PRE Import / Export Limited will be the exclusive UK distributor for the DARK RADIO THEATRE audio dramas.
Currently there are two productions available, AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADDNESS which has already enjoyed a limited well received UK release and THE DUNWICH HORROR which will have its first release in the UK from1st September 2008 (TBC).
Both CDs are based on stories by H.P. Lovecraft, one of the forefathers of modern horror
Both adaptations of the classic horror tales are 75 minute full cast audio dramas, not just a talking book. Also both feature a number of collectible replica documents that are ideal for use in horror role play games, or simply to be enjoyed as visual aids for the audio dramas.
Illustration by Darrell “Elder Thing” Tutchton
At the Mountains of Madness CD
“An expedition to the ends of the earth resulting in death and madness…”
Dark Adventure Radio Theatre: At the Mountains of Madness brings Lovecraft’s tale to life as it might have been adapted for radio during his lifetime. In the style of The War of the Worlds and The Shadow, Dark Adventure Radio Theatre dramatizes HPL’s story with a cast of professional actors, exciting sound effects and original music by Troy Sterling Nies (composer for The Call of Cthulhu). Relive the excitement of 1930s radio with one of HP Lovecraft’s most exciting and fascinating stories: At the Mountains of Madness.
In addition to the full 75 minute radio drama, the CD packaging includes clippings from a 1930s newspaper chronicling the expedition’s progress in the Antarctic and reproductions of photographs of the ancient city taken by Danforth and Dyer which corroborate their findings. There’s even a reproduction from Danforth’s sketchbook, depicting the Elder Things and their fantastical murals. And of course it’s beautifully produced and packaged with the same deranged attention to detail that you’ll find in other HPLHS products.
Above: the CD, Wilbur’s diary, a Necronomicon page, the Arkham Advertiser clipping, and the Dunwich map.
Below: Cover artwork detail by Darrell Tutchton
The Dunwich Horror CD
“The hills of western Massachusetts contain dark and terrible secrets…”
Dark Adventure Radio Theatre: The Dunwich Horror brings Lovecraft’s tale to life as it might have been adapted for radio during his lifetime. In the style of The War of the Worlds, The Shadow and our own At the Mountains of Madness, Dark Adventure Radio Theatre dramatizes HPL’s story with a huge cast of professional actors, exciting sound effects and thrilling original music by Troy Sterling Nies (composer for The Call of Cthulhu). Relive the excitement of 1930s radio with one of the most popular tales of the Cthulhu Mythos: The Dunwich Horror.
In addition to the full 75 minute radio drama on CD, you’ll get these carefully made props from the story to enhance your listening experience:
? 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 Necronomicon
And of course it’s beautifully produced and packaged with a deranged attention to detail.
Both titles are RRP ?12.99 and are available from www.shopscifi.co.uk.
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About H.P Lovecraft
Howard Phillips Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 ? March 15, 1937) was an American author of horror, fantasy, and science fiction, known then simply as weird fiction.
Lovecraft’s major inspiration and invention was cosmic horror: the idea that life is incomprehensible to human minds and that the universe is fundamentally alien. Those who genuinely reason, like his protagonists, gamble with sanity. Lovecraft has developed a cult following for his Cthulhu Mythos, a series of loosely interconnected fictions featuring a pantheon of human-nullifying entities, as well as the Necronomicon, a fictional grimoire of magical rites and forbidden lore. His works were deeply pessimistic and cynical, challenging the values of Enlightenment, Romanticist, and Christian humanism. Lovecraft’s protagonists usually achieve the mirror-opposite of traditional gnosis and mysticism by momentarily glimpsing the horror of ultimate reality.
Although Lovecraft’s readership was limited during his life, his reputation has grown over the decades, and he is now commonly regarded as one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th century, exerting widespread and indirect influence, and frequently compared to Edgar Allan Poe.
About Dark Adventure Radio Theater
The HP Lovecraft Historical Society (HPLHS), creators of the silent film The Call of Cthulhu (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0478988/) and many other strange things produced their audio adaptations of H.P. Lovecraft’s work as the Dark Adventure Radio Theater (DART).
The HPLHS was founded by friends Sean Branney and Andrew Leman in 1987 who share a common interest in the works of Lovecraft.
The HPLHS began publication of a monthly newsletter entitled Strange Eons, edited by Andrew Leman and Philip Bell, which continued for over two years. The Society also founded the HPLHS Press, which published very limited editions of books of interest to the membership. The society has grown to what it is today with numerous products and productions.
The motto of the HPLHS and the RHS is Ludo Fore Putavimus: a Latin phrase meaning ?We thought it would be fun.? And it is.
About PRE Import Export Limited
PRE Import Export Limited is the company that owns www.shopscifi.co.uk a specialist stockist of CD Audio Dramas including Doctor Who and Sapphire and Steel ranges.