H.P. Lovecraft’s The Dunwich Horror: An Audio/Cinema Tale

The idea for this event is to create a radio play out of H.P. Lovecraft’s short story The Dunwich Horror, and use the audio system of a cinema to exhibit this story of the mind.

The concept is cool, but I didn’t find it to be well executed.  Most of the audio came straight from the front of the cinema instead of fully utilizing the surround sound capabilities.  Where the surround sound was used, it was sparingly.  I thought that trapping a room full of people between speakers would allow a world of possibilities for making the audience jump or be generally creeped out.  Unfortunately,  the production failed to deliver.*

*It also didn’t help that the cinema had no air conditioning, so asking your audience to close their eyes in a stuffy screening room makes not falling asleep the main battle

One response to “H.P. Lovecraft’s The Dunwich Horror: An Audio/Cinema Tale

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