The seventh annual Great Digital Film Festival (GDFF) is just days away. Running February 5 – 11, the festival showcases over 40 years’ worth of pop culture’s most beloved fantasy, sci-fi, and cult movies.
H.P. Lovecraft doesn’t translate to film very well. Many have tried, few have succeed. Lovecraft’s stories are mood-driven, using his dense antiquarian writing style to tell tales that say so much while unfolding so little in terms of action. This doesn’t exactly lend itself to a cinematic adaptation. Yet several films have found a way to tackle Lovecraft without actually adapting Lovecraft. The following films pay tribute to Lovecraft without actually adapting any of his stories.