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 truth. He travels to Vermont to investigate further, and uncovers a conspiracy that extends out into the furthest reaches of space and the darkest pits of hell.
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Barry Lynch
as Henry
Conor Timmis
as Porter
Matt Lagan
as Nathaniel
Daniel Kaemon
as P.F. noyes
Matt Foyer
as Albert
Joe Sofranko
as George
David Pavao
as Jordan
Autumn Wendel
as Hannah
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Critic Reviews for The Whisperer In Darkness

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

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.

Full Review… | April 9, 2015
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | August 2, 2012
Top Critic

The filmmakers cared about every moody shadow, every slightly stodgy performance, and (of course) the dark, disturbing imagination of H.P. Lovecraft.

Full Review… | August 23, 2015

The pacing is unbearably slow, and scenes languish for long minutes in dialogue and suspense-free padding. Whale would never have been so wasteful.

Full Review… | August 22, 2012
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.

Full Review… | July 5, 2012
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.

Full Review… | March 12, 2012
Antagony & Ecstasy

Audience Reviews for The Whisperer In Darkness

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 Valletta
Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

While not as polished or stylized feeling as Call of Cthulhu (I think that may be due to Call of Cthulhu's photography and writing) this film still completely pulls off that great lovecraftian 1930s film vibe. This one has some great science fiction aspects to it as well. If Sean Branney were to put out more films like these I would guarantee my viewer ship. Very captivating and spooky story about horror from beyond the stars.

Joe Woodle
Joe Woodle

The same group that made "The Call of Cthulu," a decent adaptation of the HP Lovecraft story of the same name, that nailed the silent style, even of it was a little wordy in the title cards. This time the group faithfully adapts another Lovecraft tale in the style of a 1930s horror film, and the movie is stylish, has some decent acting for a low budget film made just for the love of it, and the effects, while out of place for the style they are trying to emulate, look pretty good. I enjoy their work. I look forward to seeing what they try and do next, because they are two for two now.

Ken Scheck
Ken Scheck

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