The Dunwich Horror

A rural family's excursions into black magic unleash an otherworldly threat to mankind's very existence. Only intrepid scholars from Miskatonic University stand a chance of standing up to the occult monstrosities of Dunwich.

Inspired by visits to rural Massachusetts and its folklore, Lovecraft created the memorable town of Dunwich and its most frightening family: the Whateleys. Add to this the mind-bending threat of Yog-Sothoth and an extended passage from the Necronomicon, and you have the ingredients for a memorably weird tale. Dark Adventure Radio Theatre brings the story to life in all its monstrous and miasmal glory. This old-time radio adaptation features a cast of more than a dozen professional actors, exciting sound effects and a thrilling original musical score by Troy Sterling Nies. Sit down, dim the lights, fire up the wireless and enjoy 75 minutes of exciting Lovecraftian drama, suspense and cosmic horror.

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To enhance your listening pleasure, the jewel case for The Dunwich Horror is literally bulging with carefully created props from the story. You'll get:

  • A clipping from a 1917 copy of the Arkham Advertiser describing the Whateley family and the strangeness of the Dunwich region
  • A vintage map of Dunwich, Sentinel Hill and the surrounding region
  • A page from Wilbur Whateley's diary with its bizarre occult cypher
  • A replica of a key page from the Whateleys' copy of John Dee's English edition of the Necronomicon
  • Track Listing

    1. Opening 4:35
    2. Wilbur 28:56
    3. The Horror 9:31
    4. Armitage 10:19
    5. Sentinel Hill 20:23
    6. Closing 1:10
    Total Runtime 74:54

    Cast and Crew

    Leslie Baldwin...Marion Armitage, Mamie Bishop, Operator
    Garry Ballard...Wizard Whateley, Dr. Hartwell
    Aidan Branney...Chauncey Sawyer
    Sean Branney...Narrator
    Kacey Camp...Sally Sawyer, Luther Brown, Selina Frye
    Mark Colson...George Corey, Wilbur Whateley
    David Q. Combs...Zebulon Whateley, Professor Morgan
    Seth Compton...Sam Hutchins, Terrified Freshman
    Steve Coombs...Fred Farr, Junior Librarian
    McKerrin Kelly...Lavinia Whateley, Small Frye
    Casey Kramer...Mrs. Corey
    Andrew Leman...Earl Sawyer, Professor Rice, Elmer Frye
    Barry Lynch...Henry Armitage
    John A. McKenna...Night Watchman
    David Pavao...Silas Bishop, Henry Wheeler
    Josh Thoemke...Announcer, Curtis Whateley
    Darrell Tutchton...Yog Whateley
    Noah Wagner...Chester Langfield, Dr. Houghton

    Based on the story by H. P. Lovecraft
    Radio adaptation by Sean Branney and Andrew Leman
    Original music and whippoorwills by Troy Sterling Nies
    Audio engineering by Chris Horvath
    Cover and disc illustrations and Wilbur Whateley diary art by Darrell Tutchton
    Bonus props by Andrew Leman and Sean Branney
    Thanks to Nicholas Pavkovic
    Produced by Sean Branney and Andrew Leman

    Script, Liner Notes & More

    After his successful assault on Sentinel Hill, Dr. Morgan tried going into the Mum-E-Duster business. Click on the image to download a PDF of his ad.

    Mummy Duster Ad

    Finally, for your enjoyment, we present free PDF downloads of the final recording script and liner notes of The Dunwich Horror. Note: this script is only for use for reading along with Dark Adventure Radio Theatre; no performance of the script may be made without written consent of the HPLHS.

    At the Mountains of Madness
    Episode 1
    At the Mountains of Madness
    The Shadow Out of Time
    Episode 3
    The Shadow Out of Time
    The Shadow Over Innsmouth
    Episode 4
    The Shadow Over Innsmouth
    Liner Notes
    Liner Notes
    The Dunwich Horror