It appears that a movie company, Luminous Speck Media Group, is attempting to do a film adaptation of Hodgson’s classic novel, THE HOUSE ON THE BORDERLAND. (Their homepage is shown at left.) Now, anyone who has read the novel will attest to the fact that it would be extremely difficult to film. This might be why the website devoted to it hasn’t been updated in quite some time and the linked pages are either static or empty. Attempts to contact them have been unanswered. Perhaps someone out there might have more information on this strange project?
Hodgson has had a somewhat spotty record for media adaptations. Where film and TV are concerned, only “The Voice in the Night” and two Carnacki stories have been adapted. The Japanese film, MATANGO, (which we talked about here) was the only feature film adaptation of Hodgson’s stories. The Carnacki stories were done for episodic television anthologies and are of spotty quality. It is odd that more film companies haven’t embraced some of Hodgson’s stories with their elements of horror, suspense and adventure. Perhaps they are just waiting for the right creative people?