I'm a Lovecraft kid. My dad got me into his short stories as a kid going at Wildwood, NJ. He through me a couple short compendiums of Lovecraft's work, gave me a few recommendations and then I read every single one of them. I still read them at the shore. It seems to the most appropriate place (unless you're reading At the Mountains of Madness.. then the best place is drunk in your backyard in the middle of winter with piss running down your leg screaming). The Stuart Gordon/Brian Yuzna created Lovecraft "adaptations" are two movies that are near and dear to my heart, From Beyond and Re-Animator. They aren't necessarily faithful adaptations of HP Lovecraft's work, but they certainly are fun variations filled with boobs and guts and blood and shit flying fucking everywhere. In many ways these two movies are the anti-Lovecraft, showing you waaaay too much of the monster and keeping NOTHING to the imagination (except perhaps the taste of Barbara Crampton).
I thoroughly enjoyed the interview with the cast and crew discussing the making of the film and the new interview with Barbara Crampton is enjoyable. My heart still goes pitter patter with star crush lust for her. I'm a man not a piece of goddamn iron. The menus are typical Scream Factory great and pretty much you'll be hard pressed to find a flaw in the whole package. You have the choice of beautiful, new Jeff Zornow artwork or the classic art on the flip side of the cover depending on your preference.
I've had a great time watching these movies and a whole lotta fun talking about what makes a Scream Factory release great. It pains me to think that they might put out a movie or package that doesn't live up to fan expectations some day. They certainly haven't yet and given the itinerary... we probably should just sign over our paychecks now.