Dan O'Bannon, screenwriter of Alien and director of both Return of the Living Dead and also the best HPL movie adaptation ever, The Resurrected, has succumbed to Crohn's Disease.
but it's in my Netflix queue now. Sounds like it's based on "The Strange Case of Charles Dexter Ward," which I haven't read for years - maybe I'll dig it up and read it today. A lot of HPL stories blur together over time for me.
Dan O'Bannon is hilarious as Sgt. Pinback in this great low-budget science fiction film. This video diary scene is a good example, but the whole script is pretty rich. He co-wrote the film with John Carpenter (who directed), but I bet he wrote all his own lines.
This clip has a low sound level, unfortunately.
I just added The Resurrected to my Netflix queue, too.
to the top of my queue so I get it first!
...that Netflix has more than one copy of each movie. Not positive, mind you...just pretty sure. But, if you will scratch your initials in the copy that you get, Nick, and then I get it with your initials, we will know for sure.
is now available on instant watching.