The Thing on the Doorstep Wraps
Seattle-based Maelstron Productions has announced that it has complete principal photography on its feature adaptation of the H.P. Lovecraft tale ?The Thing on the Doorstep.? Directed by Eric Morgret from a script by K.L. Young, the film, according to Morgret, 'is a dark tale centered around Dan Upton, a Miskatonic University professor of primitive religions [J.D. Lloyd], his teaching assistant Edward Derby [Erick Robertson], and his mysterious new student, Asenath Waite [Angela Grillo]. The feature production is a tale of wizards, shallow graves and magic of the blackest kind around a campus whose halls have echoed for many years with the footsteps of some of society?s most vile trespassers.?
The movie, whose full title is STRANGE AEONS: THE THING ON THE DOORSTEP, was lensed on locations ranging from a mansion owned by game creator/Wizards of the Coast veteran Jesper Myrfors to the cemetery seen in the opening credits of SIX FEET UNDER. Maelstrom previously adapted THING as a short film, currently available at the site linked above on DVD, with filmmakers? commentary, a blooper reel, the trailer and a short spoof called THE LOVE CRAFT. The THING feature will be ready for release this fall, and Morgret and Young are planning more HPL flicks under the STRANGE AEONS banner.
Courtesy of Fangoria