Episode 498 – The Colour Out of Space Revisited

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We’re making a journey back to woods no axe has ever cut – it’s The Colour Out of Space by H.P. Lovecraft! We’re talking the story and the new film adaptation by Richard Stanley.

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Thanks to Andrew Leman for the reading on the original episode!

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Post Comment 5 comments on “Episode 498 – The Colour Out of Space Revisited

  • Matthew Sanborn Smith on

    Just want point out that Tommy Chong was in The Color Out of Space and his daughter, Rae Dawn Chong, was in Commando, so push those two big circles in your Venn diagram a little closer together.

  • David on

    Just to help you out on German pronunciation, it is pronounced dee farbeh, not dye farb. (Bruce Willis was not in this one) Generally the second vowel is long, not the first, and ending vowels are not silent. Stay eldritch.

  • Victor Castillo on

    Ah, “Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau.” It is one of the funniest film docs out there (docs about train wrecks tend to be more entertaining than ones about beloved classics), especially once Brando enters the scene. I loved that documentary so much as to purchase the 3-disc Blu-Ray from Severin video, a worthy purchase even if just because one of the discs is an audiobook of Richard Stanley reading the original H.G. Wells “Island of Dr Moreau.” Anyway, it is because of the doc that I have sought out anything by Richard Stanley, including the fantastic COLOR OUT OF SPACE.

  • Marc Twinam-Cauchi on

    this film is toppled over by Cage’s mannered performence. In my opinion Annihilation is a much better version of this story (and a much better film overall)

  • Inner Prop on

    Very funny that you mentioned it was March 2020 and you were “still” in quarantine. I had listened to this in May 2020, but stopped until I had seen the Cage movie.

    I think I would give the movie 3 out of 5 stars. Loved the surveyor. I wanted more Tommy Chong. I liked the daughter.

    It started out very pretty and never really stopped being pretty, it just got weird and gross. I think it would have been better if it slowly got ugly/degraded and creepy. There should have been more suspense that should have built until it snapped. The HPL story never got gross, it disintegrated.

    Was the hard drive hit by purifying lightning?

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