AFM: Stuart Gordon Returning to the World of Lovecraft with THE THING ON THE DOORSTEP

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AFM:  Stuart Gordon Returning to the World of Lovecraft with THE THING ON THE DOORSTEP

Good news for fans of Stuart Gordon: his long rumored return to the world of H.P. Lovecraft is a rumor no more. The Thing At The Doorstep is apparently scripted, funded, and will go before cameras in 2008 thanks to producers Moonstone Entertainment. For those unfamiliar, here's a synopsis:

Psychiatrist Edward Derby's life is fairly ordinary until the seductive and troubled Asenath Waite enters his office. Obviously suffering from severe psychological problems, she claims her debilitated grandfather Ephraim is trying to take over her body ... literally.

Edward is unable to resist the intense sexual chemistry between them. When Edward and Asenath make passionate love, Edward feel that he has switched places with her ... and he has! While staring back into his own eyes, he realizes this woman's diagnosis won't be found in any medical textbook.

After taking over Asenath's body and destroying her soul, Ephraim sets his sights on Edward as his next host.

Edward must destroy Ephraim before he loses his own body and soul.

Moonstone also have Tobe Hooper's adaptation of Stephen King's From a Buick 8 on their slate.

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Ard VijnNovember 7, 2007 2:33 AM

I'd love to see what Paul Verhoeven would do with this story...

CaterpillarNovember 7, 2007 5:21 AM

Intense sexual chemistry? Making passionate love? Somehow I don't recall any of that from the short story. But of course I know how Gordon does his Lovecraft adaptations so I'm not surprised.

sarkoffagusNovember 7, 2007 9:19 PM

There's definitely sexual chemistry and passionate love-making in the story, because I remember -- wait, no, I'm thinking of "Debbie Does Dallas". Sorry.