Monday, February 15, 2010

The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu Set for Fall Theatrical Release

From MPI Media Group:

New York, NY (February 15, 2010) -- MPI Media Group has acquired all North American rights to The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu, a new comedy-thriller. The film will receive a Fall 2010 theatrical release through MPI's Dark Sky Films label, to be followed by DVD and Video On Demand in October.

The distribution deal for The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu was negotiated by Greg Newman, executive vice president of MPI Media Group, and Nate Bolotin of XYZ Films.

Kyle Davis (Friday the 13th, Men of a Certain Age) stars as Jeff, a bored guy stuck in a dead-end job whose life suddenly changes when a strange old man gives him an ancient relic and tells him he is the last descendant of H.P. Lovecraft, author of such classic horror short stories as "The Dunwich Horror," "The Shadow Over Innsmouth" and the influential Cthulhu Mythos stories.

Jeff and his friend Charlie embark on an adventure to protect the relic from falling into the hands of the Starspawn and his minions, who want to release the hideous cosmic entity Cthulhu back into the world.

The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu marks the feature directorial debut of Henry Saine, whose career was launched with two comedic short films, Not in My Family and Love Royale. It's also the writing and producing debut of Devin McGinn, who co-stars as Charlie. The cast includes Barak Hardley, Honor Bliss and Sujata Day.

The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu had its world premiere in October at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival in Portland, Ore., and was a selection at the January 2010 Slamdance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah.

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