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The Thing on the Doorstep (Dramatized)

Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
Categories: Fiction, Horror
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Screams ring out in a madhouse as a man shoots his best friend in cold blood. What drives him to such a desperate act? Greed? Jealousy? Madness? Or a woman? A woman said to have mystical powers, in league with the darkest forces of the cosmos? Is the gunman’s testimony the invention of a calculating killer, or is he another victim of a supreme evil that lurks unseen among us?

Public Domain (P)2016 HPLHS, Inc.

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loved it

the performance of this story is just delightful. I this is the second story I've heard done by this group and would recommend it for all the work and skill they put forth into such a beautiful execution.

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wow

loved it this was the best radio program I have heard in a long time

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Brilliant performance, emotionally shattering in every way

One simply can't get enough of HPLHS's radio drama adaptations, and this one, from the framing device to the performance of the actors, has absolutely nailed it in every aspect. I was already familiar with the story, read it in text form and heard it in audiobook form, but was still utterly driven to experience all the anticipation, the tension and the dread by this production as if I'm reading it for the first time. HPLHS's productions managed to get rid of all the little drawbacks of HPL's prose style and structural choices, while emphasizing all the right emotional impacts of his stories. Bravo.
If I absolutely have to point out one thing I didn't like, it might be the casting of Asenath. Sounds too deep and oldish for someone in the body of a young woman, and I had a slightly hard time sustaining my disbelief even on her first appearance in the story. I suppose it was an intentional choice by the production team to signify her character background, but it suits her later appearances in the story more than her first.
Other than that, absolutely perfect adaptation and I recommend it highly.

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Just creep good!

I'm not going to lie this gave me the chills and it was so good. Really enjoyed the story and characters.

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What an ending!

This production of "The Thing on the Doorstep" was amazingly performed, and I hung on to every word!

As always, I'm off to find my next listen by the H. P. Lovecraft Historical Society!

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  • 04-05-19

Creepy!

An engaging story and a great production, I really enjoyed the radio-play format.

The story was quite creepy and disturbing towards the end.