Dark Adventure Radio Theatre® - The Shadow Over Innsmouth

Dark Adventure Radio Theatre® - The Shadow Over Innsmouth

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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 other classic radio plays, 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. And the audio CD now comes with a free download of the MP3 so you can start listening today.

The cover art by Darrell Tutchton is available on t-shirts and other fun merch in our Redbubble store!

Or Download Now. You can skip the props and CD, and download a high-quality MP3 of the show right now and be enjoying it in just a few minutes. It's available as a single audio file or a collection of multiple chapter files. It's eco-friendly, with no shipping or import duties!

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



Customer Reviews

Based on 37 reviews
Ryan Troock
My #1 Favourite DART

If you're looking to jump in to DART, or have listened to others but somehow missed out on this classic, I cannot recommend it enough.

I just absolutely love the acting in this episode, and think that they did a really great job at adapting this story to this format. I return to this show at least once a month, while enjoying some cheddar, crackers, and ginger biscuits.

Jeremy L
A great story with a twist!

I love how they performed this DART episode, for a fun kick you should listen to it on Innsmouth day (July 16th). I love the map that came with it too, very well done!

Roger Schumacher
Love this one!

A great adaptation of the source material. I really enjoyed the production, music, and Proformance's in this program. The atmosphere is consistent throughout and my attention never left the speakers of my computer. I highly recommend this episode.


This was the first of the DART adaptations for which I had an earlier comparison, as BBC Radio (actual broadcast radio!) put out a dramatised reading of the tale by Richard Coyle in five half-hour episodes back in 2011. As might be expected of an organisation with a century of radio broadcasting expertise, that had beautifully atmospheric sound effects, if let-down slightly by Coyle’s apparent unfamiliarity with New England dialect when reading for Zadok Allen in a few places. The DART production is most definitely superior in that respect, as also in having a suitably diverse cast of other characters, while the sound effects and music are of comparably atmospheric excellence to those from the BBC version, making this another very welcome addition to my DART collection. The props in the “full” package are of the normal high HPLHS standard. Thus we can finally learn which “tabloid always discounted because of its wild policy” reported the torpedo attack into the deeps beyond Devil Reef; see the famed, oddly-proportioned Newburyport tiara, originally from Innsmouth; the Gilman House as illustrated on its own matchbook; and the town map drawn by the youthful First National Grocery store manager, complete with scratch-and-sniff “fishy” patches. A magnificent set with which to enjoy the tale afresh.

This is an Innsmouth to Visit

I have only downloaded three productions so far and this is by far my favorite. Shadow over Innsmouth is my favorite HPL story and this lived up to it.

Well done