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.
*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.
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.
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.
As of March 1st; they just need to find a distributor and get it up on the screen – and, more to the point, into a format where I might acquire a copy in exchange for money.
You know, I should contact these people and find out if they’re going to be sending out review copies. I mean, I’m mostly known for political blogging, but what the heck, right? It’s not like I haven’t been an enthusiastic supporter of their work in public, and everything…
I would like to note for the record that I am so stoked for this:
“This” being the movie adaptation of HP Lovecraft’s The Whisperer In Darkness. The same people who did The Call of Cthulhu a couple of years ago; you may remember that I watched and enjoyed that one a good deal. I expect that I will enjoy this one possibly a bit more, if only because I prefer talkies to silent pictures.