H.P. Lovecraft

Although largely overlooked during his lifetime, within the pantheon of American horror and fantasy fiction, author H. P. Lovecraft arguably fell directly between acknowledged masters Edgar Allen Poe and Stephen King ... Read more »
Born: 08/20/1890 in Providence, Rhode Island, USA

Filmography

Writer (18)

Pulse Pounders 2014 (Movie)

(From Story)

Cthulhu 2008 (Movie)

(from short story: "The Shadow Over Innsmouth") (Source Material)

The Call of Cthulhu 2004 (Movie)

(from novel: "Call of Cthulhu") (Source Material)

Beyond Re-Animator 2003 (Movie)

(Story By)

Dagon 2001 (Movie)

from short story (From Story)

Dagon 2001 (Movie)

(Novel: DAGON) (Source Material)

H.P. Lovecraft's Necronomicon 1994 (Movie)

("Necronomicon") (Source Material (from novel))

Lurking Fear 1993 (Movie)

(From Story)

The Unnamable II 1992 (Movie)

from short story("The Unnamable") (From Story)

The Bride of Re-Animator 1991 (Movie)

("Herbert West - Re-Animator") (From Story)

The Resurrected 1991 (Movie)

("The Case of Charles Dexter Ward") (Source Material (from novel))

The Unnamable 1988 (Movie)

from short story("The Unnamable") (From Story)

The Curse 1987 (Movie)

("Color Out of Space") (Source Material (from novel))

From Beyond 1986 (Movie)

("From Beyond") (From Story)

Re-Animator 1985 (Movie)

("Herbert West--The Re-Animator") (Source Material (from novel))

The Dunwich Horror 1969 (Movie)

from short story (From Story)

Die Die, Monster 1964 (Movie)

("Colour Out of Space") (Source Material (from novel))

The Haunted Palace 1962 (Movie)

("The Case of Charles Dexter Ward") (From Story)

Biography

Although largely overlooked during his lifetime, within the pantheon of American horror and fantasy fiction, author H. P. Lovecraft arguably fell directly between acknowledged masters Edgar Allen Poe and Stephen King. Sickly, emotionally frail, and reclusive for most of his life, he was, nonetheless, a tenaciously prolific writer who produced a vast body of work that would live on well past its creator's brief 47 years. With his short stories and novellas, Lovecraft created mythologies of gothic horror with "The Tomb" (1917), otherworldly dimensions in "The Colour Out of Space (1927), and ancient, mad gods bent on the destruction of mankind with "The Shadow Over Innsmouth" (1931). His literary shadow touched an amazingly diverse range of mediums and their practitioners. Arkham Asylum, the prison for the criminally insane in the world of comic book superhero Batman, was a direct reference to Lovecraft's fictional New England town. Surrealist "biomechanical" artist H.R. Giger - concept designer for Ridley Scott's science-fiction horror film "Alien" (1979) - often cited the author's literary visions as a major influence on his work. Director John Carpenter's gory masterpiece of paranoia and terror, "The Thing" (1982), also bore the unmistakable imprint of Lovecraft's influence. As the genres of fantasy and horror grew in stature throughout popular culture and art in the 20th Century, so too did the macabre literary legacy of H.P. Lovecraft.

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