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The Dunwich Horror (2009)

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, ... See full summary »

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Leigh Scott

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H.P. Lovecraft (story), Leigh Scott (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Lieving ... Professor Fay Morgan
Griff Furst ... Professor Walter Rice
Dean Stockwell ... Dr. Henry Armitage
Jeffrey Combs ... Wilbur
Natacha Itzel ... Caitlin
Leigh Scott Leigh Scott ... Dr. Ashley
Lauren Michele ... Lavina
Lacey Minchew Lacey Minchew ... Amanda
M. Steven Felty ... Zecheria
Collin Galyean Collin Galyean ... Tom / narrator
Jeffrey Alan Pilars Jeffrey Alan Pilars ... Olas Wormius aka Doran Lao
Richard Zeringue ... Father Hoadley (as Richard D. Zeringue)
Shirly Brener ... Mrs. Bowers
Britney M. Hurst Britney M. Hurst ... Zumi
Victoria Patenaude ... Midwife
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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 Morgan, discover that page 751 of every copy of the Necronomicon is missing and the Black Brotherhood has summoned the gate keeper Yog Sothoth to leave the portal opened to the demons and ancient gods. They invite the arrogant and skeptical Professor Walter Rice, who can translate the Necronomicon, to help them to find the book. Meanwhile, Lavina's son, Wilbur Whateley, ages very fast and seeks the missing page to open the portal. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for brief nudity and a violent image | See all certifications »
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USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

H.P. Lovecraft's The Darkest Evil See more »

Filming Locations:

Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

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Nearly all of they various symbols and diagrams shown on screen in the pages of Necronomicon are taken directly from the "Simon" Necronomicon which is the most famous among the many "real" versions of the book that have been published over the years.. See more »

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As bad as they come...
19 May 2009 | by frellingdrenSee all my reviews

This movie reminds me of something you would see at a local film festival (and I am not talking about Sundance or Canne).

It is one of the worst Lovecraft attempts to date. Dean Stockwell is wasted. Combs is passable... but also wasted (not that Combs ever really raises the bar of what he is a part of). The acting is all bottom of the barrel. The editing, direction and effects are horrible.

If I had to scrape the bottom of the barrel for something positive to mention, it would have to be the sets and locations. Those were well chosen.

I rarely say that a film is so devoid of merit as to deem it a complete waste of time and money, but this is one of those rare films. Save your time and money. You will just be sad you squandered them watching this trash.

However, if you like B-level schlock for the sake of a good laugh... you might be able to suspend disbelief long enough to laugh at this. But... even that would be a stretch. It is as unwatchable as movies come.


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