The Whisperer in Darkness

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Movie Info

Henry (Barry Lynch), a farmer in a rural area of Vermont, finds odd footprints that are alien in origin.

Cast & Crew

Matt Lagan
Nathaniel Ward
Barry Lynch
Henry Akeley
Andrew Leman
Charles Fort
Matt Foyer
Albert Wilmarth
Joe Sofranko
George Akeley
Lance J. Holt
Davis Bradbury
Sean Branney
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Andrew Leman
Screenwriter
H.P. Lovecraft
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Sean Branney
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Andrew Leman
Executive Producer
Sandy Petersen
Executive Producer
Troy Sterling Nies
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David Robertson
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Critic Reviews for The Whisperer In Darkness

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (6) | Rotten (1)

  • The effect doesn't quite come off, mainly because the images are too sharp and the editing and camera work too modern. But the movie is endearing anyway for its fanboy ardor.

    April 9, 2015 | Full Review…
  • "Whisperer in Darkness" has a chiller-diller conclusion and some moments of real terror.

    August 2, 2012 | Full Review…
  • The filmmakers cared about every moody shadow, every slightly stodgy performance, and (of course) the dark, disturbing imagination of H.P. Lovecraft.

    August 23, 2015 | Full Review…
  • 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…
  • 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 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…
  • 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 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Whisperer In Darkness

  • Jun 25, 2016
    If you are a Lovecraft fan and haven't seen this yet, please slap yourself, then see it as soon as possible. Horror fans won't be let down either. Done in the fashion of an old Universal monster movie with style to spare.
    Anthony V Super Reviewer
  • Sep 02, 2012
    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!
    Francisco G Super Reviewer

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