Saturday, October 1, 2011

October Movie Challenge: Let the Challenge Begin

Once again I am going to participate in the October Movie Challenge from Krell Laboratories
This time you can also follow the goings on at Facebook.

Tonight's bit of cinema is "The Unamable" (1988), based on the H.P. Lovecraft short story.  Already you know this is going to go one of two ways.  Bad or really bad.  I have yet to see a movie faithful to H.P. Lovecraft's work.  "From Beyond" and "Re-Animator" are different since they transcended their source material into something new.

What can I say about this?  The creature looks kinda cool, but the rest is kinda bad.  The "Randolph Carter" character causally reads his copy of the Necronomicon and gleefully trying out spells while his friends die.  We get most of the 80s cliche's in movies including the "first to die" teens as the ones making out.

It was sorta fun, sorta stupid.

This is 1 down.  I thought it was a new one, but I realized I a little bit into it I had already seen it.


PI Samurai said...

You want something more faithful?
Try The Call of Cthulhu by The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society
they also have The Whisperer in Darkness in the works.

Darius Whiteplume said...

+1 to that. The CoC silent is pretty awesome. I have always wanted to see The Unnamable.

Alex Osias said...

I remember this film. You know, the Unnameable had some pretty sweet grey leggings as part of her monster costume...

Timothy S. Brannan said...

I have heard about CoC and heard it was good.

Darius: The Unnamable is not so good.