a 1930s-style film delivered with 21st century technology

The Whisperer in Darkness BluRay

Written in 1931, H.P. Lovecraft's iconic genre-bending tale of suspense and alien terrors is brought to life in the style of the classic horror films of the 1930s like Frankenstein, Dracula and King Kong. Using its Mythoscope™ process — a mix of vintage and modern techniques — the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society expands on Lovecraft's original tale while still bringing you unparalleled authenticity.

Horror and science fiction collide in the adventure of Albert Wilmarth, a folklore professor at Miskatonic University, as he investigates legends of strange creatures rumored to dwell in the most remote mountains of Vermont. Wilmarth’s investigation leads him to a discovery of horrors quite beyond anything he ever imagined, and ends in a desperate attempt to escape the remote New England hills with his life and sanity intact.

The studio that brought you The Call of Cthulhu now presents one of Lovecraft's weirdest tales as a feature-length talkie starring Matt Foyer as the intrepid folklorist, Albert Wilmarth. Celebrated television and stage star Barry Lynch plays Henry Akeley, supported by an ensemble of outstanding actors. Shot on location in New England and in Hollywood, The Whisperer in Darkness brings Lovecraft's intense imagination to vivid life in the style of the 1930s.



This special BluRay edition includes:

  • The Whisperer in Darkness (103 minutes, black and white) in full 1080p HD with Dolby Digital™ 5.1 surround sound
  • a commentary track brimming with insightful narration by producers David Robertson, Andrew Leman and Sean Branney
  • a delightful and revealing 47 minute Behind the Scenes documentary film
  • extra documentary featurettes showcasing special effects and filmmaking techniques
  • numerous deleted and/or extended scenes
  • strange bonus features we cannot even describe
  • all Whisperer in Darkness trailers
  • includes the full-length feature film plus over two and a half hours of additional Lovecraftian fun

NOTE: the Bluray edition does NOT contain any subtitles. If you want/need subtitles, please consider the DVD of the film which features subtitles in 23 languages.

I loved every moment of this Saturday afternoon serial brought to life in the modern age... THE WHISPERER IN THE DARKNESS is the first Lovecraftian film done completely right and I can’t wait to see more from this production company...
Filmed in glorious black and white, the crew at HPLHS have once again managed to create a genuine, nostalgia ridden throwback to the good old days of Universal creature features with a noticeable nod in the direction of 40s film noir to boot.

...the most compelling proof to date that there is a way to bring H.P. Lovecraft to cinematic life... It's great fun.

The Stranger, Seattle
You are about to encounter what very well may be the single most successful H.P. Lovecraft adaptation ever to lick fear across a screen. Whisperer arrives like shadows out of time, a discovered relic from another dimension. A genuinely scary film and a hellishly great time.

Format: NTSC, Region Free, Black & White (special features in color), widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions; feature film in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound.