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Thursday, August 20, 2009

HPL @ 119

"Then suddenly I saw it. With only a slight churning to mark its rise to the surface, the thing slid into view above the dark waters. Vast, Polyphemus-like, and loathsome, it darted like a stupendous monster of nightmares to the monolith, about which it flung its gigantic scaly arms, the while it bowed its hideous head and gave vent to certain measured sounds. I think I went mad then."
–– Dagon

Howard Phillips Lovecraft was born on this day in 1890, marking this as the 119th anniversary of the birth of the master of cosmic horror.

A great online resource, containing everything written by the man, is The H. P. Lovecraft Archive.


Charles Gramlich said...

The Statement of Randolph Carter. nuff said.

El Vox said...

I was listening to a pretty interest bio on Youtube about HP last night. Pretty interesting & learned a few things. Certainly a huge influence on horror and a lot of other genre.

El Vox said...

Necronomicon--as described by the mad Arab, Abdul Alhazred: "the ghastly soul symbol of the forbidden corpse-eating cult of inaccessible Leng in Central Asia."

Sort of sets a mood, eh?

Some movies based on Lovecraft:

From Beyond
Re-Animatator (and its sequels)
The Dunwich Horror
In the Mouth of Madness
Deadtime Stories
Cast a Deadly Spell
Trilogy of Terror II
Necronomicon: Book of the Dead
The Call of Cthulhu
The Case of Howard Phillips Lovecraft (not very good from what I've read)
Cool Air
Dreams of Cthulhu: Rough Magik Initiative
Out of Mind
Pickman's Model (foreign anthology)
The Tomb
Dreams in the Witch House
Unknown Beyond