About The Call of Cthulhu

Watch The Call of Cthulhu, a film straight from the Carrollwood Cultural Center’s film studio, streaming October 22 through November 5.

The Call of Cthulhu, originally written by H.P. Lovecraft in 1926 and serialized in the February issue of Weird Tales in 1928, follows the story of an unnamed protagonist (Craig Ruska) who stumbles upon the conspiracy of the ages. Through the discovery of odd and ancient pieces of artwork, tortured artists who are plagued with dreams of horror as well as dedicated and highly secretive cultists, he inadvertently finds himself tangled in a web of mystery and horror all aimed in one direction: The long-forgotten “dead and dreaming” Cthulhu.

Adapted for film by Mackley Fogarty, Kyle Brady, and Brian Petkash, and directed by Mackley Fogarty, The Call of Cthulhu features several local actors including Craig Ruska, Benjamin Gregory, Pete Zalizniak, Diego Rosado, Keith Eisenstadt, Jessica Duncan, Terry LaRosa, Hippie Griswold, Mary Lee Bellis, Christopher Kadonsky-Grant, Natasha Infante, and Bob Sheehan.

Produced from start to finish at the Carrollwood Cultural Center, The Call of Cthulhu is a continuation of the Center’s new film program that started during the COVID-19 shutdown.

Carrollwood Cultural Center

At the Carrollwood Cultural Center, magic is around every corner. Music fills the air, colors dress the walls, dancers float on stage and drama evokes emotion. The Center has been honored to host an array of local talents from visual artists, instrumentalists, singers, dancers and theatre groups. We look forward to introducing more area talent through future performances and concerts. Who knows? Perhaps our next headliner will be you!