It is Lovecraft who has given us such unsavory characters as Cthulhu, Nyarlothotep, Yog-Sothoth and Azathoth. He is also the creator of the dread NECRONOMICON, a book of eldritch magic by the Mad Arab Abdul-Alhazred. It is plain to see that Lovecraft's legacy is firmly planted in the canon of fantastic literature.
Following is a monster magazine tribute to H.P. Lovecraft from RUE MORGUE #50. You will see just how far Lovecraft's ideas and characters have permeated into world of literature, films, and pop culture.