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The Whisperer in Darkness (2011)

 -  Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller  -  19 May 2011 (USA)
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In 1931 H.P. Lovecraft wrote his classic tale of alien horror, "The Whisperer in Darkness". Lovecraft is now considered one of America's foremost writers of horror fiction, standing alongside the likes of Stephen King and Edgar Allan Poe.

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In 1931 H.P. Lovecraft wrote his classic tale of alien horror, "The Whisperer in Darkness". Lovecraft is now considered one of America's foremost writers of horror fiction, standing alongside the likes of Stephen King and Edgar Allan Poe.

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H. P. Lovecraft's weird tale of ALIEN HORROR comes to VIVID LIFE... Filmed in genuine Mythoscope. See more »


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When Albert first meets Henry, he lays all the documents he brought on the table next to his host. When soon thereafter he turns around and sees Henry asleep, there is nothing lying next to him. See more »

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After the FBI copyright warning: "all video involving fungal beings from the farther reaches of the solar system is carefully monitored by the Mi-Go, who deal harshly with those who duplicate and upload to the internet without permission." See more »

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Good if you like black and white horror, or are a Lovecraft fan
1 May 2013 | by (Englandf) – See all my reviews

Firstly I'd like to say that this isn't going to be everyone's cup of tea. It is a modern film done in the style of old horror movies, not just in that it is black and white but also in some of the directing, set design etc. However as a portrayal of a H.P. Lovecraft story it is somehow right that it is done in that fashion. However there are some parts of this which would have been better done in a more modern thought.

The basic storyline is based upon a Lovecraft classic an the main elements of the story are kept in place, with some considerable embellishment, it was after all just a short story. These embellishments are broadly in keeping with the Lovecraft style and his Mythos.

I liked this film more than I was expecting, which is a present surprise. I am seldom overwhelmed with attempts to translate Lovecraft to the screen, it seldom works. This one however did work but still was far from perfect. Some of the acting was very poor and trivial details also hurt the film.

Finally, the ending just didn't work for me. Even though I know what they were trying to portray because I have studied a lot of Lovecrafts works, the way it was achieved in the storyline was poor.

I give this a 7 because it is a good film, but its style may put a lot of people off and it ends poorly.


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