'Color Out of Space' Director Richard Stanley Will Next Take on Lovecraft's 'The Dunwich Horror'!
SpectreVision isn't done with the work of author H.P. Lovecraft...
...Recently, Richard Stanley, the director of the upcoming Color Out of Space, sat down with Rue Morgue to discuss his film, which is an adaptation of legendary author H.P. Lovecraft's story of the same name. Turns out, Stanley's next project for SpectreVision will be Lovecraft's The Dunwich Horror!.
Stanley told Rue Morgue, “I’m pleased to say that SpectreVision has basically greenlit two more Lovecraft adaptations, and I’m currently prepping my new adaptation of ‘The Dunwich Horror'...It will be set in the same milieu as 'Color Out of Space', in a near-future, disaster-struck Arkham County. Hopefully, we’ll be able to get that before the cameras this winter.”
He added, “The brief is the same: to try to do the original story justice, and at the same time continue to open up the universe...With 'Dunwich Horror', we’ll go on campus and get back to Miskatonic University for the first time since 'Re-Animator'. We’ll also get to deal with the Necronomicon, the black book at the core of the mythos. So I’m very much looking forward to getting my hands on this.”
We already knew that Stanley would be doing more Lovecraftian horror flicks for SpectreVision, but it's exciting to hear that the next film will be Dunwich Horror, which is a classic Lovecraft tale first published in 1929, about an enormous, invisible monster wreaking havoc on the town of Dunwich. The story was first adapted into a feature in the 1970's with director Daniel Haller's The Dunwich Horror.
Read Rue Morgue's full interview with Stanely here.
By Matt Konopka
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