Color Out of Space

Richard Stanley, visionary director of horror classics Hardware and Dust Devil, makes a triumphant return with this dazzling adaptation of HP Lovecraft’s otherworldly tale.

Dir Richard Stanley
Prod Daniel Noah, Josh Waller, Lisa Whalen, Elijah Wood
Scr Richard Stanley, Scarlett Amaris
With Nicolas Cage, Joely Richardson, Madeleine Arthur
Sales XYZ

Determined to escape the relentless bustle of big city living, Nathan Gardner (Nicolas Cage) relocates his family to the remote New England farm where he was raised. Still coming to terms with recent personal hardships, the Gardners are looking forward to a new, happier chapter in life. But their plans are abruptly interrupted when a meteor crash lands on their property, bringing with it a mysterious alien force that infects and mutates first the land, and then the people it comes into contact with. His first narrative feature for 27 years, Richard Stanley’s slick, stylish and suitably perverse interpretation of Lovecraft’s notoriously ‘unfilmable’ cosmic philosophies is a thrilling combination of absorbing family drama and outré sci-fi madness. Good things really do come to those who wait.

Michael Blyth

Festival guests

This member of the filmmaking team is expected to attend the festival:

  • Richard Stanley, director.

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Additional information

Tickets for the additional screening are on sale to BFI Champions/Patrons Thu 19 Sep 10:00, BFI Members Thu 19 Sep 11:00 and to the public from Fri 20 Sep 10:00.