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Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom (2016)

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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.

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Sean Patrick O'Reilly, Bruce Brown (based on the Arcana graphic novel by) | 3 more credits »
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Kiefer O'Reilly ... Howard Lovecraft / Davik (voice)
Michelle O'Reilly Michelle O'Reilly ... Sarah Lovecraft (voice)
Christopher Plummer ... Dr. West (voice)
Tyler Nicol Tyler Nicol ... Winfield Lovecraft (voice)
Alison Wandzura ... Mary Lovecraft (voice)
Sean Patrick O'Reilly ... Spot (voice)
Summer O'Reilly Summer O'Reilly ... Gotha (voice)
Phoenix O'Reilly Phoenix O'Reilly ... Twi'i (voice)
Harmony O'Reilly Harmony O'Reilly ... Innes (voice)
Scott McNeil ... Ice Govlin 'Barry' / Govlins (voice)
Jane Curtin ... Algid Bunk (voice)
Doug Bradley ... The Envoy (Nyarlathotep) (voice)
Ron Perlman ... Shoggoth (voice)
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Storyline

Young Howard Lovecraft begins his adventure by going to the Butler Sanitarium with his mother to visit his father Winfield Lovecraft, a patient there who has been driven mad by something he's done. Howard's father goes into a spasm of paranoia and fear, begging his son to destroy a book that he should have never written. The boy doesn't scream during the incident, but does go home with a small gift - a paper star made by his father. Once home, Howard's curiosity is too much and he begins to read his father's book. He's drawn into a dark, cold world of magic and deceit. The book tells of a place - R'yleh - a "kingdom described as an unholy marriage of fairy tales and nightmares." Unwittingly, the boy reads a few words written in the book in a strange language - and is sucked through a hole in the fabric of the universe. He meets a Deep One, Thu Thu Hmong, who initially tries to eat Howard but comes around after the boy saves the creature's life. Howard, who fails to pronounce the ...

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For Howard, things are about to get R'lyeh crazy.

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Animation | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements and some action/peril | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The O'Reilly family (Kiefer, Michelle, Sean Patrick, Summer, Phoenix and Harmony) take seven of the 14 speaking roles. See more »

Goofs

When Howard, reading the Necronomicon, says,"None of these words make sense", the text on the page is actually in Greek characters. However, the character reads them out quite correctly (including a previous reference to the hideous creature called a Penguin). See more »

Crazy Credits

The film is book-ended with title cards bearing H.P. Lovecraft quotes. The opening title is the beginning of Lovecraft's famous essay "Supernatural Horror in Literature": 'The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.' The closing title says,' For there the dark elements of strength, solitude, grotesqueness and ignorance combine to form the perfection of the hideous.' See more »

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References Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) See more »

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Not worth watching. 3/10
29 September 2016 | by asbngbgbdkSee all my reviews

I expected too much from the movie i guess as it had Lovecraft's name attached to it. but i assure you it has nothing special to offer.

The protagonist's attitude can be described as nothing but laconic, his inability to react appropriately to situations and correctly use the tools made available to him makes the story boring.

The antagonist doesn't have much to offer either. It seems the author tried to follow a basic story telling model but failed miserably in writing dialog and reactions. the work is amateurish at best.

As a children's movie, its really not worth watching as it offers no "MORAL OF THE STORY" if you will. Its just a story, there's no point to it.

This could have been better.


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Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 2016 (Canada) See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,998
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1.78 : 1
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