The Last Lovecraft. DVD review

The Last Lovecraft directed by Henry Saine.
Reviewed by Peter Coleborn

Now here’s a daft idea for a story: that famous scribe from Providence didn’t write fiction. His cosmic horror stories were all true, and the Great Cthulhu really does bide his time in the sunken city of R’lyeh. And even more fanciful, Lovecraft has a direct descendent living in the here and now. Cthulhu’s acolytes have am artefact, a piece of the key that will unlock the door incarcerating the great old one. Meanwhile, Jeff (Kyle Davis — the last relative) and his friend Charlie (Devin McGinn), are entrusted to protect the other portion of the key. Yeah, a couple of idiotic teenager nerds expected to save the world!

But The Last Lovecraft is a funny film. It’s not likely to leave you breathless with laughter — unless, that is, there’re are you and some mates with beer (or wine) and popcorn; then you’ll be unable to keep a straight face. For example, who is this Cthulhu creature? Simply solved with a comic-book graphical layout. Want to know how they get from A to B? Just follow the dotted line on the map. And are special effects a whole lot above The Creature from the Black Lagoon? OK, maybe I’m being a harsh here. But this movie is played for humour — and as such is a great success.

The movie is released on DVD about now.
The Last Lovecraft directed by Henry Saine.
Reviewed by Peter Coleborn

Now here’s a daft idea for a story: that famous scribe from Providence didn’t write fiction. His cosmic horror stories were all true, and the Great Cthulhu really does bide his time in the sunken city of R’lyeh. And even more fanciful, Lovecraft has a direct descendent living in the here and now. Cthulhu’s acolytes have am artefact, a piece of the key that will unlock the door incarcerating the great old one. Meanwhile, Jeff (Kyle Davis — the last relative) and his friend Charlie (Devin McGinn), are entrusted to protect the other portion of the key. Yeah, a couple of idiotic teenager nerds expected to save the world!

But The Last Lovecraft is a funny film. It’s not likely to leave you breathless with laughter — unless, that is, there’re are you and some mates with beer (or wine) and popcorn; then you’ll be unable to keep a straight face. For example, who is this Cthulhu creature? Simply solved with a comic-book graphical layout. Want to know how they get from A to B? Just follow the dotted line on the map. And are special effects a whole lot above The Creature from the Black Lagoon? OK, maybe I’m being a harsh here. But this movie is played for humour — and as such is a great success.

The movie is released on DVD about now.