The Unnamable is the second H.P. Lovecraft adaptation to grace this list here, and folks I’m going to go out on a limb here and say, it’s probably not the best movie ever made or one of the greatest horror film for all time, but I saw this at the right time in my life and I still love watching it today!
You know the story, college jocks take sorority girls to spend the night at a haunted house. Turns out the house isn’t haunted but a monster does live there and it takes the nerd to save the day. This movie is steeped in 80′s nostalgia and has a WONDERFUL performance by Mark Kinsey Stephenson as Randolph Carter(a reoccurring character in the Lovecraft Universe).
I saw this movie on VHS probably around 1988 or 1989 at my buddy Charlie Shirk’s house (we used to go on Nintendo and Horror movie benders back in the day) and well this movie floored me. The monster is truly terrifying and the effects work and gore were really well done. I’m not sure how well it stands up to the standards of today’s effects but believe me, when I saw it it scared the crap out of me.
It’s got a great back story and some real genuine performances. I dig this movie a lot and I’m hoping a few of you might just share my enthusiasm for it as well!
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This post was written by Gabe Wilkinson on October 21, 2009