H.P. Lovecraft was the forefather of modern horror fiction. He inspired writers such as Stephen King, Robert Bloch and Neil Gaiman, but what lead an Old World, xenophobic gentleman to create one of literature’s most influential mythologies?
What attracts the minds of 21 century people to read these fascinating stories of unspeakable abominations and cosmic gods?
Fear of the Unknown is a chronicle of the life, work, and mind of H.P. Lovecraft, he’s weird tales are told by many today’s luminaries of dark fantasy including John Carpenter, Guillermo Del Toro, Neil Gaiman, Stuart Gordon, Caitlin Kiernan, and Peter Straub.
Lovecraft’s writings have proven very influential, and can be seen in everything from movies to music and even video games.
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Decided to give this one a chance and it ended up being a very informative and well done documentary. I enjoyed it.
I had seen del Toro discussing the influence of Lovecraft on his work somewhere else. I was very VERY excited to see what he was going to do with The Mountains of Madness, but alas it has yet to materialize.
There’s also a true sense of cosmic horror with the commentary from that man/women thing that looked like the love child of Cthulhu and a sexually abusive father.