Richard Stanley’s cosmic horror film Color Out Of Space set his plans to create a Lovecraft trilogy in motion, as well as these three main influences.
Director Richard Stanley is in the midst of crafting the second installment of his Lovecraft trilogy, which includes the 2019 cosmic horror film Color Out Of Space and the upcoming film, The Dunwich Horror. When the first film in the trilogy was released, it garnered generally positive reviews, prompting the production company, Elijah Wood’s SpecterVision.
In recent years, interest in HP Lovecraft stories has been rekindled in both film and television. For example, Jordan Peele and JJ Abrams co-produce HBO’s 2020 series Lovecraft Country, which subverts the author’s racism that permeates their work. His divine monster Cthulhu appeared in the 2020 movie.
It’s common for Lovecraft adaptations to often fail upon release, making Color Out Of Space an anomaly by comparison. The author was known for creating complex characters and monsters within the bizarre fiction genre, which tends to stray from traditional concepts of both horror and science fiction. Regardless, Stanley was able to capture the cosmic and bizarre essence of bizarre fiction through a unique adaptation of one of Lovecraft’s tales and he intends to do more, perhaps he has found the key to success.
Why is Richard Stanley doing a Lovecraft trilogy?
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter in January 2020, Stanley announced that he was officially working on The Dunwich Horror. Discussed the fact that the current state of the world is reminiscent of HP
Lovecraft, and anticipates that the second installment will be ready for release in 2021. While part of his push toward crafting a trilogy based on the author’s work stems from its relevance to today’s zeitgeist, SpectreVision praised Stanley for your ability to Create an accurate description of a Lovecraftian work like no other.