Out of Mind: The Stories of H.P. Lovecraft (1998 short)

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Summary

Haunted by disturbing dreams from an inherited book, a young man becomes interested in the writings of H.P. Lovecraft.

Details

  • Release Date: 1998
  • Country/Language: Canada, English
  • Genres/Technical: Horror, Fantasy, made-for-TV, some scenes in black-and-white
  • Runtime: 56 min
  • Starring: Christopher Heyerdahl, Peter Farbridge, Art Kitching
  • Director: Raymond Saint-Jean
  • Writer: Raymond Saint-Jean, H.P. Lovecraft (inspiration)
  • Producer/Production Co: Cine Qua Non Films, Lurker Films (2004) (World-wide) (all media), Antenna Distribution (all media)
  • View Trailer: (link)


Ratings

MPAA Ratings

  • Rated: (not rated) (perhaps equivalent to a TV-PG, for mild Violence and mild Profanity?)

Tentacle Ratings

A rough measure of how "Lovecraftian" the work is:

  • SSS__ (Three Tentacles: Lovecraftian)

An odd pastiche of Lovecraft's style, including quotes from Lovecraft's fiction and letters, dramatizations parts of his stories, various characters and props from his stories, and Lovecraft himself appearing as a character, ultimately hinting at a conspiracy from dead ancestors to replace their descendants in the real world and in the Dreamlands.

Note: This rating is not intended as a measure of quality, merely of how closely related to Lovecraftian "Weird" fiction the work is.

Reviews

Review Links:

  • Giovanni Sussina from At the Mansions of Madness, (link) - "...An unusual but creative Canadian film that is a treat for Lovecraft fans, and it is also recommended as an introduction to those not yet familiar with the man, since it’ll likely incite curiosity...."


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Haunted by disturbing dreams from an inherited book, a young man becomes interested in the writings of H.P. Lovecraft.


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