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||IMDB Rating: 4.4/10 from votes
||Release: 2014 (USA) /
||Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
||Director: Mary Jane Hansen,
||Stars: David Bunce, Mary Jane Hansen, Ron Komora, Susan Cicarelli-Caputo
||Synopsis: A psychological horror film based on the short story by H.P. Lovecraft. Daniel Upton's relationship with his friend Edward Derby is abruptly changed after Edward becomes romantically involved with Asenath Waite, a hypnotist with an odd reputation. As Edward's behavior becomes more erratic and events unexplainable, Daniel investigates. Is it madness...or something far more terrifying? Written by Anonymous
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I'm so used to movies based on Lovecraft's stories being utter crap
that I went into this one expecting I'd be turning it off a few minutes
later... but surprise! It was a pretty darned good take on its source
material. It's obviously micro-budget and stylized to make up for it. A
lot of the tale is told in narration... but I'd MUCH rather have that
than a lot of awful CGI attempting to visualize things the story only
hinted at. It's a subtle telling, one that's likely to draw the dreaded
'boring' descriptor from less patient audiences... but whatever. The
Thing On The Doorstep is actually one of my favorite of Lovecraft's
lesser Mythos stories... there are some genuinely creepy ideas going on
in it and this movie caught on to them and even expanded them in ways
that I felt were in keeping with the spirit of the tale. For instance,
giving the protagonist a wife and child (not in the original story) was
not just a tacked detail... their presence made the nature of the
threat more personal and immediate and brought up new dimensions to how
the goings on might have been interpreted. One thing that is
particularly strong about the movie is the acting. The actors are not
the usual crop of 20-somethings that get shoveled into most horror
films. The characters here are older and with that carry a certain
gravity the story deserves.
Just so I don't come off as a shill... there were a few things that
bothered me. The movie takes place in modern times, which I was fine
with... but there were places where the writer chose to used the
language of the original story and those bits of dialogue feel a bit
clunky. Thankfully most of that is early on and then stops... though it
comes up again during the reading of Edward's note at the end. Also
(and this is me being a picky Lovecraft fan) while the actress playing
Asenath was perfectly fine and doesn't really appear that much
on-screen, I did find myself wishing they'd gone the extra mile and
found someone with a touch more of the 'Innsmouth look'. My last
complaint is with the depiction of the 'thing' of the title. I know
it's a low budget project but I wished they'd done it differently. As
it is the camera spends to much time on the 'thing' and its really not
ready for its closeup. I think they could have gotten away with the
less-is-more approach that had been used for the visions and dream
sequences in the earlier parts of the movie.
Still, I'm impressed... by the directing, the writing and the acting.
I'd love to see these folks take a shot at 'Dreams In The Witch House'
and erase my memory of the awful Stuart Gordon version.
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