Best Filmmaker

City Paper

The title of Chris LaMartina’s latest horror film, “Call Girl of Cthulhu,” would alone have been enough to win him a Best Of award. But it helps that the movie was a smart homage to the horror fiction writer H.P. Lovecraft. It’s just the latest great low-budget work from LaMartina, a 29-year-old Towson grad who the City Paper’s been crushing on since we gave him the same award in 2006. He may make his movies with just a few thousand bucks (he made his 2010 film “President’s Day” with $5,000; 2013’s “WNUF Halloween Special” was shot for under $1,500), but he puts a big-budget amount of thought into plot, a non-exploitative use of gore and sexuality, and, of course, really awesome titles.

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