'The Call of Cthulhu'
Based on the cult H. P. Lovecraft story, The Call of Cthulhu
is a fine example of creativity trumping—actually, outright spanking
—a lack of funding. A mere 47 minutes long, director Andrew Leman's film takes its style from the early silent greats, crafting a gorgeous, haunting, pitch-perfect mini-epic
. Short films rarely get me excited; this one had me giggling. Shows with the shorts The Radium Follies
and Terra Incognita
. (Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway, 324-9996. 9:15 pm, $10.