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I always love a good Lovecraft inspired movie


Special effects may not have been the greatest (but not so bad that they were a distraction), but the cast was definitely top notch. Clancy Brown, Julianne Moore, Fred Ward, David Warner etc.

Good flick.

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i love the cast, always love watching julianne moore and fred ward and the gremilns were the best part of this film but that's the problem, they're only in it for like 1 minute. this is a really boring film with great directing, style, acting, good substance, and good atmosphere. i didin't know it was based off of a lovecraft story though? i don't remember seeing based off of the lovecraft story in the credits. are you sure it's based off a lovecraft story?

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I don't think it was based on a Lovecraft story, just was Lovecraft inspired. Ward's character was named Harry Phillip Lovecraft, and the Necronomicon and Old Ones are Lovecraft literary creations.

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I need to see this one. I've seen the 1994 version called 'Witch Hunt' starring Dennis Hopper. 'Witch Hunt' is a real good mystery set in the 1950s. I notice that 'Deadly Spell' is set in the 1940s.

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