A rural family's excursions into black magic unleash an otherworldly threat to mankind's very existence. Only intrepid scholars from Miskatonic University stand a chance of standing up to the occult monstrosities of Dunwich.
Inspired by visits to rural Massachusetts and its folklore, Lovecraft created the memorable town of Dunwich and its most frightening family: the Whateleys. Add to this the mind-bending threat of Yog-Sothoth and an extended passage from the Necronomicon, and you have the ingredients for a memorably weird tale. Dark Adventure Radio Theatre brings the story to life in all its monstrous and miasmal glory. This old-time radio adaptation features a cast of more than a dozen professional actors, exciting sound effects and a thrilling original musical score by Troy Sterling Nies (composer for The Call of Cthulhu). Sit down, dim the lights, fire up the wireless and enjoy 75 minutes of exciting Lovecraftian drama, suspense and cosmic horror.
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If you're the kind of unusual soul who sympathizes with poor misunderstood Wilbur Whateley, we have other items you might like too.
The Dunwich Horror Combo - get the CD, poster, shirt and a Francis Morgan MUM-E-Duster occult powder sprayer. (Not long after his horrific experiences in Dunwich, Professor Francis Morgan left Miskatonic and went into business selling occult powders and preparations to battle the forces of the Mythos...)
Some Dark Adventure Radio Theatre fans have asked if we'd make the scripts available so people can read along. So here, for your enjoyment, is a free PDF download of the final recording script of The Dunwich Horror. Please note that this script is for reading purposes only; if you're interested in any kind of performance, you must obtain permission from the HPLHS.
To get your own CD of The Dunwich Horror direct from us, the show's creators, click here. Want to hear it immediately? Click here to buy the MP3 download of the show.
Marion Armitage, Mamie Bishop, Operator
Wizard Whateley, Dr. Hartwell
Sally Sawyer, Luther Brown, Selina Frye
George Corey, Wilbur Whateley
David Q. Combs
Zebulon Whateley, Professor Morgan
Sam Hutchins, Terrified Freshman
Fred Farr, Junior Librarian
Lavinia Whateley, Small Frye
Earl Sawyer, Professor Rice, Elmer Frye
John A. McKenna
Silas Bishop, Henry Wheeler
Announcer, Curtis Whateley
Chester Langfield, Dr. Houghton
Based on the story by H. P. Lovecraft
Radio adaptation by Sean Branney and Andrew Leman
Original music and whippoorwills by Troy Sterling Nies
Audio engineering by Chris Horvath
Cover and disc illustrations and Wilbur Whateley diary art by Darrell Tutchton
Bonus props by Andrew Leman and Sean Branney
Thanks to Nicholas Pavkovic
Produced by Sean Branney and Andrew Leman
Click the image below for a PDF of the liner notes!