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On Saturday, Artisphere in Arlington will screen two of those films: "The Whisperer in Darkness" and "The Call of Cthulhu."
H.P. Lovecraft Society co-founder Sean Branney has enjoyed the author's work from a young age.
"We've been playing around in his universe ever since," Branney said of he and his friends.
Branney directed the two films screening at
Artisphere. He said adapting the works was challenging because Lovecraft
didn't write much dramatic dialogue. He also added that other
adaptations were unsatisfying.
One twist Branney and his crew did in creating
the adaptations was to film them as if they were being made in the year
Lovecraft wrote the story. "Whisperer in Darkness" is filmed in black
and white, much like the Dracula and Frankenstein flicks of the era.
"We thought it might be interesting to keep
with that tradition," Branney said. "It seemed very well suited to the
The dark, macabre works of Lovecraft have enjoyed a cult following.
"I can't speak for everybody, but what is
interesting to me is that he created a mythology that put mankind in its
place," Branney said of Lovecraft's appeal. "There certainly is an
audience for this kind of picture."