List & discuss films adapted from & inspired by H.P. Lovecraft (and make that distinction)-
the earliest three adaptations I know- all AIP Corman/esque productions-
DIE MONSTER DIE (starring Karloff, “The Colour that Came from Outer Space”).
THE HAUNTED PALACE (starring Price, with Chaney Jr & John Carradine, “The Case of Charles Dexter Ward”),
THE DUNWICH HORROR (starring Dean Stockwell & Sandra Dee, with Sam Jaffe & Ed Begley Sr.)
I’m in the minority in that I think DUNWICH actually succeeds (esp for its time) and that HAUNTED is actually pretty decent (It’s been way too long since I’ve seen MONSTER).
Other good adaptations-
THE RESURRECTED starring Chris Sarandon (“C. D. Ward”)
RE-ANIMATOR and BRIDE OF RE…
DAGON (from “Dagon” AND “Shadow Over Innsmouth”, suffers by being reset on a remote Spanish island, rather than New England)
NECRONOMICON (three stories- the only once I recall “Cool Air” which was done better on Rod Serling’s Night Gallery).
There have apparently been a recent array of shorts which are direct adaptations, I haven’t seen any of them.
Add more & discuss the above also. I’ll get into the “inspired by” films later.