Sunday, October 25, 2015

31 Days of Halloween - Day 25 - Movie 2

After his father disappears, Jonathan Davis (Ingo Heise) travels to the area of Germany where his father was stationed during World War II, here he uncovers the disturbing tale of the consequences of a meteorite landing decades ago. 

Die Farbe/The Color Out of Space (2010) is an adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's tale "The Color Out of Space." Shot in black and white, the film delivers and sustains an eerie ambience throughout, accentuated by an evocative score by Tilman Seege and some really marvelous sound design by Marc Veizhans. The filmmakers strike a nice balance between holding back and showing that enhances the otherworldly nature of the story. They are to be given credit too for defying their small budget and making something that suggests greater resources. This is easily one of the films I've enjoyed the most this month, and I highly recommend it. 

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