I hate to say it, but I think Richard Stanley would have been better off not casting Nic Cage in this. I enjoy an unhinged Cage performance as much as the next guy, but every scene he was in was at war with every other scene. Kind of reminds of King’s complaints about Nicholson in The Shining (though I’m good with that one).
That said, this is one of my favorite Lovecraft stories and I thought this was a fun adaptation. It’s very much got that early Gordon/Yuzna From Beyond vibe that I love so much. I suspect I’ll be revisiting this one.