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What dark deeds unfold on the streets of Arkham? And which unwitting souls will succumb to the maddening call... OF CTHULHU?
Cosmic horror and black comedy meld in this award-winning audio drama that explores Lovecraftian lore in queer and uncanny ways. Meet unlikely heroes from all walks of life who'll risk their sanity to keep the world spinning as they face down eldritch nightmares, unholy rituals, kindly creatures, and monstrous humans. Each season is a standalone tale where our cast lives the terror, uncovering the edge-of-your-seat mysteries, in this unholy fusion of live tabletop roleplaying and cinematic audio fiction.

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    • 4.6 • 261 Ratings

What dark deeds unfold on the streets of Arkham? And which unwitting souls will succumb to the maddening call... OF CTHULHU?
Cosmic horror and black comedy meld in this award-winning audio drama that explores Lovecraftian lore in queer and uncanny ways. Meet unlikely heroes from all walks of life who'll risk their sanity to keep the world spinning as they face down eldritch nightmares, unholy rituals, kindly creatures, and monstrous humans. Each season is a standalone tale where our cast lives the terror, uncovering the edge-of-your-seat mysteries, in this unholy fusion of live tabletop roleplaying and cinematic audio fiction.

    Night at Howling House :: Meet the Cast

    Night at Howling House :: Meet the Cast

    Before stepping foot into Howling House, get acquainted with the folks who've unwittingly signed up for this fools' errand. This preemptive presentation is a calm before the storm to learn more about this season's cast and the classic Call of Cthulhu scenario that they'll bring to life in new and unusual ways.
    ​Showrunner Cat Blackard and Keeper Luke Stram are joined by artist Manda Bruno, Mystery Program alum Brandon Gerson, Chris LeBrane of Chris LeBrane's Campaign and The Universal Funk Orchestra, and our series' Sound Designer, Colin Peterson. For this very special adventure, they'll all get in touch with their inner child because they're playing Kevin Ross' The Dare - a storied scenario where players are youths venturing into a purportedly haunted house.
    Learn about the unique stats governing these pint-sized protagonists, the characters our cast is portraying, and other behind-the-scenes insights before these fearsome festivities begin.
    Join us in funding our next season: https://cthulhumystery.com/crowdfund
    This episode's transcript and full credits are available at: https://www.cthulhumystery.com/howling-house-meet-the-cast
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    • 18 min
    Night at Howling House Part 1 :: The Dare

    Night at Howling House Part 1 :: The Dare

    The lazy days of summer are at an end and school is about to begin... but for five Arkham youths, reading, writing, and 'rithmetic is the least of their worries. They're spending the night in a notorious abandoned house and local legends say no one has ever lived to tell the tale.
    Of course, no sane schoolkid would dare to trespass in Howling House, but twelve-year-old Tenderfoot, Tommy "Woods" Northwood, his precocious kid sister Chelsea, and a forlorn little boy known only as "Dirt" don't have a choice. Roger Simmons, the neighborhood bully, and his protégé, Joey Davenport, have the leverage and pugilistic prowess to make a very convincing argument.
    Will they survive to see the sunrise, or is there something sinister waiting for them in that decrepit domicile?
    ​Content Warning: Violence, harsh language, child endangerment and abuse, bullying, colonialist terminology for and mention of violence towards indigenous peoples, ableist language, alcohol use,and reference to gun violence.
    Join us in funding our next season: https://cthulhumystery.com/crowdfund
    This episode's transcript and full credits are available at: https://www.cthulhumystery.com/howling-house-episode-1
    "Night at Howling House" Episode 1 - “The Dare” - was written and performed by Luke Stram, Cat Blackard, Chris LeBrane, Manda Bruno, Brandon Gerson, and Colin Peterson, with additional scripting and story editing by Cat Blackard.
    Cast (In Order of Appearance):
    Luke Stram as The Keeper
    Colin Peterson as Tommy "Woods" Northwood
    Manda Bruno as Chelsea Northwood
    Abigail as Millie Pickett
    Dany as Dots Pickett
    Alicia Fuss as Dorothy Pickett
    Cat Blackard as Roger Simmons
    Zachary Fortais-Gomm as Ace Simmons
    Brandon Gerson as Dirt
    Jonathan West as Dirt's Father
    Ebonie Ellington as Joey's Mother
    Chris LeBrane as Joey Davenport
    Sawyer Greene as Joey's Sister
    Cynthia Beckert as Grandma Northwood
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Night at Howling House Part 2 :: Trespassers

    Night at Howling House Part 2 :: Trespassers

    Neighborhood bully, Roger Simmons, has coerced four children into a dangerous dare: spend the night at Howling House - a dilapidated and desolate dwelling on the edge of Arkham. If conflicting rumors are to be believed, this house has played host to disappearances, hauntings, and brutal murders galore.
    A terrible storm has rolled in and now, against better judgment, Woods the Boy Scout, Chelsea the tagalong, Dirt the downtrodden, and Joey the troublemaker all run after Roger to take shelter in this malevolent manor.
    Content Warning: Violence, gore, harsh and lewd language, child endangerment and abuse, bullying, alcohol use, violence towards house pets, vomit, rot, and putrescence.
    Join us in funding our next season: https://cthulhumystery.com/crowdfund
    This episode's transcript and full credits are available at: https://www.cthulhumystery.com/howling-house-episode-2
    "Night at Howling House" Episode 2 - “Trespassers” - was written and performed by Luke Stram, Cat Blackard, Chris LeBrane, Manda Bruno, Brandon Gerson, and Colin Peterson, with additional scripting and story editing by Cat Blackard.
    Cast (In Order of Appearance):
    Cat Blackard as The Narrator/The Announcer
    Cat Blackard as Tawse Teas Spokesperson/ Children
    Luke Stram as The Keeper
    Cat Blackard as Roger Simmons
    Manda Bruno as Chelsea Northwood
    Chris LeBrane as Joey Davinport
    Brandon Gerson as Dirt
    Colin Peterson as Tommy "Woods" Northwood
    Leeman Kessler as The Cat
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    • 48 min
    Night at Howling House Part 3 :: Playthings

    Night at Howling House Part 3 :: Playthings

    Five children have dared to spend the night in Howling House and already this sleepover has become the stuff of their deepest, darkest nightmares. First, they encountered a strange cat that spoke a dire omen before it ran away. Then, they discovered a grotesque rat creature living in the walls - and it had a human face. But perhaps most shameful and disturbing of all - the truth came out that Tommy Northwood, proud Boy Scout, stole his scoutmaster’s knife. In the wake of that startling revelation, his sister, Chelsea, has left the side of her deceitful brother to follow the sound of the uncanny cat, yowling upstairs.
    Join us in funding our next season: https://cthulhumystery.com/crowdfund
    This episode's transcript and full credits are available at: https://www.cthulhumystery.com/howling-house-episode-3
    Content Warning: Violence, gore, harsh language, child endangerment and abuse, bullying, smoking, self harm, injury to fingernails, ableist language, mention of death during a pandemic, and putrescence.
    "Night at Howling House" Episode 3 - “Playthings” - was written and performed by Luke Stram, Cat Blackard, Chris LeBrane, Manda Bruno, Brandon Gerson, and Colin Peterson, with additional scripting and story editing by Cat Blackard.
    Cast (In Order of Appearance):
    Cat Blackard as The Announcer/ The Narrator
    Luke Stram as The Keeper
    Manda Bruno as Chelsea Northwood
    Cynthia Beckert as Grandma Northwood
    Colin Peterson as Tommy "Woods" Northwood
    Chris LeBrane as Joey Davinport
    Cat Blackard as Roger Simmons
    Brandon Gerson as Dirt
    Cat Blackard as Dirt's Mother
    Leeman Kessler as The Cat
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    • 55 min
    Haunters in the Dark: Someone Dies in This Elevator

    Haunters in the Dark: Someone Dies in This Elevator

    The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program will return next week as things heat up for the half-pints in Howling House. But don’t you worry for an instant that this Samhain season will be short on spookings - if you crave tricks and treats, we'll fill your bag to the brim with "Haunters in the Dark" our spotlight on some of our favorite horror stories. In this installment we're sharing a tale from the anthology series, Someone Dies in This Elevator: "South of Palenque" where we learn that some stone doors aren't meant to be opened, and some ropes aren't meant to be pulled…
    But first, let our narrator fill you in on the latest news from Mystery Program and our crowdfunding campaign to produce our next season: "The Case of the Penumbral Gate". Help us build our fearsome future fictions at https://cthulhumystery.com/crowdfund and indulge in an exclusive emporium of items and experiences that both enhance your pledge power and your arcane abilities.
    Content Warning: This episode contains racism in academia, the consequences of genocidal colonization, and death in an elevator.
    Transcript: https://www.realm.fm/episodes/sdite-e5
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    Cast:
    Felix Trench (he/him) as The Professor.
    Andrew Siañez-De La O (he/they) as Manny.
    Crew:
    Written by Andrew Siañez-De La O (he/they) and Directed by Colin J. Kelly (he/him).
    Script Editing by Jesse Schuschu (he/they).
    Dialogue Editing by Amador Rodriguez (he/him).
    Sound Design, Scoring, and Mastering by Tal Minear (they/them).
    Executive Produced by Colin J Kelly (he/him) and Tal Minear (they/them).
    Artwork by Tal Minear (they/them).
    Marketing by Ali Fuller (they/them).
    Special thanks to Brad Colbroock for the whistling!


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    • 20 min
    Night at Howling House Part 4 :: Bad Brothers

    Night at Howling House Part 4 :: Bad Brothers

    The horrors and tormenting visions of Howling House have mounted into a gruesome discovery. Shaken to his core, and nursing an injury, Dirt has fled into the attic. Meanwhile, Woods and Joey came to blows, only to be soothed by sweet Chelsea. And amidst all the chaos… The increasingly suspicious Roger has disappeared. 
    Join us in funding our next season: https://cthulhumystery.com/crowdfund
    This episode's transcript and full credits are available at: https://www.cthulhumystery.com/howling-house-episode-4
    Content Warning: Violence, gore, harsh language, child endangerment and abuse, discussion of guns, bullying, smoking, murder, and violence towards defenseless creatures.
    "Night at Howling House" Episode 4 - “Bad Brothers” - was written and performed by Luke Stram, Cat Blackard, Chris LeBrane, Manda Bruno, Brandon Gerson, and Colin Peterson, with additional scripting and story editing by Cat Blackard.
    Cast (In Order of Appearance):
    Cat Blackard as The Narrator/The Announcer
    Cat Blackard as Father/ Little Betsy
    Luke Stram as The Keeper
    Colin Peterson as Tommy "Woods" Northwood
    Chris LeBrane as Joey Davinport
    Manda Bruno as Chelsea Northwood
    Brandon Gerson as Dirt
    Cat Blackard as Roger Simmons
    Zachary Fortais-Gomm as Ace Simmons
    Luke Stram as ???
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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
261 Ratings

261 Ratings

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Call of Cthulhu at it’s finest

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