The Outsider was the winner of the 1996
H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival Best Student Adaptation.
The film starts out slow but finishes in a satisfying and
The premise is that of a man already dead yet unaware of
his true condition. Through a series of flashbacks the Outsider
re-lives his memories of his lost love and his eventual death.
not completely faithful to the short story, Aaron Vanek's
The Outsider captures and holds on to that Lovecraftian atmosphere
that most filmmakers lose. His use of interior shots are effective
and the makeup effects of the ghoul are outstanding! Unfortunately,
the same cannot be said about his choice of exterior shots.
The Outsider was also screened at the first annual
Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF) in 1994 and went
on to screen at the next two CapriCon science fiction/fantasy
conventions in Illinois (1994-95).
It is now available on Lurker
in the Lobby: The Best of the H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival