By Michael Gingold
Dark Sky Films announced today that it has picked up North American rights to THE LAST LOVECRAFT: RELIC OF CTHULHU, a comedic horror feature directed by Henry Saine from a script by Devin McGinn, who also produced (with Oliver Garrett and Ashleigh Nichols) and co-stars. The film has previously played at last October’s H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival in Portland, OR as well as last month’s Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, UT.
Kyle Davis stars in the film as Jeff, a guy whose boring life becomes a lot more interesting when an old man informs him that he’s the last remaining descendant of the famed horror author. Jeff is given an ancient talisman to protect, one that leads him, his friend Charlie (McGinn) and HPL expert Paul (Barak Hardley) into confrontations with the evil Starspawn (Ethan Wilde), who wants to use the relic to unleash the ancient god Cthulhu on Earth.
“We are thrilled to be a part of this flat-out hilarious picture that’s a perfect blend of sci-fi, buddy picture and road movie,” said Greg Newman of Dark Sky parent company MPI Media Group. “The film’s imaginative and unique style will appeal to wide audiences.” Edmund Lupinski, Gregg Lawrence, SUPERBAD’s Martin Starr, HATCHET’s Richard Riehle and CABIN FEVER 2: SPRING FEVER’s Alexi Wasser also appear in THE LAST LOVECRAFT, which boasts creature and makeup FX by Kris Kobzina and Kimberly Graczyk. The movie will hit theaters this fall and then DVD and VOD in October; see the trailer below and the movie’s official website here and Facebook page here.