May
22
2020
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In the e-Mail: download of @HPLHS’s THE WHISPERER IN DARKNESS DART.

The HPL Historical Society knows darn well that we’re all waiting for the actual WHISPERER IN DARKNESS CD*. So, since they have the digital files already, why not send those along to the pre-orderers? And that’s why I’m a card-carrying member of the HPL Historical Society. In fact, I need to re-up my membership.

Moe Lane

*We buy the CD version of the Dark Adventure Radio Theater for the props. The perfectly TTRPG game-friendly props. The HPLHS knows what we like.

May
01
2020
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@HPLHS announces new DART: THE WHISPERER IN DARKNESS.

Awesome:

Don’t confuse this with the HPL Historical society movie called THE WHISPERER IN DARKNESS: this is going to be a radio play, not a remix of the audio tracks from the film. Which also means that it’s likely to be closer to the original text than the film was – which is not a criticism of the movie. It’s a rare short story that can be turned into a full-length motion picture without adding something.

Apr
17
2020
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In the E-Mail: @HPLHS’s DART – HERBERT WEST: REANIMATOR.

The HPL Historical Society had it on sale, so I finally picked up the DARK ADVENTURE RADIO THEATRE – HERBERT WEST: REANIMATOR CD. As usual, the MP3 got sent to me first. I have high hopes for this one: the very things that kind of make it, ah, not HPL’s best written story shouldn’t at all get in the way of the radio play. There’s a reason why directors keep making film versions of this story; it adapts well*.

Moe Lane

*Theoretically. Some of the film versions of this story are… uneven.

Apr
16
2020
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@HPLHS offering *20% off* on Dark Adventure Radio Theater episodes!

This is an eldritch good deal, folks. I grabbed HERBERT WEST – REANIMATOR right away, when I saw this. ‘Course, I’m kind of out of other DARTs to buy at this point, but isn’t that sort of an endorsement right there?

Mar
30
2020
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In the e-Mail: @HPLHS’s THE DREAMS IN THE WITCH HOUSE DART.

I’m running out of DARTs to buy! Which is kind of alarming. On the other hand, I’m holding out for HERBERT WEST – REANIMATOR. The story itself is a little clunky sometimes, but I have high hopes for the radio play adaptation, as those clunky bits will likely dissolve utterly when actually dramatized with sound and everything. Again, here’s hoping.

(more…)

Mar
13
2020
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Hey, @HPLHS is giving away The Rats In The Walls DART for free.

That’s the Dark Adventure Radio Theater adaptation of The Rats In The Walls. The HPL HS is just giving away the mp3 for free, but it’s totally worth it anyway. I have my own copy, and they’re always fun to listen to. Lord knows I mention them often enough around here…

Dec
24
2019
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Listened to @HPLHS’s A SOLSTICE CAROL last night.

Because if you’re wrapping presents at midnight, why not do it while listening to a HPL Historical Society DART? Anyway, A SOLSTICE CAROL is excellent; I don’t know if it’s my absolute favorite Lovecraft radio play, but it’s definitely in the top three. The DART is a genuinely clever combination of Lovecraft and Dickens that manages to capture the mood of, say, ‘Pickman’s Model’ while at the same time remaining true to the mood of ‘A Christmas Carol.’ I found the climatic moment endearing and oddly sweet, despite the fact that it… ah, spoilers.

Worth checking out, in other words.

Dec
18
2019
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Oh, wait, @HPLHS’s A SOLSTICE CAROL isn’t their Christmas album.

Silly me. A SOLSTICE CAROL is actually a set of three HPL short stories linked together by a Dickensian framing device. Given that one of the stories is ‘Pickman’s Model,’ a story with some resonance to me, of course I must pick it up.

And possibly the HPL Historical Society could have made that a little clearer? I say this without heat. No harm done in the end, after all.

Moe Lane

PS: Looks like you can get the DARTs as audiobooks on Amazon. That probably makes it easier to download them?

Dec
09
2019
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In the Mail: @HPLHS’s THE COLOUR OUT OF SPACE Dark Adventure Radio Theater.

I actually got it Saturday, but I forgot to get the mail Saturday. So now I’m listening to THE COLOUR OUT OF SPACE now, headphones and all. As always, the DART’s a treat; the HPL Historical Society does good work with these.

But I still want more movies*.

Moe Lane

*Yeah, I know, Nick Cage’s making one on this very subject. But I want more HPLHS movies, too. I’m greedy that way.

Dec
02
2019
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20% off sale at @HPLHS.

A good deal. I finally went ahead and picked up The Colour Out Of Space Dark Adventure Radio Theater, which I’ve been meaning to get forever but I had all the other DARTs to get first. But I seemed to have run out of other DARTs to get first, which is worrisome. I kind of liked having the backlog there to chew through.

Anyway, 20% off is nice and there’s stuff in there worth getting.

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