Color Out of Space is a adaptation of H. P. Lovecraft’s short story. I discovered this film when looking at upcoming movies at a new theater that opened up in Boston, and the poster immediately grabbed my attention. I’m also a big fan of Nicolas Cage, and he’s done a few movies recently that have gotten some critical acclaim such as Mandy (2018). I missed that one in theaters unfortunately, so I made an effort to get out for this one, and it did not disappoint.
Color Out of Space is set in Arkham, Massachusetts. The majority of the film takes place at a middle-of-nowhere farm and the family that lives there (played by Nicolas Cage, Joey Richardson, Madeleine Arthur, Brendan Meyer, and Julian Hilliard). A mysterious rock falls from the sky, and corrupts everything around it. The script is undeniably B-Movie, but the incredible acting, eerie score, and practical creature effects bring this movie over the top. I was absorbed by the film just as the characters were by the strange light. It had me flinching, covering my eyes, pulling up my legs from moment to moment.
If you’re looking for a unique horror movie, or just a fan of Nicolas Cage I’d recommend this film. Color Out of Space will available to stream on February 25.