Which films come closest to capturing Lovecraftian horror?

Which films come closest to capturing Lovecraftian horror?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    American History X

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous
  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    True Detective Season 4

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Out of the ones I've seen... 2001: A Space Odyssey, Alien, maybe also some Tarkvosky like Mirror and Stalker if you expand the question to "Lovecraftian feel" rather than just "Lovecraftian horror"

  4. 1 month ago
    warm hearty dog soup

    Dog-lovers base their whole case on these commonplace, servile, and plebeian qualities, and amusingly judge the intelligence of a pet by its degree of conformity to their own wishes.

    Catlovers escape this delusion, repudiate the idea that cringing subservience and sidling companionship to man are supreme merits, and stand free to worship aristocratic independence, self-respect, and individual personality joined to extreme grace and beauty as typified by the cool, lithe, cynical, and unconquered lord of the housetops.

    The dog barks and begs and tumbles to amuse you when you crack the whip. That pleases a meekness-loving peasant who relishes a stimulus to his sense of importance.

    And just as inferior people prefer the inferior animal which scampers excitedly because somebody else wants something,

    so do superior people respect the superior animal which lives its own life and knows that the puerile stick-throwings of alien bipeds are none of its business and beneath its notice.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The most based essay ever composed in the English language.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I intend to live with my mother and my cat until I'm dead, this is so inspiring.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      No

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >posts Reddit Wop man
        >complains about others being gay

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Cinemaphile has been a Sopranos board for two decades, newbie

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Cats and dogs are for fricking losers. Parrots are the patrician's choice.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Pirates of the Caribbean

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      you're not wrong

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The Thing, Alien, Jacobs Ladder

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Event Horizon, Sphere

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Cabinet of Curiosities isn't a movie but they're all like 1hr each so pretty close.
    >lot 36
    >The murmuring
    >the autopsy
    >the viewing
    are the only episodes really worth watching. everything else is skippable

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      dude all of that stuff was crap.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Try hard Cinemaphile poster who reeks of other try hard Cinemaphile posters approval

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    mad god

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The Resurrected (1991)

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      directed by Dan O'Bannon by the way

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I would recommend the void. I'm surprised someone hasn't mentioned it yet.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      it's good but unfortunately shallow

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    N

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Unironically this
      https://archive.org/details/TinPanAlleyCats1943

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Carcosa
    >City of the winged men
    >Kadath and the Grey Wastes
    >Ib
    >Leng
    George RR Martin crammed a frickload of incredibly lazy cosmic horror references into Game of Thrones

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      nah GRRM weaves lovecraft naming and themes quite cleverly, those areas you listed are just easter eggs on a map, the lovecraft elements focused on in the story are done very subtly.
      Like all the deep ones in westeros, with several people from costal areas having weeb hands and feet and/or a fish look. White Harbour have their cour in a room painted beneath the waves, and the Manderleies are probably part deep ones because thats why they're so big strong and bald like Biter is.
      The cty of Ib and the Toad Isle are reference to the Doom of Sarneth but serperated into disticnt things.
      Aeron is a prophet of the deep ones, his drowing killed him and they resurrected him just like Patchface.
      There's a bunch more Squishers/Selkies references are all over the place if you look

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I could just sit and enjoy looking at this world map for ages, pondering on what sort of strange places are left to write about. Makes me think of flying around the map in Final Fantasy IV, looking for somewhere I haven't been yet and exploring

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      >The fat man could be writing spooky scary short stories about things going on in Ulthos or Sothoryos
      >Instead writes more Wild Cards that nobody is going to read

      Frick GERM

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The Mist maybe?

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Something in the Dirt was pretty good

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    that infograph that shows the demographics of the united states over the past 100 years

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    In the Mouth of Madness comes close

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Coherence

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    hot take: most people get lovecraft wrong because the emphasis shouldn't be on the actual unspeakable horror part but the scholary/detective work leading up to it. when the actual horror happens usually the protagonist will just pass out out or such and that's that. then the epilogue might mention a submarine firing torpedos at some sort of creature maybe, or someone just goes crazy. it's not a japense hentai.

    tldr. the closest thing to a proper lovecraft story was that little segment in the ghostwriter where the dude goes out in a storm and talks to some old local about a murder.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      based understander, part of the horror is learning that there are cults that know exactly what the strange phonomena you're looking into, is and perhaps through rites and worship know far more than you ever will.
      Out of the Aeons does it will, its the research into the mummy that the plot is focused on, not the surprise ending. Which isn't a surprise if you're paying attention.
      Really cool moment when the robbers die because they saw the reflected imprint of the horror into the mummies rotten eyes

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        exactly. there's some mystery, he doesn't spell it out completely. I figure it's like with JAWS kinda. if you show the shark too much and too early it just loses its appeal. there needs to be doubt or room for your imagination. The Thing for comparison is a great movie and there's a place for lovecraft inspired gore, but if it was actual lovecraft the protagonist probably would've just stumbled upon the aftermath of the chaos, or there'd be some kind of weird report someone reads as a sidenote. might be wrong tho, I'm no lovecraft superfan, just saying.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          feels like most lovecraft protagonists are kinda on the periphery of shit going down, or at the tale end of it. it's not supposed to be godzilla. besides showing the unspeakble is a contradiction to the concept itself. but yeah.

          I just think the whole obsession with tentacles and whatnot when thinking about lovecraft is missing the point.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >but if it was actual lovecraft the protagonist probably would've just stumbled upon the aftermath of the chaos
          I mean we kind of get that in the movie when they explore the Norwegian base. But you're right an investigator of the 2 destroyed antarctic bases when winter ends would be a very lovecraftian story. The ending would be stumbling upon the UFO proving that the Thing was real. The story would be reading about what the Thing was and what it did to everyone based on the recordings/ any dairies that weren't destroyed, any bodies that weren't burnt or blown up.
          And the implication that either Charles or MacReady, or both are actual the Thing possing as dead people, causing the MC to lose his sainity since there bodies were bought back to america before the investigation even started.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >causing the MC to lose his sainity
            bonus points for stumbling upon him in some padded room in a mental asylum talking about stuff nobody understands being all paranoid about that thing. if he survived at all that is, but him being frozen stiff and clutching his flame thrower would be pretty cool imho.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              saying you got some weird ass witness reports that don't seem to make a lot of sense, a guy gets interviewed and seems to talk gibberish, they decide to investiage on location and try to make sense of the chaos. then they discover some weird machine thad was build from random parts and maybe they activate it. then boom kablooey or whatever and it's gone.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      what about the ninth gate

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Cats.

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Oh, you mean the horror of RACISM? Because he was racist you know.

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