From the Cthulhu mythos to the terrifying Yog-Sothoth that lies beyond the Gates of the Silver Key, the mind of H.P. Lovecraft is one that horror enthusiasts everywhere love to explore. Whether it be through his original works of fiction or the countless games and stories that have spawned from them, the madness that beckons to the adventurous from the gloomy caverns of Lovecraft’s brain is quite alluring.

There are many words and phrases that one could use to describe Lovecraft: spooky, disturbing, terrifying, mind-bending, etc.  However, thanks to the folks over at Shout! Factory, “adorable” may soon be a new addition to that list with the announcement of their newest release, HOWARD LOVECRAFT AND THE FROZEN KINGDOM.

Primetime Emmy Award Winner Jane Curtain (“3rd Rock From the Sun,” “Saturday Night Live”), Golden Globe Winner Ron Perlman (HELLBOY, “Sons of Anarchy”), and Academy Award Winner Christopher Plummer (THE IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS, UP) join together in the upcoming animated feature from Arcana Studio and Sean Patrick O’Reilly on September 27th from Shout! Factory.

H.P. Lovecraft, famed horror and fantasy writer, was once just Howard Lovecraft, a strange and lonely child. Howard was a boy of infinite imagination and boundless curiosity. His family however was not without peculiarities of their own…

This fall, loyal fans and enthusiasts of Lovecraft’s literature are invited to venture into the imaginative Lovecraft universe through the new animated feature HOWARD LOVECRAFT AND THE FROZEN KINGDOM.

Written, directed, and produced by Arcana Studios’ own Sean Patrick O’Reilly (PIXIES), HOWARD LOVECRAFT AND THE FROZEN KINGDOM is the highly-anticipated movie adaptation of Arcana’s popular graphic novel of the same name and features an all-star voice cast.

A veritable love letter to Lovecraft himself, the film is a fantastical movie adventure that entwines new storytelling, actual events of Lovecraft’s life, iconic elements of his writings and literary characters Cthulhu, Shoggoth, and more!

HOWARD LOVECRAFT AND THE FROZEN KINGDOM will be available on September 27th, 2016 on two-disc Blu-ray + DVD combo pack (with digital copy), Digital HD, VOD, and Redbox. The highly collectible Blu-ray combo pack comes with bonus content, including audio commentary and featurette. It is currently available for pre-order at and will be made available in stores and other fine retailers. Avid fans of Lovecraft and Arcana who order their copy direct from will receive an exclusive poster while supplies last.

HOWARD LOVECRAFT AND THE FROZEN KINGDOM just goes to show you that if you’re going to lose your mind to the looming darkness of the elder gods, you might as well look completely adorable while doing it.

As an avid lover of horror, animated films, and Shout! Factory – this is one that I’ll definitely be adding to my watch list.

Insanity has never looked quite this cute.



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