Saturday, January 25, 2020

Richard Stanley's movie "Color Out of Space"

I had been looking forward to this. Boy was I wrong. It is a melange of trite horror tropes and twenty-first-century family issues grafted onto a few plot-elements lifted from H.P. Lovecraft's story, to which is added over-the-top bad acting (Nicolas Cage, especially), to produce a decidedly B-grade horror film. A few directorial hand-waves pass over a large number of unexplained and irrational aspects of the plot. The script is appallingly bad, and the whole is dull and pointless. Save nearly two hours of your life and avoid this movie. 

1 comment:

  1. Totally agree, what a wasted opportunity, especially after the thrilling 'Mandy' by same producers. You will do better to search for the same title with 'Colour' spelt correctly (on Prime/Netflix?) which yields a black&white version of same story from a recent German/Euro co-production. Once you get used to the stylised backdrops and stilted acting, this is wonderfully uncanny and much more effective version.