The Cable Car Cinema celebrates the birthday of horror writer, Rhode Island’s very own, H.P. Lovecraft (August 20, 1890) with a double feature — two nights only (note different times). The main attraction is The Whisperer in Darkness. Loft Cinema had this to say,
In The Whisperer in Darkness, based on HP Lovecraft’s classic short story, folklore professor Albert Wilmarth investigates legends of strange creatures in the most remote hills of Vermont. His inquiry reveals a terrifying glimpse of the truth that lurks behind the legends. Filmed in the style of classic 1930s horror films such as Frankenstein, Dracula and King Kong, The Whisperer in Darkness returns us to the golden age of cinema for a thrilling adventure of supernatural horror. Filmed on location in New England using the “Mythoscope” process – a mix of modern and vintage film techniques – by the HP Lovecraft Historical Society, The Whisperer in Darkness treats audiences to a cinematic thrill not felt since the Hoover administration, delivering one of the most authentic and faithful screen adaptations of a Lovecraft story yet attempted.
But first, the short (47 minutes) silent movie adaptation of “The Call of Cthulhu” — the only story featuring the celebrated monster Cthulhu. Follow a young man’s crusade against the Cult of Cthulhu, a tale that embodies Lovecraft’s nihilistic world view and cosmic perspective.
(Need a gift for the HPL fan in your life? What Cheer Antiques & Vintage just happens to have some interesting Lovecraftiana on sale right now. Pix after the jump.)
10:30pm, Friday, August 17/10pm, Saturday, August 18, Lovecraft Double, Cable Car Cinema, 204 South Main Street, 272.3970
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