Reviews of “The Colour Out of Space” (1927) and related work

“The Colour Out of Space” (1927Text)

H. P. Lovecraft (writer).

“The Night Wire” (1926), which has a mist of “[c]olors as yet unseen by man or demon” consuming a city, is a trifle by comparison. Lovecraft’s “Colour” is perfect cosmicism. Less of a spectacle than “The Call of Cthulhu” (1926) and less tied to its historical moment, this story is much more elegant and more beautifully written.

References here: Nerd argues about distinction between fantasy and science fiction, Tolkning av Cthulhukrig, Solaris (1961), “Day of the Dove” (1968), Annihilation (2018).

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The Colour Out of Space (2010Moving picture, 86 minutes)

Seen in 2014.

Needs better fruit. The lingering effect is not confirmed in the original and the literary qualities are lost.

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