Cool Air (film)

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Cool Air
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Directed by Bryan Moore
Produced by Ted Newsom
Andrew Migliore
Written by H. P. Lovecraft
Based on "Cool Air
by H. P. Lovecraft
Starring Bryan Moore
Jack Donner
Vera Lockwood
Music by Steve Yeaman
Cinematography Michael Bratkowski
Distributed by Lurker Films
Beyond Books
Release dates
October 1999
Running time
50 min
Country United States
Language English

Cool Air is a 1999 black-and-white horror film directed by and starring Bryan Moore, and co-starring Jack Donner, with cinematography by Michael Bratkowski. It is based on the short story "Cool Air" by H. P. Lovecraft.[1][2]The film starts a multi-volume series called The H.P. Lovecraft Collection. The series is supposed to feature the best of the films submitted at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival.[3]


In the 1920s, impoverished horror writer Randolph Carter rents a room from Mrs. Caprezzi, an elderly land lady. Not long after settling into the shabby and almost bare room, he discovers a pool of ammonia on the floor that has leaked down from the room above. Mrs. Caprezzi, while cleaning up the ammonia, regales Randolph with strange stories of Dr. Muñoz (Jack Donner), the eccentric old gentleman who lives in the room upstairs. Later, Randolph suffers a heart attack and painfully makes his way to the doctor's room where he is treated with an unconventional medicine and makes a remarkable recovery. Befriending the doctor, Carter soon discovers the awful truth about the doctor's condition, why his room is kept intensely cold, and the fragile line that separates life and death.


  • Bryan Moore - Randolph Carter
  • Jack Donner - Doctor Muñoz
  • Vera Lockwood - Mrs. Caprezzi
  • Dukey Flyswatter - Street Bum
  • Ron Ford - Repairman


  • Michael Bratkowski, Director of Photography

Production notes

Cool Air was filmed on location in Glendale, California, USA over several weekends, using a CP-16R regular 16mm camera package owned by DP Michael Bratkowski. The film was shot on Ilford Black and White regular 16mm film stock, a great filmstock, though prone to film dust and shavings when transferred using a Telecine Flying Spot Scanner, otherwise known as a Rank.


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  3. West, Peter (10 May 2009). "The H.P. Lovecraft Collection Volume 1: Cool Air DVD Review". Horrortalk. Retrieved 29 December 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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