Cosmic Horror in a Glass: Enjoy a Cthulhu Cocktail with “H.P. Lovecraft’s The Deep Ones”

Though H.P. Lovecraft never touched a drop of alcohol, one imagines that the Recluse of Providence might be amused by the idea of a cocktail inspired by the Big Daddy of his sprawling and influential Cthulhu Mythos (actually, he wouldn’t – Lovecraft was a bit of a drip, among other things). Regardless, the fine folks at Alliance Entertainment and 123 Go Films would like you to raise a glass to the Elder and Outer Gods and sample their Cthulhu Cocktail, a signature beverage that celebrates the release of “H.P. Lovecraft’s The Deep Ones,” a new horror film arriving today on DVD, digital, and your local Redbox.

Directed by Chad Ferrin – an always inventive and entertaining genre filmmaker who’s on something of a roll right now, having released “Attack in L.A.” and “Exorcism at 60,000 Feet” in the last couple of years, and currently at work on three more – “Deep Ones” has been reaping awards at international festivals and promises to be a grisly and atmospheric addition to Lovecraft cinema.

As for the Cthulhu Cocktail – mixologists will note that it’s essentially a Dark ‘n’ Stormy, but one that comes with the diabolical blessings of the Great Old One himself, who undoubtedly enjoys them at his house in R’lyeh. As Chad himself told The Los Angeles Beat, “I’m beyond excited for the world to see ‘H.P. Lovecraft’s The Deep Ones,’ and and equally thrilled to kick back numerous Cthulhu cocktails!” Shouldn’t you do the same in your own lost and forbidden lair?

About Paul Gaita

Paul Gaita lives in Sherman Oaks, California with his lovely wife and daughter. He has written for The Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, Variety and Merry Jane, among many other publications, and was a home video reviewer for from 1998 to 2014. He has also interviewed countless entertainment figures, but his favorites remain Elmore Leonard, Ray Bradbury, and George Newall, who created both "Schoolhouse Rock" and the Hai Karate aftershave commercials. He once shared a Thanksgiving dinner with celebrity astrologer Joyce Jillson and regrettably, still owes the late character actor Charles Napier a dollar.
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