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H.P. Lovecraft's the Beast in the Cave

USA 2016
produced by
Larry Underwood, Cameron McCasland for Red Headed Revolution Pictures, Shackle Island Studios
directed by Cameron McCasland
starring Wynn Reichert, Mark Greenbaum, Joseph Aguon Drake
screenplay by Larry Underwood, based on the story by H.P. Lovecraft, creature and makeup design by Chuck Angell

short

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Taking a tour through some cave system, a man (Wynn Reichert) leaves his guided group to make some investigations of his own - something he's ill-equipped for as eventually the light of his lantern goes out - and then he hears something, a beast most probably, approaching him, and him being unarmed but scared out of his mind, knows nothing better to do than throw rocks at whatever it is to stop it in its tracks. When he's finally found by the tour guide (Mark Greenbaum) though and the two check out the beast that has come after our hero, they make a startling discovery ...

 

A film that's quite fascinating in its simplicity: Basically the film is a man in some dimly lit locations acting according to the off-screen narration that's lifted directly from H.P. Lovecraft's original text - and in the process, the film proves (at least) three things:

1) Lovecraft was a very gifted writer when it comes to creating atmosphere and quite simply fear by mere words,

2) there's no substitute for solid acting, as shown in this movie,

and 3) Cameron McCasland is quite simply a very clever director, in really drawing from the strengths of his script and cast in this one and avoiding spectacle in favour of creating something really creepy.

Worth a look to be sure!

 

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