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

One showing only! Monday, Aug 20th 2012 at 7:00pm

General Admission: $8 • Loft Members: $6


Celebrate legendary horror writer HP Lovecraft's birthday (born August 20th, 1890) with a special double feature dug up from the infernal pits of Cthulhu! First, you'll thrill to the bizarre short The Call of Cthulhu, followed by the brand-new feature film The Whisperer in Darkness, based on Lovecraft's classic story of suspense and alien horrors, filmed in amazing "Mythoscope," and produced by The HP Lovecraft Historical Society! Grab a slice of Lovecraft birthday cake, if you dare (while supplies last), and enter our free raffle for nightmarish Lovecraft prizes (official movie posters, books and more)!


"Those looking for Lovecraft done right should look no further than The Whisperer in Darkness ... a monster movie for folks who miss going to monster movie matinees." - Ain't it Cool News

"The Whisperer in Darkness arrives like shadows out of time, a discovered relic from another dimension. A genuinely scary film and a hellishly good time." - Bloodydisgusting.com


In The Whisperer in Darkness, based on HP 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 HP 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 HP 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



Total program running time: 150 min.


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