TV reporter Rebecca is given a fluff piece for Halloween this year on horror author H.P. Lovecraft. Dreading the topic, she begins her research only to be drawn into a world of ritual and belief where the creatures from Lovecraft’s stories actually exist. With the cult working to resurrect one of the creatures Rebecca and her cameraman get more of a story than ever expected.
Denise Amrikhas (Amber), Tytus Bergstrom (Mike), Jeff De Lucio-Brock (James), Renee Sweet (Rebecca), John Edge (Nyarlathotep), Larry Laverty (Prof. Sutton), Saqib Mausoof (Dr. D’Souza), Sue Ramsey (Sara).
In Search of Lovecraft is a nightmare of a depth even Lovecraft couldn’t have dreamt up. The film begins with character and plot setup before moving into story development. Presentation of the story is clumsy and focuses ridiculously on rituals and plot points that aren’t well made at all. Much of the story is unclear and feels incomplete. By the end of the film we are hoping simply that the film will end, releasing us from a torture even Lovecraft would admire.
Acting was atrocious in the film. Without exception the actors felt unpracticed and very inexperienced. Many had poor timing with lines, contradictory expressions, bad movement, and even seemed lost with what they were doing.
Camera work, sets, and backgrounds also left a lot to be desired. Camera work involved rough movement, out of center, and out of focus shots in addition to general poor quality film. Sets and backgrounds were not well detailed or professional looking at all with most appearing to be actual homes, parks, or businesses. Effects were ridiculous for the most part with poorly done horror and creature shots. Dialogue was bland throughout the film while sound was muted and unbalanced.
Overall In Search of Lovecraft is an extremely disappointing production with little to no entertainment value. Technical quality is poor from most every aspect as is acting leaving the film with few redeeming qualities. Pass on this one and find something more entertaining.
With mild gore, mild creature effects, and mild sexuality this should be fine for teens and above.
In Search of Lovecraft is no longer showing in any Littleton Colorado theatres.
Star rating: 1 out of 5
copyright ©2010 Dave
Remember to click on Subscribe!!