6.5/10
346
5 user 30 critic

Color Out of Space (2019)

A town is struck by a meteorite and the fallout is catastrophic.

Director:

Richard Stanley

Writers:

Scarlett Amaris, H.P. Lovecraft (based on the short story by) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
Popularity
756 ( 121)
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

The Platform (2019)
Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

In a future "dystopia", prisoners housed in vertically stacked cells watch hungrily as food descends from above, feeding the upper tiers, but leaving those below ravenous and radicalized.

Director: Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia
Stars: Emilio Buale, Zorion Eguileor, Alexandra Masangkay
Guns Akimbo (2019)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A guy relies on his newly-acquired gladiator skills to save his ex-girlfriend from kidnappers.

Director: Jason Lei Howden
Stars: Samara Weaving, Daniel Radcliffe, Ned Dennehy
Saint Maud (2019)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Follows a pious nurse who becomes dangerously obsessed with saving the soul of her dying patient.

Director: Rose Glass
Stars: Jennifer Ehle, Morfydd Clark, Turlough Convery
Vivarium (2019)
Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A young couple looking for the perfect home find themselves trapped in a mysterious labyrinth-like neighborhood of identical houses.

Director: Lorcan Finnegan
Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Imogen Poots, Jonathan Aris
The Vigil (2019)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A man providing overnight watch to a deceased member of his former Orthodox Jewish community finds himself opposite a malevolent entity, in writer-director Keith Thomas' electrifying feature debut.

Director: Keith Thomas
Stars: Dave Davis, Menashe Lustig, Malky Goldman
Fantasy | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In the twilight of the 1950s, two youths seek the source of a mysterious frequency that has descended upon a town in New Mexico, in Andrew Patterson's pitch-perfect sci-fi thriller.

Director: Andrew Patterson
Stars: Sierra McCormick, Jake Horowitz, Gail Cronauer
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Millennial entrepreneurs, Drew and Max, run a webcast that streams live exorcisms that are, in fact, elaborately staged hoaxes. But they get their comeuppance when today's actress becomes ... See full summary »

Director: Damien LeVeck
Stars: Ryan Guzman, Kyle Gallner, Tara Karsian
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A troubled college freshman, Luke, suffers a violent family trauma and resurrects his childhood imaginary friend Daniel to help him cope.

Director: Adam Egypt Mortimer
Stars: Andrew Ayala, Andrew Bridges, Katie Chang
Deerskin (2019)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A man's obsession with his designer deerskin jacket causes him to blow his life savings and turn to crime.

Director: Quentin Dupieux
Stars: Jean Dujardin, Adèle Haenel, Albert Delpy
The Lodge (2019)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A soon-to-be stepmom is snowed in with her fiancé's two children at a remote holiday village. Just as relations begin to thaw between the trio, some strange and frightening events take place.

Directors: Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz
Stars: Riley Keough, Alicia Silverstone, Richard Armitage
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

When his long suffering girlfriend disappears suddenly, leaving a cryptic note as her only explanation, Hank's comfortable life and his sanity begin to crack. Then, from the woods ... See full summary »

Directors: Jeremy Gardner, Christian Stella
Stars: Jeremy Gardner, Brea Grant, Justin Benson
Synchronic (2019)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Two New Orleans paramedics' lives are ripped apart after encountering a series of horrific deaths linked to a designer drug with bizarre, otherworldly effects.

Directors: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead
Stars: Jamie Dornan, Anthony Mackie, Katie Aselton
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Nicolas Cage ... Nathan Gardner
Joely Richardson ... Theresa Gardner
Q'orianka Kilcher ... Mayor Tooma
Tommy Chong ... Ezra
Julian Hilliard ... Jack Gardner
Madeleine Arthur ... Lavinia Gardner
Brendan Meyer ... Benny Gardner
Elliot Knight ... Ward Phillips
Melissa Nearman ... Reporter
Edit

Storyline

A story of cosmic terror about The Gardners, a family who moves to a remote farmstead in rural New England to escape the hustle of the 21st century. They are busy adapting to their new life when a meteorite crashes into their front yard. The mysterious aerolite seems to melt into the earth, infecting both the land and the properties of space-time with a strange, otherworldly color. To their horror, the Gardner family discover that this alien force is gradually mutating every life form that it touches...including them.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

psychotronic film | meteorite | See All (2) »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook

Country:

Portugal | USA | Malaysia

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Color Out of Space See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Richard Stanley wrote an unproduced biopic of writer H.P. Lovecraft called "Providence". See more »

Connections

References Annihilation (2018) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
It should have been epic
11 September 2019 | by shakespeherian_ragSee all my reviews

You know the short story, Color Out of Space? Telling a tale of a place where things are beautiful and wondrous on the outside, but full of death and ash on the inside?

That is this film.

On paper it has everything you want in crazy HP Lovecraft adaptation:

Nicolas Cage channeling his signature "German Expressionist" style, think Vampire's Kiss Nicolas Cage, check

Richard Stanley directing, check

An appearance from Tommy Chong, check

Practical effects channeling the best 80s Cronenberg and Carpenter, check

Perfect psychedelic movie poster art, check

Alpacas, alpacas, alpacas, check, check and check!

As I write these aspects of the film I am remembering the crazy excitement I had going into the screening at TIFF's Midnight Madness. It should have been epic! Either an epic success or an epic failure, but still epic.

And yet, with all these wonderful ingredients, the chemistry does not work. It was meh. Painfully dull and scattered, like a student film with a big budget. Go ahead and watch it but keep very low expectations, you might enjoy it if you do.


6 of 26 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed