|The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu|
|Directed by||Henry Saine|
|Written by||Devin McGinn|
The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu is a 2009 horror comedy film directed by Henry Saine about the last living relative of noted short-story writer H. P. Lovecraft. The film premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival and was acquired by MPI Media. It had its international theatrical release in August 2010 at Toronto's fifth annual After Dark Film Festival through MPI's Dark Sky Films label. It was later released on DVD and VOD in October 2010.
Jeff Philips is working a dead end job at a call center. One day, an old man arrives at his apartment to tell him he is the last descendant of H. P. Lovecraft and must guard a relic to keep it from being reunited; if the pieces of the relic are united while the stars are in alignment, the sunken city of R'lyeh will rise from the sea and the demonic creature Cthulhu will be released upon an unsuspecting world.
Shortly thereafter, squid-like "deep ones" attack and Jeff flees with his friend Charlie, a comic book artist. Cult followers of Cthulhu pursue them to reunite the relic. They find an old high school acquaintance, Paul, and enlist him in their cause. The three flee to the desert to seek Captain Olaf, a sailor who has first-hand experience with the cult. Eventually, the cult members attack them and Paul is taken by the cult, only to later escape and reunite at Olaf's RV. Cthulhu's general, Starspawn, and the deep ones corner them in the captain's RV. In their haste to flee, Jeff and Charlie leave the relic behind, and Starspawn re-assembles it. This causes everyone but Jeff, as the last in the Lovecraft bloodline, excruciating pain. As Cthulhu prepares to escape his undersea prison, Jeff shoots some dynamite, destroying Star Spawn, separating the relic, and saving the world.
Sometime later, we see Charlie doing a comic book signing for his new book based on his and Jeff's adventures. While telling a small disbelieving comic fan that the story is true, Jeff arrives with an ancient map of more artifacts they must safeguard. They quickly leave for the Antarctic and arrive at the Mountains of Madness.
- Kyle Davis as Jeff
- Devin McGinn as Charlie
- Matt Bauer as Deep One
- Honor Bliss as Miss Roming
- Gregg Lawrence as Capt. Olaf
Martin Starr has a small role as Clarence, the only friend of the nerd Jeff and Charlie enlist to help them on their quest.
Richard Riehle also has a small role as Mr. Snodgrass.
- The Last Lovecraft at UHM
- http://io9.com/5473519/new-cthulhu-comedy-sneaking-into-theaters-this-year New Cthulhu Comedy Sneaking Into Theaters This Year
- The Last Lovecraft at After Dark Festival Archived 2010-08-16 at the Wayback Machine
- The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu Festival Poster
- Dark Sky Acquires: 'The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu'