• R, 1 hr. 49 min.
  • Horror
  • Directed By:
    Dan Gildark
    In Theaters:
    Aug 22, 2008 Wide
    On DVD:
    Mar 31, 2009
  • Regent Releasing/here! Films
  • Cthulhu
    2 minutes 22 seconds
    Added: Jul 16, 2008

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Cthulhu Reviews

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

Full Review Source: Dread Central | Original Score: 4/5

April 27, 2009
Maitland McDonagh
Miss FlickChick

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 Source: Miss FlickChick

March 3, 2009
Brian Juergens
AfterElton.com

An assured, creepy effort that skillfully integrates gay themes and characters into a straight-up horror story.

Full Review Source: AfterElton.com | Original Score: 7/10

October 30, 2008
Mark Rahner
Seattle Times
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Too much about the movie is just amateurish.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 12, 2008
Bill White
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

H.P. Lovecraft has a history of mistreatment in the cinema, but nothing comes near the abomination of Cthulhu, which not only desecrates Lovecraft, but film craft.

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: F

September 11, 2008
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders

What is best about Cthulhu is the style that insists on keeping the viewer completely off-balance.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Insiders | Original Score: 3/4

September 11, 2008
Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
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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 Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

August 22, 2008
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine

As the creepy gives way to the criminal, and ultimately to the genuinely supernatural, Cthulhu maintains its grounding in the sort of real-world interests that holds one's attention without shocking demonstrations like dismemberment or decapitation.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

August 22, 2008
Dustin Putman
DustinPutman.com

A trippy, unsettling experience with a clear eye for mesmerizing visuals. Genre fans grown weary by today's mainstream spate owe it to themselves to seek out this grim, creatively sumptuous, unapologetically chilling indie effort.

Full Review Source: DustinPutman.com | Original Score: 3/4

August 22, 2008
Luke Y. Thompson
L.A. Weekly
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Stuart Gordon adapted the story more conventionally in 2001's Dagon, and it remains the better bet for Lovecraft lovers.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

August 21, 2008
John Anderson
Variety
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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 Source: Variety

August 19, 2008
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze

The film effectively locks down a literally captive audience, and the eerie images of the mystical, tempestuous Oregon coast are both stunning and nerve shredding for the entire bewitching duration.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze

August 14, 2008

Film Threat

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 18, 2008
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