The Cast of Cthulhu: Monsters
Is Gareth Edwards’ directorial debut Lovecraftian? Not in the slightest! Did the 6-person crew have a shooting script? Absolutely not! Do the effects, direction, and performances still hold up after 12 years? You betcha!
Entirely improvised and largely featuring locals and non-professional actors, Monsters may leave Lovecraft fans yearning for more nihilism or existential madness, but the love story with monsters as window dressing is a testament to a filmmaker whose big budget studio offerings haven’t served him as well.
Jump to 15:18 to avoid a discussion on why The Book of Boba Fett is bad and to 29:18 if you have no interest in hearing about AEW Revolution.
And be sure to listen to James’ appearance on Disenfranchised Pod talking about Flash Gordon.