The Lovecraft Investigations

Reviews For The Lovecraft Investigations

Really great podcast! But it’s really hard to listen to Dr. Peck…so much gloopy mouth sounds. Really hard to listen to, please address this in your recording or your mixing.
Excellent story telling and acting. Easily in my top 3 favorite audio dramas ever. I just wish I could find another one that’s as good as this one
I haven’t found a podcast to match this one for its detail, twistiness, and storytelling. I love the “hosts” and feel invested in their fates. They’ve adapted these stories in such interesting and modern ways. I hope they make more!!!
Please make more!! Surely Lovecraft produced enough material for more than three series!
They could’ve told the story in half amount of the episodes. Bad acting and terrible American accents. Most interviews are unbearably long winded. Overrated show.
I was referred to this show from the Glass Cannon Network. The guy said at one point he screamed in his car while listening to the series. I have gasped and jumped several times so I don’t know where it happened for him. The show is very professionally done and is a delight to listen to despite my occasional jumping or screaming. I love this kind of radio theatre and hope more is done in the future. I highly recommend using headphones while listening to the series. It will help immerse you into the story and enhance the effects. Hehehe
This was an excellent series, with excellent writing, voice-acting, production, editing, etc. As of this review, the show has three complete series, and I really hope that there is a fourth. The show does an excellent job of intertwining different H.P. Lovecraft stories... not just slapping names together, but really using the stories and combining them together. It also makes excellent use of folklore and real history, and adapts the stories into modern day. This podcast is a perfect example of respecting existing works while also building upon them to create something new, and is a worthwhile binge for any Lovecraft fan.
What a wonderful show! Very cool format and extremely well written. Lovecraft would be proud.
I never write reviews, but this is one of the best audio dramas I’ve ever heard. In addition, as a lifelong fan of Lovecraft I can say that this is the finest adaptation of his stories I’ve ever heard/seen. Please give it a chance, you will be pleased.
Take 3 different lovecraft stories. Rewrite them to a modern period. Drag it out to 4 times the length by adding dramatic music, walking around with a flashlight, gasps, screams and connecting it to everything imaginable. Then try to chain them all together. All while muddying the base story. Basically audio clickbait that ruins the story. I wanted to like this. But a story needs a start, a plot and and ending that resolves the story. Like so many podcasts, this just tries to string you along forever.
Hope there is more to come the two leads are great and the story done in this format is believable.
While the acting is good and the music/SFX are on point, I can’t recommend it. I love the idea of doing Lovecraft as a “true crime podcast”, but honestly these stories have so little do with Lovecraft I can only be disappointed, since “The Whisperer In Darkness” and “The Shadow Over Innsmouth” are two of my favorite Lovecraft stories.
This has been a great bit of fun!! I can only hope that there are more to come.
This is the first Lovecraft spinoff I’ve really enjoyed
There aren’t any great Lovecraft adapted movies or tv shows out there and so many podcast dramas are poorly acted. I went into the show skeptical, but was very soon pleased. Great acting, great writing, and really sets the mood well. I blew through all three seasons in less than a week. Looking forward to more.
Seriously this was such a great podcast. Brilliant sound production and sound design, great suspense, great voice acting. Great storyline. Season 3 went a little bit out there but I still appreciated. I love the format of a podcast within a podcast and the cast are awesome. It’s wild because the actress that plays Kennedy sounds incredibly similar to Julia Morizawa (who I love). Highly recommend this podcast
An amazing blend of Cthulhu Mythos and real life docu-dramas in the style of Serial.
Get ready for deep, dark secrets and a riveting yarn. Endless plot twists keep you on the edge of your seat while skilled actors and sound design paint a complete horror gothic world that seems to rise up just beneath our reality. To me this is one of the finest examples of podcasting as it uses modern journalistic techniques such as calls and recordings on smartphones to give a snap of reality as well as the feeling you’re hearing the story develop in real time. Well done and thanks to everyone involved. Bravo.
This is easily my favorite horror audio drama out there. The story, the voice acting, the sound design, the arcs between seasons, the integration of real world mythology and folklore. This is the gold standard for audio dramas.
This is a freaking gem! It looks on the surface like a crime-style podcast, but goes off the rails. Lovecraft, but with its own added mythology. Brilliant!!
I’m very impressed with the quality and effort put into this. Really gets your attention and holds onto it

Hm.
1/5

Bearing in mind there aren’t any female characters in the actual story, the cover image they’ve chosen makes me somewhat skeptical as to its faithfulness.
Updated version of some H P Lovecraft stories. I went through both seasons with n a week I liked it so much. Check it out.
The problem I have with Lovecraft is that his stories are all atmosphere and no action. This podcast has a similar problem. There is action, but basically it is all atmosphere and no resolution. I find that ultimately unsatisfying. Plus! In one of his tapes Akeley said he’d sent a written account to someone he trusted. The only person he trusted was Albert the vicar. When Kennedy met the real vicar why didn’t she ask about this??? Or will this be the mystery that Season 4 explores? 🤦🏼‍♂️
This is one of the better mocumentary stories out there right now. Retells The Case of Charles Dexter Ward and The Whisperer in Darkness in the modern day in the style of a true crime podcast. Really good and suspenseful, any Lovecraft fans should check it out.
I just found this podcast and I’ve binged it in an entire day! Please make more!!
This show is amazing! I haven’t been this obsessed by a show - radio, tv, whatever - in a VERY long time. Well done. Please make more!
I love the show within a show format. What’s real? What’s not? Hmmm. From at least one reviewer’s comments, I see your left some listeners perplexed. As it should be.
Amazing writing, well produced and acted. My only complaint is I want more! I loved the modern day take on Lovecraftian classics while keeping the integrity of the story in tact!
Waiting on tenterhooks for the next installment!! The best horror/mystery podcast I’ve ever heard! Love Radio 4 and can’t get enough. Brilliant. Highly recommend.
An incredible retelling of a classic... please do another season!
This is a must listen for Lovecraft fans, or fans of sci-fi/ horror in general. Superb pacing, slick sound design, a theme song that burrows into your brain like some Eldrich sound worm and stays there. The plot does a great job balancing staying true to the source material and updating the story to modern day setting. The first season functions as a mystery/ thriller then slowly shifts into the cosmic horror pioneered by the original author, and ends with hints of global conspiracies with sinister implications. Season two expands these elements to make a head spinning tapestry of true and fictional events including secret societies, real life ufo sightings, historical figures such as Alistair Crowley and Nazi Occultists. I can not recommend this podcast enough, you won’t be disappointed!

4/5

By ktp727
Great content, however someone needs to give the voice actor playing Dr. Eleanor Peck a mint or something because the smacking mouth sounds she makes are a huge turnoff!
I basically NEVER leave reviews on podcasts, even the ones I really love, but I had to leave one for both series of these great updates of Lovecraft stories. All of the actors were just great, especially the actress who played Kennedy, and the writing was solid all the way through. Can't wait to find out who knocked on *******'s door at the very end and what happens in ******** (ha, no spoilers here!). Great audio production, too, of course. Really glad I stumbled upon this one.
Oy! Too much explaining of the show BEFORE the show instead of just getting to it!! Then the lead narrator cuts in to explain some more just as we’re introduced to main character. Disappointed. Pass by this one.
The BBC has managed to update the form of Lovecraft’s stories while maintaining their essential creepiness. Season one is a close copy of the original and Season two has a more modern sense of paranoia. Looking forward to Season 3 and Innsmouth.
I really enjoyed these Lovecraft updates. Good production value and paced well. Cheers to the BBC for this one. I hope the series continues!
With the exception of Kennedy’s charater saying, “...and whatnot”, and “...or whatever” a bit too much for an investigator, a suspenseful dramatization of a creepy classic.
Really well-produced, interesting characters and storylines. If you like listening to a great story with well-managed suspense, you’ve found a couple of them here.
Incredibly smart and well produced adaptation of Lovecraft’s story. The podcast conceit really works and the updates and adjustments to the original story do it justice without being weighed down by, the at times, clunkiness of the original (I love the stories regardless, but Lovecraft fans know what I mean.) I can’t wait to start the next one. I hope they counting with Dreams in the Witch house or The Dunwhich Horror.
I stumbled upon the Whisperer in the Darkness and binged it in a day. Then I found the case of Charles Dexter Ward. Yep - I binged that too. The stories are enthralling. The production quality is top notch. If this were a book, I wouldn’t have been able to put it down. Thankfully I could still do my housework and errands with headphones otherwise my house would be a mess!!
This is the kind of story that will make you drive more slowly if you think you might arrive at your destination before the chapter ends!
Great podcast! Voice actors are amazing!
I love BBC radio dramas. This really is an amazing, contemporary retelling of a Lovecraftian story. The editing, soundscapes, voice acting are all top notch. I’ve bunged it all in two days. Don’t miss this series...Now I have to wait for more. Sigh.
I absolutely love this! As a long time fan of Lovecraft’s stories, as well as the Call of Cthulhu RPG, I think these are fantastic! Perfect sitting by the fire “ghost stories”! Hopefully many more seasons to come soon!
I listen to podcasts on my evening runs. Definitely gripped with this fantastic adaption, kept looking behind me every few mins. Congratulations BBC on an amazing job, only complaint ( hence only four stars) was last episode was a bit of an anticlimax and felt it skipped over some meaty stuff. Looking forward to next season. Thanks
This is pretty much the platonic ideal of a modern update of Lovecraft. I love the skeptic professor who sideeyes all the conspiracy craziness. Please keep her.
This is a very special podcast. I’m usually not a big fan of fictionalized true crime/supernatural podcasts but this one knocks it out of the park! The acting is natural and realistic, the sound design is amazing and the stories have be interpreted in a really clever and engaging way. I’m super excited for season 3!
I listen to a couple of different podcasts that try to tell Lovecraftian horror mysteries under the guise of investigative journalism (tan is, the black tapes, etc.), and while I enjoy them they always end up pretty messy and frequently have writing and voice acting problems. This podcast for the most part avoids these issues (the last episode of this season got a little jumbled but over all pretty solid). The writing is great, the voice acting, for the most part, is wonderful and the adaptation of Lovecraft’s work to modern times is fantastic (including working around the more problematic aspects of his stories), folding in real world, related stories and broader Mythos stories creating a more fleshed out version of the world Lovecraft was building. This show is great and I’m super psyched for shadow over Innsmouth.