The Whisperer In Darkness
The Whisperer In Darkness (2011)

A visionary screen adaptation of the classic weird tale by legendary horror writer HP Lovecraft. Following a series of floods in rural Vermont, the bodies of grotesque creatures are found floating in several rivers. The creatures match… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 19, 2011
DVD Release Date: July 31, 2012
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

The effect doesn't quite come off, mainly because the images are too sharp and the editing and camera work too modern. But the movie is endearing anyway for its fanboy ardor.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The pacing is unbearably slow, and scenes languish for long minutes in dialogue and suspense-free padding. Whale would never have been so wasteful.

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Sarah Boslaugh

...provides a good reflection of Lovecraft's obsessions while affording contemporary audiences some good old-fashioned midnight movie fun.

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Andrew O'Hehir

"Whisperer in Darkness" has a chiller-diller conclusion and some moments of real terror.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

The atmospherics are in place, and the filmmakers catch the essence of Lovecraft's expansive horror with efficiency. The film is entertaining without attaining greatness.

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Scott Weinberg

The filmmakers cared about every moody shadow, every slightly stodgy performance, and (of course) the dark, disturbing imagination of H.P. Lovecraft.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Only a playful horror picture, where Call of Cthulhu was actually a great & largely successful experiment; but it still gets to the heart of why Lovecraft works.

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Anthony Valletta
If you are a Lovecraft fan and haven't seen this yet, please slap yourself, then see it as soon as possible. Horror fans won't be let down either.… More
Francisco Godinho
Yet another very satisfying, respectful and entertaining adaption of one of HP Lovecraft's most accomplished stories by the H.P. Lovecraft Historical… More