Last week I had a chance to check out the local horror film festival known only as the Spooky Movie International Film Festival. Hosted by AFI in Silver Spring, the festival this year boasted a number of impressive horror entries, some of which saw the return of a few directors (from prior years). However, aside from the returning filmmakers, there were (of course) newcomers as well. Among these newcomers was 2014 festival selection CALL GIRL OF CTHULHU.
Directed by Chris LaMartina, the film follows a virginal artist who falls for a escort; not knowing that she is (in fact) the chosen bride of the alien god known as Cthulhu. Intrigued by the film’s unique premise as well as its H.P. Lovecraft-esque style and inspirations, I caught up with the screenwriter, Jimmy George, at the festival to pick his brain about the film. In the interview, we chat about how the idea for the film came about as well as the financial efforts taken to ensure that it was made. In addition, Jimmy comments on the scope of the film, which boasts more than twice the effects of his prior film (that he also collaborated with LaMartina on)! Check out the interview below…. (more…)