The Whisperer in Darkness

H.P. Lovecraft is possibly one of the world’s most celebrated horror authors. His name adorns hordes of films, comics, role plays and merchandise. Unfortunately, there are not so many faithful, let alone good film adaptations of his work, but this is being remedied now. In ‘The Whisperer in Darkness’, a linguist happens upon the trail of some bizarre flying creatures, which haunt a remote farm in the United States but cannot be photographed. To begin with, he is sceptical, but after a lengthy correspondence, he nevertheless decides to witness the creatures first-hand, and sets off for the farm where he finds his colleague in a wheelchair, weak and exhausted. The colleague tells him about beings from distant planets who can send one’s consciousness on journeys, and about a new world order. But his intervention turns out to have disastrous consequences for himself and the future of the entire planet.
The film is produced in collaboration with the H. P. Lovecraft Historical Society, an organisation which arranges live role-plays under the name Cthulhu Lives! They also made the brilliant silent film ‘The Call of Cthulhu’. ‘The Whisperer in Darkness’ is produced with relatively few means, by a group of dedicated enthusiasts, and is built upon true and unsweetened love for Lovecraft’s literary universe.

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