Free to watch, two Lovecraftian short films: “The Curse of Yig” and “Play Me a Note”

I found two more Lovecraftian short films on the web, both free to watch. Enjoy!

The Curse of Yig: The award short film adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s story by the same title produced by Killing Joke Films. In 1925, a young academic visits the Guthrie Asylum in Oklahoma to explore the native tribal belief in the snake god, Yig. There she is confronted by a bizarre creature, the sole living survivor of the nightmarish Halloween of 1889. As she learns the tragic tale of Walker and Audrey Davis- early residents of the Oklahoma Territory- she too begins to fall under the spell of an unrelenting fear that time cannot diminish.

Play Me a Note: A Lovecraftian Thriller: A horror short by Devin Morse, set in the Derelictiverse, about a jerk boss who finds a bottle on the beach.

4 responses to “Free to watch, two Lovecraftian short films: “The Curse of Yig” and “Play Me a Note”

  1. Curse of Yig was awful. Acting was terrible, storyline was convoluted… I WAS impressed with Play Me a Note. For what was probably a much lower budget movie, the acting was better, special effects (other than the muppet under the sheet) were very well done, and it actually made my skin crawl a couple of times. Pretty cool! Love these fan and small studio movies. Black Sugar, The Offering, and Roe were some of the best Lovecraft styled movies I’ve ever seen.


  2. I saw The Curse of Yig a few years ago at the HP Lovecraft Film Festival in San Pedro. In the field of Lovecraft adaptations it’s nearly a small masterpiece. It’s very low budget, but as the saying goes you can see every dollar. The only quibble I have is that the narration and dialog could have been carefully edited or rewritten. HPL’s polysyllabic vocabulary sounds just not quite right coming from people’s mouths. Otherwise I can’t think of another of his stories that’s been filmed so faithfully to the original. Many thanks for the chance to see it again!


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