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Cthulhu (2007)

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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... See full summary »


(as Daniel Gildark)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Russell Marsh
Casey Curran ...
Club Kid
Ethan Atkinson ...
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Patrick McKnight ...
SUV Passenger
Dannie Marsh
Reverend Marsh
Ruby Wood ...
Girl on Stairs
Hunter Stroud ...
Teen Russ
Teen Mike (as Kiefer Grimm)
Rob Hamm ...
Scott Patrick Green ...
Mike (as Scott Green)
Nancy Stark ...
Aunt Josie
Tom Prince ...
Richard Garfield ...


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

14 June 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ктулху  »

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Box Office


$750,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,438, 22 August 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$15,213, 23 November 2008
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Screenwriter/executive producer Grant Cogswell sold his house and everything he owned to help finance 'Cthulhu'. See more »

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15 June 2007 | by See all my reviews

I was just at the "world premiere" of Cthulhu at the Seattle Int'l Film Festival tonight so this comment IS actually about the correct film. Someone connected to the film previously commented that some posts are not relevant or are about some other film - and gave a score of 10 while at it.

To be blunt: Cthulhu is not a good film. I had high hopes going in, as I do with all films shown at SIFF, but I was disappointed throughout and I know others were as well. From the mediocre-to-outright-horrible acting (except, ironically, for Tori Spelling who plays a sexy, baby-seeking blonde), to the lackluster script, to the 2 hour running time (note to director: you should be GLAD you were forced to reduce it to this length).... starting at the half-way point I could not wait for it to be over. Had the film been written and shot as a tongue-in-cheek comedic version of the story with intentional sarcasm, etc, it might have worked. But the combination of trying to make a serious film, plus the bad acting, makes Cthulhu not quite worth the celluloid it's printed on.

Kudos for Gildark for making ANY first film, especially because this one was made in my neck of the woods (and my neck of the woods needs more films made in it). But unfortunately it didn't work out - and Cthulhu likely doesn't have any chance of being commercially viable. If you're a Lovecraft fanatic you might have a different take altogether, but your numbers are probably too low to make much of a difference to help the film succeed. The rest of us just want/ed to be entertained by a good film. Will need to look elsewhere.

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