Watching ‘Pickman’s Model’ on Netflix now.

(Content warning on the show: gory as all get-out.)

It’s one of the episodes from Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities. It’s… not what I was expecting. I don’t think that it’s bad, exactly. The director has clearly decided to start from the story itself, then go… elsewhere with it. The overall effect is tonally similar to the original story, but I can fully understand why Lovecraft purists might disapprove. I was hoping for a more faithful adaptation myself.

I should also note that I’ve taken a shot at ‘Pickman’s Model’ myself (see here). I flatter myself that it is a bit more purist, in a rather special sort of way.