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10 best Lovecraftian horror films

Cinematic adaptations of the work of HP Lovecraft are rarely ever successful. How do you describe the horror that cannot be described, depict what cannot be known, and fathom the horror that remains unfathomable? 

While straight adaptations of the late author’s work, including “From Beyond,” “Necronomicon” and others exist, there is now a handful of contemporary films that have also sought to portray the cosmic themes of Lovecraftian horror.

In no particular order, we present ten great Lovecraftian horror films:

Update : 03 Aug 2021, 09:28 PM

 


Annihilation

A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply.



Sunshine

A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned...with someone or something new on-board.



In the Mouth of Madness

An insurance investigator begins discovering that the impact a horror writer's books have on his fans is more than inspirational.



The Void

Shortly after delivering a patient to an understaffed hospital, a police officer experiences strange and violent occurrences seemingly linked to a group of mysterious hooded figures.



Event Horizon

A team of international astronauts are sent on a dangerous mission to reignite the dying Sun with a nuclear fission bomb in 2057.


Color Out of Space

A secluded farm is struck by a strange meteorite which has apocalyptic consequences for the family living there and possibly the world.



The Endless 

As kids, they escaped a UFO death cult. Now, two adult brothers seek answers after an old videotape surfaces and brings them back to where they began.

 


Under the Skin

A mysterious young woman seduces lonely men in the evening hours in Scotland. However, events lead her to begin a process of self-discovery.

 


The Thing

A research team in Antarctica is hunted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of its victims.



From Beyond

A group of scientists have developed the Resonator, a machine which allows whoever is within range to see beyond normal perceptible reality. But when the experiment succeeds, they are immediately attacked by terrible life forms.

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