Block Three (Reality Blurred)
On the 125th Anniversery of his birth, we celebrate with documentaries on HPL influence in our world. In The Other World, Richard Stanley shows us the intersection of the mystical world and ours in an untouched area of France.
The Otherworld (L'Autre Monde)
Get ready for a trip to the other side of the mirror. Screening Sunday. The legendary filmmaker Richard Stanley (HARDWARE, DUST DEVIL, THE THEATRE BIZARRE, and several stunning documentaries) has never hidden the fact that he studied mysticism and the occult. An anthropologist by training the brain is full of secret knowledge and forgotten stories, Stanley has spent decades exploring what is literally fantastic. In The Otherworld he takes us to deep in the south of France, nearly hidden and virtually devoid of any aspect of the modern world. A place that many call "the zone" where we meet wizards, scholars and fools. We steal a rare glimpse not only the supernatural forces, but also many ways in which humanity strives to understand them. Metaluna Productions (French but g-translate works)
Lovecraft, Fear of the Unknown
Lovecraft's Fear of the Unknown is a 2008 documentary film that looks at the life, work and mind behind the Cthulhu Mythos. The film features interviews with Guillermo del Toro, Neil Gaiman, John Carpenter, Peter Straub, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Ramsey Campbell, Stuart Gordon, S. T. Joshi, Robert M. Price and Andrew Migliore. Written and directed by Frank H. Woodward. Produced by William Janczewski, James B. Myers, and Woodward. Lovecraft won Best Documentary at the 2008 Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival.
The Eldritch Influence: The Life Vision, and Phenomenon of H.P. Lovecraft
The Eldritch Influence looks at the world of literary outsider H.P. Lovecraft who posthumously infected a large number of artists, writers, mystics and fanatics with his wonderfully bleak worldview. Using passionate interviews and colorful commentary the film presents a picture of Lovecraft's life and thought through those he's touched and inspired. Featuring Lovecraft biographer S.T. Joshi, authors Ramsey Campbell, Neil Gaiman, Brian Lumley and filmmaker Stuart Gordon. --IMDb