out Call of Cthulhu, Rats in the Walls, Dunwich Horror, if you want something longer try out Charles Dexter Ward

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Not same guy, but, mountains of madness is one of his best. The intricate descriptions on an ancient race and it's complex city structure makes it feel like I'm reading about an alien civilization. All the while being narrated by competent explorers— it's an interesting read that keeps you captivated. I do prefer the Case of Charles Dexter Ward, though. It was the story that made me like his work.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            We maybe wouldn't have the Alien franchise if it wasn't for Lovecraft. Dan O'Bannon was a Lovecraft fan. The part of Alien where they explore the alien moon is very Lovecraftian, including the whole notion of "we find an alien being and it turns out that it got fricked up by a different alien being". Reminds me of Old Ones / Shoggoths.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The Colour out of Space is my favorite

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Most collections order by page count so you can get 4 or 5 short stories in for ever longer tale he wrote. They way you get the variety.

      HPL is split into three distinct phases too so you must know which is which for your taste. He was his early classic gothic phase, his dream cycle phase, and then his "lovecraft phase". But really you can start anywhere. Here are a few bits to get started...

      >The Outsider
      Cleverest tale by far. Just superb.
      >Dagon
      Short and sweet and has all the fish vibes
      >Pickman's Model
      Underrated kino
      >Polaris
      Not the best dreamcycle tale but a very short one so you know what to expect from the fantasy element in this type of tale.
      >The Horror at Red Hook
      Actually very spooky. Underrated too.
      >Shadow Out Of Time
      This is a longer piece, very long, but accessible, so after hitting up a dozen shorter pieces, this is great to move into next.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        2001 A Space Odyssey and Alien.
        My favorite Lovecraftian films are not based on any specific Lovecraft stories.

        Not the best for a beginner probably but I'll throw in a word for The Case of Charles Dexter Ward. It's great for its mix of Lovecraft's typical atmospheric paeans to the 18th century and its actually very action-packed plot.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Pickman's Model
        >Underrated kino
        the Crispin Glover adaptation was a flaming pile of shit though

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      dunwich horror is a good place to start

      https://i.imgur.com/uS6YLe1.jpeg

      What are you favorite Lovecraftian kinos?

      cosmic horror kinos off the top of my head
      >the color out of space (this is probably the best so far)
      >the thing
      >from beyond
      >city of the living dead
      >evil dead 1 and 2

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why is it, whenever somebody writes a cosmic horror story, they usually end up using names, places, and characters from Lovecraft's work instead of just taking the actual concept behind it.
    Like you just end up with some cultists worshiping a tentacle clad octopus god, which definitely isn't Cthulhu...

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because being original is hard. Interestingly, this often makes the story incredibly shit, because this familiarity removes the fear of the unknown, this is why the best Lovecraft inspired works are those that are largely original and just take inspiration from lovecraft

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because being original is hard. Interestingly, this often makes the story incredibly shit, because this familiarity removes the fear of the unknown, this is why the best Lovecraft inspired works are those that are largely original and just take inspiration from lovecraft

      The second thing that I loathe about this nu-lovecraftianism is that they focus too much on the cults and tentacle gods, because they associate Lovecraft with horror too much. Let's be honest, most of Lovecrafts novels aren't scary by today's standards, but the mythos is so much more than that. There is plenty of adventure/exploration, detective fiction and sci-fi, both soft and hard. The works in the dream cycle read more like fairy tales than horror stories. You could have your characters visit totally alien worlds, see totally different alien races, solve mysteries, go on expeditions in the heart of a desolate land.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I 100% agree

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What Lovecraftian kinos are even out there? Most of the adaptations of his works are dogshit. All you're left with is
    >Carpenter's trilogy of apocalypse (mouth of madness, da thing, prince of darkness)
    >Annihilation
    Ummmmmmmmmmmmm
    Lighthouse and Possession but not quite

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Dagon
      Inspired by dagon and innsmouth, imagine resident evil 4 but in film, starts out incredibly shit but gets gets much better
      >reanimator
      Inspired by Herbert west-reanimator. More of a horror-comedy with really great tit shots
      >From beyond
      Basically reanimator

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The Thing is easily my favorite horror movie and it's very Lovecraft inspired.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Andy

      I have viewed the Thing like somewhere around 200 times.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >What are you favorite Lovecraftian kinos?
    Dagon
    The Call of Cthulhu
    The Whisperer in Darkness

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Prometheus (2012)

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Up

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What was his cats name?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Anon, please, Cinemaphile is a DEI board.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous
  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >all these posts and still no mention of this 10/10 kino

    • 2 weeks ago
      Andy

      Frick I forgot about that one…
      You’re right.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Messiah of Evil is probably the most accurate Lovecraft adaptation that isn't directly based on a story of his, right down to the sleepy seaside town with an alien secret and the epistolary narration.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What is so terrifying about some tentacles?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the japs don't find them terrifying at all

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I just read Dagon and it sucked

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    when your lovecraftian horrors twist ending ends with a surprise BBC jumpscare

    ah yes

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  19. 2 weeks ago
    Andy

    Lurking Fear
    Dagon
    Phantoms?( is this Lovecraft?)
    Anything by Thomas Ligotti
    god help us all if his stuff gets adapted. Lovecraft walked so Ligotti could run.

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