One of the most well-known H. P. Lovecraft short stories, "The Shadow Over Innsmouth", is brought to sinister life by the Atlantic Radio Theater Company, with their full-audio dramatization. The atmosphere of this performance brings listeners into the Cthulhu Mythos with vivid clarity, combining an excellent trio of performers and tone-setting soundscapes to pull the listener into this tale.
The town of Innsmouth is eerily infamous, and avoided at all costs, since it is rumored to be a decaying settlement of crazed seafaring devil worshipers. But Orin Phillips does not heed this sinister reputation, and in an attempt to be frugal he finds himself stranded in Innsmouth and must either survive the town or fall into the utter madness that lies within it.
There is something wrong in the decayed seacoast town of Innsmouth. Something wrong in the crumbling buildings. Something wrong in the cold deep waters.
Something wrong in the blood.
This is a full-cast, soundscaped audio dramatization of the classic work by one of the masters of horror.
© and (P)1993 Atlanta Radio Theatre Company
I was rather disappointed by this adaptation of one of HP Lovecraft's most popular stories. The different voices are quite jarring and they don't match the characters well at all. The boy in the grocery store sounds more like a man in his 40s. There is an escape sequence in the last third of the original story but this adaptation chopped out most of it and ignored the creeping suspense of the original. It is the escape that makes the original so scary as that was when the protagonist was in greatest danger but could not sneak out. I wouldn't recommend this version to anyone as an introduction to Lovecraft in audio form.
"where real horror began..."
timeless horror classic. a horror story for every generation. loved it as a youth, love it more as an adult. To turn it into a motion picture would ruin it like the tragedy of " Call of Chuthulu ".
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