Few things go better together than actor Jeffrey Combs, director Stuart Gordon, and author H.P. Lovecraft.
Thanks to Combs, we know a little bit more about Gordon’s latest Lovecraft adaptation, The Thing on the Doorstep, which is being written by Dennis Paoli (Re-Animator) and focuses on a young girl who, aided by her skills of seduction and sorcery, can transfer her mind into another man’s body. Unfortunately, Combs has decided to sit this one out.
The Re-Animator star tells Fangoria that the film looks to be “wall-to-wall” sex.
“…because the whole idea is that people get infected by having sex, and so everybody is doing it. And I just said, ‘Stuart, no, thank you,’ because I know how it breaks down and how it is on set, and I didn’t really want to be in that world.”
The heavy sexual content is something unique to Gordon and Paoli’s take on Lovecraft’s story, which originally told a less erotic tale of mind transference.
“It was just too much, it was like, ‘And then they’re writhing, and then they’re humping some more, and then they build to a climax, and then they climax, and sweat…” I wish him all the best with that one, but not every project’s right for me.”
Gordon is expected to begin filming The Thing on the Doorstep this fall.
Behind every great book adaptation is a forgettable first try. — By Ryan Covey