This week I will be performing in an adaptation of Lovecraft’s ‘The Dunwich Horror’, which is going to be awesome. In honour of this, I present you with ten films that are of a decidedly eldritch nature.
1. The Call of Cthulhu
2. The Thing
3. The Haunted Palace
5. In the Mouth of Madness
Another Carpenter film, and part of his apocalypse trilogy, addressing the sinister and mysterious author Sutter Kane (whose writing appears to have definite Lovecraftian themes). Also features a mysterious New England town which may or may not exist where there’s something very weird going on with the locals.
6. Herbert West: Re-Animator
Probably the less obviously Lovecraftian film on the list, this low-budget film about a group of hikers who are driven insane by an unknown cosmic force while on a mountain trail definitely reminds me of Lovecraft.
9. The Mist