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Howard Lovecraft and the Kingdom of Madness (film)

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Howard Lovecraft and the Kingdom of Madness
Directed bySean Patrick O'Reilly
Produced bySean Patrick O'Reilly Michelle O'Reilly
Written bySean Patrick O'Reilly
StarringChristopher Plummer
Mark Hamill
Scott McNeil
Jeffrey Combs
Finn Wolfhard
Doug Bradley
Music byGeorge Streicher
Edited byChris Trinh
Production
company
Distributed byShout! Factory
Release date
December 2018
CountryCanada
LanguageEnglish

Howard Lovecraft and the Kingdom of Madness is a 2018 Canadian animated film written, directed and produced by Sean Patrick O'Reilly.

Plot[edit | edit source]

After the events of the Frozen Kingdom and the Undersea Kingdom, young Howard finds himself at home. The walls of reality are thinning making the world vulnerable to dangers from beyond. Howard follows his father, Uncle Randolph and Dr. Henry Armitage as they journey to Antarctica, to prevent awaking of the destroyer of worlds, Cthulhu.

Development[edit | edit source]

Shout! Factory announced their title releases at SDCC '18, which included Howard Lovecraft and the Kingdom of Madness.[1] The Howard Lovecraft series is based on the graphic novel written by Bruce Brown.[2] In an interview with WIRED, the author stated his inspiration came from the writings of American horror author H. P. Lovecraft as well as many of the character and setting names.[3] This is the third and last installment of the trilogy. The final film in the series brings out a creature that "has long been foreshadowed" in the previous installments.[4]

Cast[edit | edit source]

  • Christopher Plummer - Dr. Jeffrey West
  • Mark Hamill - Dr. Henry Armitage
  • Kiefer O'Reilly - Howard Lovecraft
  • Finn Wolfhard - Herbert West
  • Nick Wolfhard - William Dyer
  • Vijay Vaibhav Saini - Professor Jaswant Atwood
  • Jeffrey Combs - Randolph Lovecraft
  • Doug Bradley - Nyarlathotep
  • Scott McNeil - Hamish Rice
  • Sean Patrick O'Reilly - Spot/Cthulhu
  • Ashleigh Ball - Ellen Ellery
  • Tyler Nicol - Winfield Lovecraft
  • Allison Wandzura - Mary Lovecraft
  • Harmony O'Reilly - Innes
  • Michelle O'Reilly - Sarah Lovecraft
  • Phoenix O'Reilly - Twi'i
  • Summer O'Reilly - Gotha

Release[edit | edit source]

The film was released on December 4th 2018.

Home media[edit | edit source]

Howard Lovecraft and the Kingdom of Madness was released on DVD and Blu-ray on December 4th, 2018[5] by Shout! Factory which is part of their three feature distribution deal with Arcana Studio.[6][7][8]

Reception[edit | edit source]

Critical response[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Shout! Factory Prepping New 'Legally Blonde,' 'Used Cars,' 'When Harry Met Sally' Blu-rays; Scream Factory Doing 'Critters' – Media Play News". www.mediaplaynews.com. Retrieved 2018-09-27.
  2. Bruce., Brown (2013). Howard Lovecraft and the kingdom of madness. Boatwright, Thomas. Rockford, Ill.: Arcana Studio. ISBN 9781771352000. OCLC 879662813.
  3. "Interview with Bruce Brown, Author of the Howard Lovecraft Graphic Novel Series". WIRED. Retrieved 2018-09-26.
  4. "Review: Evil is where you least expect it in this week's releases (Includes first-hand account)". www.digitaljournal.com. 2018-12-12. Retrieved 2018-12-14.
  5. "Howard Lovecraft And The Kingdom Of Madness - Shout! Factory". www.shoutfactory.com. Retrieved 2018-10-01.
  6. "Arcana, Shout! Factory extend deal for HP Lovecraft trilogy". Retrieved 2018-09-20.
  7. Howard Lovecraft and the Kingdom of Madness Blu-ray, retrieved 2019-03-29
  8. McLevy, Alex. "Maybe don't turn real-life racist H.P. Lovecraft into the cuddly star of an animated kids' movie?". Film. Retrieved 2019-03-29.


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