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Cthulhu (2007)

A Seattle history professor, drawn back to his estranged family on the Oregon coast to execute his late mother's estate, is reaquainted with his best friend from childhood, with whom he has... See full summary »

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A Seattle history professor, drawn back to his estranged family on the Oregon coast to execute his late mother's estate, is reaquainted with his best friend from childhood, with whom he has a long-awaited tryst. Caught in an accelerating series of events, he discovers aspects of his father's New Age cult which take on a dangerous and apocalyptic significance. Written by Grant Cogswell

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Welcome home...to the end of the world.

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Rated R for language, some sexuality, nudity and violence | See all certifications »

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$750,000 (estimated)

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$1,438 (USA) (22 August 2008)

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$15,213 (USA) (21 November 2008)
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On the crew's last day shooting in Astoria, a storm began which took out all the power in the city for several hours, and ruined three of the film's locations: the windows were blown out of the net shed, ruining thousands of dollars worth of materials stored within: the house where Tori Spelling's character Susan lives was partially destroyed by the fall of the hundred-year-old tree in the driveway (visible in the film); and the entire cul-de-sac on which Julia's house stands came down the hill in a mudslide. See more »

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Yet another NON-LOVECRAFT movie
20 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really wanted to like this, especially with the glut of direct to video adaptations of Lovecraft stories (Beyond the Wall of Sleep etc) that are essentially student project level non-movies. But this is yet another example of a film that heavily relies on Lovecraft and yet totally jettisons any real relation to the author or his works, much less the sensibility behind them. It owes more to The Shadow Over Innsmouth than anything, and unfortunately that world was already realized in far better (yet still in woefully inadequate) fashion in "Dagon." To someone who loves Lovecraft as much as I, it's rather insulting this film is called "Cthulhu." There are ideas the writer and director were far more interested in, such as the main character's confused sexuality, than anything written by Lovecraft. So, why not drop the illusion of being a Lovecraft adaptation, and simply make the film that was there without him, since little in this film relates much to his writing? Answer? Because if you use his name and the titles of his works you gain free publicity and legitimacy. You will also let down legions of HPL fans because once again someone has made a film that seems to think it's own very uninteresting and pedestrian ideas have any place mixed in with the cosmic horror of Lovecraft. And worse, viewers who don't know HPL will once again be left with the opinion that "Gee, I guess he wasn't that good a writer." And with this sad example, you can probably add "Was Lovecraft gay?" to those questions.


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