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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Stuart Gordon enters a new house...

Now that House of Re-Animator is no more and The Thing on the Doorstep seems to have stalled, reports (via that Stuart Gordon has set his sights on directing a film adaptation of William Hope Hodgson's The House on the Borderland. Written by David Benullo, the story revolves around a family that relocates to a relative's rural home only to discover it guards the border between our dimension and another which is inhabited by a race of hostile creatures...

Lovecraft had this to say of the novel in his essay, Supernatural Horror In Literature:

"The House on the Borderland (1908) -- perhaps the greatest of all Mr. Hodgson's works -- tells of a lonely and evilly regarded house in Ireland which forms a focus for hideous otherworld forces and sustains a siege by blasphemous hybrid anomalies from a hidden abyss below. The wanderings of the Narrator's spirit through limitless light-years of cosmic space and Kalpas of eternity, and its witnessing of the solar system's final destruction, constitute something almost unique in standard literature. And everywhere there is manifest the author's power to suggest vague, ambushed horrors in natural scenery. But for a few touches of commonplace sentimentality this book would be a classic of the first water."

- H.P. Lovecraft

More as it becomes available...

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