Feb 01, 2021EmmeliaM rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Absolutely loved it. This is my favorite Lovecraft story, and Tommy Chong's monologue, which was pretty much word-for-word from the story, gave me CHILLS. Plus, A+ Nic Cage freakout.
Small nitpick: Alexandrian is Wiccan. Asking if one…Read moreRead more of this comment
Jan 31, 2021SkyHook rated this title 1 out of 5 stars
One star just for being a cabin-in-the-woods modern horror, if that's what you enjoy. I do not. The twist was simply a lot of psychedelic CG to represent the bad guy/evil/alien/possession/whatever man. College students could concoct a…Read moreRead more of this comment
Jan 02, 2021akirakato rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
This horror-fantasy film appears foreboding and haunting with a weird, if not silly, imagination.
If you view this movie, you should be able to understand that imagination has no limit---the sky is NOT definitely the limit.
Nov 19, 2020section31 rated this title 0.5 out of 5 stars
Poor acting and bad pacing removes any of h.p. lovecrafts story's suspense. Unlikeable characters do not help this movie. This is one of those movies where you keep asking how people can act so stupidly. Not worth your viewing time!
Nov 17, 2020tfassett88 rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
If you like campy horror B movies with body horror then you will enjoy this movie. Nicolas Cage's over acting works perfectly with the premise of this movie: A meteor lands in a family's front yard infecting their drinking water and the…Read moreRead more of this comment
Oct 29, 2020gurujr rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Whether from outer space or another dimension these are aliens with bad intention who have the ability to influence, reshape, and destroy the area they inhabit. Unfortunately, for Nicholas Cage's family that area is his farm. Much of…Read moreRead more of this comment
Oct 28, 2020Nursebob rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Lovecraft's mastery of the English language is mostly lost amid magenta strobe effects, splattered gore, and Cage's string of screaming meltdowns, yet Richard Stanley has still managed to produce something watchable despite the derivative…Read moreRead more of this comment
Oct 09, 2020swirly76 rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
this movie is barely passable. acting ranges from ok to dreadful. nicolas cage as a drunk was very believable, however. i was hoping for something closer to source material, not an updated version inspired by lovecrafts' work
pretentiously awful or awfully pretentious - your pick. Probably lovecraft's simplest, least affected story - doesn't need the CRAP added on to be effective.
By coincidence (eerie sound effects here...) I…Read moreRead more of this comment
Aug 02, 202001336039937468 rated this title 0.5 out of 5 stars
This film can be summarized in two words. "Utterly disgusting." And not a good way as one might expect from a science fiction horror movie. Disgusting in the sense that not a single thing that happens makes a lick of sense. Every…Read moreRead more of this comment
Jul 18, 2020bethurston rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
If your a fan of HP Lovecraft, you should enjoy this film. Good visuals & effects. Show's how many movies have used variations of Lovecraft's themes. This is where many of our current sci-fi movies were birthed. May not be for everyone,…Read moreRead more of this comment
Jun 22, 2020Ace4aDay rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
A modern adaptation of a classic Lovecraft story. I've read most of what Lovecraft wrote and I love how much room he gives the reader to visualize a scene. Here the visuals are presented to you, which somewhat ruins that aspect of the…Read moreRead more of this comment
May 09, 2020lukasevansherman rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
As a big Lovecraft fan (less a fan of his racism), I was excited for this adaptation, which stars Nic Cage and was directed by Richard Stanley, who hasn't directed since the "Island of Dr. Moreau" fiasco (See the documentary "Lost Soul.").…Read moreRead more of this comment
Apr 23, 2020jimg2000 rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
An interesting alien invasion sci-fi that strings up scenes by chapter and verse, but marred by characters who are clearly intelligent but all behave like no sane people would behave in the face of supernatural events.