Writing the Mythos: Why Mythos Movies Suck, A Lot

The earliest Lovecraft adaptation was The Haunted Palace in 1963. Using a title of Poe’s and a plot of HPL’s, Roger Corman serves up a Vincent Price fest written by master horror writer Charles Beaumont. Since then, if you can believe Andrew Migliore and John Strysik’s The Lurker in the Lobby: A Guide to the Cinema of H. P. Lovecraft (2005) (and you can) there have been about a 100 films (both major and minor budgeted ones) since. In those 100 films, there are but a handful of creepy moments, plenty of unintentionally funny ones, and ultimately, none worth toting as the greatest Mythos film of all time. And why should this be?

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