Happy Birthday, H.P. Lovecraft

It's the 122 birthday of H.P. Lovecraft, and 76 years since his death. Lovecraft has influenced a number of tabletop games, and his cosmic horror has left a mark on a number of game designers, writers, artists and gamers. In honor of his birthday, take a foray into the life and works of the man who put the names of the Elder Gods on countless lips. His Horrific Cosmos In the world of Lovecraft's works, humanity is largely ignorant of the horrible truths of the Universe. We are surrounded … [Read more...]

Celluloid Tentacles – H.P. Lovecraft in the Cinema

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The pre-eminent American horror writer H. P. Lovecraft doesn’t seem to have been interested in having film adaptations made of his stories. In fact, in a letter to the poet Richard Morse, he said, “I shall never permit anything bearing my signature to be banalised and vulgarised into the flat, infantile twaddle which passes for 'horror tales' amongst radio and cinema audiences." Being an avowed HPL fan, and having seen much of the cinema-related twaddle in question adapted from his stories, I … [Read more...]