Feature Film Horror Science Fiction
Richard Stanley’s first feature film since 1994 is a darkly comic Lovecraft adaptation, going from strange to outright weird.
Nathan and Theresa live in a large house in the woods, with their three children and a stable full of alpacas. One day, a meteorite falls down in the family garden. Soon, everything changes for the family and while Nathan tries to deal with it in his own way, things spin out of control. Darkly comic Lovecraft adaptation goes from strange to outright weird.
Richard Stanley’s first feature film since 1994 is an adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s short story The Colour Out of Space from 1927. While he keeps the essentials of the story intact, he has moved it to present day Massachusetts and updates the characters and other story details.
Nicolas Cage gives an unusual turn as a caring, slightly eccentric father and only occasionally goes over the top. Stanley makes great use of the lush nature and the isolation of the family and adds dark comedy to the Lovecraft story. But the real horror of the film is a tightly knit family that falls apart, due to a single external influence.
|Cast||Nicolas Cage, Joely Richardson, Madeleine Arthur, Julian Hilliard|