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Colorful Introduction and Introspection
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Extremely Entertaining Documentary on the Life and Work of Influential Horror Author Lovecraft who was One Strange, Suffering, and Afflicted Soul. His Work, as Literally Illustrated in this Loving Film, is Dissected and Discussed by Professional Authors and Filmmakers.

The Casual Way the Documentarians put together this Somewhat Comprehensive Study is Charming, Informative, and Insightful. The Body of Work by Lovecraft is Touched On Not Only by Opinions and Analysis, but by Artistic Illustrations that are Illuminating and Interesting, Colorful Displays of the Monsters that Inhabited Lovecraft's Work and His Fragile Mind.

The Film is Riveting at Times because the Subject is a Bizarre Man who Wrote about the Extremely Bizarre and Things that can Barely be Understood by the Mind of Man. Lovecraft Reminds the Reader of that Scary Situation Frequently. He was Uncomfortable and Fearful with the World, its People and was even More Uncomfortable about what Might Lurk just Beyond the Boundaries of the Known.

Overall, this is an Excellent Introduction to the Man and His Work. Informed Viewers have to Endure some Basics but there is Quite Enough Here that can be a Lively Forum from Interesting Fans like Stuart Gordon, Neil Gaiman, John Carpenter, Guillermo Del Toro, Peter Straub, and Others All Contributing to this Fine Film.


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