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« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

B Wing - suggest you stop taking, or reduce dosage of whatever is messin' with your mind. CTHULHU MANSION is utter drivel - a 100% badmovie.
« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM »

Who cares about H.P. Lovecraft and the 'faithfulness' of this adaptation?  Just seeing the name JUAN PIQUER SIMON in the opening credits should be the tip-off for some poorly acted, written, and directed cheese.  'Cthulhu Mansion' is probably Simon's best film, with truly hilarious bad acting and a few decent scare scenes.  But did we really need those crotch-shots while the guy was drowning in the shower?
« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM »

The title is a lie. Cthulhu has NOTHING to do with this film. The movie is big on upside down crosses and stereotypical satanism, but there is no cthulhu anywhere to be seen. Yeah, they mention the necronomicon. That's it tho.

Lovecraft's stories never involved "satan" vs "jesus" - he was an athiest - his horror stories were absolute; there is no god, only ancient, unknown alien things that are waiting for the stars to be right so they can come back and eat our brains. This movie isn't even a good badfilm. It totally sucks balls.

And i agree with - a well done version of The Call of Cthulhu would be the ultimate authority on horror films anywhere. I doubt it will ever happen -there's not enough fans to promote it, and not enough rich directors/producers/writers who understand/appriciate lovecraft to take it up.

so in the mean time we're stuck with boring slasher flicks or regurgitated tales about the devil. True horror lies dreaming in sunken r'lyeh.
« Reply #18 on: October 23, 2002, 08:25:54 PM »

This was the worst movie I ever saw hands down.  It should have gotten one drop at best not three!  The acting was terrible, basically I could have done better as a mute then they did in the whole film and for get it the plot was well... WHAT PLOT?! Its good if you want to laugh at some idoits getting killed and that is that, best charactor, the little black cat.
Jeffery Weskamp
« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM »

    The best film adaption of Lovecraft's work that I've watched is a Spanish production titled "Dagon."  It is based upon "Shadow Over Innsmouth," and even though the setting's been relocated from New England to the Spanish coast, it's does a superb job of capturing the lurking horror of H. P.'s work.  The human-fish hybrids will make your skin crawl!
    As for Juan Simon Piquer, he is truly Spain's answer to Edward D. Wood, Jr. In addition to this piece of faux Lovecraft, he has directed/produced Pod People, Slugs, Pieces, and Supersonic Man (a lame ripoff of the 1st Superman movie). Thrill as Supersonic Man lifts a plywood bulldozer out of harm's way! Supersonic Man is definitely a film that should be featured at this website.  It's far worse than Cthulhu Mansion.
« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM »

This movie sucked wild ass!! The mute guy was kind of cool, and the guy who played Chandu probably had to accept a hefty bribe to star in the film, but acting was simply atrocious. That part in the beginning where the cops were "kicking the s**t out of some poor guy"? I could direct better than that!!

I saw Dagon, and it was okay. But the best Lovecraft adaptation to date is Dan O'Bannon's the Ressurected, hands down. The Reanimator may be a better movie, but that story really is not the quintessential Lovecraft. Imagine an adaptation of "Call of Cthulhu" done with the passion and talent of Jackson's Lord of the Rings. The world has yet to see something like that.
« Reply #21 on: November 22, 2009, 11:47:04 PM »

Movies like this are just too painful to watch so many mistakes the director should be barred from making anymore movies
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