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H.P. Lovecraft (1890–1937)

Born in Providence, Lovecraft was a sickly child whose parents died insane. When he was 16, he wrote the astronomy column in the Providence Tribune. Between 1908 and 1923, he wrote short stories for Weird Tales magazine, among others. He died in Providence, in poverty, on March 15, 1937. His most famous novel is considered to be "At the Mountains ... See full bio »

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 2018 Sandra Munt y la Daga de Kenhotep (inspired by the works of) (announced)
 2016 Skuggan över Innfyr (inspired by) (post-production)
 2016 Sandra Munt's Adventure (inspired by) (filming)
  Colonizer (inspired by) (pre-production)
  Strange Aeons (TV Mini-Series) (based on the novella by - 2 episodes, 2015) (based on "The Shadow Over Innsmouth" by - 1 episode, 2015) (based on the novella "The Shadow Over Innsmouth" by - 1 episode, 2014)
- Y'ha-nthlei (2015) ... (based on "The Shadow Over Innsmouth" by)
- Dagon (2015) ... (based on the novella by)
- Zadok (2015) ... (based on the novella by)
- Innsmouth (2014) ... (based on the novella "The Shadow Over Innsmouth" by)
 2015 13 Weird Stories (based on a story by - segment "A Cor que Caiu do Espaço")
 2015 H.P. Lovecraft the Game: Terrible Old Man (Short) (inspired by)
 2015 The Haunter of the Dark (original story)
 2014/I From Beyond (Short) (writer)
 2014/I Memory (Short) (writer)
 2014 The Deep End (Short) (inspired by)
 2014 Call Girl of Cthulhu (inspired by the works of)
 2014 El modelo de Pickman (Short) (based on a story by)
 2014 Miskatonic University (Short) (inspired by)
 2013 The Deep Ones (Short) (inspired by)
 2013 Subb Niggurath (Short) (based on the works of)
 2012 Pickman's Model (Short) (short)
 2012 Muerte cerebral (Short) (characters)
 2012 Night Gaunts (Short) (inspired by the works of)
 2012 The Music of Jo Hyeja (Short) (original story by)
 2012/IV In Between (Short) (inspired by)
 2012 The Shadow Out of Time (Short) (story)
 2012 The Terrible Old Man (Short) (original story)
 2011 H.P. Lovecraft's The Silver Key (Short) (story)
 2011 Shadow Beyond Time (Short) (novellas "The Shadow Out of Time" and "The Shadow Over Innsmouth")
 2011 Shadow of the Unnamable (Short) (short story)
 2011 The Curse of Yig (Short) (original story)
 2011 The Whisperer in Darkness (story)
 2011 Hunters of the Dark (Short) (inspired by the works of)
 2010 Mr. Noyes (Short)
 2010 Three Shadows (short story The Shuttered Room)
 2010 Innsbay (Short) (story)
 2010 Nekromania (Short) (novel)
 2010 The Color Out of Space (short story)
 2010 Tähdet ovat väärin (Video) (mythology)
 2010 The Valdemar Legacy II: The Forbidden Shadow (inspired by the works of)
 2010 Fyren (Short) (inspired by)
 2010 The Picture in the House (Short) (short story)
 2010 Pickman's Muse (inspired by "Haunter of the Dark")
 2010 The Horror Vault 3 (Video) (inspired by the works of)
 2010 Vigor Mortis (Short) (story)
 2010 La herencia Valdemar (inspired by the works of)
 2010 The Silver Key (Short) (story)
 2009 Ex Oblivione (Short) (story) / (writer)
 2009 The Dunwich Horror (TV Movie) (story)
 2009/II The Music of Erich Zann (Short) (short story)
 2009 The Picture in the House (Video short) (short story)
 2009/I The Music of Erich Zann (Short) (story)
 2009 The Horror Vault 2 (Video) (inspired by the works of)
 2008 The Statement of Randolph Carter (Short) (short story)
 2008 Colour from the Dark (story)
 2008/II The Book (Short) (short stories "The Book" and "The Descendant")
 2008 Beyond the Dunwich Horror (short story)
 2008 Re-Animator: 1942 (Short) (story)
 2008 Pickman's Model (Video short) (story)
 2007 The Whisperer in Darkness (short story)
 2007 The Statement (Short) (short story "The Statement of Randolph Carter")
 2007 H.P. Lovecraft's The Terrible Old Man (Short) (story)
 2007 The Tomb (Video) (short story)
 2007 Cthulhu (book)
 2007 Kammaren (inspiration)
 2007 Beyond Lovesauce (Short) (inspiration)
 2007 Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened (Video Game) (ideas)
 2007 Chill (Video) (short story "Cool Air")
 2006 Dunwich (Short) (short story)
 2006 The Other Gods (Video short) (short story)
 2006 Cool Air (Video) (short story)
 2006 From Beyond (Short) (short story)
 2006 The Horror of H.P. Lovecraft (story & inspiration)
 2006 Beyond the Wall of Sleep (story)
 2006 The Mountains of Madness (Video) (short stories)
 2005 Masters of Horror (TV Series) (short story - 1 episode)
- Dreams in the Witch-House (2005) ... (short story)
 2005 Die Musik des Erich Zann (Short) (short story)
 2005 ReCreation (Short) (inspiration)
 2005 The Call of Cthulhu (short story)
 2005 The Statement of Randolph Carter (Short) (short story)
 2005 Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth (Video Game) (characters and story)
 2005 Asleep in the Deep (Short) (story)
 2004 Innsmouth Legacy (Short) (short story)
 2004 13:de mars 1941 (Short) (inspiration)
 2004 Angry and Moist: An Undead Chronicle (Short) (short story)
 2004 Tomb of Terror (Video) (story "The Lurking Fear" - segment "Infinite Evil")
 2004 The Halfway House (inspiration - uncredited)
 2003 The Shunned House (Video) (short stories)
 2003 Pickman's Model (Short) (short story)
 2003 The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath (short story)
 2003 The Thing on the Doorstep (short story)
 2003 Beyond Re-Animator (characters)
 2003 An Imperfect Solution: A Tale of the Re-Animator (Short) (story "Herbert West: Re-Animator")
 2003 The Picture in the House (Short) (original story)
 2002 The Evil Clergymen (Short) (short story)
 2002 The Music of Erica Zann (short story)
 2001 Corpse-O-Rama (Video) (characters)
 2001 Dagon (short stories "Dagon" and "The Shadow Over Innsmouth")
 2001 Unknown Beyond (Video) (mythology)
 2001 Nyarlathotep (Short) (short story)
 2001 Le peuple ancien (Short) (story "The Very Old Folk")
 2000 Rough Magik (TV Short) (work)
 2000 Chilean Gothic (story "Pickman's Model")
 2000 Cthulhu (ideas)
 1999 Cool Air (Short) (story)
 1999 Return to Innsmouth (Video short) (short story)
 1999 Mystery of the Necronomicon: Book of the Dead (Video) (inspiration)
 1998 Out of Mind: The Stories of H.P. Lovecraft (TV Movie) (inspiration)
 1997 Hemoglobin (short story "The Lurking Fear" - uncredited)
 1997 From Beyond (Short) (original story)
 1997 The Hound (Short) (based on a story by)
 1996 Calls for Cthulhu (Video short) (character: Cthulhu)
 1996 Cthulhu Wore Tennis Shoes (Short) (characters)
 1995 Castle Freak (Video) (story "The Outsider")
 1994 Lurking Fear (short story)
 1994/II The Outsider (Short) (short story)
 1993 Necronomicon: Book of Dead (stories The Rats in the Walls, Cool Air and The Whisperer in Darkness)
 1993 Splatterhouse 3 (Video Game) (characters)
 1992 Insumasu o ouu Kage (TV Movie) (book)
 1992 Splatterhouse 2 (Video Game) (characters)
 1992 La mansión de los Cthulhu (inspiration)
 1991 Shatterbrain (story "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward")
 1989 Dark Heritage (story "The Lurking Fear" - uncredited)
 1989 Bride of Re-Animator (characters)
 1989 Splatterhouse: Wanpaku Graffiti (Video Game) (characters)
 1988 Pulse Pounders (story "The Evil Clergyman")
 1988 The Unnamable (short story - as Howard Phillips Lovecraft)
 1988 Epikindyni zoni (Short) (short story)
 1987 The Curse (story "The Colour Out of Space" - uncredited)
 1986 From Beyond (short story)
 1985 Re-Animator (story "Herbert West, Re-Animator")
 1981 Pickman's Model (Short) (story)
 1981 The House by the Cemetery (inspiration - uncredited)
 1980 The Music of Erich Zann (Short) (short story)
 1980 City of the Living Dead (inspiration - uncredited)
 1979 Screamers (story "The Shadow Over Innsmouth" - uncredited)
  Night Gallery (TV Series) (short story "Cool Air" - 1 episode, 1971) (short story - 1 episode, 1971)
- Cool Air/Camera Obscura/Quoth the Raven (1971) ... (short story "Cool Air")
- Pickman's Model/The Dear Departed/An Act of Chivalry (1971) ... (short story - segment "Pickman's Model")
 1970 The Dunwich Horror (short story)
 1968 Curse of the Crimson Altar (story "The Dreams in the Witch House" - uncredited)
 1967 The Shuttered Room (book)
 1965 Monster of Terror (from "The Colour Out of Space")
 1963 The Haunted Palace (story "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward")
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