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Lovecraft Actually is a very fun way to watch In the Mouth of Madness, Deep Rising and The Mist all at the same time, whilst also breathing new life and themes into each movie. Using In the Mouth of Madness as a basis for the events that unfold in each movie, Job Willins has crafted a spectacular horror movie treat for all to enjoy. The music choices, and their respective placements, are perfect and never once felt out of place. The way Willins has connected the three movies is downright masterful. It really seems like this was a theatrical release put out by a studio. My only criticism is that In the Mouth of Madness does get tossed to the side in a few areas of the movie but overall the way the narrative plays out is great. The religious themes really transform all three of these movies into something else. While they were always present in both In the Mouth of Madness and The Mist, the way that each movie is interwoven together really sells the idea that "maybe this is an act of God" (revenge)... Or maybe it isn't and there is no god, or maybe God has abandoned our poor protagonists. I don't know, but what I do know is that I thoroughly enjoyed this edit and it's another great project from the mind of Job Willins.

Definitely check this one out when you have the time, it's a rollercoaster of a ride, but a fun one at that.

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This was a fun one! I think it works at a core level, but I might have liked to see In The Mouth of Madness used more as a framing device since it is so structurally different - Sutter Cane unleashing the horrors that remain relatively off-screen in Carpenter's version with Deep Rising and The Mist then providing the "world descending into chaos" for the audience, which the edit approaches during the tremendous "God Only Knows" sequence. Such a restructuring, however, might have ended up repacing things a bit much and cut too much of the narratives of the latter two instead of letting them all play out together. I love The Beach Boys, and I think it was smart to use audio as a sort of narrative glue bridging the edits... while I enjoy the tonal dissonance, I do wonder if there was a greater reason for it (outside of... y'know, Lovecraft... water... tentacles... beaches). Great work!

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Its definitely experiemental. Really hard to rate this as achievement here is probably to the max of the possible. In the end though the contrasts are glaring at times with vastly different screenplays. And this does slant viewer experience towards the downside. Slightly.

One glitch was seen with a red blur when woman is holding glasses in office.... intentional effect?

Lets call this narrative score a LUCKY7!! All's well that ends well & this show wraps up quite enjoyably!!

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Simply fantastic. Great cocept and one of the best compilation edits I've seen. And I very much liked the use of the Beach Boys music. It gave lovecraft actually a weired tone of it's own and bound the 3 movies together somehow.

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"God Only Knows" how Job Willins worked out how to combine these three films?!
He has taken three mediocre films and turned it into a must watch experience. I have a soft spot for Carpenter's In the Mouth of Madness, but the others aren't at all interesting. The brilliance in combining all three narratives and combining a lot of the monster mayhem with Beach Boys cannot be overstated. This is one of those fanedits where my expectations were very low and I was staggered at how entertaining the final product turned out.

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