I feel that 'The Thing on the Doorstep' is absolutely the most film-friendly of Lovecraft's works in that it fits into a three-act structure and has a strong female presence.
Portland, OR (PRWEB) June 15, 2007
Lurker Films -- the leading manufacturer of literary horror, Cthulhu, and Lovecraft related film merchandise -- is proud to announce the upcoming release of the fifth volume of the "H.P. Lovecraft Collection (tm)". The DVD will contain similarly themed adaptations of the works of horror author and cultural icon H.P. Lovecraft.
H.P. Lovecraft (b August 20, 1890, d. March 15, 1937) is considered to be one of the greatest writers of horror fiction since Edgar Allan Poe. His influence on modern horror has been enormous both in print and in film, and stems from his fusing the best traditions of gothic horror on both sides of the Atlantic, and blending in elements of science fiction thus popularizing the notion of "cosmic horror.
Adapting Lovecraft to the big screen has never been an easy task given the structure of his stories and the emphasis on atmosphere over action. Screenwriter Kelly Young of Maelstrom Productions had this to say about adapting the works of H.P. Lovecraft to the screen, "I feel that 'The Thing on the Doorstep' is absolutely the most film-friendly of Lovecraft's works in that it fits into a three-act structure and has a strong female presence."
"The Thing on the Doorstep" is a unique story about an unfortunate marriage between a precocious scholar (Edward Derby) and a young heiress (Asenath Waite) who has mysterious hypnotic powers. Edward soon after their marriage exhibits severe mood swings and radical personality changes. What is the source of Asenanth's sway over Edward? What is the influence that her deceased sorcerer father (Ephraim Waite) has over her? The only thing standing between Asenath and her unspeakable plans to sow death and madness is Edward's graduate advisor, professor Dan Upton. But is Dan too late to stop what has been set into motion?
The H.P. Lovecraft Collection Volume 5: Strange Aeons, The Thing on the Doorstep DVD will be available through retail channels at a suggested price of $19.95 USD. The DVD is not rated but a rating of PG-13 is suggested. Total running time of the DVD will be approximately 120 minutes.
About Lurker Films
Lurker Films, Inc. is headquartered in Portland, Oregon and was founded in 1995 by Andrew Migliore to munch popcorn where cultists fear to tread, producing DVDs, Videos, and Audio CDs of the famous, infamous and just plain obscure films and television shows that have been directly or indirectly inspired by Lovecraft's work. Their mission is to bring out the best in weird tales & literary horror, DVDs and CDs of famous, infamous and rarely-seen films and television shows that combine excellent transfers with new features, short films and in-depth commentary from both filmmakers and scholars. More information about Lurker Films can be found at http://www.lurkerfilms.com
About Maelstrom Productions
Maelstrom Productions was created by director Eric Morgret and writer K.L. Young. Both had been pursuing filmmaking separately but found an instant connection when they met during the production of Nightshade's music video "Somebody's Watching You". "Strange Aeons: The Thing on the Doorstep" is their first feature film together. Find out more information at http://maelstromproductions.com
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