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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To enhance your listening pleasure, the jewel case for The Dunwich Horror is literally bulging with carefully created props from the story. You'll get:

  • A clipping from a 1917 copy of the Arkham Advertiser describing the Whateley family and the strangeness of the Dunwich region
  • A vintage map of Dunwich, Sentinel Hill and the surrounding region
  • A page from Wilbur Whateley's diary with its bizarre occult cypher
  • A replica of a key page from the Whateleys' copy of John Dee's English edition of the Necronomicon

1. Opening 4:35
2. Wilbur 28:56
3. The Horror 9:31
4. Armitage 10:19
5. Sentinel Hill 20:23
6. Closing 1:10
TRT 74:54

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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.

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Leslie Baldwin
... Marion Armitage, Mamie Bishop, Operator
Garry Ballard
... Wizard Whateley, Dr. Hartwell
Aidan Branney
... Chauncey Sawyer
Sean Branney
... Narrator
Kacey Camp
... Sally Sawyer, Luther Brown, Selina Frye
Mark Colson
... George Corey, Wilbur Whateley
David Q. Combs
... Zebulon Whateley, Professor Morgan
Seth Compton
... Sam Hutchins, Terrified Freshman
Steve Coombs
... Fred Farr, Junior Librarian
McKerrin Kelly
... Lavinia Whateley, Small Frye
Casey Kramer
... Mrs. Corey
Andrew Leman
... Earl Sawyer, Professor Rice, Elmer Frye
Barry Lynch
Henry Armitage
John A. McKenna
... Night Watchman
David Pavao
... Silas Bishop, Henry Wheeler
Josh Thoemke
... Announcer, Curtis Whateley
Darrell Tutchton
... Yog Whateley
Noah Wagner
... 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

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