Clark Ashton Smith short films with Richard Stanley

Upper Left theater
Date and time: 
Sunday, October 7, 2018 -
2:30pm to 4:00pm

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.

Directed by
Jeannot Szwarc
26 mins
 | 1972
 | US
Directed by
Richard Stanley
20 mins
 | 2012
 | FR
Directed by
Richard Stanley
6 mins
 | 2006
 | GB

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.