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Every week, Imported Horror brings you the best of fiendish ghouls, bloodthirsty zombies and creepy ghosts from beyond the shining seas. We explore international horror movies and television shows from around the globe that are readily available on American streaming services. All episodes are spoiler-free.

Aug 27, 2020

One is understated, unnerving and grayscaled. The other has Nic Cage. Dueling adaptations of H.P. Lovecraft's short story leave the gang locked in debate over magenta hues, alpacas and the triumphant return of the "Cagenerator."

German version:

Motion Picture Terror Scale: 3 (Marcus) / 3+ (Melissa) / 2 (Grady). Quality: 4/4/4+ Enjoyment: 4/5/3

American version:

MPTS: 4/1/2 Quality: 4/4/3+ Enjoyment: 5 (Marcus) / 1 (sober Melissa) / 3 (drunk Melissa) / 3 (Grady)

Articles mentioned in this episode:

"The Colour out of Space" by H.P. Lovecraft

"Hollywood Has a Lovecraft Problem," by Tom Reimann in Collider

"Gods, Monsters and H.P. Lovecraft’s Uncanny Legacy," by Alexis Soloski in The New York Times