La Harencia Valdemar (2010 franchise)

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  • La Harencia Valdemar (2010), AKA The Valdemar Legacy
  • La Harencia Valdemar II: La Sombra Prohibido (2010), AKA La Sombra Prohibido, The Valdemar Legacy II, The Forbidden Shadow, etc.

Summary

Luisa, an expert on old buildings, goes to an old Victorian mansion to conduct an inventory and disappears. Maximilian, the president of Luisa's company, hires a private detective to find her, and they quickly discover the mansion's dark history, before encountering Cthulhu itself.

Details

  • Release Date: 2010
  • Country/Language: Spain, Spanish
  • Genres/Technical: Horror, Mystery, Fantasy
  • Runtime: 3 hr 16 min (total for two films)
  • Starring: Daniele Liotti, Óscar Jaenada, Laia Marull
  • Director: José Luis Alemán
  • Writer: José Luis Alemán, H.P. Lovecraft (inspiration)
  • Producer/Production Co: La Cruzada Entertainment, Origen Producciones Cinematograficas S.A.
  • View Trailer: (link), (link)

Ratings

MPAA Ratings

  • Rated: (not rated) (perhaps equivalent to a PG-13 or R; I would expect the films to at least contain Violence, Profanity, and Adult Content)

Tentacle Ratings

A rough measure of how "Lovecraftian" the work is:

  • SS___ (Two Tentacles: Barely Lovecraftian; could be a very loose adaptation)

Cthulhu and H.P. Lovecraft appear as characters in this Gothic horror film....

Note: This rating is not intended as a measure of quality, merely of how closely related to Lovecraftian "Weird" fiction the work is.

Reviews

Review Links:

  • Neil Williams at This is Horror, (link) - "...Released in two parts... the films are best viewed as a single three hours and then some movie. But be prepared for a long slog – it’s enough to test the patience of a Great Old One, let alone a saint. And that’s a great shame, because it starts off so promisingly...."


Synopsis

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  • LA HARENCIA VALDEMAR (2010) - Luisa, an expert on old buildings, goes to an old Victorian mansion to conduct an inventory and disappears. Maximilian, the president of Luisa's company, hires a private detective to find her, and they quickly discover the mansion's dark history.
  • LA SOMBRA PROHIBIDA (2010) - Two colleagues and a detective encounter the dreaded Cthulhu and other horrors as they search for a missing woman.


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