A Lovecraft adaptation from the same mold as the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society Adaptations, meaning it feels as though it could have been made shortly after the story was written. The use of black and white, except for the Colour itself, is an effective choice. The final act, involving, among other things, corpses animated by the Colour, is quite disturbing and frightening in the Lovecraftian way.
Despite this wonderful third act, the first two drag a bit; it’s not a long film, but 20 minutes could have still been easily cut. The acting is a bit rough in the first act (I believe the actors are all German, and seem much more comfortable in their native language, once they switch to German).
Still, when it is finally firing on all cylinders at the end, it captures the feel of Lovecraft like few other films.