Clark Ashton Smith short films with Richard Stanley
Director Richard Stanley presents the only two film adaptations of Clark Ashton Smith's works, Night Gallery's "Return of The Sorcerer" starring Vincent Price and Stanley's own "Mother of Toads." Bonus short "The Sea of Perdition" was loosely inspired by Smith's work.
Return of the Sorcerer
Sorcerer John Carnby recruits young Noel Evans to translate an incomplete Arabic source book, whose most fiendish passages involve being flayed over burning coals and slowly dismembered. Based on the story by Clark Ashton Smith, this aired on Night Gallery.
Richard Stanley made his feature film directing debut with 1990's acclaimed Hardware, starring Dylan McDermott and Fields of the Nephilim's frontman, Carl McCoy. His second feature, Dust Devil, was an unconventional story of an otherworldly serial killer in South Africa, and has a rabid cult following due to its striking visuals and beautiful landscape photography, plus its decidedly Weird taint. He also has created a number of independent, award-winning documentaries, an adaptation of Clarke Ashton-Smith's "Mother of Toads," and wrote and directed H. P. Lovecraft's Color Out of Space feature, produced by Spectrevision, starring Nicolas Cage, Joely Richardson, and Q'orianka Kilcher.