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H.P. Lovecraft (story)
Andrew Leman (screenplay)
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H. P. Lovecraft's weird tale of ALIEN HORROR comes to VIVID LIFE... Filmed in genuine Mythoscope. See more »
Plot:
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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Weird Doings Among the Green Mountains of Vermont See more (22 total) »

Cast

 

Autumn Wendel ... Hannah Masterson

Stephen Blackehart ... Charlie Tower

Zack Gold ... Astronomy Colleague

Annie Abrams ... Starlet

Portia Backus ... Train patron

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

Matt Lagan ... Nathaniel Ward

Casey Kramer ... Fort Admirer

Adrianne Grady ... Wife / Student
Andrew Leman ... Charles Fort

Joe Sofranko ... George Akeley

Conor Timmis ... Porter (scenes deleted)
Sean Branney ... B-67
John Jabaley ... Superintendent

Don Yanan ... Dean Hayes

Lance J. Holt ... Davis Bradbury

Daniel Kaemon ... P.F. Noyes
Matt Foyer ... Albert Wilmarth

Mike Dalager ... Black Pharaoh
Andrew Ball ... Student
Robert Graziano ... Cultist
Anthony Andruss ... College Student (as Tony Dekarski)
Vlad Peters ... Cult Member
Martin Wateley ... Walter Brown
Clifford Ball ... Cultist
David Pavao ... Jordan Lowell
Christopher Ball ... Student
Paul Ita ... Farmer
Caspar Marsh ... Will Masterson
Stephen Daly ... Lecture Audience Member
Ronald L. Johnson ... 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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Weird Doings Among the Green Mountains of Vermont, 25 January 2013
Author: robertguttman from Tappan, New York

One cannot help but give full marks to the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society for their efforts to bring H. P. Lovecraft's eerie stories to the screen in a manner in keeping with the texture and mood of the original material. Although there have been other attempts to film Lovecraft stories, most have generally been unsatisfying failures due to misguided attempts to modernize or glamorize them. Not so with HPLHS, who have gone out their way to keep faithful to the period and locales in which the tales were set, even going so far as give the film the feel of an early-1930s black-and-white movie. Even their logo is an homage to the the old Universal Studios logo of the early 1930s (the studio which produced such classic horror movies as Frankenstein, Dracula and The Mummy), replacing the familiar airplane-circling-the-earth with a dirigible.

The plot involves Albert Wilmarth, a college anthropology professor specializing in folklore, who becomes intrigued by a series of unusual newspaper stories reported from a rural part of Vermont after a period of particularly heavy rains. It seems that bodies have been observed washing down from the mountains in the swollen rivers, bodies which are, reportedly, neither human nor animal. The bodies apparently also recall, among the older inhabitants, old tales of strange beings that live in remote parts of the hills, beings that are neither human nor animal, and possibly not even of terrestrial origin. Wilmarth begins his investigation into these stories on the basis that they are nothing more than mere interesting folklore, but soon finds himself dealing with something far more sinister.

Admittedly, the producers of the movie added some material and characters not present in the original story. In fact, the short story actually ends at a point only about one hour into the film. However, the original version was, after all, only a short story, and I suppose the makers felt that they had to add some material to the plot in order to expand the short story into a full-length movie. nevertheless, the movie still does a far better job of evoking the feel of H.P. Lovecraft's writing than any other movie versions of his works, with the only possible exception being the resent silent film version of The Call of Cathulhu, which was made by the same producers.

One addition to the film is a debate staged between the protagonist, Professor Wilmarth, and Charles Fort. While that was not a part of H.P. Lovecraft's original story, it is interesting period touch because Charles Fort was actually a real person, a celebrated and controversial author of the early 1900s who was known to contemporaries as "The Mad Genius of the Bronx". Fort, who died in 1932, wrote about what are now called paranormal phenomena before that term was even invented, and is credited, among other things, with coining the word "teleportation".

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