Thursday, August 25, 2011

LOVECRAFTIANA (FOURTH PORTAL)




I mentioned that H.P. Lovecraft's influence reaches far and wide. While not necessarily ubiquitous, he generally ends up sooner or later with a nod in many monster magazines. This article is from DEEP RED #3.

Author Dennis Daniel's frame of reference for Lovecraft begins rather late in the game with the film RE-ANIMATOR. However, he does the best thing someone who is interested in H.P. Lovecraft for the first time can do . . . pick up three Arkham House editions of his fictional works.

Daniel writes conversationally and enthusiastically about Lovecraft in this article. He also gets it right when he states that the oft-referred term "Cthulhu Mythos" was coined after his death. All-in-all a nice little introduction to Grandpa.







1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Back in the 60s, my older brother lived in Providence, R.I. When I went to visit him in his apartment, he told me that H.P. Lovecraft used to live in it! The place sure looked creepy enough!

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