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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 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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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

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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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1.78 : 1
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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

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 Re-Animator (1985) See more »

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Lovecraft for kids?
28 September 2016 | by makeshift-film-groupSee all my reviews

Someone with a massive amount of coke thought it was a wonderful idea to adapt elements of the stories created by H.P. Lovecraft into an animated children's movie.

WHY?

I might give this a pass if it was at least competently written. Alas, it is not. The works of HPL DO NOT lend themselves to lighthearted fare.

If you appreciate Lovecraft's work at all, pass this one by and by all means, do not insult the intelligence of your children with this.

Incredibly dumb and misguided.


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