This is a super sneak peek at the upcoming television series! Inspired by Lovecraft’s “The Thing on the Doorstep,” Black Goat is an 8 episode series that spans over 400 years. The pilot episode, set in 2019, introduces us to Elita Waite and her boyfriend as they travel to a mysterious Bed & Breakfast deep in the untamed Chesuncook region of Maine.
A centuries-old forest, an archaic waterfall that could be anywhere and a mature man who, to escape the noise of civilization, look for a space for reflection in inaccessible places. In a house of apparently abandoned stone awaits him - as if he had an appointment - a homo selvaticus which, as readers of the original story recall (The Picture in the House, H. P. Lovecraft, 1920), will mark the most radical emotional turn of his life.
[excerpt from an article in il fatto quotidiano, translated from the original Italian]
This film was begun 35 years ago. In the spring of 1985, after having printed a working copy destined for editing, the production was interrupted and the material shot was lost. It was rediscovered in 2010 and with the help of some friends, a digital copy was made. In 2020, more scenes were shot and the film was finished.
Franco Leo is the extraordinary protagonist of the story, but time - 35 years of it - has become his stunt double, has carved out his face and entered the plot by moving the original script to another level.
The film is a journey through time also for Gianni Di Nino and Danilo Marabotto who wrote the screenplay, direction and photography: with this short they return for a moment to the cinema after a life spent on television. In fact, both began as cinematographers of the Rai headquarters in the Aosta Valley and both shot the first images of the film 35 years ago.
J. Vernon Shea, David Clement, Ron Koloskee, Barry Meshel
| United States
As far as we can tell, this is the first ever fan adaptation of one of H. P. Lovecraft's stories, and was made only 12 years after the very first studio adaptation, with an 8mm camera, a few friends, including author J. Vernon Shea, and a lot of passion. Restored from the original 8mm reels by Brian Callahan at Arkham Bazaar/Sigh Co. Graphics, this is the first time in decades that this film has been played on the big screen and the first time ever that this restored version has been shown.
"The Whisperer in Darkness" is strongly based on Lovecraft's story of one man's battle with strange creatures in the Vermont woods, and the Folklorist who wouldn't believe, until it was too late.
Jared Stull, Nichole Stull, Alan C jones, Hutt Wigley
| United States
Einreichen is the story of Redd Jacobson who gets trapped by Henry Wilmbusse, a German hypnotist who wants to use his body to carry out his evil wishes.
Written and Directed by Kody Newton and shot in the Old Haunted Idaho State Penitentary by cinematographer Ryann Race, Einreichen is a fun mixture of history and dark fantasy.
Jean, a lonely collector of the curious and odd, learns of the death of a dearly loved friend and finds herself pulled into a labyrinth of memory, loss, and regret. In desperation, she reaches out to her sweet caretaker for consolation, but her advances are rejected with nefarious and heartbreaking consequences.
Alexandra Loreth, Joe Mullins, Jeanne O'Connor, Clara Harte
| United States
Jane, a young mother and writer, is prescribed a rest treatment by her physician husband John who locks her in a room for the summer. She becomes obsessed with the peculiar wallpaper and in her isolation, she secretly writes about a woman trapped in the wallpaper—that she alone can free.
Scientists Crawford Tillinghast (Jeffrey Combs) and Edward Praetorius developed the Resonator, a machine that causes humans to see invisible creatures that live all around us, but which also allows them to see us! After destroying the machine, Tillinghast returns to the lab with Dr. Katharine McMichaels (Barbara Crampton) and Bubba Brownlee (Ken Foree) to recreate the experiment, as a means of unlocking what really happened the night that Praetorius disappeared.
Celebrated author H.P. Lovecraft’s classic tale of alien horror bursts onto the screen in the style of the classic horror films of the 1930s. Folklore professor Albert Wilmarth investigates legends of strange creatures in the most remote hills of Vermont. His inquiry reveals a terrifying glimpse of the truth that lurks behind the legends. The Whisperer in Darkness returns us to the golden age of movies for a thrilling adventure of supernatural horror. Filmed on location in New England in Mythoscope™ by the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society, The Whisperer in Darkness treats audiences to a cinematic thrill not felt since the Hoover administration.