Cool Air (film)

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] This film is the start of 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]

Cool Air
DVD cover
Directed byBryan Moore
Produced byTed Newsom
Andrew Migliore
Written byH. P. Lovecraft
Based on"Cool Air"
by H. P. Lovecraft
StarringBryan Moore
Jack Donner
Vera Lockwood
Music bySteve Yeaman
CinematographyMichael Bratkowski
Distributed byLurker Films
Beyond Books
Release date
  • October 1999 (1999-10)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States


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


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.


  1. "Return of the Lurkers: Bryan Moore's Cool Air & The Shadow Over Innsmouth preview". Cthulhucon. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  2. "Cool Air". KinoPoisk (in Russian). Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  3. West, Peter (10 May 2009). "The H.P. Lovecraft Collection Volume 1: Cool Air DVD Review". Horrortalk. Retrieved 29 December 2015.

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