Above: the CD, matchbook from the Gilman House hotel, a postcard of the Innsmouth Tiara, a page from the New York Evening Graphic and a scratch-n-sniff map of Innsmouth (mmm, cod).

Below: Cover artwork by Darrell Tutchton
©2008

The Shadow Over Innsmouth CD

You want to know what the real horror is, hey? Well, it's this—it ain't what them fish devils have done, but what they're a-going to do!

Dark Adventure Radio Theatre: The Shadow Over Innsmouth brings Lovecraft's tale to life as it might have been adapted for radio in the 1930s. In the style of The War of the Worlds, The Shadow and our own At the Mountains of Madness, The Dunwich Horror, and The Shadow Out of Time, Dark Adventure Radio Theatre dramatizes HPL's story with a huge cast of professional actors, exciting sound effects and thrilling original music by Troy Sterling Nies (composer for The Call of Cthulhu). Discover what fate has in store for you as you delve into this cherished tale of ichthyic horrors.

In addition to the full 77 minute radio drama on CD, you'll get these carefully made props from the story to enhance your listening experience:

• A clipping from the New York Evening Graphic describing the government raid on Innsmouth

• A genuine matchbook from Innsmouth's historic Gilman House Hotel

• A souvenir postcard from the Newburyport Historical Society with a picture of their prized Innsmouth tiara. The illustration was created for HPLHS by noted fantasy artist Keith Thompson

• A hand-drawn map of Innsmouth on the wrapping paper of the First National grocery chain. And yes, it really is "scratch-n-sniff". Just scratch the oily stain to release the fishy aroma. Ew.

And of course it's beautifully produced and packaged with the same deranged attention to detail that you'll find in other HPLHS products. Maybe even a little more than usual.

In a hurry? Don't want the props or a CD? Click here for the downloadable MP3 of the show. Or click here for info on our deluxe Innsmouth Combo.

FREE BONUS: Some of our friends overseas have asked if we'd provide a script to the show, so they could read along as they listen. We love the idea of people learning English the Lovecraft way. Free download coming soon!

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Customer J says:
About a year ago I received two of the Dark Adventure Radio Theatre CD.  They're immensely enjoyable.  For a variety of reasons, I'm partial to the style as well as the material its self.  However, I'm only writing now because I've just started to listen to the CDs again, particularly The Shadow Over Innsmouth, for the first time in too long.  Opening the case I was reminded of the extra care taken to add certain elements to the listening experience.  I'm talking about items such as the post card, newspaper clipping, and matchbook from the Gilmore House.  These seemingly small but significant touches add so much more to the overall experience as well as show the dedication of your efforts.  I would just like to say thank you for doing so much to enhance the splendid audio drama you've provided.  Lovecraft is notoriously difficult to adapt to, shall I say, theatrical productions, however, you've done an extraordinary job. 

Patrick from Falmouth says:
I must admit that when I purchased this CD (at the first Providence NecronomiCon in 2013) I thought I was taking a chance:  I hadn't heard of Dark Adventure at all and thought it might be something cobbled together by fanboys and out-of-work actors, i.e, Amateur City.  Well, what a shock and delight to find a professionally done radio presentation with real voice actors, real musicians, and real writers who know their Lovecraft! I was especially taken with Barry Lynch's Zadok Allen.  That drunken monologue went on for pages in the original story and I couldn't imagine how someone could manage the entire speech on radio; and yet, it was spellbinding.  This is how it's done, I thought.  Bravo, HPLHS! I've bought four Dark Adventure productions so far, and, while I enjoy them all, "The Shadow over Innsmouth" is still my favorite by far.  Amazing work, you guys.