Jason Wayland travels to an abandoned Japanese town to confront the evil presence that cursed his family over a century ago.
The Crawler In The Dark is a Lovecraftian tale set during Japan’s Meiji era. The story follows Charles T. Wayland, an American writer and adventurer with a taste for the macabre, as he is called to the home of his longtime friend and colleague, Hidekichi, who has found a strange unidentifiable artifact.
Hidekichi demonstrates for Charles that the artifact is a window between worlds, allowing them to psychically explore the remotest corners of the universe.
But Charles is horrified to learn that Hidekichi is already playing host to another psychic traveller; a malevolent being from a dark world with designs on ruling over mankind.
This film was produced as part of YouTube Space Tokyo’s Jidaigeki Program in collaboration with Toei Studios. Principal filming commenced at YouTube Space Tokyo in late April, 2015, and wrapped after a night shoot at Toei’s Eigamura open set in Uzamasa.