The Dunwich Horror - Retro Radio Memories Ep 090

Retro Radio Memories Ep. 090 – The Dunwich Horror

Friends, we have a very special episode of the Retro Radio Memories Podcast for you today. The 1945 adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s The Dunwich Horror. From the incredibly popular Suspense old time radio series. Which we have been known to feature on the podcast once or twice before. Having said that however The Dunwich Horror is a prime example of how powerful radio dramas can be.
The Dunwich Horror - 1929 - Weird Tales

I certainly mention in the podcast itself. But it is rather surprising that more of H.P. Lovecraft’s work wasn’t adapted into radio shows. I can think of more than a few of his tales that would have lent themselves well to the format.
The Dunwich Horror - H.P. Lovecraft

Of course the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society apparently feels the same way. As they produced the exceptional Dark Adventure Radio Theatre.

Most assuredly worth your time to pick up and enjoy. In fact they too have covered 1929’s The Dunwich Horror.

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For this episode of Suspense the part of Professor Henry Armitage is played by Ronald Colman. Certainly a well known actor from back in the day. Starring in the likes of Raffles, Beau Geste as well as Lost Horizon.

While this version of The Dunwich Horror is indeed abridged. It still is a fine production. Spooky and definitely more than a little creepy. Which is what you expect when dealing with writings of H.P. Lovecraft, right?

So dim the lights as best you can around you, friends. Prepare to be transported to Massachusetts as we learn of The Dunwich Horror!

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Since this podcast is about The Dunwich Horror it seems only appropriate to share the trailer for the 1970 film!

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