Friday, April 19, 2013

The Call of Cthulhu (2005)

Number Rolled: 20
Movie Name/Year: The Call of Cthulhu (2005)
Genre: Horror
Length: 46 minutes
Rating: NR
Director: Andrew Leman
Writer: H.P. Lovecraft, Sean Braney
Actors: Matt Foyer, John Bolen, Ralph Lucas, Chad Fifer, Susan Zucker, Kalafatic Poole, John Klemantaski, Jason Owens, D. Grigsby Poland, David Mersault, Barry Lynch, Dan Novy, Daryl Ball, John Joly, Jason Peterson, Matthew Malcomson

This movie is not a new remake of the story of Cthulhu, it is the movie version of the original short story written by H.P. Lovecraft. The nephew of a professor that had been researching the cult of Cthulhu is followed by this story. Slowly he learns about the cult and that cult believes the day the old one will rise is nearing and that he will rule the Earth. As he nears the end of his own life, he makes a desperate plea to his psychiatrist to destroy the records.

I have to admit, I absolutely hated this movie, but I feel unqualified to critique it. I hadn’t realized when I added it to my instant queue that it was a silent film and in black and white. I should have, because it does say so right on the cover – but I overlooked that.

In the past you’ve seen me state that people that hate a certain type of movie shouldn’t review that type of movie and I, personally, hate silent movies. So I feel uncomfortable adding a review. The story itself is the classic, and so if you like that kind of thing and you like the silent movie genre, watch it.

I will say that this is the first movie I’ve ever seen have a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. That alone is kind of impressive.

I’m giving it a medium-rating for the sake of the blog, but don’t put any stake in it.

Overall Opinion – 2.5/5

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