The Whisperer in Darkness (1975 short)
"The Whisperer in Darkness" (1975 short)
- Release Date: 1975
- Country/Language: USA, English
- Genres/Technical: Horror, Fantasy, amateur Super-8, silent, black-and-white
- Runtime: X min
- Starring: David Clement, J. Vernon Shea, Ron Koloskee, Barry Meshel
- Director: David C. Smith
- Writer: H.P. Lovecraft (original story)
- Rated: (none) (presumably "G" or "PG"?)
A rough measure of how "Lovecraftian" the work is:
- SSS__ (Three Tentacles: Lovecraftian)
Note: This rating is not intended as a measure of quality, merely of how closely related to Lovecraftian "Weird" fiction the work is.
- Bruce V. Edwards, Bad Cinema Diary: "Given the obvious limitations, it's a fairly faithful adaptation of Lovecraft's story. Much of the story is told in the title cards, mostly relating the letters the two lead characters shared, and the actual camera footage is barely adequate to illustrate the story. It's, um, interesting... in a morbid sort of way."
Comments, Trivia, Dedication
- Note from editor: I haven't been able to prove that this film actually exists, aside from apocryphal details in reference books....
- "An amateur (super 8 / silent) rendition of the Lovecraft story shot in Ohio which included Lovecraft correspondent J. Vernon Shea."
Associated Mythos Elements
- fiction: "The Whisperer in Darkness (fiction)"