Good afternoon and welcome to another installment of Retro Records! This time we have the 1979 reading by David McCallum (The Man From U.N.C.L.E.) of H.P. Lovecraft’s The Haunter of the Dark, released back in the day by Caedmon Audio. Is it me or does that album cover have a real Night Gallery vibe to it?
The Haunter of the Dark was originally written by Lovecraft in 1935 and was first published in the December 1936 volume of Weird Tales. It was written in fact as a returning of the favor to Author Robert Bloch who in his 1935 story “The Shambler from the Stars” included a character that was inspired by H.P. Lovecraft…and killed. So Lovecraft opens up The Haunter of the Dark with the death of one Robert Blake, not too far from Robert Bloch, right?
So turn down the lights and journey to the theater of the mind as you join us on Retro Records as we listen to The Haunter of the Dark!
[Via] The Haunted Chair