Cthulhu Mansion

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Cthulhu Mansion
Poster for Cthulhu Mansion.jpg
Film poster
Directed byJuan Piquer Simón[1]
Screenplay byJuan Piquer Simón
Produced byJuan Piquer Simón
José Gutiérrez Maesso
CinematographyJulio Bragado
Edited byPaul Aviles
Music byTim Souster
Release date
Running time
92 minutes

Cthulhu Mansion (also known as Black Magic Mansion and La Manson de los Cthulhu)[2] is a 1990 Spanish horror film directed by Juan Piquer Simón.[3][4]


Hawk and the rest of his gang go on the run after murdering a drug dealer, at a carnival funhouse, to steal his cocaine. They kidnap a stage magician named Chandu and hideout in his mansion, using the time to tend to injuries and hide from the police and the drug dealer's partner. Hawk breaks into the magician's safe and is disappointed to find a book on Cthulhu instead of cash. Chandu calls upon the powers of the book and unleashes dark spirits upon everyone in the mansion.



The film received negative reviews for its poor writing, acting and special effects.[5] The acting was described as "dreary readings that are painful to watch".[2]


Available on DVD, Cthulhu Mansion was also released as a blu-ray with a reversible sleeve and documentary on Simón by Vinegar Syndrome in 2021.


  1. ^ "Cthulhu Mansion (1992) - Overview". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 22 September 2020.
  2. ^ a b Mitchell, Charles P. (2001). The complete H.P. Lovecraft filmography. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press. pp. 69–72. ISBN 9780313316418.
  3. ^ Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television. Cengage Gale. June 2007. p. 85.
  4. ^ Ringel, Faye (1995). New England's Gothic literature : history and folklore of the supernatural from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries. Lewiston, NY: E. Mellen Press. p. 198. ISBN 9780773490475.
  5. ^ "Cthulhu Mansion". TV Guide. Retrieved 22 September 2020.

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