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LovecraCked! The Movie

2.1 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews

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Product Description

From BiFF JUGGERNAUT Productions ("The Voice Inside"), this horror-comedy anthology, inspired by author H.P. Lovecraft ("Re-Animator", "Dagon"), follows in the tradition of George A. Romero's "Creepshow" and "Tales From The Crypt". Featuring comedy à la "Monty Python" and bone-chilling horror, "LovecraCked! The Movie" will have you clutching your gut one moment and cringing the next!

DVD Includes:

* LovecraCked! The Movie (87 minutes)
* BiFF JUGGERNAUT's "The Voice Inside"
* Short Films
* Music Videos
* Blooper Reel
* Trailer
* Bio & Web Links
* Easter Egg: early short "Elias Eats a Twinkie" (1995)

Review

"A funny, refreshing take on horror-comedy, and a huge step up from the more standard lampooning films of the genre." -- Film Monthly, November 2006

"A whacked-out dark visual party." -- Hollywood Bitchslap, September 8, 2006

"B-Movie of the Week. A bizarre mixture of Mr. Show and Tales from the Darkside." -- Blogcritics Magazine, January 2007

"Horror's answer to the Gong Show." -- Creature Corner, March 2007

"LovecraCked! is showcasing indie-innovation at its best. Packs in enough absurd laughs and homemade avant-garde scares to make it worth checking out." -- PopMatters, November 2006

"Will thrill, shock, disgust and excite every brain cell. A bloody low budget masterpiece of creative trash cinema!" -- It's Only A Movie, November 2006

"Wonderfully surreal. It's got energy, enthusiasm and vitality. A welcome treat." -- Nefarious Films, October 2006

Special Features

  • BiFF JUGGERNAUT'S The Voice Inside
  • Short Films
  • Blooper Reel
  • Music Videos
  • Trailer
  • Bio & Links
  • Chapter Select
  • Easter Egg

Product Details

  • Actors: Elias, Lloyd Kaufman, Joanna Angel, H.P. Lovecraft, Biff Juggernaut
  • Format: Collector's Edition, Limited Edition, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    Unrated
    Not Rated
  • Studio: BiFF JUGGERNAUT Productions
  • Run Time: 87 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000IFRRKI
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #289,896 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "LovecraCked! The Movie" on IMDb

Customer Reviews

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The moviemakers obviously enjoyed themselves. It is a pity the audience doesn't share their delight. The framing device (an "investigative" reporter researching an "obscure" science fiction writer) is silly without being funny. Two or three of the framed short stories showed promise. One wonders why Elias and company bothered with this project. One wonders why I bothered watching it.
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I run a website called Bloopwatch.org, and I received a review copy of this film. This was one of the worst movies that's ever been tied to Lovecraft, in my opinion, and I have seen some really bad pieces based on HPL's writing. The centerpiece is a softcore porn version of Re-Animator (yes, I know...another one.) The framing sequence is one of the most painful things I've ever forced myself to sit through. A couple of the segments were at least interesting to watch, but overall, I don't recommend wasting the money or the time. If you want to see good indie horror film-making in the Lovecraft vein, buy a copy of the H.P. Lovecraft Collection 1 and watch "Cool Air" or the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society's excellent "Call of Cthulhu". Trust me on this.
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At first when I began to watch this I thought, ok its a silly stupid B-ish Lovecraft movie like most of them are unfortunately BUT as it progressed I really started loving this. Its a perfect combination of Cracked magazine and Lovecraft at its best. Some of the segments were silly, some were stupid and some were genius. Capturing the insanity and sometimes chaotic reality of this world. Some of the segments I felt were truly symbolic of the underbelly of our supposedly sane world. In a way I felt this movie was very subversive in that some of the segments were silly which sort of put one in a state of sleepy compliance as if to ease us into lowering our guard then some of the segments were insane chaotic intrusions into our minds with underlying frightening meaning. Like looking at a comfy scenic painting only to realize the painter painted a horrific murder way off in the distance. This I think is the meaning and method of Lovecraft and the old ones. On the surface is calm and sanity but underneath is something far worse and horrific. This movie is a "cracked" smile with an insane foundation much like the lady in this movie in the kitchen with her tea and cookies.
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Sorry, this was just bad, really bad. I am a big fan of indie stuff, but this was executed horribly. Should have never been distributed in any form and relegated to to the world of youtube and dailymotion, which actually has better Lovecraftian shorts available. Feel bad for the legacy of Lovecraft that idiots made a film truly not understanding his works and trying to make a cheap buck.
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Not really a movie, and not really a comedy, but a collection of student "horror" shorts, which may or may not have anything to do with Lovecraft (I vote mostly not,) tied together with "new, funny" footage featuring a reporter/journalist attempting to find the truth about good, ol' H.P.

Your patience with the collection depends on whether you feel curious or charitable towards no-budget student efforts.
Not really good but some are interesting, including puppets, animation and an early version of "Jenifer." Also features a non-sequitur visit to Tromaville.

Shorts included:

The Outsider
The Thing On The Doorstep
BugBoy
Chaos Of Flesh
History Of The Lurkers
The Voice Inside

The version featured on Amazon Prime is missing one of the stories, adapted from the adult feature Re-Penetrator.
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Presented as an anthology of stories loosely tied together through vignettes featuring an investigative reporter researching the life and writings of horror/fantasy author H. P. Lovecraft, LOVECRACKED! THE MOVIEis sometimes amusing, but often is too hard to follow or falls flat. There are some truly brilliant, wacky pieces throughout the movie, but not enough of them.

I'd tried to watch the movie twice before I finally got through it on the third attempt. Earlier, I figured the problem was me. I was distracted, too tired from work to concentrate, or really in the mood for something that was easy to get into. But I had the same problems the third time through. The movie is so disjointed in places that it's almost like channel-surfing captured on DVD, although the stories all have to do with some aspect of Lovecraft, his work, or his Cthulhu Mythos so as not to be completely disjointed.

The stories featured on the DVD only pay passing homage to Lovecraft's work. Key pieces and conceits were borrowed or cannibalized but the new stories didn't really push into the deep thinking that lay behind those tales. Even though the movie is about Lovecraft, we don't really get to know the author. There's just not enough factual material in the presentation for someone unfamiliar with Lovecraft's fiction to get the paradigm behind the pieces. There was no discussion as to why the writers, actors, and directors show the path they took to create their films.

The parts of the movie that really work are the ones that are over-the-top. I loved the investigative reporter shtick and would often laugh out loud at the actor's antics. He had some really good stuff, and he was great with his expressions and dialogue delivery. He has a good sense of timing.
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