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From H.P. Lovecraft: An investigation into the disappearance of a young man from a locked room in an asylum.

The Case of Charles Dexter Ward BBC

    • Performing Arts
    • 4.9, 72 Ratings

From H.P. Lovecraft: An investigation into the disappearance of a young man from a locked room in an asylum.

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4.9 out of 5
72 Ratings
72 Ratings
hisprof ,

Compelling!

Not a fan of Lovecraft (and my daughter *lives* on College Hill), but my 15 yr old suggested it and because he did, I tuned in and was hooked in 3 minutes. Is it too much to say I love the BBC?

Wish this could be better ,

Best Lovecraft Adaptation Out There

This is my favorite Lovecraft adaptation ever. Download and give yourself five or so terrifying and wonderous hours.

I have great love for many of the HPL Historical Society Dark Adventure Radio Theater shows (in particular ATMOM, Innsmouth, Call of Cthulhu). And there are a number of good Lovecraft visual adaptations, including The Resurrected, a good and faithful take on Charles Dexter Ward.

But this updating is the best adaptation of Lovecraft, and how it interdigitates with it's influences and things it has influenced, and then related, I've ever heard. I've written a book specifically that specifically covers this, I won't name it out of decency :), and I was grinning gleefully on where this went. And the Cosmic Horror, the real sense of things being wrong and bigger than anything you can do, is captured beautifully here.

Please, more of this.

LenRB ,

Brilliant!

Compelling. Binge worthy. Best podcast around right now. Love getting fiction delivered through podcast medium

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