Chaos & Carnage kick off Pride Month with a dip into Lovecraft country to discuss 2007’s “Cthulhu” — liked by critics, loathed by audiences.
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ABOUT THIS EPISODE:
This week, join Chaos and Carnage for some beachy fun in this first entry in this year’s Pride Month! You’ll “ooh” at the cults! You’ll “eww” at the shoggoth! You’ll “WTF?!” at the lack of giant slumbering old ones! But hopefully, you’ll join us for this confusingly twisted movie!
If you are a new listener to the PaNcast, be aware there are spoilers and expletives ahead! We break down the movie, go through a summary, offer analysis, trivia, arbitrary awards, reviews, ratings, fanfiction, and more!
“Gay man goes home when Mother dies. Freaky Father freaks him out — and us out. And things go awry.”– Carnage’s Five Second Summary
Cthulhu is a 2007 American horror film loosely based on the novella The Shadow over Innsmouth (1936) by H. P. Lovecraft, moving the story from New England to the Pacific Northwest.
The film is notable among works adapted from Lovecraft’s work for having a gay protagonist, layering on to the Lovecraftian horror the real-life horror of returning home to face the challenges of small-town life as a gay man.
It sounds as cool as you’d expect any film involving the Great Old One to sound, but is it a refreshing new take on this iconic Lovecraftian tale or just a soggy mess?
Make sure you watch Cthulhu first if you want to avoid significant plot spoilers.
Or save yourself a little disappointment and just listen to your hosts, Chaos and Carnage, dive into this disaster; we do the dirty work so you don’t have to!