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The Whisperer In Darkness

The Whisperer In Darkness (2011)

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A visionary screen adaptation of the classic weird tale by legendary horror writer HP Lovecraft. Following a series of floods in rural Vermont, the bodies of grotesque creatures are found floating in several rivers. The creatures match descriptions given in certain local myths and legends. University Folklorist Albert Wilmarth (Matt Foyer) is initially dismissive of the stories, until he starts to receive a series of increasingly disturbing letters from Vermont farmer, that hint at a horrifying

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Science Fiction & Fantasy

H.P. Lovecraft, Andrew Leman

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"Whisperer in Darkness" has a chiller-diller conclusion and some moments of real terror.

August 2, 2012 Full Review Source: Salon.com
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The pacing is unbearably slow, and scenes languish for long minutes in dialogue and suspense-free padding. Whale would never have been so wasteful.

August 22, 2012 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

The atmospherics are in place, and the filmmakers catch the essence of Lovecraft's expansive horror with efficiency. The film is entertaining without attaining greatness.

July 5, 2012 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

Only a playful horror picture, where Call of Cthulhu was actually a great & largely successful experiment; but it still gets to the heart of why Lovecraft works.

March 12, 2012 Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy
Antagony & Ecstasy

...provides a good reflection of Lovecraft's obsessions while affording contemporary audiences some good old-fashioned midnight movie fun.

January 25, 2012 Full Review Source: Playback:stl
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Audience Reviews for The Whisperer In Darkness

Yet another very satisfying, respectful and entertaining adaption of one of HP Lovecraft's most accomplished stories by the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society. The movie embraces the classic sci-fi aesthetic from the 40s and 50s with remarkable results for such a small budgeted flick thanks to a smart script and excellent use of atmosphere and pacing. Some special effects are clunky which helps the movie at times thanks to inspired cinematography but also has some awkward results towards the end on the CGI animated beasts which just doesn't make much sense. Also, the soundtrack is absolutly atrocious and overbearing, distracting the viewer way too much from the narrative and without any emotional resonance.

All in all, a fantastic effort after the already great Call of Cthulhu adaptation by the HPLHS. Bring more of these!
September 2, 2012
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