REview: Castle Freak (1995) | Garishly Awesome

Stuart Gordon’s Castle Freak is not The Outsider – the story by H.P. Lovecraft’s short story that it’s based upon – though it is interesting in it’s own right. It takes the essential essence of Lovecraft’s story – a being separate from humanity due to his alienness (it’s always a “he” with Lovecraft) – a […]

REview: Mark Of The Devil (2020) | Still Not Lovecraftian

Diego Cohen’s Mark Of The Devil (La Marca Del Demonio) is one of those movies that wants to be Lovecraftian but isn’t (despite the numerous times various deities of his Cthulhu Mythos are mentioned) and is in fact a typical possession story. And that’s okay because it’s not a terrible movie though I would have […]

The Endless – Review

Few things bother me more than the way the term ‘Lovecraftian’ is bandied about because more often than not I get the feeling that those that do so have never read anything by H.P. Lovecraft in their lives. And sure, most of the time the short stories and novels revolve around things that go bump […]

Del Toro’s Fantastic Voyage

Guillermo Del Toro ranks among my favorite directors, though what I have seen–which is exclusively the trailer–of The Shape of Water left me underwhelmed. Color palette-wise it feels a lot like Blade II, while story-wise and visually it feels like The Further Adventures of Abe Sapien (though part of me hopes the movie is a backdoor […]