Color Out of Space

Color Out of Space

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Color Out of Space

Nicolas Cage stars in this horror, based on a H.P. Lovecraft short story, about a family affected by an alien presence. A crashed meteorite disrupts the new rural lifestyle of the Gardner family and Nathan (Cage) and Theresa (Joely Richardson) begin to suspect the orb is mutating their surroundings. Produced by Elijah Wood and Daniel Noah's Spectrevision.

Director Richard Stanley's 1990 debut Hardware is a cult favourite, but just when he was right on the brink of Hollywood success, Stanley was infamously sacked from The Island of Dr. Moreau, starring Marlon Brando, just one week into shooting. Those events, recounted in 2014 doco Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau, put a dampener on Stanley's career. Color Out of Space is his first narrative feature since then—and has already been welcomed with the Best Picture horror award at Fantastic Fest 2019.

2019Rating: MA15+, Strong supernatural themes and bloody violence111 minsUSA
HorrorScience FictionFestival & Independent
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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

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Cage in particular is very much in his element, proving his reputation as an undisciplined weirdo is less than deserved. His performance is one long freakout, but a carefully calibrated one, escalating as the situation deteriorates.

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Variety

Variety

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It's disorderly fun that sports a directorial personality distinct enough to make one grateful for Stanley's return.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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If I tell you that Nicolas Cage's eyeballs will turn into ultraviolet high-beams, then you'll know immediately if you're in or out.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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Plenty of filmmakers have put Lovecraft's many-tentacled extraterrestrial creatures onto the screen, but "Color Out of Space" illustrates a hue - and a mood - that's much more abstract.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

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A well-made, mostly effective slice of cosmic horror cinema, not to mention the welcome return of a director with a fascinating eye, and is well worth a look for genre fans in the mood for something a little different.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Hitting the main plot points with well-designed SFX and some impressive night photography, Stanley's film manages to be frightening indeed, even with star Nicolas Cage’s semi-farcical leavening adding some nutty laughs.

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New York Post

New York Post

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Full-bore, glorious B-movie Cage: Cranked up to 11, spattered with gore and bellowing about alpacas.

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BirthMoviesDeath

BirthMoviesDeath

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Color Out of Space more than just a great Lovecraft adaptation - its existence is one of the year's most satisfying (and, quite frankly, touching) success stories.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Cage in particular is very much in his element, proving his reputation as an undisciplined weirdo is less than deserved. His performance is one long freakout, but a carefully calibrated one, escalating as the situation deteriorates.

0
Variety

Variety

press

It's disorderly fun that sports a directorial personality distinct enough to make one grateful for Stanley's return.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

If I tell you that Nicolas Cage's eyeballs will turn into ultraviolet high-beams, then you'll know immediately if you're in or out.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Plenty of filmmakers have put Lovecraft's many-tentacled extraterrestrial creatures onto the screen, but "Color Out of Space" illustrates a hue - and a mood - that's much more abstract.

1
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

A well-made, mostly effective slice of cosmic horror cinema, not to mention the welcome return of a director with a fascinating eye, and is well worth a look for genre fans in the mood for something a little different.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Hitting the main plot points with well-designed SFX and some impressive night photography, Stanley's film manages to be frightening indeed, even with star Nicolas Cage’s semi-farcical leavening adding some nutty laughs.

0
New York Post

New York Post

press

Full-bore, glorious B-movie Cage: Cranked up to 11, spattered with gore and bellowing about alpacas.

0
BirthMoviesDeath

BirthMoviesDeath

press

Color Out of Space more than just a great Lovecraft adaptation - its existence is one of the year's most satisfying (and, quite frankly, touching) success stories.

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