Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Last Lovecraft: The Relic of Cthulhu

This week marked the debut of a new Lovecraftian horror/comedy at the Slamdance film festival- "The Last Lovecraft: The Relic of Cthulhu". Bloody Disgusting is giving it some positive coverage and offers up this plot summary:

In the film Jeff, a down on his luck office worker, finds out he is the last living relative of horror novelist H.P. Lovecraft. What he doesn't know is that Lovecraft's monsters are real and will soon threaten the very existence of mankind. Jeff and his best friend Charlie are forced to embark on a perilous adventure and they enlist the help of high school acquaintance, Paul, a self proclaimed Lovecraft specialist. Together the three unlikely heroes must protect an alien relic and prevent the release of an acient evil, known as Cthulhu.

They also have an exclusive look at the film's trailer:

Given that this was produced on a shoestring budget I think it looks pretty good. Is it high art? No freakin' way, but it seems like a fun project with the same kind of manic energy and goofy logic as the "Evil Dead" films. It also has some nice prop designs, in particular the "Relic of Cthulhu" itself. I wouldn't mind picking up one of these if they were commercially available:

The seal from the end of the trailer also looks interesting:

It's similar to a couple of existing designs, but the way the pieces slide together to form the final embossment is clever.


Pablo Moreno said...

Oh man!
I love it!

Mik said...

Definitely interesting, I guess I need to start reading Lovecraft and getting in to all this stuff as I visit your blog every day.

Mr. Sable said...

That looks like sheer entertainment to me!

Anonymous said...

No need to read up on any Lovecraft before you see this movie, since the filmmakers obviously didn't.
(Or simply desided to ignore wath they read.)
It will only make you sad and angry.