The Outsider (1993 short)

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The Outsider

Summary

A black-and-white, silent, expressionist adaptation of Lovecraft's "The Outsider (fiction)". The Outsider emerges from his strange, subterranean existence to make a startling self-discovery in the real world.

Details

  • Release Date: 1993
  • Country/Language: USA, silent (English title cards)
  • Genres/Technical: Horror, black-and-white, silent, experimental/expressionist
  • Runtime: 6 min
  • Starring:  ?, Laura Baudine
  • Director: Andrew Hooks
  • Writer: H.P. Lovecraft (original story)
  • Producer/Production Co: Beyond Books

Ratings

MPAA Ratings

  • Rated: (none) (this film might rate the equivalent of "G")

Tentacle Ratings

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

  • SSSSS (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.

Reviews

Review Links:

  • Y.Whateley: This was perhaps my favorite adaptation of "The Outsider", presented as an expressionistic, experimental, black-and-white silent film with title cards quoting from Lovecraft's story scrawled in creepy handwriting, between scenes of the title character slowly and silently creeping through tunnels, stairways, and dungeons - the film is extremely atmospheric and eerie (I'm really not sure quite how the trick photography used to shoot bits of this film were done), and captures the bleak alienation of Lovecraft's story perfectly.


Synopsis

A black-and-white, silent, expressionist adaptation of Lovecraft's "The Outsider (fiction)". The Outsider emerges from his strange, subterranean existence to make a startling self-discovery in the real world.


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