Elijah Wood (Maniac) and Daniel Noah of SpectreVision, the production company known for such films as A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night (2014), Mandy (2018), and Color Out of Space (2019) said in an exclusive interview with Coming Soon that they are working on adapting another Lovecraft classic, The Dunwich Horror.
The duo mention that the project is in early stages, but that they are hoping there’s, “enough of an appetite for these things, and we can keep them going and make at least three of them.”
Color Out of Space has not yet been released nationwide, but the buzz it’s generated on the festival circuit indicates nothing short of another home run for SpectreVision. The adapted Lovecraft film is directed by Richard Stanley and stars Nicholas Cage (Mandy) in his second film for the genre production company. Color Out of Space, based on the short story of the same name, centers on a suburban family that recently moved to a rural farm and the events that follow a meteorite crash. From what we see in the trailer, it fits right in with SpectreVision’s other productions in it’s artistic and fresh style.
In a separate Coming Soon exclusive interview with the Color Out of Space director, Stanley mentions how he would like to adapt Dunwich Horror himself. This was back in 2015. He mentions how he’d,
“love to see the Whatleys brought onscreen one day, as a kind of proper backwoods degenerate, Great God Pan crossed with the Texas Chainsaw family, type of way that you would imagine.”
That sounds pretty freakin’ awesome to me!
SpectreVision really seems to not only choose their projects well but also choose the people they work with well! We can’t wait to see what they do with a Lovecraft trilogy especially if Richard Stanley is attached! They’re sure to put a lot of care into it regardless with Wood and Noah adding that Lovecraft is “such an important voice in horror.”
If you’re eager to check out a Stanley Lovecraft inspired story before Color Out of Space releases on January 24th 2020, check out Theater Bizzare (2011) and specifically the story Mother of Toads. You won’t be disappointed!
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