Color Out Of Space (2019)
Directed by Richard Stanley
Written by Richard Stanley & Scarlett Amaris
Based on The Colour Out of Space by H. P. Lovecraft
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Joely Richardson, Elliot Knight, Madeleine Arthur, Q’orianka Kilcher, Tommy Chong
Plot Synopsis: (via IMDb)
A secluded farm is struck by a strange meteorite which has apocalyptic consequences for the family living there and possibly the world.
Not sure how to review this. I’m a very big fan of Richard Stanley’s Hardware (I never shut up about it – my review is HERE). So I was very excited about this one, especially as it looked weird & beautiful and Nicolas Cage is finally growing on me thanks to the wonderfully batshit Mandy and it’s based on a short story by H.P. Lovecraft. It sounded like it would be right up my alley!
Suppose I was hoping for some kind of Hardware crossed with Mandy crossed with Re-Animator film with this one. It’s nothing like them other than it being weird as shit. Yay! I love weird as shit! Not entirely sure what was going on here. Is it about how we’re ruining the environment? Maybe. I guess there’s some sort of message. Wanted to love this one like Mandy & Hardware but it wasn’t as good as I was hoping. It starts out veeeery slow until finally going WHAT THE FUCK near the end. Then it got good. Enjoyed the final bit of the movie even though I’m not entirely sure what point the film was trying to make.
And I loved the pinky purple colors I’d seen in all the images of this movie – it was lovely and I wanted more of it. I… think I liked this movie? Even if I didn’t love it. But I think it’ll grow on me, just like Mandy did. I started out not sure how I felt about Mandy but now consider it one of my favorites of the past decade. As I always say, I watch way too many movies & far too many are boring & forgettable. I like when a movie is unpredictable or shocking. I’m not sure if I can say Color Out Of Space is a good movie, but I’ll certainly never forget it. I appreciate that.
My Rating: 7/10
Yeah, I really liked this one too. I think they did justice to the source material which is one of my favorite Lovecraft stories. If you haven’t seen it before, check out Karloff in Die Monster Die. It’s every bit American International and1965, but I’ve always liked it
Can’t say I’ve ever read any H.P. Lovecraft but would be interested! And I badly need to watch way more old horror (like, pre-1970). I haven’t explored the old stuff nearly enough. And never even seen a Hammer horror. Do people melt into each other in the Karloff version of this too?? 😆
Not quite…that was beyond API’s budget and probably ability at the time, but it’s a nice take on the story
Well, I guess I need to see this at some point! Probably after Mandy. I’m soooooooo far behind on movie watchin’ : (
They’re both weird as fuck & you’ll either love them or hate them! I far prefer Mandy.
I feel really behind on movies now, especially since I stopped going to see them. And don’t spend out on any other than the three services we have. ☹️ #FirstWorldProblems
(But I’ve asked hubby if renting Pig can be my Christmas present this year…) lol
I’m really really hoping Santa brings you that!
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