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Christopher Webster [DVD News 01.13.11] news dvd horror action comedy

An Official Selection of the Toronto After Dark Film Fest and the Slamdance Film Festival, THE LAST LOVECRAFT: RELIC OF CTHULHU looks to be a pretty hilarious twist on a legend of horror. The movie, inspired by the writings of horror icon H.P. Lovecraft is out on DVD via Dark Sky Films and MPI Media Group on February 15, 2011.

Bored office drone Jeff (Kyle Davis, Friday the 13th) is informed by a mysterious elderly professor that he is the last living descendant of H.P. Lovecraft, the revered author of such horror/fantasy classics as The Shadow Over Innsmouth, Re-Animator and the Cthulhu Mythos stories. Jeff is thus the only person who can prevent a race of evil creatures (drawn from Lovecraft’s imagination) from wreaking havoc.

The mild-mannered Jeff must protect an ancient relic and prevent it from falling into the clutches of the monsters, which would bring about the release of all-powerful evil known as Cthulhu. Jeff ! enlists the aid of his co-worker Charlie (screenwriter and producer, Devin McGinn, Bones) and a husky Lovecraft aficionado, Paul (Barak Hardley, Greek), and together they put their slacker lives on hold to embark on an icky and hilarious mission to save the world. Along the way, they get some help from an a sea captain with a fish-boy son – and discover that Lovecraft’s horrific monsters, including a T-shirt-wearing reptile man, are far from fictional.


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Sunolet (11 years ago) Reply

The effects are cheesy, the budget is low, the film looks hilariously great! I will buy this.


John (11 years ago) Reply

Just got a call from Great Old Ones, they said they will devour these idiots anyway.


wes (11 years ago) Reply

This reminds of Shaun of the Dead. Like in that funny horror kind of way.


Brent (11 years ago) Reply

I saw this at the 2009 H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival in Portland and it brought the house down.
I'm definitely going to buy this to support the filmmakers.

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