A young artist has dreams of a Cyclopean city from beneath the waves, and when he seeks out a wise professor for help, he unlocks years' worth of hidden horrors. A police inspector confronts depraved cultists in the swamps of Louisiana, and finds a hideous idol of an otherworldly god. Sailors adrift in the south Pacific encounter ageless cosmic evil on an island that should not be. And the chronicler of these events dies under mysterious circumstances in Boston.
The Call of Cthulhu is Lovecraft's most famous and influential tale, having inspired generations of writers and artists, gamers and musicians, and dreamers of all kinds. It inspired the classic role-playing game that introduced most of the founders of the HPLHS to the Mythos, and it inspired our 1920s-style film version of the same tale. The radio version allows us to bring you scenes that were omitted from the movie, and add a new dimension to the classic story. Our old-time radio adaptation features a cast of professional actors, exciting sound effects and music by Troy Sterling Nies (composer for the film of The Call of Cthulhu).
To enhance your listening pleasure, the HPLHS has packed the jewel case for The Call of Cthulhu with carefully created props from the story. You'll have:
- A page from the dream journal of Henry Wilcox, describing and picturing one of his dreams of the nightmare city.
- The fateful page from the Sydney Bulletin, featuring the story and half-tone photo of the Cthulhu idol found on the Alert. (Text of the article by HPL himself!)
- The mugshot and New Orleans Police measurement card for Castro, the most informative of the cultists captured during the swamp raid.
- A photograph of the Eskimo Cthulhu idol, with a note from Professor William Channing Webb.
- For your convenience in feeding your player with the appropriate images, we're pleased to provide Darrell Tutchton's cover art for the production.