Dark Adventure Radio Theatre - The Whisperer in Darkness

Dark Adventure Radio Theatre - The Whisperer in Darkness


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"a hidden race of monstrous beings which lurks somewhere among the remoter hills — in the deep woods of the highest peaks."


Dark Adventure Radio Theatre: The Whisperer in Darkness presents Lovecraft's classic tale of alien horror in a 1930s-style radio drama. The tale come alive with a cast of professional actors and thrilling sound effects. Click here for more information about our other Lovecraft stories in the Dark Adventure Radio Theatre series. They're like movies you can enjoy with your eyes closed.

Albert Wilmarth, a professor of folklore at Miskatonic University, receives a curious piece of mail. It contains a recording of a man claiming that strange creatures live in the remote regions of the mountains of Vermont - just as described in old folklore. It's author presents compelling evidence and Professor Wilmarth eventually goes to Vermont to investigate for himself. What he discovers there is far, far worse than anything he could have imagined. Can the professor escape with his life and sanity, or will he become a part of a horror descended from interstellar space?

Special Pandemic Edition. We realize many of you are under stay-at-home instructions to protect against the coronavirus epidemic. The HPLHS team is under similar orders, but we wanted fans to be able to enjoy an episode during these troubled times. This episode was written and produced so no two members of our team were ever in the studio at the same time.  We stayed safe and hope you will too.

The CD edition will feature the 70-ish minute audio show plus a collection of props to enhance your listening experience.

  • a clipping from The Brattleboro Reformer, detailing the discovery of a new planet at the outermost edge of the solar system
  • a page from Eli Davenport's manuscript on the folklore surrounding the hill creatures of Vermont
  • a photograph of the mysterious Black Stone found by Henry Akeley
  • a telegram from Henry Akeley
  • for pre-order customers only, the label for an Edison Amberol phonograph cylinder
All of these great extras will be complemented by the fantastic artwork of illustrator Darrell Tutchton in the style you've come to know and love from other episodes of Dark Adventure Radio Theatre.

INVEST IN SCIENCE. If you're like us, and believe science is the way out of the world's current mess, please consider ordering our version of The Whisperer in Darkness which includes a donation to the World Health Organization. With your $30 purchase, you'll get the show and the props and we'll donate $10 to the WHO and the HPLHS will match your donation with $10 of our own.

Everything else you ever wanted to know about Dark Adventure Radio Theatre is right here.

The CD version of the show also includes a free digital download.

NEW FORMAT.  Like all new CD versions of DART shows, The Whisperer in Darkness is only available packaged in a vinyl sleeve for convenient storage and access to props. We are no longer releasing shows in jewel cases.  

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