Colour From the Dark 2010 NR

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From the imagination of H.P. Lovecraft, and the visionary horror director Ivan Zuccon comes a new tale of cinematic terror... It's the 1940's, and World War II is raging. Pietro and Lucia live on an isolated farm with Alice, Lucia's younger sister. Alice is a 23 year old who suffers from severe mental problems. They live their simple lives tilling the soil as poor farmers. Pietro is a good worker and a strong man, who unlike his three brothers, is not at war because of a deformed knee. Lucia is a beautiful and reserved woman dedicated to her family. Their life is peaceful and good, in spite of the hard work and isolation. One day, while drawing water from the well, Pietro and Alice stir something at the bottom, at first an apparently insignificant event, which frees something from Earth' womb. A strange and alien color flashes underwater, at the well's bottom, then disappears. From that moment on, inexplicable events start happening all around the farm, and by night, the surrounding vegetation glitters with a sinister glow. The color soon takes a hold of the entire farm, and seeps inside Pietro and his family's minds, drawing them into its sick world of pain, blood and death...

Starring:
Debbie Rochon, Michael Segal
Runtime:
1 hour, 32 minutes

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Colour From the Dark

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Genres Horror
Director Ivan Zuccon
Starring Debbie Rochon, Michael Segal
Supporting actors Marysia Kay, Gerry Shanahan, Eleanor James, Matteo Tosi, Alessandra Guerzoni, Emmett Scanlan
Studio Vanguard
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
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The movie moves at a great pace and has some nice twists that keep you glued in your seat.
Mike G.
Ivan Zuccon's story goes on for too long with too little happening in the middle and has an ending you can see coming from a mile away.
Bartok Kinski
Director Ivan Zuccon's Colour from the Dark (2008) was horrible, very dull, tedious and not frightening at all.
Bartok Kinski

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By theunknowncritic on April 30, 2011
Format: DVD
This is a very boring attempt to film Lovecraft hampered by a low budget and terrible actors.
Fans of Lovecraft will not recognise his work...much of the memorable imagery of the original story The Color From Space has been discarded because the director wasn't able to realise it. There are a ridiculous number of dream sequences to try to enliven this script but after a while this becomes irritating. There is a lot of religious imagery and a little bit of sex that have nothing to do with HP Lovecraft and don't add anything to the film.
For some random reason this is set in Italy which means that some nice scenery is ruined by having bad actors stand in front of it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By THE MOVIE GUY on August 9, 2013
Format: DVD
The film takes place in Italy during WWII in an area where people spoke with various British accents. Alice (Marysia Kay) is the mute sister of Lucia (Debbie Rochon) who has bad dreams and an ugly rag doll named Rosina. Lucia is married to Pietro (Michael Segal) a farmer with a bad knee and a brother fighting for Mussolini.

One day while attempting to retrieve a dropped bucket from the well, they dislodge an evil glow which takes possession of things... The tomatoes get huge, Pietro's bum knee heals, Alice talks, and most important Lucia wants to "do it" on the kitchen table. Whatever the entity, it doesn't really like religious symbols.

I found the film rather boring. It had dreams where a person gets killed, then they get killed for real in a different way. It was as if the writer had two ideas, didn't know which one to use, and then said, what the heck, let's use them both. This might have worked well in the book, but didn't work well on the screen as it was used too often as filler material. Alice's relationship to her rag doll was interesting, and I wish that had been more developed and focused upon. Overall, I didn't find the production convincing and enjoyable.

Parental Guide: Sex and Nudity (Debbie Rochon, Marysia Kay-briefly)
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19 of 26 people found the following review helpful By William N. Brown on March 4, 2010
Format: DVD
H.P. Lovecraft was one of the pioneering writers of horror fantasy. His dark tales wove cosmic conflict into the daily lives of common people, brought monsters from the deep to the surface, and exposed the soft white underbelly of our collective fears of the unknown. Filmmaker Ivan Zuccon has turned his eye to one of Lovecraft's tales of the supernatural with his film COLOUR FROM THE DARK.

Pietro (Michael Segal) and his wife Lucia (Debbie Rochon) live with Pietro's sister Alice (Marysia Kay) in a remote Italian village during World War II. Alice, though an adult, seems to have the mind of a child and is plagued by vivid nightmares and a number of almost debilitating fears. Still the family manages to eke out an existence while hoping for the return of Pietro's brother, Luigi, who is off fighting in the war.

One day Alice loses the bucket for collecting water down the well. She tries to retrieve it but it is stuck fast. Finally Pietro lends a hand and, in the process of freeing the bucket, they unleash something that was trapped inside the well. A strange luminescent color bubbles forth. Pietro and Alice are stunned but put it down to gas or something mundane; this is far from the case.

They soon discover that their common well water has become an elixir that cures illness and makes the vegetables on the farm grow larger and faster than can be imagined. Alice's fears subside and she even begins talking. Pietro, whose bad leg kept him out of the war, suddenly finds himself able to walk normally. It could be called a miracle, but for the price. Lucia begins a rapid decent into madness, forcing Pietro to lock her away and ask a priest for help. The priest is powerless before whatever has possessed Lucia and she kills him in a frenzy of violence.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Cthulhu on November 15, 2010
Format: DVD
This is a horrible film. I expect Lovecraft's work to be modified when translated to the screen, but there was very little left of his original idea in this film. This film is slow, boring, monotonous, and predictable. It was so bad I found myself apologizing to a friend who watched it with me. Very disappointing. By the end, I wanted the characters to die.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bartok Kinski on October 31, 2013
Format: DVD
I'm sorry for all of you who absolutely have a strong affection and tenderness to horror-fantasy writer H.P. Lovecraft. Director Ivan Zuccon's Colour from the Dark (2008) was horrible, very dull, tedious and not frightening at all. This is probably one of the worst movies based on a H.P. Lovecraft story.

Let me just say, this film isn't scary, it isn't entertaining and it isn't fantastical. The casting is wearisome, lacking in force, intensity, sharpness and the actors do not live up to their extravagant H.P. Lovecraft roles. Ivan Zuccon's story goes on for too long with too little happening in the middle and has an ending you can see coming from a mile away.

Debbie Rochon (as Lucia) expressing little or no sensibility, and non-acting, drags the whole movie down. So an hour and a half later, when I woke up, Pietro and Lucia were still on the isolated farm and this ugly Alice was walking around yelling. Ineffective visual F/X never reaches the heights of something fun like Boris Karloff's H.P. Lovecraft, Die, Monster, Die! (1965). The dull camera video is below average for a b-movie.

If you are looking for pure terror avoid it, or for a fun horror movie, Colour from the Dark is not what you are looking for either.

I was really disappointed by this movie.
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