After Stuart Gordon made a name for himself with "Reanimator" and "From Beyond", Charles Band saw opportunity in continuing to use Lovecraft properties as the basis for his features. Band then came up with the idea for an anthology of short sequels called "Pulsepounders" that was eventually shelved due to the financial troubles of his studio, Empire Pictures, which would eventually fold and give way to Full Moon.
25+ years later and we finally get to see Band's attempt at a Lovecraft film and the results are... um, interesting. The problem is that this short isn't much of a Lovecraftian story nor does it deal with any of the themes that preoccupied the author's stories. Instead, this more of a Lovecraft freestyle with various elements and iconography mixed in with the standard horror tropes. The film survives mostly on the strength of a small, dedicated cast that includes David Gale as a Brown Jenkins. Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton and David Warner acquit themselves nicely as well.
The best part of the film is the implied violence, sexual degradation and homosexuality that gives the proceedings an eerie quality. It's all VERY implied, but it's interesting at least. Be aware that the film is sourced from a VHS work, so image and sound are both pretty poor. This is definitely only for seasoned Lovecraft or movie fans.