Follow the exploits of a bumbling investigative journalist as he struggles to discover the truth behind enigmatic horror author H.P. Lovecraft and his mysterious past. Along the way strange...
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Dan Upton is concerned about the influence of a young woman upon his friend Edward Derby. While a series of dismemberment killings in Arkham seems to be linked to a Cthulhu cult in nearby Innsmouth and Dunwich.
In Louisiana, the thirty-five year old single mother Lavina delivers a baby boy and a monster in the evil Whateley House. Ten years later, Dr. Henry Armitage and his assistant Professor Fay... See full summary »
While shooting a Halloween news story on horror writer H.P. Lovecraft, reporter Rebecca Marsh discovers that the "fiction" Lovecraft wrote is actually true and the creatures and cults described in his writings really exist.
David J. Hohl
Jeff De Lucio-Brock
When a virginal artist falls in love with a call girl, she turns out to be the chosen bride of the alien god Cthulhu. To save her, he must stop an ancient cult from summoning their god and destroying mankind.
David Phillip Carollo,
Nicolette le Faye
Joe Slaader is a mysterious mountain man being held in the Ulster County Asylum after the brutal murder of his family. Edward Eischel, a young intern, sees something more than just an ... See full summary »
Barrett J. Leigh,
Insane asylums, shallow graves and magick of the blackest kind. Maelstrom Productions' newest project is an updated but faithful adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's "The Thing on the Doorstep". ... See full summary »
After visiting his father in Arkham Sanitarium, young Howard Lovecraft accidentally uses the legendary Necronomicon to open a portal to a strange frozen world filled with horrifying creatures and a great adventure.
Sean Patrick O'Reilly
Follow the exploits of a bumbling investigative journalist as he struggles to discover the truth behind enigmatic horror author H.P. Lovecraft and his mysterious past. Along the way strange and macabre tales play out, pulling the reporter ever deeper into the writer's mystical world. Will the journalist finally prevail or will he end up without a clue as usual? One thing's for sure, the truth is out there... he's just not entirely sure where. Written by
Biff Juggernaut Productions
The makeshift dummy (fondly nick-named "Gary Oldman" for his unwavering commitment to his role) was constructed primarily out of a department store bouncy ball, a basket ball, a couple of water noodles, some juggling balls (for joints) and a lot of duct tape. While the dummy was being thrown over the lookout railing of the Walhalla temple in Germany, a group of Austrian tourists were watching off camera and shouting encouragement as attempt after attempt was made to hurl poor Gary over the edge without "hurler" Elias' arms being caught on camera. Ultimately his arms could still be seen in the footage, so they were removed digitally in post. Gary the Dummy eventually immigrated to the United States in a cardboard box and now resides safely in Elias' closet. See more »
Sure he's a bad journalist! Sure he likes to pound the asses of young boys from time to time... and who doesn't? But, he's still a human being. And more importantly... he's an American.
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I have to suspect that some if not all of the previous five reviews are from people involved in the film. I have a hard time believing that five people all thought LoveCracked was that great with no one saying otherwise.
This is a collection of shorts from different directors/actors, all linked by an HP Lovecraft theme, and all done in different ways. In between the shorts are quick comedy segments.
For originality, you have to give it a high score. I haven't seen anything else like this or even close. Some of the shorts were pretty good, notably the "Randolph Carter" story. Some were pretty bad. That's what you get with an anthology.
The comedy in between shorts is lame. The "investigative reporter" bit got old about two minutes in and didn't get any better. It just wasn't funny. All he did was talk to people who knew nothing. That was supposed to be funny, the idea that nobody this guy interviewed actually knew anything about ol' HP; it might have sounded funny on paper. In practice, it just came off as a bad attempt at comedy.
There was a soft-core edit of "Re-Penetrator", which was totally lost on me. Since there is full frontal nudity and this is an indie collection, why bother to edit it down? Seems like they were trying to avoid the perceived stigma of porn. All they did was screw up what could have been one of the better shorts.
The production quality was good where it was supposed to be; some of the comedy bits had intentional bad production but that's as it should be. The soundtrack was OK, even good in places. The acting was better than most indie projects. Where the whole thing broke down was the comedy; they really need to find a better writer, otherwise it's just a bunch of non-funny bits added to what could have been a decent anthology.
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