Richard Stanleys Color Out of Space, gebaseerd op het gelijknamige kortverhaal van H.P. Lovecraft, heeft er zijn wereldpremière in Toronto opzitten en kreeg grotendeels positieve reacties online.
Hoofdrolspeler Nicolas Cage zou net als in Panos Cosmatos’ Mandy een waanzinnige prestatie neerzetten en de film zou volgens sommigen de bovennatuurlijke horror van Lovecraft eer aandoen.
Color Out of Space isn't the next Mandy, but it does have more alpaca-related dialogue than your average Lovecraft adaptation. Some gnarly (and very '90s) creature feature design, too. Pretty sure Cage is channeling Randy Quaid from Parents, right down to the spectacles. #TIFF19
— Ethan Alter is @ TIFF (@ethanalter) September 8, 2019
COLOR OUT OF SPACE is a midnight movie if I’ve ever seen one. Nic Cage outbursts, insane visuals, unrelenting body horror. Like if The Thing (1982) and Signs had a fucked up, glowing pink baby.
— Nicholas Olsen (@ChiefcoOne) September 8, 2019
COLOR OUT OF SPACE really went for the Lovecraftian themes of madness and incomprehensibility. An absolutely wild piece of filmmaking, Stanley took so many risks and most of them paid off. Plus Colin Stetson’s score slaps.
— Mary Beth aka Mothra Stewart (@mbmcandrews) September 8, 2019
Admire how bold and colourful COLOR OUT OF SPACE is, and loved the majestic Nick Cage freakouts. But it takes too long to get to the good stuff. I'm certain there is an audience for all the wtf on display here. It unfortunately wasn't me. #TIFF19
— Dave Baldwin @ #TIFF19 (@davemabaldwin) September 8, 2019
COLOR OUT OF SPACE: Cage is great in almost every scene. Once it gets to the final act it's a delight and great adaptation. But boy does it take some time to get to the great stuff. Family dynamic kinda kills the vibe. #TIFF19
— Christopher Cross @ #TIFF19 (@HammerkopCross) September 8, 2019
COLOR OUT OF SPACE (Stanley): grafts the Yuzna/Gordon school of gnarly Lovecraft adaptation onto something more cosmologically terrifying. Cage does his YouTube compilation schtick capably. still think Carpenter did Lovecraft best, by not doing doing him. solid B. #TIFF19
— john (@johnsemley3000) September 8, 2019
Color out of Space is psychadelic, disorienting and destined to worsen my already bad sleep deprivation. It's loud, crazy, colorful, confusing, abstract and has a great Cage performance. I'm frustrated, intrigued and enthralled. Some things don't work, most do, but, ¿10 #TIFF19
— William Caruana is @ #TIFF19 (@DrVidGame) September 8, 2019