Reviews: Color Out of Space (2020)

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  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Stanley has crafted a beautiful production combining shocking pink CGI effects and practical mutations, recalling such films as Stuart Gordon’s “From Beyond” and John Carpenter’s “The Thing,” with a nostalgically appointed rural farm … But don’t expect “Mandy”-level Cage outrageousness here
  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: Anchored by engaging performances, and some satisfyingly psychedelic and gnarly sequences, Richard Stanley crafts a fantastic piece of Lovecraftian horror.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: Body-horror SF via Lovecraftian grotesquerie, with a now tedious rampage from Nic Cage. As if a man needs to be influenced by unfathomable aliens to turn to violence. I need more from my pulp fiction.
  • [New] | Mark Leeper @ Mark Leeper’s Reviews
    • Excerpt: The latest film adaptation of H. P. Lovecraft’s horror story of a meteor strike in the Massachusetts back woods…
  • Brent McKnight @ Giant Freakin’ Robot
    • Excerpt: “Hyper-stylized, strange and gooey, existential and mind-bending, and topped by a committed Cage performance, this is a wild detour into psychedelic sci-fi.”
  • [New] | Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com
    • Excerpt: [Stanley] traded esoteric uncertainty for visual thrills to prevent us from having to do any heavy lifting, but he does it well enough to appreciate [it] on its own terms.
  • Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
    • Excerpt: Color me impressed.
  • Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies
    • Excerpt: The movie doesn’t actually do anything truly unexpected, but nor does it disappoint. With Cage, a retro-80s horror pace and feel, and plenty of pretty swirling colors, it’s going to hit the sweet spot for a lot of viewers.
  • Amanda Waltz @ Pittsburgh City Paper
    • Excerpt: Color Out of Space begins promisingly enough with moody shots of a fog-drenched forest and an ominous voice-over by actor Elliot Knight, who appears as our intrepid surveyor, Ward. From there, it offers a refreshing throwback to the practical visual and makeup effects of 1980s sci-fi horror, with some truly grotesque creatures recalling John Carpenter’s The Thing and David Cronenberg’s The Fly.
  • Andrew Wyatt @ The Lens