No, really. October 30th. The Call of Cthulhu and The Whisperer In Darkness. In my opinion, The HPL Historical Society have produced easily the two best straight cinematic adaptations of HPL’s stories — and they’re also easily in the top 20 of Lovecraftian movies, period. The conceit of both is that they were filmed using the same techniques as were common during the years in which the stories were written. That’s why Call of Cthulhu is a silent movie, while Whisperer in Darkness goes for a 1930s monster movie feel. If you haven’t seen these yet, well, ten bucks a pop is reasonable.
That would be the Dark Adventure Theater Radio adaptation of The Call of Cthulhu, and I hadn’t gotten that one yet. Which is nice: nine times out of ten, when I see one of these specials or giveaways it’s for something that I already own, so I can’t take advantage of it or anything. Mind you, the physical CDs typically come with physical props that could be used in later gaming — HPLHS is absolutely aware of the various Call of Cthulhu RPGs — so I may pick up one later anyway. But for right now I can still listen to it.
They’re doing it for Lovecraft’s birthday, so get it soon.
…here. I’d ask why the guy didn’t try to sell ’em, but there may be public domain issues involved. A shame, if true: this is pretty good.