Celluloid Tentacles – H.P. Lovecraft in the Cinema


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...]