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DVD of the Day #88 - In Search Of Lovecraft

Ah my two weaknesses wrapped into one -Indie Horror and Lovecraft. When will I ever learn that the two combined is generally shitastic?

In Search of Lovecraft has a decent plot ruined by a low budget and some of the worst acting you will see outside of a high school drama class. The premise is that a young cub reporter trying to make it big has been stuck with a fluff tv news piece about Lovecraft. In trying to make the story the best she can, she ends up encountered a few peopl who believe the Mythos is real and that, much like how Cthulhu spoke to Lovecraft’s characters in their dreams, Lovecraft too was touched by the Great Old One through his sleep. This is a neat idea as HPL freely admitted he dreamt his characters and was told in them how to pronounce the names of his creatures. Again, good concept that ties in reality with a nice fictional what if.

However, every single actor in this movie is god awful, the special effects are hilarious bad, and things make little to no sense. These range from Mike the cameraman getting a war background three quarters of the way through the movie and then coming down with something akin to Desert Storm Syndrome before blowing his brains out. There’s an awful Nyarlathotep in black face, a hilarious cult and a lot of dialogue that is made even worse by the actors who can’t speak a single line in a relaistic tone or with any proper delivery. Thank sweet baby Christ that this thing was only ten dollars.

As you might imagine the more the main character (Rebecca Marsh - OH NO LAST NAME IZ SPOILERZ) gets to the the real life Mythos cult, the weirder her life starts to become and the more strange unexplicable horrors begin to intrude upon her mundane world. Oh, also something invisible eats her catholic schoolgirl intern who is such a bad actress that she needs to have her jaw removed so she can never be in another film that involves speaking again. There’s also ex Playboy model Rachael Robbins as a witch who doubles as an expert on the Cthulhu Mythos who gives a laughingly bad performance.

I wish I could say that there is something good about this film, but I can’t. The camerawork is awful, the special effects are awful, the acting is GOD AWFUL, and the plot has that germ of greatness but that germ is extinguished by everything else that is In Search Of Lovecraft. Seriously this is not MST3K bad, this is so bad that Kevin Murphy wouldn’t watch this with me even if I gave him a pound of cheese filled tater tots.

I feel bad because you can tell the people behind this film wanted to really make something that honoured Lovecraft. However, there are a lot of indie low budget films that do the Mythos justice and you can find them for sale at lurkerfilms.com

Here’s just one example of a nice hilarious short:

So yeah, even at ten dollars, In Search of Lovecraft is only worth viewing if you are a diehard Lovecraft fan who owns multiple versions of Lurker in the Lobby.

Is It Worth Keeping? No.
Rating: 2/10

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