August 13-20, 2010 - 8 Nights Of New Horror, Sci-Fi, Action & Cult Movies!

2010 Program

The Last Lovecraft - Opening Gala Film

Henry Saine, 2009, USA, 82 min ***Director Henry Saine and Cast & Crew in Attendance for Q&A***

International Theatrical Premiere, One Screening Only
Friday, Aug 13 2010, 8.59pm, Bloor Cinema
$15 Gala Ticket - includes entry to Festival Opening Night Party

Short Description

A bunch of geeks band together to save the earth from an invasion of deadly sea monsters in this crowd-pleasing comedy.

The Buzz

“Equal parts blood, slime, and slapstick… a lovingly crafted and light-hearted monster flick” – Bloody-Disgusting

“A loving ode to B-grade monster cinema…Creature fans will be greatly pleased” – Twitch Film

“A goofy, goopy comedy that pays loving homage to several masters of horror (including) Sam Raimi”  - Toronto Star, Advance Festival Review

Official Selection - Slamdance Film Festival

Synopsis

Part creature-feature, part buddy-comedy, Henry Saine’s debut film THE LAST LOVECRAFT is a genre fan’s delight. Imagine a cross between SHAUN OF THE DEAD and JACK BROOKS MONSTER SLAYER and it’s easy to see why this film was a hit at Slamdance! Jeff’s life is heading nowhere fast: he’s stuck in a crummy office cubicle job, and he’s drifting apart from his comic book reading buddies. But when Jeff finds out that not only is he the last living relative of legendary horror writer H.P. Lovecraft, but only he can save the earth from an invasion of Sea Monsters, he realizes it’s time to reconnect with his old pals. At least one of them might know what to do when faced with a swarm of monstrous tentacles!  Featuring a slew of memorable characters (Old Sea Captain Olaf practically steals the film),  cool animated comic book sequences mixed in with lofi but effectively creepy monster effects, THE LAST LOVECRAFT is an unmissable crowd-pleaser for both FREAKS & GEEKS (Martin Starr from the show of the same name even has a cameo), and the perfect way to kick off the 5th Annual Toronto After Dark Film Festival!
- Adam Lopez

***UPDATE*** Director Henry Saine and Cast & Crew will be in Attendance for Q&A at this International Premiere at Toronto After Dark. They will also be bringing Monster Masks inspired by the designs seen in the film, to give out to fans at the screening!

Co-Presenter

Cinemavault

Screens With Canadian Short Film

The Necronomicon. See Canada After Dark for details.

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