In an attempt to move away from folklore and cults, this adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s short cosmic horror occupies a considerably small niche compared to the previous films on this list. The Colour out of Space is intended to be the first of a thematic trilogy. Lovecraft’s short stories have seen a fair few adaptations throughout the decades and have impacted the science-fi/horror sub-genre, providing inspiration for films like the little-known The Void .
Georges Franju’s direction gives Eyes Without A Face a lyrical, poetic feel, and a twisted logic that makes it feel more like a fairytale than a standard mad professor flick. The Spectator’s reviewer at the time called it “the sickest film since I started film criticism,” which is quite a recommendation. There have been a lot of adaptations, riffs, nods and straight up rip-offs of The Turn of the Screw, but none are as good as … Read More