“The Call of Cthulhu” and “The Whisperer in Darkness” / H.P. Lovecraft Birthday Double Feature


In The Whisperer in Darkness, based on H.P. Lovecraft’s classic short story, folklore professor Albert Wilmarth investigates legends of strange creatures in the most remote hills of Vermont. His inquiry reveals a terrifying glimpse of the truth that lurks behind the legends. Filmed in the style of classic 1930s horror films such as Frankenstein, Dracula and King Kong, The Whisperer in Darkness returns us to the golden age of cinema for a thrilling adventure of supernatural horror. Filmed on location in New England using the “Mythoscope” process – a mix of modern and vintage film techniques – by the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society, The Whisperer in Darkness treats audiences to a cinematic thrill not felt since the Hoover administration, delivering one of the most authentic and faithful screen adaptations of a Lovecraft story yet attempted.
(2012, Sean Branney, 103 min., Not Rated) HD Digital Presentation

The Whisperer in Darkness will be preceded by the short film The Call of Cthulhu, based on one of Lovecraft’s most famous stories, brought richly to life in the style of a classic 1920s silent movie, with a haunting original symphonic score. From the cultists of the Louisana bayous to the man-eating non-euclidean geometry of R’lyeh, the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society brings Cthulhu to the screen as it was meant to be seen!
(Andrew H. Leman, 2007, 47 min., Not Rated) HD Digital Presentation