H.P. Lovecraft anthology is divided into four segments: “The Library” which is the wraparound segment involving Lovecraft’s research into the Book of The Dead and his unwitting release of a monster and his writing of the following horror segments “The Drowned”, “The Cold”, and “Whispers”.
After a hard day of volleyball at the beach, a teen whose parents are away decides to have a slumber party with her girlfriends. Their boyfriends predictably show up to scare them, but a stranger from the beach is also seen lurking around the house. Soon the group begins experiencing an attrition problem.
Odette Springer is working in the B movie industry as a singer/composer, hating it but needing the work. She begins making this documentary about the low budget sex and slasher flicks and the people who work on them. Along the way, she meets unrepentantly boorish producers, directors arguing the legitimacy of what they’re doing and numerous actresses who feel trapped, with no other way to succeed in Hollywood. The project is eye-opening to the viewer…and to Odette herself.
As Zipper’s Clown Palace (a strip bar) closes, Neil wanders in and decides to hold the dancers, bartender, and remaining customers hostage. He torments them with little tasks he wants performed, playing on their weaknesses and relying on his gun for intimidation. Eventually the hostages begin formulating plans to thwart his control. Meanwhile, two policemen are observing the outside of the strip joint, realizing that something’s wrong and trying to decide if it’s worth ruining their buzz to intervene.
Five miles below the Earth’s surface, a group of scientists is working in self-imposed isolation, perfecting a series of DNA experiments that could literally change the world. But when one of those experiments goes awry, it unleashes a nearly immortal organism–one capable of instant regeneration, and with an insatiable appetite for living flesh. Soon, nothing can contain the creature, and with the lab’s life support systems quickly shutting down, the scientists grimly prepare for their final battle… A small group of scientists are working in self-imposed isolation below the Earth’s surface. They are all working to create DNA which could change the world, but one of the scientists have been given an secret assignment, and when the assignment goes wrong, all hell breaks lose. The new creation is now aboard the ship and will destroy anyone who gets in its way, as it moves towards the surface.