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The Whisperer in Darkness 2011

  • Sean Branney
  • March 12, 2011
  • 104 mins
  • English
  • Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller
Written in 1931, H.P. Lovecraft's iconic genre-bending tale of suspense and alien terrors is brought to life in the style of the classic horror films of the 1930s like Frankenstein, Dracula and King Kong. Using its Mythoscope™ process — a mix of vintage and modern techniques — the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society expands on Lovecraft's original tale while still bringing you unparalleled authenticity. Horror and science fiction collide in the adventure of Albert Wilmarth, a folklore professor at Miskatonic University, as he investigates legends of strange creatures rumored to dwell in the most remote mountains of Vermont. Wilmarth’s investigation leads him to a discovery of horrors quite beyond anything he ever imagined, and ends in a desperate attempt to escape the remote New England hills with his life and sanity intact.


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Excellent film, better in overall quality than "The Call Of Cthulhu" (practice makes perfect). The acting in TWID falls within what's expected from a period movie (with a few high and lows), and I'm glad that Matt Foyer was able to hold the whole film together with his performance, and that the rest of the cast had some delightful surprises, like Autumn Wendel stealing all her scenes, and delivering the emotional rollercoaster for the newcomer. For those not familiar with the original story, it's very different from this adaptation. Lovecraft was a master in creating settings, but not so much in beginnings and endings. After reading it, some 20 years ago, I was amazed how fresh it felt in this adaptation, and that it's as relevant as ever. Let's hope there's more productions from HPLHS coming our way in our future. Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn...

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Some of the acting falls far short, but all in all it was a good adaptation and a decent film. Definitely one to watch for die-hard Lovecraft fans.

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Thoroughly well done Lovecraft tale. Highly enjoyable. HPLHS and Mythoscope did it again!

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