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The Colour out of Space

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A meteorite from cosmic space falls to earth on a backwoods Massachusetts farm. The space rock possesses peculiar qualities and mystifies even the brightest university scientists. But it soon becomes clear that this is no ordinary meteor, as its otherworldly influence unleashes a creeping wave of despair, death, and decay into the land and its inhabitants.

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A Great Adaptation

I’ve encountered various adaptations of “The Colour Out of Space” (including the recent film version by director Richard Stanley featuring Nicolas Cage) and I must say this is one of the best. It hews much more closely to Lovecraft’s original and what it does add just fills in some gaps rather than altering anything significant. Recommended to all fans of Lovecraft and old time radio drama.

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Dark and brooding intergalactic terror!

Color out of Space is a tale that features an intrusion from other realms into our own, and the horrors which follow.

The performance was, as always for any piece by the HP Lovecraft historical society, exceptional.

The one thing that would vastly improve Lovecraft is that there are nearly no female characters of note. It is important to remember that Lovecraft is a product of his age, but it does get a little bland in that regard.

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  • India
  • 10-05-2019

a great short story interpretation was fantastic

the performance of this book was ideal. Usually HP Lovecraft is a hard read for the most part, however I found myself in thralled in the tale of this short story.

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  • TJ
  • 01-08-2020

Radio drama at its best!

I really love these! They are done so well and they give you a real feel of how it was like to gather around the radio and hear a spooky story on a Saturday afternoon. Great acting and wonderful pacing. If you like old radio plays like the Shadow, etc., here's the horror version. Well Done!

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  • Phillip Joe Fitzsimmons
  • 01-08-2020

A great dramatization

This is a great dramatization. They stay true to the original story. I think their production adds a useful interpretation of the original.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-07-2020

HPLHS does it again!

The performance was absolutely superb as all of the Dark Adventure Radio Theatre recordings are! I love the convenience of being able to listen to them without the CDs, although, I do still recommend purchasing physical copies purely for the splendid props!! Lovecraft wrote amazing stories and the HPLHS preforms them beautifully

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-07-2020

Great!

I'm very satisfied with the production of this story. This is one of my fave by Lovecraft.

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  • LadiesMan217
  • 10-06-2020

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I have never actually reviewed audio books on here before but trust me these are worth it! I stumbled on this whole series by accident and I didnt even know about dramatized audio books before but once I heard it I was absolutely obsessed. the quality of these books are unbelievable the way the voice actors play their characters is amazing I absolutely love it. also support them by getting a H.P lovecraft historical society membership online you get some fun treats along with it. If the HPLHS is reading this you guys are doing absolutely amazing and please keep it up!

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  • Oscar
  • 10-03-2020

Very good but some parts I can't understand

Very good adaptation. The only thing is that some parts I couldn't understand the pronunciation

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  • Admiralu
  • 25-02-2020

Horror on the Farm

This was a wonderful scary episode of Dark Adventure Radio Theater. Very Atmospheric and frightening. A meteor lands on a remote farm. It turns out to be far more insidious than imagined. Very spooky twists at the end. Superb episode.

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  • John C
  • 28-01-2020

Excellent performance!

All of these radio dramas are worth listening to! Can’t wait for the next! The story is good. Not great. But the production is wonderful!

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  • Tim LeFave
  • 27-01-2020

So much scarier than just reading the book!

The writing and acting in this really brings to life the horror of what happens to this family. Excellent performances and the idea of something landing in your yard that proceeds to destroy your family bit by bit, just terrifying.

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  • ham.103
  • 11-02-2020

So much fun!

I love Lovecraft, and these guys do a great job creating a radio-show feel. It is a fun, quick listen. This isn’t one of my favorite Lovecraft stories, but only because it is more sci-fi than horror feeling to me.

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  • Therion Tiberius Ware
  • 18-05-2019

Brilliantly Done.

This is a really well done dramatisation and not a simple reading of the text, done into speech by the HP Lovecraft Historical Society (www.hplhs.org). It's extremely well done and fully captures the depth and existential horror of Lovecraft's original tale. We are mere playthings of a universe that is completely indifferent to the fate of individual humanity and humanity in general. Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.