Your last dinner party may have started some colorful conversation, but we can bet that it never took as big of a turn as The Call of Charlie. Starring Brooke Smith (of Silence of the Lambs), the cast of characters drives this fun comedy into dark, bloody waters. “Most of all I hope the Haunted Oaks audience gets a good laugh out of it and enjoy the absurdity of Cthulhu getting fixed up on a blind date”, explains director Nick Spooner.
That’s right! This dark comedy plays with some classic mythos that certain fans will eat up. Spooner describes his inspirations for “Charlie”, “I have been a lifelong fan of horror, from the time I was five or six and got subscriptions to Eerie and Creepy Magazines, Monsters and Fangoria. Stephen King’s first collection of short stories was published when I was in fourth grade, and I was hooked. Even without knowing it, I was being exposed to stories by (and influenced by) H.P. Lovecraft.”
From a team of filmmaker hailing from Providence, RI, this film was one of our top picks for high-level monster makeup: “Creature effects also held a longtime interest for me, so The Call of Charlie finally gave me the opportunity to return to all of these first loves after almost twenty years of directing nothing but television commercials…I was really pleased with how our Charlie mask and hands came out, and the additional CGI touches really make for a disquieting experience. The comedic side of the writing and performances certainly takes the edge off a bit” (Spooner).
Wanna meet Charlie? Catch The Call of Charlie on the big screen on Saturday, October first at The Oaks Theater! Doors open at 6:00 pm, and the lights will go down at 7:30 pm.