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H.P. Lovecraft (story)
Andrew Leman (screenplay)
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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. | Full synopsis »
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An Excellent Adaptation of "Unfilmable" Lovecraft See more (22 total) »

Cast

 

Autumn Wendel ... Hannah Masterson

Stephen Blackehart ... Charlie Tower

Annie Abrams ... Starlet

P.J. King ... Workman
Barry Lynch ... Henry Akeley

Casey Kramer ... Fort Admirer

Zack Gold ... Astronomy Colleague

Joe Sofranko ... George Akeley
Andrew Leman ... Charles Fort

Conor Timmis ... Porter (scenes deleted)

Matt Lagan ... Nathaniel Ward

Portia Backus ... Train patron

Adrianne Grady ... Wife / Student
Sean Branney ... B-67
Matt Foyer ... Albert Wilmarth

Lance J. Holt ... Davis Bradbury

Mike Dalager ... Black Pharaoh

Don Yanan ... Dean Hayes

Daniel Kaemon ... P.F. Noyes
John Jabaley ... Superintendent
Anthony Andruss ... College Student (as Tony Dekarski)
Christopher Ball ... Student
Andrew Ball ... Student
Martin Wateley ... Walter Brown
Stephen Daly ... Lecture Audience Member
Ronald L. Johnson ... Cultist
David Pavao ... Jordan Lowell
Paul Ita ... Farmer
Vlad Peters ... Cult Member
Caspar Marsh ... Will Masterson
Clifford Ball ... Cultist
Robert Graziano ... Cultist

Directed by
Sean Branney 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sean Branney  screenplay
Andrew Leman  screenplay
H.P. Lovecraft  story

Produced by
Sean Branney .... executive producer
Chris Lackey .... associate producer
Andrew Leman .... executive producer
Sandy Petersen .... executive producer
David Robertson .... producer
Darrell Tutchton .... executive producer
John Younger .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Troy Sterling Nies 
 
Cinematography by
David Robertson 
 
Film Editing by
David Robertson 
 
Production Design by
Andrew Leman 
 
Costume Design by
Jessica Dalager 
 
Makeup Department
Glenn Alfonso .... key hair stylist (as Glen Alfonso)
Glenn Alfonso .... key makeup artist (as Glen Alfonso)
Andra Carlson .... makeup artist
Dave Snyder .... special makeup effects artist
 
Art Department
Mark Colson .... scenic carpenter
Kathleen M. Darcy .... scenic painter (as Kathleen Darcy)
Carrie Glaser .... props (as Carrie Mazzarelli)
Jacob Glaser .... production illustrator
Casey Kramer .... scenic painter
Marina Scholl .... scenic carpenter
 
Sound Department
Sheldon M. Bridge .... sound editor
Robyn Heller .... boom operator
Troy Sterling Nies .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
P.J. Foley .... visual effects producer: Dilated Pixels
Jon Gourley .... modeler / texture artist
Chris E. Peterson .... visual effects artist
Jason Shulman .... lead animator
 
Stunts
Brian Danner .... fight coordinator
David C. Hernandez .... assistant fight coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter D. Johnston .... grip
 
Casting Department
Randolph Carter .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laura Brody .... wardrobe supervisor
Kristina West .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
George Missor .... special feature editor
 
Other crew
Amanda Deibert .... production assistant
Mike Simon .... studio teacher
Kati Trottier .... script supervisor
 
Thanks
Ben Monroe .... special thanks
Sebastián Ohaco .... thanks
 

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103 min
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Finland:K-18 (self applied)

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Continuity: 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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31 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
An Excellent Adaptation of "Unfilmable" Lovecraft, 26 July 2011
Author: Alison from Montreal, Quebec, Canada

In 1928, Miskatonic University folklore professor Albert Wilmarth enjoys debunking theories of the occult, even though he is roundly trounced – on radio, no less – by Charles Fort when they have a debate on whether certain stories in Vermont that have come to light following a flood are based in fact. He has also been carrying on correspondence with an intelligent, yet fearful, farmer in Vermont, who insists that the strange beings seen in the floodwaters are real, and are all around his farm. Wilmarth is curious, especially after he finds the original manuscript of a very rare book of folklore collected in Vermont back in the 1800s, containing stories which seem to correspond to what his farmer correspondent, Henry Akeley, has described in his letters. So when he receives a strange letter from Akeley that completely up-ends the farmer's previous fears about alien creatures and that invites Wilmarth to come to the farm to discuss the wondrous things that he has learned, well, Wilmarth can't possibly turn the invitation down. But when he arrives in the hills of Vermont, the local folk he meets all seem downright hostile, and when he arrives at the farm, he finds that Akeley himself is not well. And that is just the beginning of the discoveries that await him....

This film, created by a collective called the HP Lovecraft Historical Society, is clearly lovingly made – done in black and white and in the style of the early 1930s, it tells one of Lovecraft's more evocative tales and then expands upon it. (Lovecraft's story ends at about the one-hour mark of the film, which continues for another 40 minutes or so.) The atmosphere is terrific, and the style of the story-telling really permits the audience to feel themselves back in the early 1930s, even up to the various mad-scientist gadgets that evoke such classics as the lab in the original "Frankenstein" film. The monsters are more or less what one might expect to see in an early 1930s film based on an HP Lovecraft story, but that doesn't make them any less menacing or eerie. You don't need to be a Lovecraft fan to love this movie, though it wouldn't hurt; you probably don't even need to be a fan of old movies. You just have to love movies, especially ones with great atmosphere and straight-up acting and a storyline that keeps you involved every step of the way. Highly recommended!

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