Lovecraft's Story

Howard Philips Lovecraft was a horror fiction author who wrote primarily in the 1920s and 30s. While he never achieved commercial success in his lifetime, his works have gone on to inspire generations of readers and writers in print and through adaptations into other media.

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. Filmed in the style of the classic 1930s films such as Frankenstein, Dracula and King Kong, The Whisperer in Darkness returns us to the golden age of movies for a thrilling adventure of supernatural horror. Filmed on location in New England in Mythoscope™ by the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society, The Whisperer in Darkness treats audiences to a cinematic thrill not felt since the Hoover administration.

The HPLHS Story

The HPLHS was founded in 1985 by Philip Bell, Sean Branney and Andrew Leman. Originally its activities were built around the group's Live Action Role Playing (LARP) games which were often set in the worlds of Lovecraft's stories. Over time, the group evolved to produce audio CDs and short films and in 2005 it produced the film The Call of Cthulhu. Shot in the style of a 1920s silent film, The Call of Cthulhu played festivals worldwide and was acclaimed by many to be the best realization of a Lovecraft story on film to date. The HPLHS decided to produce a feature length film of a Lovecraft story, and The Whisperer in Darkness was completed in 2011. The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society remains one of the world's most popular creators of products and entertainments inspired by the writings of H.P. Lovecraft.

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