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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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Certificate:

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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Trivia

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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The HPLHS Motion Pictures logo shows the Latin motto "Ludo Fore Putavimus", which means "We thought it would be fun". See more »

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User Reviews

 
Moved to defend this charming and marvellous film
13 April 2007 | by nahgallacnhojSee all my reviews

For the first time ever I am moved to write an online review, to stick up for a delightful and fun adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's novella. I suspect the reviewer above was expecting a 'straight' horror movie rather than a pastiche, which is what this unapologetically is.

The film makes an effort to capture the spirit of the story (all hints, whispers and not much actually happening) and so will undoubtedly appeal to HPL fans and leave many other people a bit bemused. The production values are generally quite high (considering the budget). And one can tell it's made with love: which for me goes a long way! The world needs more love. Well, I know I do.

And the documentary that comes with the DVD is great fun too.


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