"The Dunwich Horror" is a 1970 film adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's classic horror story of the same name. The film follows the eerie events that unfold in the secluded and sinister town of Dunwich, Massachusetts. Wilbur Whateley, a young man with dark secrets and a connection to the occult, seeks to unleash an ancient and malevolent cosmic entity upon the world. As the townspeople become increasingly alarmed by bizarre occurrences and unexplained phenomena, a group of investigators sets out to stop the impending horror. The film explores themes of forbidden knowledge, eldritch horrors, and the battle between good and evil in a chilling and atmospheric manner, staying true to Lovecraft's signature cosmic horror style.
Dean Stockwell as Wilbur Whateley
Sandra Dee as Nancy Wagner
Ed Begley as Dr. Henry Armitage
Lloyd Bochner as Dr. Cory
Sam Jaffe as Old Whateley
Talia Shire as Girl in Library (credited as Tally Coppola)
Michael Fox as Dr. Rhodes