To honour the birthday of one of the greatest horror writers of the 20th century, H.P. Lovecraft, Cinematheque presents two eerie horror films based on his early classics.
THE WHISPERER IN DARKNESS | DIR. SEAN BRANNEY | 2011 | USA | 103 MIN
Professor Albert Wilmarth investigates legends of strange creatures in the remote hills of Vermont. He discovers strange footprints and suspects aliens from space. His inquiry reveals a terrifying glimpse of the truth that lurks behind the legends.
“The Whisperer in Darkness looks and feels like a long-lost noir-style horror from the 1940s.” - Dejan Ognjanovic, Twitch
THE CALL OF CTHULHU | DIR. ANDREW LEMAN | 2005 | USA | 47 MIN
A dying professor’s strange bequest leads his nephew on a globe-spanning investigation to unravel a twisted knot of fear, madness, nameless cults and horrors best left unknown. In the story, a dying professor leaves his great-nephew a collection of documents pertaining to the Cthulhu Cult. The nephew begins to learn why the study of the cult so fascinated his grandfather. Bit-by-bit he begins piecing together the dread implications of his grandfather's inquiries. A silent movie shot in Mythoscope, it is Lovecraft's most famous story. Mythoscope is a technique using modern technology and vintage filmmaking techniques to create the moody, atmospheric look of an old movie.