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The Call of Cthulhu (2005)

Not Rated | | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery | 7 October 2005 (USA)
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While sorting the affairs of his late Uncle, a man accidentally stumbles across a series of dark secrets connected to an ancient horror waiting to be freed.

Director:

Andrew Leman

Writers:

H.P. Lovecraft (short story), Sean Branney (adapted for the screen by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Foyer Matt Foyer ... The Man
John Bolen John Bolen ... The Listener
Ralph Lucas Ralph Lucas ... Professor Angell
Chad Fifer Chad Fifer ... Henry Wilcox
Susan Zucker Susan Zucker ... Landlady
Kalafatic Poole Kalafatic Poole ... Bartender
John Klemantaski ... Prof. Bell
Jason Owens Jason Owens ... Prof. Quintana
D. Grigsby Poland D. Grigsby Poland ... Prof. Tutchton
David Mersault ... Inspector Legrasse
Barry Lynch Barry Lynch ... Prof. Webb
Dan Novy Dan Novy ... Esquimaux Shaman / Nameless Cultist
Daryl Ball Daryl Ball ... Officer Cassidy (as Daryl A. Ball)
John Joly ... Sgt. Bacon
Jason Peterson Jason Peterson ... Officer Stanton
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A faithful rendition of H.P. Lovecraft's short story, presented in the style of a silent film from the 1920s. While organizing the affairs of his late Uncle, a man accidentally stumbles across a series of clues toward an ancient horror lurking beneath the sea, waiting for the time when the "Stars are Right" and it shall be free to wreck havoc upon mankind. In his investigation he learns of an artist influenced by strange dreams, a police officer discovering an ancient cult worshiping "Great Cthulhu" and ultimately a tale of sailors encountering sanity-shattering horror as they discover Cthulhu himself. Written by John Hitchcock

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Not Rated

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Country:

USA

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Release Date:

7 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cthulhu hívása See more »

Filming Locations:

Glendale, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$50,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The book which the Man reads at the bedside of his dying uncle is an actual published work: "The Story of Atlantis & the Lost Lemuria" by W. Scott-Elliott (1894). See more »

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The plot of the movie is set in the late 1920s. However, the map of Europe portrays the borders from 2005, when the movie was made. See more »

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Atmospheric and close telling of Lovecraft's classic short story.
15 December 2006 | by flonesawSee all my reviews

Wow! This is quite good.

This is a silent movie, with dialog cards rather than sound dialog. It has a quite good, atmospheric music soundtrack.

If you're a Lovecraft fan this film is a must see. It's not long, less than an hour, after all the original material is a short story, not a novel.

The film stays close to Lovecraft's material. Special effects are minimal, but workable. After all, we're talking H.P. Lovecraft Historic Society budget, not Hollywood.

All in all, this is a worthwhile little gem.

HPLHS is at www.cthulhulives.org.


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