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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 3 :: Playthings

Five children have dared to spend the night in Howling House and already this sleepover has become the stuff of their deepest, darkest nightmares. First, they encountered a strange cat that spoke a dire omen before it ran away. Then, they discovered a grotesque rat creature living in the walls - and it had a human face. But perhaps most shameful and disturbing of all - the truth came out that Tommy Northwood, proud Boy Scout, stole his scoutmaster’s knife. In the wake of that startling revelation, his sister, Chelsea, has left the side of her deceitful brother to follow the sound of the uncanny cat, yowling upstairs.

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Content Warning: Violence, gore, harsh language, child endangerment and abuse, bullying, smoking, self harm, injury to fingernails, ableist language, mention of death during a pandemic, and putrescence.

"Night at Howling House" Episode 3 - “Playthings” - 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):

Cat Blackard as The Announcer/ The Narrator

Luke Stram as The Keeper

Manda Bruno as Chelsea Northwood

Cynthia Beckert as Grandma Northwood

Colin Peterson as Tommy "Woods" Northwood

Chris LeBrane as Joey Davinport

Cat Blackard as Roger Simmons

Brandon Gerson as Dirt

Cat Blackard as Dirt's Mother

Leeman Kessler as The Cat

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