Wednesday, April 14, 2010
An excellent new trailer has surfaced of the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society's forthcoming film, The Whisperer in Darkness, based on the eponymous Lovecraft tale. The black and white adventure appears to be coming along, with the firm adherence to period appropriate equipment and scenery that HPLHS is known for. Their 2005 silent film, The Call of Cthulhu, garnered many rave reviews. Whisperer has been floated as being in the works for several years now following the success of the previous film. An early trailer was released around the time it was first announced, but this was later admitted to be a solely promotional creation. Unlike its predecessor, it will not be a silent film, but will include a full range of sound, despite being shot in a nostalgic 1930s style.
There's no word yet on a tentative release date (at least to my knowledge), but there's a nice blog of the ongoing cinematic endeavor. Look for the HPLHS to once again challenge the standards of Lovecraftian film making, much of which has a fairly poor history spanning the decades prior to the 21st century. Their attempt to produce Lovecraftian movies with the trappings of Lovecraft's own era provides an extra atmospheric component not absorbed in modernized ventures.