Europa Report (2013 film)
Europa Report (2013), AKA Europa
"Fear. Sacrifice. Contact." An international crew of astronauts undertakes a privately funded mission to search for life on Jupiter's fourth largest moon.
- Release Date: 2013
- Country/Language: US, English, Chinese, Russian
- Genres/Technical: Science Fiction, Horror
- Setting: Cthulhu Icarus
- Runtime: 1 hr 30 min
- Starring: Sharlto Copley, Michael Nyqvist, Christian Camargo
- Director: Sebastián Cordero
- Writer: Philip Gelatt
- Producer/Production Co: Wayfare Entertainment, Misher Films, Start Motion Pictures
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- Rated: PG-13 (Violence, Profanity)
A rough measure of how "Lovecraftian" the work is:
- S____ (One Tentacle: Debateably Lovecraftian; has almost no direct connection to Lovecraft's work)
There are tentacles.... A couple lines to the effect of "...Our cosmic insignificance was a call to action, and knowledge is more important than we are..." hint at some amount of cosmic horror theme. The plot and a few themes could easily be reworked into a Cthulhu Icarus type RPG scenario with minimal "Lovecraftian" content.
Note: This rating is not intended as a measure of quality, merely of how closely related to Lovecraftian "Weird" fiction the work is.
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An international crew of astronauts undertakes a privately funded mission to search for life on Jupiter's fourth largest moon.
Comments, Trivia, Dedication
Associated Mythos Elements
- It is "60 minutes into the future", as a team of explorers in the first manned expedition to Europa (or any other icy ocean moon or dwarf planet), where they come face to face with their own insignificance in the universe as they discover weird and eldritch life in the alien oceans beneath the world's icy crust....