H. P. Lovecraft fans -- Have you seen this movie?

I just found out about this recent DVD, “The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu”:


If anybody on this board has seen it, please tell me what you thought of it!

Thanks in advance for any info!

Yea, I have it. Generally decent, the writer(s) obviously knew their Lovecraft (with a few modifications. Really, Cthulhu has a sidekick ?). Overall, it reminded me of the book The Mall of Cthulhu

Tell us more. Is it like Joe Pesci (“Scary? What do you mean scary? Do you find me horrible?”, etc.) or Elisha Cook Jr. (kinda like Jeffrey Combs’ part in the recent remake of The Dunwich Horror), or like Sammael in Hellboy?

Sorry, I’m presently at work. I will come back this evening with a fuller report. BTW, it is a comedy.

Once again, my apologies if I didn’t come back earlier (and sorry for the double post). Now, to the report. Although I like it, the movie has its weak points, I guess mostly budget related, but it is still a valiant effort and worthwhile a look see. About the Cthulhu sidekick (who goes by the name of Starspawn), my main beef with him is that he doesn’t act like a representative of the Elder Gods but more like a Mafia thug (but with tentacles).

Like posted earlier, it is obviously written by someone knowledgeable with the Mythos, but it is dumbed down to attract a general audience (there is no sense of dread, of futility). Basically it is (Gasp ! Can I say it ?) the Starship Troopers equivalent for hardcore Lovecraft fans. Don’t get me wrong, it is an interesting movie in its own right (with an hint of a sequel At the Mountains of Madness), but a faithful depiction of the Mythos it isn’t. Worth a rental, but don’t get your hopes to high.

Is it funny? Or rather is it funny because they make fun of H. P. Lovecraft and his works or is it just a collection of horror comedy cliches?

Yes, I’ve seen it. It’s played for laughs and has none of that eldritch terror you associate with Lovecraft. They should have watched Re-Animator first, it would have taught them how to successfully inject humor into the tales without losing the horror.

They don’t make fun of Lovecraft’s works, they use them as the setting for the movie, they show some respect to the Mythos, but like aldiboronti says, they could have used a better writer. But for a low-budget indie movie, it holds its own.

Hey, thanks very much for the information. I am thinking that I will see this movie, eventually. It should be mildly entertaining!