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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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Cast

Cast overview:
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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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

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

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 2016 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Говард Лавкрафт и Замерзшее Королевство See more »

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Arcana Studio See more »
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Trivia

Howard Lovecraft and The Frozen Kingdom is the fictional story of American horror novelist H.P. Lovecraft. 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

There is a short scene after the main credits showing the Govlins snowboarding on the slopes of R'lyeh. See more »

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References The Matrix (1999) See more »

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YES Lovecraft for kids!!
3 October 2016 | by lizzysartSee all my reviews

As a huge fan of the graphic novel this is based on, I was very excited to learn that they were doing a movie. While I do wish that the movie could have been truer to the book, I still loved it. There are plenty of Lovecraftian elements woven into an original, kid-friendly plot. The animation is reminiscent of old Rankin Bass stop-action animation. This gives it a cool retro feel and also just really works with the frozen kingdom/winter setting. Its a great way to introduce Lovecraft to the next generation of fans and also has plenty of fun moments for adults as well. It's accessible to anyone while still having plenty of perks for Lovecraft fans!


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