Books That Should Be Films By Now

The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by HP Lovecraft case-of-charles-dexter-ward

We should clarify: we’d like to see a more current version of this spectacular Lovecraft short. There have been others -1963, Roger Corman filmed a loose adaptation of the story titled The Haunted Palace starring Vincent Price and Lon Chaney, Jr. and in 1992, Dan O’Bannon filmed a more faithful adaptation, The Resurrected, starring John Terry and Chris Sarandon- but we’d love to see the story of young Ward and his obsession with his wizard descendent Joseph Curwen. Actually, we think that every Lovecraft story should have visual accompaniment. That makes sense, right?

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  1. H. Beam Piper’s Paratime on the big screen, please! Anything from “Police Operation” to “Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen.” Or his Terro-Human Future history, “Ullr Uprising” or “Little Fuzzy” (the original, not the reboot). Sam Elliot would make a superb Jack Holloway!

    And while we’re at it, when did The Man of Bronze *ever* get a serious big screen makeover? How about a gritter Shadow?

    David Eddings’ “The Belgariad” and “The Malloreon” series (would make for great television)

    “Vickers (Corp*s*e)” and “The Long Orbit” by Mick Farren

    Steve Perry’s “Matador” Series

    David Weber’s “Honor Harrington” series

    The list goes on and on.

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