The movie has a great voice cast including Ron Perlman and Christopher Plummer, and Doug Bradley - who the adults watching may recognise as the far more grown up Pinhead from Hellraiser!
In the story Howard visits his sick father in hospital, and his Dad tells Howard to destroy a book that "I should never have written". When he gets home Howard finds the book, and can't help but read, accidentally opening a portal to another world, the Frozen Kingdom. There are all kinds of mysterious creatures there, including a creature who looks like a cross between a bat and an octopus - Spot.
Spot tries to eat Howard at first, but then they become friends. Howard also meets 4 children who join the party, and they all help him on his quest attempting to escape the Frozen Kingdom to make his way home.
I think this is a movie that suits school-aged children best. It's only a tiny bit dark and creepy, and Spot is a bit scary-looking, although there's no terrible peril as such. The storyline is quite complicated, and I'm not convinced my 6 year old even understood it entirely, although he enjoyed the whole movie anyway.
This is an animated movie, with models moving in front of CGI backgrounds, and the style reminds me of Boxtrolls or Tim Burton. The scenery is quite dark and brooding, it may be an ice kingdom, but this is not Frozen. It appeals to my 6 and 8 year old boys, and to the older people in the house, one of our teenagers watched it again today.
Howard Lovecraft And The Frozen Kingdom is out now, released by Lionsgate UK, it has an understandable PG rating. Priced around £6.99 from all good DVD stockists including online at Amazon.
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Howard Lovecraft And The Frozen Kingdom DVD Giveaway
We were sent our copy of Howard Lovecraft And The Frozen Kingdom for review.