The Dunwich Horror

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  • R
  • 2009
  • 1 hr 26 min
  • 3.6  (1,086)

The Dunwich Horror is a 2008 horror movie directed by Leigh Scott, loosely based on the short story of the same name by H. P. Lovecraft. The movie stars Sarah Lieving as Nancy Wagner, Griff Furst as Wilbur Whately, and Dean Stockwell as Dr. Henry Armitage. The movie begins with a young woman named Nancy Wagner who is researching a book in the library of Miskatonic University. She becomes fascinated by a strange cult and decides to investigate further. Her research leads her to the town of Dunwich, where she meets Wilbur Whately, a mysterious and enigmatic man who seems to be at the center of the cult.

As Nancy delves deeper into the mystery, she uncovers a dark secret about the town of Dunwich and its residents. There is a strange force that lies dormant beneath the surface of the town, one that has been kept hidden for years but is now awakening.

Wilbur Whately is searching for a rare and ancient book, the Necronomicon, which he believes will help him unlock the power of the great old ones, ancient gods who ruled the earth long before humans. With the help of the dark arts, he plans to summon the great old ones and bring about a new era of chaos and destruction.

Dr. Henry Armitage, a professor at Miskatonic University and an expert on the occult, discovers what Wilbur is up to and tries to stop him. But it may be too late, as Wilbur has already gained access to the Necronomicon and is close to achieving his goal.

As the town of Dunwich descends into chaos, with strange and terrifying creatures roaming the streets, Nancy, Dr. Armitage, and a few others must band together to stop Wilbur and his followers from unleashing an unspeakable evil upon the world.

The Dunwich Horror is a tense and atmospheric horror movie that will appeal to fans of Lovecraft and the horror genre in general. The movie does a good job of capturing the dark and eerie mood of Lovecraft's original story, and the creepy setting of the small town of Dunwich adds to the sense of foreboding and dread.

The acting is solid throughout, with Sarah Lieving in particular doing a good job as the plucky and resourceful Nancy Wagner. Griff Furst is suitably creepy as Wilbur Whately, while Dean Stockwell brings a gravitas to his role as Dr. Armitage.

The special effects are also impressive, with the use of practical effects and makeup adding to the movie's sense of realism and tension. The monsters and other creatures that appear in the movie are well-designed and suitably terrifying.

Overall, The Dunwich Horror is a solid horror movie that will appeal to fans of Lovecraft and classic horror in general. It's not a groundbreaking movie, but it does a good job of bringing Lovecraft's story to the screen and creating a creepy and atmospheric horror experience.

The Dunwich Horror is a 2009 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 26 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 3.6.

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    1 hr 26 min
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    3.6  (1,086)