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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 »

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Dan Gildark (as Daniel Gildark)

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Grant Cogswell (screenplay), Grant Cogswell (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Cottle ... Russell Marsh
Casey Curran Casey Curran ... Club Kid
Ethan Atkinson Ethan Atkinson ... SUV Driver
Patrick McKnight Patrick McKnight ... SUV Passenger
Cara Buono ... Dannie Marsh
Dennis Kleinsmith ... Reverend Marsh
Joe Shapiro ... Barnes
Ruby Wood Ruby Wood ... Girl on Stairs
Hunter Stroud Hunter Stroud ... Teen Russ
Keifer Grimm ... Teen Mike (as Kiefer Grimm)
Rob Hamm Rob Hamm ... Jake
Scott Patrick Green Scott Patrick Green ... Mike (as Scott Green)
Nancy Stark Nancy Stark ... Aunt Josie
Tom Prince Tom Prince ... Bartender
Richard Garfield Richard Garfield ... Zadok
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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 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

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

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ктулху See more »

Filming Locations:

Astoria, Oregon, USA See more »

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Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,438, 22 August 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$15,213, 23 November 2008
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Yet another NON-LOVECRAFT movie
20 September 2007 | by digitalsharkSee all my reviews

I really wanted to like this, especially with the glut of direct to video adaptations of Lovecraft stories (Beyond the Wall of Sleep etc) that are essentially student project level non-movies. But this is yet another example of a film that heavily relies on Lovecraft and yet totally jettisons any real relation to the author or his works, much less the sensibility behind them. It owes more to The Shadow Over Innsmouth than anything, and unfortunately that world was already realized in far better (yet still in woefully inadequate) fashion in "Dagon." To someone who loves Lovecraft as much as I, it's rather insulting this film is called "Cthulhu." There are ideas the writer and director were far more interested in, such as the main character's confused sexuality, than anything written by Lovecraft. So, why not drop the illusion of being a Lovecraft adaptation, and simply make the film that was there without him, since little in this film relates much to his writing? Answer? Because if you use his name and the titles of his works you gain free publicity and legitimacy. You will also let down legions of HPL fans because once again someone has made a film that seems to think it's own very uninteresting and pedestrian ideas have any place mixed in with the cosmic horror of Lovecraft. And worse, viewers who don't know HPL will once again be left with the opinion that "Gee, I guess he wasn't that good a writer." And with this sad example, you can probably add "Was Lovecraft gay?" to those questions.


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