The Horror of H.P. Lovecraft (2006 film)

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Scene from "The Outsider" skit from The Horror of H.P. Lovecraft (2006 film)...

The Horror of H.P. Lovecraft (2006), AKA LovecraCked! The Movie

Summary

"Weapon-wielding psychopaths, evil temptresses, creatures from beyond, forces of the unknown, zombie sex... and a journalist without a clue. The truth is out there... we're just not sure where." An anthology of horror shorts inspired in varying degrees by the fiction of H.P. Lovecraft, tied together with a framing device of bumbling, crack-brained investigative reporter.

Details

  • Release Date: 2006
  • Country/Language: Various, English
  • Genres/Technical: Comedy, Horror, Adult, some segments are in black-and-white or animation
  • Runtime: 1 hr 24 min
  • Starring: various
  • Director: various
  • Writer: various (with a small amount of content by H.P. Lovecraft)
  • Producer/Production Co: Biff Juggernaut Productions
  • View Trailer: (link)

Ratings

MPAA Ratings

  • Rated: (not rated) (probably equivalent to an R for Violence, Profanity, Adult Content, Nudity, Sexual Situations)

Apparently there are some versions of the anthology available that do not include the (heavily edited) porn segment.

Tentacle Ratings

A rough measure of how "Lovecraftian" the work is:

  • SSs__ (Two and a Half Tentacles: Barely Lovecraftian; includes very loose adaptations)

Might contain a faithful (if extremely low-budget) Lovecraft adaptation or two, mixed in with crude parodies and original stories of varying degrees of faithfulness to any sort of "Lovecraftian" spirit.

Note: This rating is not intended as a measure of quality, merely of how closely related to Lovecraftian "Weird" fiction the work is.

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Synopsis

Follow the exploits of a bumbling investigative journalist as he struggles to discover the truth behind enigmatic horror author H.P. Lovecraft and his mysterious past. Along the way strange and macabre tales play out, pulling the reporter ever deeper into the writer's mystical world. Will the journalist finally prevail or will he end up without a clue as usual? One thing's for sure, the truth is out there... he's just not entirely sure where.

  • "LovecraCked!" (dir. Elias) - An incompetent investigative journalist struggles to discover the truth behind Lovecraft and his stories; originally a slapstick comedy short, cut up into a wrap-around framing device for the other shorts.
  • "The Statement of Randolph Carter" (dir. Jane Rose) - A straight adaptation of Lovecraft's original story.
  • "Nightmare Men" (dir. Chad Bernhard) - An investigator wanders into the woods to find a strange artifact, and wakes up in a cell.
  • "History Of The Lurkers" (dir. Justin Powers) - A punk-rocker summons those who lurk in the back room video booths of porn stores.
  • "Remain" (dir. Ashley Thorpe, animated) - A man suffers a mental breakdown while watching a canvas paint itself.
  • "BugBoy" (dir. Tomas Almgren, b&w) - A man turns into an insect after a woman he loves marries someone else.
  • "Witch's Spring" (dir. Brian Barnes) - A man gives his heart to a well-endowed, red-haired witch.
  • "Coo-coo-Cthulhu" - A man seeks advice from a therapist about his strange condition.
  • "Alecto" (dir. Simon Ruben) - A violin teacher is haunted by a piece of music that causes strange flashbacks and hallucinations.
  • "Chaos Of Flesh" (dir. Grady Granros, b&w) - A man encounters an attempted murder in the woods.
  • "Re-Penetrator" (dir. Doug Sakmann) - A man reanimates a zombie sex-slave in this hardcore porn loosely inspired by Re-Animator.
  • "And this was on a good day!" (dir. Brian A. Bernhard, animated) - One of two music videos for Things Outside the Skin.
  • "The Voice Inside" (DVD extra, dir. Biff Juggernaut) - A man tormented by imaginary voices tries to get rid of them.
  • "The Masturbating Ghost" - Exactly what it says on the tin.
  • "A Matter of Hair" - A comedic werewolf story.
  • "The Outsider" - A man with no pants emerges from some catacombs.
  • "The Thing On The Doorstep" (b&w) - An abbreviated (and possibly "comedic"?) adaptation of Lovecraft's story.
  • "A Visit to Tromaville" - an interview with Lloyd Kaufman of Troma (who takes the opportunity to promote his videos).
  • "Trailer" - Trailer for "LovecraCked! The Movie".


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