The Unnamable (1988 franchise)

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  • The Unnamable (1988 film)
  • The Unnamable II: The Statement of Randolph Carter (1992 film)

Summary

The Unnamable, based on H. P. Lovecraft's short story "The Unnamable (fiction)", was a film made in 1988 about a group of university students that made the poor decision to stay overnight in a 'haunted house' with Randolph Carter. The film was followed by 1993's The Unnamable Returns, also known as The Unnamable II: The Statement of Randolph Carter, in which the demonic creature too hideous to have a name returns to terrorize the college kids that summoned it.


Details

  • Release Date: 1988, 1992
  • Country/Language: USA, English
  • Genres/Technical: Horror
  • Runtime: 1 hr 36 min
  • Starring: Mark Kinsey Stephenson, Charles King, Charles Clausmeyer, John Rhys-Davies, and David Warner
  • Director: Jean Paul Oullette
  • Writer: H.P. Lovecraft (original story), Jean-Paul Ouellette
  • Producer/Production Co: Jean-Paul Ouellette
  • View Trailer: (link)

Ratings

MPAA Ratings

  • Rated: R (Brief Nudity, Profanity, Violence)

Tentacle Ratings

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

  • SSs__ (Two and a Half Tentacles: barely Lovecraftian; a loose adaptation)

A loose adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's story, "The Unnamable (fiction)", turned into a mostly harmless 'teenagers threatened by a monster in a creepy old house' film.

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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The Unnamable, based on H. P. Lovecraft's short story "The Unnamable (fiction)", was a film made in 1988 about a group of university students that made the poor decision to stay overnight in a 'haunted house' with Randolph Carter. The film was followed by 1993's The Unnamable Returns, also known as The Unnamable II: The Statement of Randolph Carter, in which the demonic creature too hideous to have a name returns to terrorize the college kids that summoned it.


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External links, See Also

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