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Friday, August 17, 2012

H.P. Lovecraft Birthday TributeSpecial Engagements Archive

The Whisperer in Darkness and The Call of Cthulhu

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Dan Novy, visual effects coordinator for THE CALL OF CTHULHU, will conduct a brief Q&A between the two films. CALL OF CTHULHU screens first.

(2011) dir Sean Branney [103 min]
In THE WHISPERER IN DARKNESS, 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. H.P. Lovecraft’s classic tale of suspense and alien horrors is brought to life in the style of the classic horror films of the 1930s. Using a mix of modern and vintage techniques, the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society has strived to create the most authentic and faithful screen adaptation of a Lovecraft story yet attempted.

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The Call of Cthulhu

(2005) dir Andrew Leman [47 min]
THE CALL OF CTHULHU is H.P. Lovecraft’s most famous story – and the only one to feature the celebrated monster Cthulhu. In it, a man inherits his grandfather’s papers and becomes obsessed with investigating the mysterious and dangerous Cthulhu Cult. The famed story is brought richly to life in the style of a classic 1920s silent movie, with a haunting and original symphonic score.

Suggested reading…
from Printer’s Devil Review:
“Call of the Cult Flick”
by Brian R. Hauser with illustrations by Harriet “Happy” Burbeck

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