Lovecraft Films, ranked

LOVECRAFT, RANKED
1 2012 Prometheus
2 1992 The Resurrected
3 1970 The Dunwich Horror
4 1963 The Haunted Palace
5 1994 In the Mouth of Madness
6 2010 Die Farbe
7 2011 The Whisperer in Darkness
8 1985 Re-Animator
9 2005 The Call of Cthulhu
10 1986 From Beyond
11 1965 Die, Monster, Die!
12 2001 Dagon
13 1987 The Curse
14 2007 Cthulhu
15 2005 Dreams in the Witch House

All of the sudden, Prometheus was the literal adaptation of At the Mountains of Madness. Now I see nothing else – and this is by far the most significant and quality adaptation of Lovecraft I know of.

The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society did a swell job with The Call of Cthulhu, as much so as their retro-nonsense thing would allow, which was only so far. The Haunted Palace briefly skimmed over The Case of Charles Dexter Ward and really only works because of Price, but has some fun moments. Dunwich Horror is very similarly successful. And from here down on the list, no more quality is to be found, just variations of failure. 2007’s Cthulhu was shudderingly awful, absolute amateur dogshit. The Curse is pure, concentrated ultra-low-budget cheapo crap horror, but is actually kind of endearing along those lines. And it isn’t possible to get worse than Dreams in the Witch-House.

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