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Old November 1 2013, 03:45 AM   #751
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...John Carpenter's "The Thing from Another World".
It was Howard Hawks and Christian Nyby's film that had that name. Carpenter's film was titled simply The Thing, or John Carpenter's The Thing.
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Old November 1 2013, 04:27 AM   #752
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Was anyone else thinking that Vin Diesel would have fit perfectly in Telly Savala's part?
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Old November 9 2013, 07:40 PM   #753
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Saw a movie today that fits in this thread. The Whisperer in Darkness, made in 2011. That's right, only 2 years ago. But it's a masterful job of recreating the style of science fiction/horror movies of the 30's. Not just the fact that it's filmed in black and white, but the lighting, camera shots and even the actors all look true to the period. Only a couple of video effects towards the end give it away (along with one anachronistic prop)

Based on the H.P. Lovecraft short story of the same name. I came upon the movie about 1/3 of the way through and had to double check the listing a couple times to make sure I was actually watching the right movie. A really excellent job.
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Old November 10 2013, 01:38 AM   #754
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Saw a movie today that fits in this thread. The Whisperer in Darkness, made in 2011. That's right, only 2 years ago. But it's a masterful job of recreating the style of science fiction/horror movies of the 30's. Not just the fact that it's filemd in black and white, but the lighting, camera shots and even the actors all look true to the period. Only a couple of video effects towards the end give it away (along with one anachronistic prop)

Based on the H.P. Lovecraft short story of the same name. I came upon the movie about 1/3 of the way through and had to double check the listing a couple times to make sure I was actually watching the right movie. A really excellent job.
If you enjoyed that movie, you should check out "Call of Cthulhu," also based on a H. P. Lovecraft story, that was made by the same group of people -- the HPL Historical Society.

The whole idea of the film was to make a Lovecraft adaptation as if it were being made while Lovecraft was still alive; namely, the early thirties or so and a time when the special effects work in King Kong was cutting edge.

The movie is a silent film that feels very authentic and the somewhat crude effects lend it a very vintage atmosphere. It is, without exception, the finest Lovecraft adaptation I have ever seen. Without prior knowledge of the production, an audience member could easily mistake this film for an actual movie from the silent film era.

Highest recommendation.
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Old November 10 2013, 02:02 AM   #755
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Watching the trailer, The Call of Cthulhu looks like fun, but there's no way anyone with a discerning eye would mistake it for a film made during the silent era.
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Old November 10 2013, 10:36 AM   #756
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^^ Well, they're not trying to fool anyone. It's an homage to the era, like the films of Christopher Mihm.

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Saw a movie today that fits in this thread. The Whisperer in Darkness, made in 2011. That's right, only 2 years ago. But it's a masterful job of recreating the style of science fiction/horror movies of the 30's. Not just the fact that it's filemd in black and white, but the lighting, camera shots and even the actors all look true to the period. Only a couple of video effects towards the end give it away (along with one anachronistic prop)

Based on the H.P. Lovecraft short story of the same name. I came upon the movie about 1/3 of the way through and had to double check the listing a couple times to make sure I was actually watching the right movie. A really excellent job.
If you enjoyed that movie, you should check out "Call of Cthulhu," also based on a H. P. Lovecraft story, that was made by the same group of people -- the HPL Historical Society.

The whole idea of the film was to make a Lovecraft adaptation as if it were being made while Lovecraft was still alive; namely, the early thirties or so and a time when the special effects work in King Kong was cutting edge.

The movie is a silent film that feels very authentic and the somewhat crude effects lend it a very vintage atmosphere. It is, without exception, the finest Lovecraft adaptation I have ever seen. Without prior knowledge of the production, an audience member could easily mistake this film for an actual movie from the silent film era.

Highest recommendation.
I enthusiastically second that. I own both of those movies and love them. The HPLHS also makes "old-time radio" adaptations of Lovecraft's work, which are just as great. Check out their website.

sojourner, I'm psyched that this movie was shown on TV. What channel was it on?
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Old November 10 2013, 06:05 PM   #757
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I caught it on Chiller, one of NBC's family of channels, this past saturday during the afternoon.
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Old November 11 2013, 12:05 AM   #758
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Saw a movie today that fits in this thread. The Whisperer in Darkness, made in 2011. That's right, only 2 years ago. But it's a masterful job of recreating the style of science fiction/horror movies of the 30's. Not just the fact that it's filmed in black and white, but the lighting, camera shots and even the actors all look true to the period. Only a couple of video effects towards the end give it away (along with one anachronistic prop)

Based on the H.P. Lovecraft short story of the same name. I came upon the movie about 1/3 of the way through and had to double check the listing a couple times to make sure I was actually watching the right movie. A really excellent job.

Funny story, I had ordered "Whisperer" a week and a half before Halloween, hoping to get it by and watch it on that day. Well wouldn't you know it, my order got misplaced and I didn't get it by Halloween. Rather I contented myself to watching a marathon of Vincent Price movies on TCM, one of which was, ironically, a loose adaptation of Lovecraft's "The Case Of Charles Dexter Ward". A very loose adaptation, but still very enjoyable if you like the Poe movies with foggy graveyards and dungeons.

At any rate, I get the DVD the Monday after Halloween and while watching it, my buddy was like "I think this was on t.v. on Halloween" and I'm thinking he's just got this mixed up with any number of BW b-movies from the 30's-50's and I say "I'm sure they would've announced something like that on their website". The more we watch, the more he keeps saying "I'm pretty sure this is what I saw" and I keep saying that it surely would've been on the site.

So we get to the part where Wilmarth and the cult leader guy (can't remember his name right now) meet the other guy who says "I'm the last thing he should be afraid of" and my buddy's like "Yep, this is what I saw!" and I'm thinking "could it have been? Noooo...." So after the movie we do a search of his satellite channels and sure enough it shows up! I was like "Holy...shit! We could've watched this on Halloween, why didn't you get me?!"

Since the DVD was to be a surprise, he didn't know I ordered it, and he hadn't seen the trailer in some time so he had dismissed it when he saw it. Oh well, the movie was still fucking awesome and I think it was all around better than "Call Of C'thulu". No mean feat that, as that movie was indeed awesome itself!

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Without prior knowledge of the production, an audience member could easily mistake this film for an actual movie from the silent film era.
As a silent film buff, I'd have to disagree, mainly due to the fact that "Call Of C'thulu" looks like it was shot on video more than film. Often times it has that "live" look, and Matt Foyer looks too modern in that film. But these are minor things and the movie is a DYI marvel of creativity.

Their audio's are top rate, and I just completed my collection by getting the most recent three, which are "Call Of C'thulu", "The Colour Out Of Space" and "The Case Of Charles Dexter Ward", all of which are simply amazing.

It was fun to see some of the faces from the audio's in "Whisperer", Matt Foyer, Barry Lynch and Mark Colson.

Matt Foyer was Olmstead in "Shadow Over Innsmouth", Barry Lynch was Zadok Allen in the same show, as well as Ami Pierce in "The Colour Out Of Space" and Pabodie in "At The Mountains Of Madness". Meanwhile Mark Colson was Wilbur Whately in "The Dunwich Horror" as well as Nahum Gardener in "The Colour Out Of Space".

The HPLHS are simply the last word when it comes to adapting Lovecraft. They just know how to capture the vibe perfectly, so much so that when they have to make the occasional modification, it fits in perfectly. I have to say that Miskatonic University as it appeared in "Whisperer" is pretty much exactly how I imagined it.
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Old November 11 2013, 01:13 AM   #759
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I keep getting tempted to write a star trek fan fic based on At The Mountains of Madness, call it At the Moons of Madness.
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I caught it on Chiller, one of NBC's family of channels, this past saturday during the afternoon.
Ah, we don't get Chiller. I don't know why Comcast refuses to carry it. I asked, I get no answer.
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Old November 11 2013, 07:25 PM   #761
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Yeah, it's a second rate channel here on brighthouse, not being available in HD.
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Old November 17 2013, 09:42 PM   #762
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Down here, we have the dreck called Charter cable...
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Old December 6 2013, 11:32 PM   #763
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Whoops, I neglected to compile a December schedule last week. Catching up:

FRI 12/6
6:00 PM: Forbidden Planet (1956)

SUN 12/8
2:00 PM: Scrooge ('70): The Albert Finney version of A Christmas Carol. It's got ghosts, so it's fantasy.

MON 12/9
6:15 PM: 13 Ghosts ('60): William Castle horror film.

SAT 12/14
6:45 AM: Forbidden Planet again

SUN 12/15
2:00 AM: Death by Invitation ('71): Reincarnated witch seeking revenge for being burned at the stake.
3:30 AM: Incubus ('65): Shatner! Esperanto!
10:00 AM: A Christmas Carol ('38): June Lockhart's screen debut, apparently.

TUE 12/17
7:00 AM: A Midsummer Night's Dream ('35)
11:30 AM: Hamlet ('69): Again, ghost = genre. Actually there's a Shakespeare-movie marathon all morning and afternoon, but these are the ones with fantasy aspects.

THU 12/19
3:45 AM: Finian's Rainbow ('68): Leprechaun musical.
8:00 PM: Scrooge ('70) again
10:00 PM: A Christmas Carol ('51): The Alistair Sim version.
11:30 PM: Scrooge ('35): Sir Seymour Hicks as Scrooge.

FRI 12/20
1:00 AM: A Christmas Carol ('38) again
2:15 AM: A Carol for Another Christmas ('64): Another showing of the Rod Serling anti-war remix of the Scrooge story.

SAT 12/21
2:00 AM: The Stepford Wives ('75)
1:30 PM: Doctor Dolittle ('67)
4:15 PM: The Mouse That Roared ('59): I guess this vaguely counts as political SF, plus its sequel involved a Moon landing. And William Hartnell is in it. Directed by genre stalwart Jack Arnold.
5:45 PM: Jaws ('75): Directed by some other guy you may have heard of.

MON 12/23
6:00 PM: Scrooge ('70) yet again

TUE 12/24
6:00 AM: Beyond Tomorrow ('40): Ghosty, Christmasy romance.
1:15 PM: A Christmas Carol ('38) yet again

SAT 12/28
6:00 PM: Jason and the Argonauts ('63): Harryhausen!

SUN 12/29
4:00 PM: The Incredible Mr. Limpet ('64): Don Knotts is a cartoon fish. Wasn't he always?
6:00 PM: Forbidden Planet again

MON 12/30
2:45 PM: Tom Thumb ('58): George Pal adaptation with Russ Tamblyn.

And just in case I forget again, there's a "Lost Worlds" marathon on January 1:

WED 1/1 - THU 1/2/14:
8:00 PM: Journey to the Center of the Earth ('59) With James Mason, Pat Boone, and iguanas impersonating dimetrodons.
10:15 PM: The Lost World ('60): Irwin Allen version with Michael Rennie, Jill St. John, and lizards impersonating dinosaurs.
Midnight: The Valley of Gwangi ('69): Finally, real dinosaurs! By which I mean Harryhausen-animated dinosaurs!
2:00 AM: She ('65): With Ursula Andress and Peter Cushing.
4:00 AM: The Lost Continent ('68): Misleadingly named Hammer film about Sargasso Sea castaways.
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Old December 7 2013, 04:28 AM   #764
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TCM sure loves Forbidden Planet, it's a great movie but sheesh!

I might see if I can watch Jason and the Argonauts with my nephew and niece after doing my impersonation of its stop-motion skeletons so they can see what I was getting at.
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I was about to say, it's Forbidden Planet month on TCM. Which is good. It's my second favorite movie of all time, so I'm glad that more people will be seeing it.

The Leprechaun musical is drawing me in with a horrible curiosity, kind of like a bad car accident.

Other than that, only a couple of interesting things. That's a great marathon on New Year's Day, though.
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