Cthulhu (2008)




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Inspired by the works of celebrated horror fiction author H.P. Lovecraft, this apocalyptic frightener tells the story of a Seattle history professor who becomes caught up in a frightful and rapidly accelerating series of strange events after returning to his estranged family on the Oregon coast and discovering that his father is involved with a bizarre New Age cult. Upon returning home to execute his late mother's will, the professor enters into a long-awaited affair with his beautiful best … More

Rating: R (for language, some sexuality, nudity and violence)
Genre: Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Dan Gildark, Douglas Light, Grant Cogswell, Jason Cottle
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 14, 2008
Regent Releasing/here! Films - Official Site


Cara Buono

as Dannie
Dennis T. Kleinsmith

as Reverend Marsh
Nancy Stark

as Aunt Josie
Ethan Atkinson

as SUV Driver
Lyall Bush

as Allen Combs
Grant Cogswell

as NPR Newscaster
Casey Curran

as Club Kid
Tarame Del Guidici

as Asylum Nurse
Eben Eldridge

as EBS Announcer
Robin Gordon

as Auctioneer
Ryan Gorman

as Writhing Bag Figure
Keifer Grimm

as Teen Mike
Nathan Ladd

as Boy Russ
Kellan Larson

as Blind Boy
Barbara Lindsay

as Evelyn Marsh
Liza Maslow

as Astrologist
Patrick McKnight

as SUV Passenger
Scott McKnight

as Prison Guard, Will O...
Jessi Meyer

as Jilly Bronstein
Brandon Mitchell

as Auctioneer's Assista...
Cary Moon

as Pacifica Newscaster
Sabrina Prada

as Soccer Mom
Tom Prince

as Gilibert-Bartender
Jonathan Raban

as BBC Newscaster
Megan Rider

as Walking Woman
Jan Sewell

as Anne Colder
Alex Stroud

as Hustler #2
Hunter Stroud

as Tenn Russ
Dennis Tracy

as Deputy Ben
Jasminka Vukcevic

as Victorian Woman
Ruby Wood

as Girl On Stairs
Brad Zeffren

as Local TV News/Radio ...
David Kirwan

as Bar Patron
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Critic Reviews for Cthulhu

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (4)

Too much about the movie is just amateurish.

Full Review… | August 14, 2008
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Cthulhu isn't awful, but it isn't particularly compelling either, as Glidark and Cogswell make their message so plain that it robs the story of its broader mysteries.

Full Review… | August 14, 2008
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Stuart Gordon adapted the story more conventionally in 2001's Dagon, and it remains the better bet for Lovecraft lovers.

Full Review… | August 14, 2008
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

The most fantastical plotline can be a perfectly convincing movie, but in Cthulhu, the acting is so emotionally unhinged and erratic it borders on camp.

Full Review… | August 14, 2008
Top Critic

High on ambition and originality and the closest we've come to a true H.P. Lovecraft film.

Full Review… | August 14, 2008

Lovecraft's The Shadow Over Innsmouth looms largest in this offbeat film's influences, and while it can't be called faithful ... it does have an authentically doom-haunted atmosphere.

Full Review… | August 14, 2008
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