Rebecca Marsh (Renee Sweet) is a reporter for a local television station who is assigned a Halloween segment on writer H.P. Lovecraft.Rebecca interviews occult expert Dr. D'Souza (Saqib Mausoof) who gives her the diary of an institutionalized woman whose grandmother investigated a cult who worshiped one of Lovecraft's characters ( The Black Man). As Rebecca starts to further investigate the cult she begins to have nightmares and eventually comes to know that Lovecraft's characters are not merely fiction.
The plot of In Search of Lovecraft is actually a somewhat interesting plot, however it seemed this movie was made on a budget of maybe a couple of hundred dollars.The best acting in the movie was a scene in which Rebecca visits Martha (Bonnie Steiger), the author of the diary I mentioned earlier, in the insane asylum.Bonnie Steiger did an excellent job of acting like a psych ward patient (I guess it's pretty hard to screw up acting insane, but I have to try to give someone in this movie credit for doing something well).
It's usually a lot of fun for me to write about bad horror movies, but I had a really hard time giving this movie my full attention.I caught my mind wandering quite a few times (I would often find myself focusing on the bad haircut of Rebecca's cameraman,Mike (Tytus Bergstrom)). I was also constantly checking to see if it was almost over.I usually like to reveal as much as I can about a stinker like In Search of Lovecraft, but the truth is, this movie wasn't just bad, it was boring beyond belief.By the time I was halfway through it I was ready to pop open a beer in the hopes that it would make it more interesting.