In The Mouth Of Madness

Do You Read Sutter Cane?: John Carpenter’s Lovecraftian Opus

In a padded cell adorned with crudely drawn crosses resides John Trent. Trent has gone so far as to not only decorate his new insane asylum home with crosses, but himself as well — they run up and down his mental patient uniform and dance across his very face. Outside the asylum, the world is going to hell, and John Trent knows it. When the kindly Dr. Wrenn comes to talk with Trent, Trent tells him the cold hard truth: “Every species can smell its own extinction.”

Lovecraftian Cinema: A Look Back

Lovecraft’s monsters typically defy the conceptions of the brain, so they tend to fall into a formula that doesn’t sound like ideal fodder for a visual medium.

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