H.P. Lovecraft's The Dunwich Horror and Other Stories (2008 anthology)
This is a collection of 3 stories from the influential horror author, H.P. Lovecraft, namely 'The Dunwich Horror', 'The Picture in the House' and 'The Festival'. Done in claymation, and directed by Ryo Shinagawa as part of the Ga-nime series.
- Release Date: 2008
- Country/Language: Japan, Japanese
- Genres/Technical: Horror, Fantasy, stop-motion animated
- Runtime: 46 min
- Director: Ryo Shinagawa
- Writer: H.P. Lovecraft (original stories)
- Producer/Production Co: Ga-nime, Spleen Films / Air
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- Rated: (none) (perhaps "G" or "PG" for animated violence)
A rough measure of how "Lovecraftian" the work is:
- SSSS_ (Four Tentacles: Unusually Lovecraftian; a remarkably faithful adaptation)
Note: This rating is not intended as a measure of quality, merely of how closely related to Lovecraftian "Weird" fiction the work is.
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Three classic Lovecraft tales told using animated clay puppets and miniatures. 'The picture in the house' - a man shelters from an approaching storm in a seemingly abandoned house. He finds an old book and an old man who is obsessed with a disturbing illustration within it. 'The Dunwich horror' - in which a university Professor is awoken one night by the barks and snarls of his watchdog and when he goes to the university library makes a grim discovery. 'The festival' - A solitary stranger travels to an ancient seaport upon the Winter Solstice for a once-in-a-century festival.
- "The Picture in the House" 12min
- "The Dunwich Horror" 20min
- "The Festival" 14min
Comments, Trivia, Dedication
- Typically, Ga-nime series films will utilize a series of illustrations accompanied by voice acting and music, with the only motion provided by extremely simplified limited animation, computer animation, camera movements such as panning and zooming, or stop-motion animation. They are generally produced by only a handful of staff members, with the director often writing, illustrating, or even scoring the piece themselves. Directed by various notable artists, including Yoshitaka Amano and Keita Amemiya, on a variety of subjects ranging from original stories to adaptations of the works of Osamu Dazai, Sakutarō Hagiwara, and H. P. Lovecraft.