The Horror Crossover Encyclopedia: The Whisperer in Darkness

27 Apr

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Join us each week as we share a new excerpt from Robert E. Wronski Jr.’s book, The Horror Crossover Encyclopedia, now available in print and digital editions!

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WEIRD TALES “THE WHISPERER IN DARKNESS” (SHORT STORY BY H.P. LOVECRAFT)

Release Date: August 1931 (Contemporary Setting)

Series: Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos

Horror Crosses: The King in Yellow; Bethmoora

Non-Horror Crosses: Bran Mak Morn; Skull-Face; The Maker of Moons

The Story: A professor at Miskatonic University in Arkham, Massachusetts, investigates the disappearances of people after recent flood. Locals attribute it to legends of creatures that live in the wooded mountains and abduct people, but the professor remains skeptical. However, the more involved in the investigation he becomes, the more he is harassed by human agents who belong to a Cthulhu cult.

Notes: At one point, the narrator (the professor) states “I found myself faced by names and terms that I had heard elsewhere…

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