Catch Nicolas Cage-Starring Lovecraft Film 'Color Out of Space' at Esquire Theatre With Podcasters The Cinema Guys

Douse yourself in technicolor, extraterrestrial madness with this silver-screen adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's short story "The Colour Out of Space"

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Much has been written about Richard Stanley's cosmic horror film Color Out of Space. Based on an H.P. Lovecraft short story of the same name, the film has been hailed as "bonkers" by more than one outlet. Currently sitting at a 85 percent critical consensus on Rotten Tomatoes, no matter your take, Nicolas Cage and Lovecraft are surely a meant-to-be unhinged match. 

According to the film's description, it follows Nathan Gardner (Cage) and his family after a meteorite lands in the front yard of their New England farm, seemingly "infecting both the land and the properties of space-time with a strange, otherworldly color." They slowly come to the realization that the extraterrestrial presence is mutating everything it comes in contact with — including them. (Cue the suspenseful music.) 

If you're a fan of Cage's trademark freak-outs, you're in luckThe New York Post's Sara Stewart wrote that he is "full-bore, glorious B-movie Cage: Cranked up to 11, splattered with gore and bellowing about alpacas."

Cincinnatians can catch the flick tomorrow (Feb. 22) at Esquire Theatre at 9 p.m. On-site to lend introductory remarks will be local podcasters The Cinema Guys, a trio of friends — Brad A. Hargis, Ashley "The Cinemaiden" Ostendorf and Justin Dunn — who take to the mic to casually chat about recent film releases and news.

Hargis tells me via email that they love the relationship they have with the Esquire, where they've hosted similar screenings of films both new and old, including Gremlins, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World and, most recently, Harpoon.  In line with their podcast's laidback vibe, Hargis describes their events as "loose and fun." 

Bonus: Attendees can also expect giveaways and trivia ahead of showtime. If you're hungering for post-film discussion, they invite everyone to stick around afterward. 

"Getting to meet anyone who listens (to the podcast) at an event is awesome," Hargis says. "Also, having someone become a fan and listen to our show from an event like this is just as fantastic." 

Written/adapted by Scarlett Amaris, Color Out of Space also stars Joey Richardson, Q'orianka Kilcher, Tommy Chong and Madeleine Arthur. If you still need plans Saturday and feel like being dosed in a technicolor world of alien mayhem, this screening offers the only upcoming date for the film locally. 

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