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2 thoughts on “Unknown Beyond”
interesting I liked this movie. Despite it’s absolutely shoe-string budget, it is far, far more interesting, intelligent and well put together than most B-movies and leagues above Sy-Fy channel tripe. I’ve seen all of Mr. Zuccon’s Lovecraftian films and I enjoyed them for what they are. Let’s face it, if filmed literally, Lovecraft’s work would look incredibly stupid on film. Close your eyes an picture a big green cgi Cthulhu. In my opinion the use of Lovecraftian themes make for much better films than cgi monsters. I like Mr. Zuccon’s work and I’d love to see what he could do with a real budget. This film has it’s flaws but I respect the effort and creativity that went into it. I’ve seen far worse mainstream, big budget films.
Yet another Cthulhu failure What starts out as an original and atmospheric attempt to create Lovecraftian chills – a group of soldiers in a desolate postnuclear kind of world look for the ominous Necronomicon – quickly loses all hope of even remotely reaching its goal. The sets and even the acting are not bad, but the script obviously didn’t get past the opening sequence before shooting started, and the anticlimax (yes, I’ll give it away to spare you wasting 85 minutes of your life) is one of the worst of all the countless bad Lovecraft adaptations. After running through the bushes for the whole movie, searching for and running from the Great Old Ones, it turns out the main actor IS the Great Old One. A glint in his eye at the last moment is all you’re gonna get in terms of metaphysical horror. Once again, the filmmakers forgot the most essential thing of such a movie: the monsters from outer space and the indescribable dimensions they come from, which represent the only reason to watch such a movie. Bah!As far as I’m concerned, Stuart Gordon’s “Dagon” remains the only decent attempt at bringing Lovecraft’s wild imagination to the silver screen.