HPLHS Strikes Again: The Whisperer in Darkness Trailer

Holy crap! Did we finally find a good Lovecraft movie?
Holy crap! Did we finally find a good Lovecraft movie?

While Lovecraft fans like me endure the excruciating wait for Del Toro’s “At the Mountains of Madness”, pickings are notoriously slim for any other tentacle-y goodness. Ordinarily, when Hollywood gets its grubby little mitts on any of Lovecraft’s work, the only resemblance it might bear to the original is the title. Sometimes, not even that. Lovecraft is not an easy author to adapt. It’s a job best left to professionals and scholars… like the people of the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society.

Not content to spend their days with their noses in musty old tomes, the HLPHS is making movies. Their latest (the first being a silent version of “The Call of Cthulhu”) is a noir-ish interpretation of “The Whisperer in Darkness”. Color me happy because this movie is a Reese’s Cup of two of my favorite genres: 40’s noir and Lovecraftian horror. Look for a festival screenings and a DVD/Blu-Ray release later this year.

For more information, you can visit the HPLHS website.

Joe Lopez
Dubbed, "TerrorScribe" by a former editor, Joe made the conversion to horror sometime in the mid-2000s. Little did he know he'd favored the genre all of his life. When not struggling with short stories, he provided genre film reviews for local entertainment sites and later genre sites who could suffer his cynical views.

It was that same cynicism - and some might say hubris - that lead him to have a brief flirtation with filmmaking. His first two efforts, "Annotated" and "Antes Que Seja Tarde (Before It's Too Late)" both premiered at a local H.P. Lovecraft film festival. A third short, "Survivor Girl" proved to be his undoing though plans are in the works to revived the cursed project.

Born and raised in Dallas, TX., Joe now resides in a small Texas town. Statistics say more dead bodies turn up in small towns that big cities... though he claims to have NOTHING to do with that.
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