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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Foyer ... The Man
John Bolen ... The Listener
Ralph Lucas ... Professor Angell
Chad Fifer ... Henry Wilcox
Susan Zucker ... Landlady
Kalafatic Poole ... Bartender
... Prof. Bell
Jason Owens ... Prof. Quintana
D. Grigsby Poland ... Prof. Tutchton
... Inspector Legrasse
Barry Lynch ... Prof. Webb
Dan Novy ... Esquimaux Shaman / Nameless Cultist
Daryl Ball ... Officer Cassidy (as Daryl A. Ball)
... Sgt. Bacon
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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$50,000 (estimated)
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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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During the escape from the island by 2nd Mate Johansen and the other sailor (the only two surviving crew), Johansen is seen piloting the vessel, using throttles such as are only used on boats with a bell system, with the vessel responding immediately to the changes he makes in the wheelhouse. However, a bell system necessitates that another person manually throttle the engines from below decks, responding to chimes triggered by the throttles in the wheelhouse. Despite this, both survivors are seen in the wheelhouse at the same time during these changes, and it is indicated that only Johansen and (the corpse of) the other crew member were recovered from the ship. See more »

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A faithful recreation of the story, as a silent movie
10 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

This movie is a little gem. The love, care and respect that went into its making, both for the story itself, and for the genre of silent film, makes "Call of the Cthulu" a triumph of honest artistic effort. The decision to make this a silent movie was a stroke of genius. The black and white silent format so well matches the dark and antique ambiance of H.P. Lovecraft stories. As far as I know, it is only available by order from the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society. We gathered a group of life long Lovecraft fans for the viewing, and we were all delighted by the film, and felt the movie did the story complete justice. There are some very nice extras on the DVD which explain the process of making the film, how a backyard was used to build sets, and what went into making a modern silent film hold true to the look and feel of the genre. Do yourself a favor, buy the movie, and watch it with friends. Priceless!


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