The Outsider (2015 short)

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Scene from The Outsider (fiction)...


An avant-garde silent version of H.P. Lovecraft's "The Outsider (2015 short)"...


  • Release Date: 2015
  • Country/Language: Netherlands, English title cards
  • Genres/Technical: Horror, short, black-and-white, silent
  • Setting:  ?
  • Runtime: 15 min
  • Starring: Jarno Hol
  • Director: Jarno Hol
  • Writer: H.P. Lovecraft
  • Producer/Production Co: Bizmeister,
  • View Film: (link), (link)
  • IMDB Page: (link)


MPAA Ratings

  • Rated: (not rated) (equivalent to a G or PG for mild Violence)

Tentacle Ratings

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

  • SSSSS (Five Tentacles: definitively Lovecraftian; everything you'd expect from a Lovecraft adaptation and more)

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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Synopsis (SPOILERS)


Comments, Trivia, Dedication

  • According to the filmmakers: "Uncovered at Helversheim University: a reel of a silent film adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s 'The Outsider'. The film, all but unknown to scholars and film historians, has been found in the Heath Library at Helversheim University, where it was found in a battered tin simply labelled 'NEPENTHE'. Discovered by G.A. Engel, Professor Emeritus of Media Arts and Film History, the film is an adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s short story 'The Outsider'. Restoration and research as to the origins of the film has been put on hold due to Engel's unfortunate death shortly after his discovery. Physicians were unable to find any visible disorder, but concluded after perplexed debate that some obscure lesion of the heart was responsible for the end."

Associated Mythos Elements