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H.P. Lovecraft (story)
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H. P. Lovecraft's weird tale of ALIEN HORROR comes to VIVID LIFE... Filmed in genuine Mythoscope. See more »
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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Autumn Wendel ... Hannah Masterson

Stephen Blackehart ... Charlie Tower

Zack Gold ... Astronomy Colleague

P.J. King ... Workman

Matt Lagan ... Nathaniel Ward
Barry Lynch ... Henry Akeley

Annie Abrams ... Starlet

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

Portia Backus ... Train patron

Casey Kramer ... Fort Admirer

Conor Timmis ... Porter (scenes deleted)

Joe Sofranko ... George Akeley

Daniel Kaemon ... P.F. Noyes
Sean Branney ... B-67
Matt Foyer ... Albert Wilmarth

Lance J. Holt ... Davis Bradbury

Don Yanan ... Dean Hayes

Mike Dalager ... Black Pharaoh
John Jabaley ... Superintendent
Paul Ita ... Farmer
Stephen Daly ... Lecture Audience Member
Ronald L. Johnson ... Cultist
Christopher Ball ... Student
Andrew Ball ... Student
Vlad Peters ... Cult Member
Martin Wateley ... Walter Brown
Robert Graziano ... Cultist
David Pavao ... Jordan Lowell
Anthony Andruss ... College Student (as Tony Dekarski)
Caspar Marsh ... Will Masterson
Clifford Ball ... 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
Angela Kwan .... sound effects editor
Troy Sterling Nies .... sound
Erin Michael Rettig .... sound re-recording mixer
Visual Effects by
Bernhard Eichholz .... visual effects artist
P.J. Foley .... visual effects producer: Dilated Pixels
Jon Gourley .... modeler / texture artist
Dan Novy .... visual effects artist
Chris E. Peterson .... visual effects artist
Jason Shulman .... lead animator
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
A. Laura Brody .... wardrobe supervisor (as Laura Brody)
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
Ben Monroe .... special thanks
Sebastián Ohaco .... thanks

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103 min
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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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Very good adaptation, 7 October 2012
Author: zetes from Saint Paul, MN

An adaptation of Lovecraft's story of the same name, which I have read. Within seconds, I pegged this as the work of the people who made The Call of Cthulu (director Brannery wrote and produced that film). I liked that one, but felt it was perhaps too slavish to a short story which didn't really lend itself that well to such a literal adaptation. The Whisperer in Darkness perhaps lends itself a lot better to such a treatment, and this adaptation is therefore quite good. It's been probably ten or eleven months since I read the story, so I don't remember it perfectly, but I think this is very faithful (the ending seems different, but I can't recall how the story ended that well). This is very creepy, with nice black and white photography. I don't much care for CGI monsters, but, for some reason, I think they look quite good in black and white, and the flying crab aliens look very good. The acting is amateurish throughout, but I did like Matt Foyer a lot in the lead. He has a great look for this movie. Highly recommended.

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