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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This episode's transcript and full credits are available at: https://www.cthulhumystery.com/howling-house-episode-1
"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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