Full Moon Features is furthering the Lovecraft universe with a new full-length movie titled Miskatonic U: The Resonator; a sequel to 1986’s From Beyond. iHorror was given exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from the film which is scheduled to release on Full Moon Features’ streaming channel, February 26, 2021.
For those who don’t know H.P. Lovecraft created a universe filled with many horrifying creatures that traverse dimensions. Intrigued by these otherworldly beings, scientists are slowly driven mad by an obsession with their existence. Miskatonic U: The Resonator furthers this premise inside the fictional Miskatonic University in Arkham Massachusetts; both places created by Lovecraft.
The Miskatonic University has been referenced in film adaptions of Lovecraft’s work, specifically: From Beyond, Re-Animator, and Bride of Re-Animator. Legendary director Stuart Gordon is also an inspiration for the film, as are his visually stunning celluloid adaptations of Lovecraft’s works.
Producer and horror icon Charles Band is behind the project which was written and directed by William Butler (Madhouse, Furnace And Demonic Toys 2).
Amanda Wyss and Michael Pare star as academia elite who struggle with Crawford Tillinghast’s continued work of his father to rip open the fabric of dimensions in order to bring creatures into this world.
“I’m so excited to join Miskatonic U,” said Wyss about her role. “Billy and I have wanted to work together for a long time and I can’t wait to explore the HP Lovecraft universe with him. I think people are going to enjoy the twists and turns the story and my character take.”
Set in the fictional college campus “Miskatonic University” in Arkham, Massachusetts where all sorts of fantastic and unworldly events have been known to unfold in Lovecraft lore, Miskatonic U: The Resonator follows six gifted students as they navigate life after one of them, Crawford Tillinghast, builds a machine known as the “Resonator”. The machine allows one to experience multiple dimensions while navigating the unsavory beasts that dwell within them. But things get complicated when Tillinghast realizes that the prototype of his creation has not only released murderous and deadly creatures into his world, but also has affected his own reality.
The film premieres February 26, 2021, on the Full Moon Features streaming app and on the Full Moon Features Amazon Prime Video channel.
ABOUT FULL MOON
Founded in 1989 by iconic independent film producer and director Charles Band, Full Moon is the successor to Band’s groundbreaking Empire Pictures Studio from the 1980’s.
With Empire, Band created now-classic horror films like Re-Animator, From Beyond and Ghoulies. Band’s films helped launch the career of many of Hollywood’s biggest stars including Demi Moore (Parasite), Helen Hunt (Trancers), and Viggo Mortensen (Prison), to name a few.
With Full Moon, Band has produced over 150 films, including the Puppet Master franchise, Subspecies, Pit and the Pendulum, Castle Freak, Dollman, Demonic Toys, Prehysteria!, Evil Bong, and many more. As well as feature films, Full Moon produces original series, toys, collectibles, merchandise, comic books and publishes the popular horror film magazine Delirium. In 2019, Full Moon launched their most ambitious project to date with Deadly Ten, in which 10 new feature films are being produced back-to-back all over the world with completely live-streamed shoots airing on www.DeadlyTen.com.
Each film will premiere on Full Moon’s streaming channel FULL MOON FEATURES as well as Full Moon’s Amazon channel and other digital platforms. In 2020, as Hollywood productions shut-down or were put on hold, Full Moon created a series of high concept exploitation pictures produced exclusively under the parameters of the quarantine, beginning with the satirical and hugely successful Corona Zombies and continuing with Barbie and Kendra Save the Tiger King. Each comedic film includes re-dubbed footage from obscure exploitation films along with new footage and existing news footage, to create surreal and socially irreverent exploitation entertainment.
Header photo: Cast on set firing up the resonator – Actors Alex Keener, Amanda Victoria Jones, Dane Oliver, Christina Braa & Austin Woods.