Richard Stanley

Richard Stanley is the director and co-writer of H.P. Lovecraft’s Color Out of Space starring Nicolas Cage, Joely Richardson and Tommy Chong, currently playing on a screen somewhere near you. Stanley made his directorial debut with the apocalyptic sci-fi horror film, Hardware, and returned to his South African roots with his second feature film in 1992, the supernatural road movie romance Dust Devil, cementing his status as a cult director of genre cinema. The production of Stanley’s third feature film, The Island of Dr. Moreau, starring Marlon Brando and Val Kilmer, was fraught with legendary challenges that eventually led to the director’s ousting from his own dream project, to be replaced by John Frankenheimer. Stanley’s experience on the film led to the award-winning documentary Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau. For Stanley, bringing Color Out of Space to the screen represents the culmination of more than 20 years of preparation.


Up before dawn and heading across the Pyrenees to Sitges where THE THEATRE BIZARRE plays tonight at the Retiro at one a.m - fun, fun, fun!

11 years ago


The Mythos Meme or, How Great Cthulhu Ate My Brain and Made Me Like It!

By Richard Stanley | January 24, 2020

The Mythos Meme or, How Great Cthulhu Ate My Brain and Made Me Like It!

Horror director Richard Stanley on the legacy of H. P. Lovecraft, the emergence of a post-truth religion, and his new film, Color Out of Space.