Lately I've been reading a lot of H.P. Lovecraft and really liking the way he tells horror. I was thus excited to see that one of my favorite stories, The Colour Out of Space, had been adapted for the screen. I was admittedly a little more hesitant when I saw that Nicholas cage was attached in a lead role, but he can be good at times and I was more than a little curious. After watching the film I didn't feel disappointed, however it was definitely more of a loose adaptation of the story than I would have liked. On its own, I would argue that it is a solid horror film with some cool visuals. As an adaptation however, I feel it changed too much. While there are several arguments about how an adaptation should be done, I feel this would have been a strong story keeping faithful to the original. There are plenty of ways that they could have made this film feel original while sticking more faithfully to the original progression and events of Lovecraft's story. One final point, I read that the director plans to make a trilogy of Lovecraft adaptations. The next one he plans to do is The Dunwich Horror. A slight problem with this is that he borrowed the name of a character from that story, Lavinia, to use in this film. I'm cautiously curious about this next film.