Call Girl of Cthulhu

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Call Girl of Cthulhu
Directed by Chris LaMartina
Written by Jimmy George
Chris LaMartina
Based on the writings of
by H. P. Lovecraft
Starring David Phillip Carollo
Melissa O'Brien
Nicolette le Faye
Music by Chris LaMartina
Cinematography Nick Baldwin
Edited by Chris LaMartina
Production
company
Midnight Crew Studios
Distributed by Camp Motion Pictures
Release date
Running time
92 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Call Girl of Cthulhu is a 2014 independently made horror film from Midnight Crew Studios that was directed by Chris LaMartina and stars David Phillip Carollo, Melissa O'Brien, and Nicolette le Faye.[1][2] The film was distributed by Camp Motion Pictures and had its world premiere on May 8, 2014 at the Maryland Film Festival.

An artist falls in love with a woman that ends up being the chosen bride of Cthulhu.[3] The film is very loosely based on the writings of H. P. Lovecraft.[4]

Call Girl of Cthulhu makes reference to LaMartina's WNUF Halloween Special via the Shining Trapeze Strip Club, which is featured in a commercial shown during the film.

Plot[edit]

Ineffectual and sexually inexperienced artist Carter (David Phillip Carollo) wants desperately to lose his virginity, but only to the right person. He thinks that he's found the right person in Riley (Melissa O'Brien), a call girl with a strange birthmark on her right buttock.

Carter's dreams of romance are soon ruined, as several Cthulhu-worshiping cultists of the Church of Starry Wisdom see this birthmark as a sign that Riley is destined to become the bride of Cthulhu and bear his child.

It is up to Carter, aided by Edna Curwen (Helenmary Ball) and Squid (Sabrina Taylor-Smith), to find a way (with the aid of a spell from The Necronomicon) to stop the cult from fulfilling their plan to mate Riley to the Elder God.

In-Jokes[edit]

The film contains numerous in-jokes referencing the names of Lovecraft stories and characters, including Deep Ones condoms, Cool Air aerosol, and many others.

Cast[edit]

  • David Phillip Carollo as Carter Wilcox
  • Melissa O'Brien as Riley Whatley
  • Nicolette le Faye as Erica Zann
  • Dave Gamble as Sebastian Suydum
  • Helenmary Ball as Professor Edna Curwen
  • Sabrina Taylor-Smith as Squid
  • Alex Mendez as Rick 'The Dick' Pickman
  • Craig Peter Coletta as Wilbur
  • Elena Rose as Whitney
  • George Stover as Walter Delapore
  • Leanna Chamish as Detective Rita LaGrassi
  • Troy Jennings as Ashton Eibon
  • Stephanie Anders as Missy Katonixx
  • Ruby Larocca as Billie
  • Scarlett Storm as Georgia

Reception[edit]

Daily Dead gave Call Girl of Cthulhu a score of 3.5 (out of 5), stating that while the film was "not for everyone", it would appeal to "those of you Lovecraft (and horror) fans out there looking for something just a little bit outside the norm".[5] Fangoria rated the film "three out of four skulls" and praised its acting.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Turek, Ryan. "From the Makers of the WNUF Halloween Special Comes Call Girl of Cthulhu!". STYD. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "WHOLE LOTTA LOVECRAFT". City Paper. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  3. ^ Barton, Steve. "Know a Lonely Old One? Dial up the Call Girl of Cthulhu". Dread Central. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  4. ^ Gingold, Michael. "And the best title of 2014 is… (with exclusive photos)". Fangoria. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  5. ^ Wixson, Heather. "Review: Call Girl of Cthulhu". Daily Dead. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  6. ^ Gingold, Michael. "“CALL GIRL OF CTHULHU” (Movie Review)". Fangoria. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 

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