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The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program – A Lovecraftian Black Comedy

    What dark deeds unfold on the streets of Arkham? And which unwitting souls will succumb to the maddening call… OF CTHULHU? Cinematic audio drama and live tabletop roleplaying coalesce into The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program – an occult anthology of unknowable horror and black comedy.

    Each season is a standalone tale, boldly exploring Lovecraftian lore in new and uncanny ways. What dark deeds unfold on the streets of Arkham? And which unwitting souls – innocent or impure – will succumb to the maddening call… OF CTHULHU?

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  1. The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program :: Episode 10 :: Loose Ends

    The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program is live tabletop roleplaying turned into a 1930s radio serial. A cinematic audio drama wrought with unknowable horror and black comedy.

    Estelle Thorpe’s motley band of curiosity seekers uncovered more than they bargained for. Their fanciful investigation of occult curios led to a madwoman’s plot to summon an unholy entity. Miraculously, the team staved off the apocalypse and survived… but not unscathed…

    Now that the immediate danger has passed, they’ve got more than a few questions about the sinister and disturbing whys and wherefores that set them on this dire quest in the first place. Are there answers to be found? And if so, are our investigators prepared to face them? (more…)

  2. The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program :: Episode 9 :: Curtain Call

    The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program is live tabletop roleplaying turned into a 1930s radio serial. A cinematic audio drama wrought with unknowable horror and black comedy.

    Though the conspirators are gone – the madness unleashed lives on! The veil between our world and… another place are thin and the vile, theatrical ritual to summon The King in Yellow persists. Do our inexperienced investigators stand a chance in hell of repelling the walking, waking nightmare to come, or will they give in to the delirium and gibbering inflicted upon those who have truly seen the unseen?

    One way or another, this episode is really gonna bring the house down. (more…)

  3. The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program :: Episode 8 :: Dénouement

    The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program is live tabletop roleplaying turned into a 1930s radio serial. A cinematic audio drama wrought with unknowable horror and black comedy.

    The theatre is a magical place. A place where fact becomes fiction, fantasy becomes flesh… the human experience is laid bare! Fitting then that Boston’s Monarch Theater should be the site of a horrendous ritual that also happens to be a stage play… a diabolical work called The King in Yellow.

    If performed, it wouldn’t just be the dénouement for our heroes, but perhaps the world as we know it. (more…)

  4. The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program :: Episode 7 :: Dust to Dust

    The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program is live tabletop roleplaying turned into a 1930s radio serial. A cinematic audio drama wrought with unknowable horror and black comedy.

    Demons from the sky, grotesque nightmares, and arcane sciences that can make flesh dust and flesh again – these are but the most recent horrors faced by our ill-fated investigators. However, this intrepid team is hot on the trail of the possible source of their woes: a remote cabin in the Bolton woods. (more…)

  5. The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program :: Episode 6 :: Nightmares & Interludes

    The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program is live tabletop roleplaying turned into a 1930s radio serial. A cinematic audio drama wrought with unknowable horror and black comedy.

    Having stolen occult materials from the Elias estate, our investigators fled the scene – but there’s no escaping the terrifying trappings of this case: a flying monster descended from the sky, landed on the moving automobile, and abducted Estelle Thorpe. Now, at a complete loss for words and some loss of sanity, her friends head back to Thorpe Manor to regroup. (more…)

  6. The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program :: Episode 5 :: From Above

    The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program is live tabletop roleplaying turned into a 1930s radio serial. A cinematic audio drama wrought with unknowable horror and black comedy.

    Locked away in the Elias Estate are the eclectic and dangerous sundries of Charles Pell. Mountain man Moses, Kenneth the gambler, and Oswald the hobo king, detecting some foul play (or was it horseplay?) have staged a mid-day break-in in hopes of some answers. Meanwhile, Estelle, Anjana, and Cherry set up a cheerful little picnic at the head of the drive, sharing occult follies and metaphysical memories, ready to sound the alarm in case trouble arrives. (more…)

  7. The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program :: Episode 4 :: Chicanery at the Tannery

    The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program is live tabletop roleplaying turned into a 1930s radio serial. A cinematic audio drama wrought with unknowable horror and black comedy.

    The contents of Pell Estate Lot X have revealed a labyrinth of mystery… and pain. Already dead ends and dire dealings have befallen our investigators in their search for answers. However, they’ve made a chilling revelation that might shed some light on the darkened path ahead: if the contents of one man’s automobile can unleash such hell, what horrors hide in the rest of his estate? (more…)

  8. The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program :: Episode 3 :: The Price of Knowing

    The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program is live tabletop roleplaying turned into a 1930s radio serial. A cinematic audio drama wrought with unknowable horror and black comedy.

    Housed within the hallowed halls of the Miskatonic University library is one of the few known copies of The Necronomicon – a tome of the unknown – of death, and power. Seekers of arcane knowledge are drawn to it. So it should be no surprise that Estelle Thorpe’s path has led her here.

    While half of the troupe journey to the wilds of Essex, Ms. Thorpe is accompanied by gambler, Kenneth Roger, and good time girl, Cherry Featherbottom, to consult the impossibly rare book. A book which the late Charles Pell, presumed dead peddler of obscurities, had hoped to reference in his nefarious dealings. (more…)

  9. The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program :: Episode 2 :: X Marks the Spot

    The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program is live tabletop roleplaying turned into a 1930s radio serial. A cinematic audio drama wrought with unknowable horror and black comedy.

    Estelle Thorpe, a wealthy seeker of occult secrets, has unearthed a mystery and assembled an unlikely crew of curiosity-bound compatriots to solve it. The quandary? An auction win of unusual items including an account a of a missing boy in the town of Essex and a map pointing to the woods in the West.

    While Ms. Thorpe follows a lead to Miskatonic University, her assistant Anjana, escorts war-worn mountain man, turned celebrated author, Moses Cubbenfield and self-styled “Hobo King” Oswald Sinclair to the place where X marks the spot. (more…)

  10. The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program :: Episode 1 :: The Dark Bidding

    The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program is live tabletop roleplaying turned into a 1930s radio serial. A cinematic audio drama wrought with unknowable horror and black comedy.

    Wealthy occultist, Estelle Thorpe’s latest auction win is an unusual one to say the least: a collection of sordid sundries that could unlock great secrets… or a Pandora’s Box of horror. To solve the paranormal mysteries she’s uncovered, Ms. Thorpe has assembled an unlikely crew of curiosity-seekers: Moses; mountain man turned renowned novelist, Cherry; a floozie who’s more than she seems, Oswald; a hobo king, Estelle’s cunning assistant Anjana, and Kenneth; a notorious gambler.

    Will they be able to glean answers from the shadows looming over New England or will they succumb to the maddening call of the Terrible Secret of Lot X?

    Want to learn more about this production and the cast and crew? Be sure to listen to the Series II Behind-the-Scenes Prologue. (more…)

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