The Lovecraft Investigations

4.9/5

Critic Rating

An investigation into witchcraft, the occult and secret government operations. From H.P. Lovecraft.


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Gregg Stockdale • The Podcast Geek Oct 22, 2023

"(Series 4: The Haunter Of The Dark) ...spoilers are unavoidable due to the fact it’s a review of series 4, and the story continues on from series 3...The story has been updated and adapted to the modern day, and the darkness is offset nicely with humour. This isn’t a comedy show by any means though. The overall mood is one of darkness and paranoia, and it’s amazing. Once again, the weaving of historical fact and fictional characters is so seamless you can’t see the joins."

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Score: 5

Miranda Sawyer • The Guardian Oct 21, 2023

"(Series 4) There was a moment in the second episode of The Whisperer in Darkness, where I genuinely jumped and let out a gasp. And I did that too in this new series… but I’m not going to tell you when. In The Haunter of the Dark she gives us a potted history of 20th-century British fascists, many of whom existed (Oswald Mosley), and also explains how they overlap with occultists such as Aleister Crowley. A photograph is described that sounds so real I found myself looking it up."

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Score: 4.6

Miranda Sawyer • The Guardian Nov 21, 2020

"I loved both Charles Dexter Ward and The Whisperer, so it’s no surprise that I’m taken with Innsmouth: so much so that I begged the publicist for more episodes (and no, this does not happen often). It’s the combination of realistic dialogue, genuine spookiness and swift pace, as well as the acknowledgment that the listener has a brain. You’ll get no spoilers from me. But I wouldn’t listen while holding a full paint pot, for instance."

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Score: 5

Andrew Liptak • The Verge Jan 27, 2020

"[The Case of Charles Dexter] The 10-part podcast from the BBC is an updated version of that original story, and there’s a meta quality to the series as you follow a pair of journalists trying to put together a podcast like Serial or S-Town. It’s an enthralling listen — the series updates the story for the modern day, and follows the efforts of two reporters who are trying to unravel the connection between Ward and Willett. In many ways, the series feels like a mashup of Serial with the first season of HBO’s True Detective."

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