"It was just a colour out of space -
a frightful messenger from unformed realms
of infinity beyond all Nature as we know it"
Dark Adventure Radio Theatre: The Colour Out of Space brings Lovecraft's tale to life as it might have been adapted for radio in the 1930s. In the style of The War of the Worlds, The Shadow and our own At the Mountains of Madness, The Dunwich Horror, The Shadow Out of Time, The Shadow Over Innsmouth, The Call of Cthulhu and The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, 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 and The Whisperer in Darkness).
The impact of a meteorite on a remote Massachusetts farm unleashes a strange and disturbing series of events. Before men of science from Miskatonic University can determine what it is, the space rock apparently evaporates. But terrible changes overtake the farm and its inhabitants, propelling them on a horrific course of desolation, madness, and death. The sole witness to the event unwinds a chilling and disturbing tale of cosmic horror. On many occasions, Lovecraft described this story as his favorite of his tales.
In addition to the full 77 minute radio drama on CD, you'll get these carefully made props from the story to enhance your listening experience:
- The work order initiating construction of the Mattapan Reservoir in 1928
- Professor Lamb's rebuttal to the Chairman of the Geology Department
- A photo of the meteorite crater from the Boston Daily Advertiser in 1882
- The last will and testament of Nahum Gardner
These great props are complemented by the fantastic artwork of illustrator Darrell Tutchton in the style you've come to know and love from other episodes of Dark Adventure Radio Theatre.