The Summer of Lovecraft


August 20th 2015 marks the 125th birthday of H.P. Lovecraft, melancholy author of weird and cosmic fiction. To mark this, the Bad Movie Marathon presents a series of reviews of adaptations of Lovecraft’s work, some very bad, others merely quite bad. Let us explain:

For the record, I was that kid at school sports days, but I grew up into that other kid; possibly because not enough people cheered me on.

Films in the Summer of Lovecraft

In descending order of quality.

  1. The Call of Cthulhu – 13%
  2. The Whisperer in Darkness – 28%
  3. Re-Animator – 32%
  4. Cast a Deadly Spell – 42%
  5. Colour from the Dark – 42%
  6. Cthulhu – 43%
  7. Curse of the Crimson Altar – 50%
  8. Cool Air – 53%
  9. Witch Hunt – 54%
  10. The Haunted Palace – 55%
  11. The Resurrected – 57%
  12. The Unnamable II: The Unnamable Returns – 63%
  13. The Dunwich Horror (1970) – 64%
  14. Die, Monster, Die! – 64%
  15. Dagon – 65%
  16. Rough Magik – 65%
  17. From Beyond – 65%
  18. The Dunwich Horror (2009) – 66%
  19. Beyond Re-Animator – 67%
  20. The Last Lovecraft – 68%
  21. The Unnamable – 70%
  22. HP Lovecraft’s Necronomicon: The Book of the Dead – 78%
  23. City of the Living Dead – 86%

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