If Lovecraft tends to fail on the big screen, how about on stage? Jason Zinoman describes some fine-sounding theatrical productions of HPL tales.
[F]our actors [spoke] into microphones in solitary spotlights. Creepy music, a few light cues and a burst of smoke are the only design...
Clay McLeod Chapman, a playwright and performer, delivered an evocative Lovecraftian monologue in his annual macabre series “The Pumpkin Pie Show”, which took place in a small black box off-off Broadway in October. And when Mike Daisey performed a spooky meditation on H.P. Lovecraft’s “Barring the Unforseen” last year in New York, ushers led audience members one by one to their seats in a pitch-black room.
I like the way these draw on two scary story traditions: oral (think campfire) and radio.
Zinoman doesn't mention the huge boom in Lovecraft via podcasts, which is odd. But given his recent book's subject, I'll assume this was due to word count limitations.
(thanks to Jesse Walker)