With Call Girl of Cthulhu, Chris LaMartina has officially mastered the art of constructing a successful horror-comedy on a shoestring budget. The Baltimore, MD-based indie filmmaker showed great promise with his early work - including the slasher throwback President’s Day and his recent found footage hit WNUF Halloween Special - but his potential has been fully realized with his latest foray into do-it-yourself filmmaking.
Along with refining his craft, Call Girl of Cthulhu’s impressive scope makes it the most ambitious feature of LaMartina’s career. It’s also his best looking effort; the direction is smart, the editing is clever and the cinematography is top-notch. Furthermore, the wonderful practical creature effects, along with copious gore and nudity, amplify the production value to appear much higher than the average movie in this budget range.
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