I watched the new Dunwich Horror movie on SciFi, or whatever they’re calling themselves these days.
It was at the point, five minutes into the movie, when Henry Armitage was shooting lightning from his fingertips at the bat-winged coed possessed by Yibb-Tstll while his assistant, Valerie Fay Morgan, rolled marbles on the floor to uncover the Sumerian pyramid puzzle, that I realized this might not be entirely faithful to Lovecraft.
Nonetheless, I am willing to watch even an unfaithful version of a film, granted that it has good characterization, great location shots, its own sense of aesthetics, good special effects, or any number of other elements. Based on that, the Dunwich location shots in Louisiana could be quite evocative, once you got used to the idea of Dunwich being in Louisiana.
The film also featured the Simon Necronomicon. The title sequence using the sigils and the like was quite impressive, but its use in the actual film came across as cheap. Then again, it might have been more impressive to someone who hasn’t spent so much time with the book…