In order to escape the hustle and bustle of modern life, Nathan Gardner (Nicolas Cage) and his family decide to move to farmhouse in Arkham. Everything is going well and the family is settling down nicely when an object from the skies crashed near their property. Soon enough, unexplainable things start to happen, especially to those that are in contact with the entity that landed. It isn’t long until the Gardners also start to feel something changing inside of them. This adaptation of the H.P. Lovecraft work is directed by Richard Stanley.~Phil Griffin
Great to see a Lovecraft text so painstakingly manipulated and re-imagined for the modern era. Richard Stanley has a clear-eye for the often unattainable images that emerge from such an uncomfortable figure in horror literature. The familial dynamics and the deliberate pacing goes hand in hand in connecting buried trauma with cosmic dread. It stumbles in the final stretch and budgetary constraints keep this from reaching the height of late-80s/90s Lovecraft adaptations, but it's mostly sturdy.
Nicolas Cage, as always, is one of the bravest and greatest performers to ever step in front of a camera. He brings back his Vampires Kiss accent for some scenes which is a bit weird but fun in a goofy way.
Recommended for horror fans or fans of meticulously crafted mental breakdowns.
Wow what can I say.....my jaw was dropped and open wide by the end of the movie literally. I was blown away by this movie from the colors to the sound but most importantly the creepy eerie feeling of this movie. Nicolas Cage took his acting to another level & made you feel like you were there with him. I can watch this movie over & over & over & never get sick of it. This is a must buy in 4K for the vibrant colors & wall shaking sound .A+ movie 10/10
This movie is so bad, it is such an awful movie!!! Maybe even one of the worst movies I have ever seen! And the family is so dysfunctional it makes it so hard to watch. I had so much faith that is movie would be good (Most likely because of the actors) that I bought the 4K movie... huge, huge mistake!!!!! I wish that I had been warned.