1. It was a great list, and now I have to see some movies I didn't know exist, you should include The Empty Man, to your list, it has a great Lovecraftian tone

  2. Love that you all had the insight and taste to include the following film(s) on this list! –

    1.) Spring
    2.) In The Mouth of Madness
    3.) From Beyond
    4.) The Void (one of the best examples of exceedingly well-done cosmic horror X sci-fi w/ spiritual horror elements – the end result is an instant classic in the vein of "the master of outer space
    horror" – Mr. John Carpenter!). For being on a limited budget only 1-2 tiers away from "shoe-string" qualification (for the level of special effects included in the film, which were executed
    quite well to-boot), this film doesn't receive anywhere near the praise it deserves. The acting was pretty damn good, along with the style of production. I wish there was a part II, or at least a
    follow-up OR a prequel to explain how the Dr. got into demonology / the esoteric…I'd love to see a film that provides information on how he gained access to the ancient, black magick
    grimoires that he sourced when grieving the loss of his family member. Loved how simplistic they went with the final cut, but I think they could easily produce another installment that
    would answer (basically) all the unanswered questions stemming from the first film. If you like Clive Barker / Hellraiser / Lord of Illusions / Night Breed, etc., you'll absolutely love The Void.
    5.) SLITHER – (*NOT ON THE LIST*): WHAT A WONDERFUL ADDITION TO THE OUTER SPACE HORROR SUB-GENRE! It has a very palpable (dark) comedic edge as well, and the film as a whole
    just works extremely well. With an all-star cast and a perfect production team / choice of director / director of photography, Slither is a must-see for any die-hard dark comedy X horror fan.

    Terrific job on this list!

  3. Jean Paul LeBlanc on

    Seems like the mist is also the danger of dealing with foces we don't entirely understand. I.e. science gone to far.

  4. Event Horizon's malevolence was very much described. The gravity drive took the ship to hell and back literally. I guess we've come to point where the militant atheists can't even describe a film.

  5. There are two films I would add to the list:

    John Carpenter's "The Fog" (1980): This film holds to Lovecraft's visions on a number of ways. It is almost timeless, in it's location, settings, and surroundings; it could be seen fifty years ago, or fifty years from now, more or less to each, and the setting could still be "now". It utilizes Lovecraft's vision of the sea as something mysterious, that could hold hidden mysteries, and horrors, within it's depths, unseen or known to the imaginations of the humans above. A desire for revenge that extends beyond the grave, and the means to exact it. And, above all, the horrors are hidden in the shadows of the fog, and no one knows if they might someday return.

    Dean Koontz's "Phantoms", directed by Joe Chappelle (1998): This film is an obvious homage to the Lovecraftian monster known as a shoggoth; an ancient shapeshifting, amorphous monster of gigantic size that was created to imitate any form.

  6. Jump scares are cheap and show lack of imagination. "We don't know how to make this scary, Lets just throw in a random jump scare"

  7. Regular normie on

    the first evil dead film was the best one out the franchise, once they started adding in comedy it lost its scary factor for me,comedy and horror dont mix, dying isnt meant to be funny

  8. One film I would have added to the list was The Haunted Palace (1963), based on Lovecraft's short novel The Case of Charles Dexter Ward. It was given the title of an Edgar Allen Poe poem, since in 1963 Poe was much more well-known than Lovecraft, and the studio had already done some successful Poe adaptations. It's a fairly faithful adaptation and sure scared me when I saw it at the theater way back then.

  9. Trevor Wellington on

    1:29 Annihilation (2018) is basically a stalker remake and not as hp lovecraft but The influence of the Roadside Picnic novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky and the Stalker film, by Andrei Tarkovsky, Just my input.

  10. Attention old horror movie experts! I need help finding an old movie!

    I've been looking for this horror movie for at least 20 years since I saw it on Halloween day before I went trick or treating on one of the last times.

    I can't say much but it's a black and white movie and about an ancient relic found under a city and it starts making weird things happen around the city. In the end they have to fight the "head of Satan" which appeared as a huge white face in the sky with weird eyes and horns. And one guy eventually beats it by moving a crane into it, and that electrocutes it (I think?)

    I've been asking around about this movie for so long, it would really mean a lot to me if someone could find out what movie it was.

  11. BlackBug Defiance on

    I guess that The Ritual from 2017 would be fitting here to for anyone who wants some Lovecraftian atmosphere. Strange cults, ominous sceneries, monsters, psychological horror and some mind-boggling shifts through time and space.

  12. Not sure if it counts, but definetly has to be close, phantoms, loved the dean koontz book and think the movie did a good job too.

  13. Lordhackpsyche Psyche on

    The Rune in her forhead in colour out of space is the odan nordic rune and it means home house family familiarity

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