Thursday, July 5, 2012


This is a neat animated adaptation of "The Haunter of the Dark," which I consider one of H. P. Lovecraft's most effective and memorable horror tales. The feature is quite true to the original story, and, for the most part, the iClone animation offers some decent, even haunting visuals, particularly its representation of the Shining Trapezohedron. Overall, the music is well done, occasionally reminding me of Ingram Marshall's "Hidden Voices" — which is the perfect soundtrack for HPL's "Dreams in the Witch House." Now, this is a personal peeve, to be sure, but I am annoyed by the fact that some of the human beings involved in the production go by names such as "Fulkster," "Goof Parade," and "K4" — even Biggs Trek, for that matter —  as the whole business seems a pointless and even cheapening affectation. But, objectively, that's neither here nor there. Give this little feature a look. For the cost of — well, nothing — you'll do okay.

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