Like a little comedy with your Lovecraftian horror? Then you'll want to read this story.

Bloody-Disgusting is reporting that MPI Media group has acquired the North American distribution rights to Henry Saine's The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu. The film, which played Slamdance last month, will be released domestically through MPI's Dark Sky genre imprint later this year. The early buzz has the film playing theatrically this autumn, followed by a DVD and VOD release at some point in October.

The title, which is a horror-comedy hybrid, follows Jeff--a lovable loser who discovers he's the last living descendant of horror novelist H.P. Lovecraft. Jeff learns that he's not only the author's relative, but that everything the dark scribe wrote about in his fiction is real. Armed with this knowledge, Jeff and his friend Charlie are forced to team up with a high school acquaintance as they embark on a quest to protect an ancient relic and stop the release of none other than dread god Cthulhu himself.

Early buzz for the film has been positive, with many comparing it to a slightly less polished--but still fun--version of Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer.

Jump past the break to check out the official trailer.
categories Movies, Horror