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The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program

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What dark deeds unfold on the streets of Arkham? And which unwitting souls will succumb to the maddening call... OF CTHULHU?Cosmic horror and black comedy meld in this award-winning audio drama that explores Lovecraftian lore in queer and uncanny ways. Meet unlikely heroes from all walks of life who… read more

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Night at Howling House Part 1 :: The Dare

The lazy days of summer are at an end and school is about to begin... but for five Arkham youths, reading, writing, and 'rithmetic is the least of their worries. They're spending the night in a notorious abandoned house and local legends say no one has ever lived to tell the tale.

Of course, no sane schoolkid would dare to trespass in Howling House, but twelve-year-old Tenderfoot, Tommy "Woods" Northwood, his precocious kid sister Chelsea, and a forlorn little boy known only as "Dirt" don't have a choice. Roger Simmons, the neighborhood bully, and his protégé, Joey Davenport, have the leverage and pugilistic prowess to make a very convincing argument.

Will they survive to see the sunrise, or is there something sinister waiting for them in that decrepit domicile?

​Content Warning: Violence, harsh language, child endangerment and abuse, bullying, colonialist terminology for and mention of violence towards indigenous peoples, ableist language, alcohol use,and reference to gun violence.

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"Night at Howling House" Episode 1 - “The Dare” - was written and performed by Luke Stram, Cat Blackard, Chris LeBrane, Manda Bruno, Brandon Gerson, and Colin Peterson, with additional scripting and story editing by Cat Blackard.

Cast (In Order of Appearance):

Luke Stram as The Keeper

Colin Peterson as Tommy "Woods" Northwood

Manda Bruno as Chelsea Northwood

Abigail as Millie Pickett

Dany as Dots Pickett

Alicia Fuss as Dorothy Pickett

Cat Blackard as Roger Simmons

Zachary Fortais-Gomm as Ace Simmons

Brandon Gerson as Dirt

Jonathan West as Dirt's Father

Ebonie Ellington as Joey's Mother

Chris LeBrane as Joey Davenport

Sawyer Greene as Joey's Sister

Cynthia Beckert as Grandma Northwood

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