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The Eldritch Influence: The Life, Vision, and Phenomenon of H.P. Lovecraft (2003)

The Eldritch Influence looks at the world of literary outsider H.P. Lovecraft who posthumously infected a large number of artists, writers, mystics and fanatics with his wonderfully bleak world view.

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The Eldritch Influence looks at the world of literary outsider H.P. Lovecraft who posthumously infected a large number of artists, writers, mystics and fanatics with his wonderfully bleak worldview. Using passionate interviews and colorful commentary the film presents a picture of Lovecraft's life and thought through those he's touched and inspired. Featuring Lovecraft biographer S.T. Joshi, authors Ramsey Campbell, Neil Gaiman, Brian Lumley and filmmaker Stuart Gordon. Written by Shawn Owens

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Boring
29 November 2010 | by See all my reviews

This doco pretty well covers what you'd expect it to, the problem being that it does so in such an uninteresting fashion. It covers the Lovecraft basics, and delves momentarily into waters uncharted by other Lovecraft documentaries. It would be interesting to newcomers if the production values weren't so abysmally poor. If not for the top of the line authors and literary scholars being interviewed you'd think this was a high school project. Take my advice and see "Lovecraft: Fear Of The Unknown" instead. It doesn't cover too much new ground, but its overall quality is far superior, and it is never boring. Eldritch Influence is for the hardcore fans only.


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