The Whisperer in Darkness (1975 short)

From CthulhuWiki
Jump to: navigation, search

"The Whisperer in Darkness" (1975 short)


Summary

Based on "The Whisperer in Darkness (fiction)", this is the story of an encounter with mysterious beings in the mountains of Lovecraft Country....

Details

  • 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)


Ratings

MPAA Ratings

  • Rated: (none) (presumably "G" or "PG"?)

Tentacle Ratings

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.

Reviews

Review Links:

  • 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."


Synopsis

Based on "The Whisperer in Darkness (fiction)", this is the story of an encounter with mysterious beings in the mountains of Lovecraft Country....


Notes

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