I’m listening to The Shadow over Innsmouth, the radio-drama adaptation produced by the fine guys in the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society,part of their excellent line Dark Adventure Radio Theatre.
It feels like agood way to celebrate HPL’s 126th birthday.
The Shadow over Innsmouth is one of HPL’s most popular stories, and one of the original tales I found in the old, heavily abridged edition of the Gentleman’s stories published as I Mostri all’Angolo della Strada (The Monsters on the Street Corner).
It’s one of the pulpier pieces by HPL, and one of the best. It was adapted into the movie Dagon, which is highly recommended. And the HPLHS adaptation is happily unfaithful to the original – and possibly improves on it.
At roughly 80 minutes, it’s a wonderful way to pass this hot, humid evening, here in the haunted hills of Astigianistan.
With the Deep Ones, and a cornetto.