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Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown (2008)

A chronicle of the life, work and mind that created the Cthulhu mythos.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Narrator (voice)
Himself, author
Peter Straub ...
Himself, author
Ramsey Campbell ...
Himself, author
Caitlin R. Kiernan ...
Herself, author
S.T. Joshi ...
Himself, author, H. P. Lovecraft's biographer
Robert M. Price ...
Himself, author and editor
Andrew Migliore ...
Himself, author, festival director
Hunter Paterra ...
young Lovecraft
Amber Griffin ...
Susie Lovecraft
Mark Henry ...
Cthulhu shadow
Cultist Mouth (voice)


A chronicle of the life, work and mind that created the Cthulhu mythos.

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7 May 2012 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

"Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown" is a nice documentary about author Howard Philips Lovecraft's life. And this particular documentary is a great introduction to the force behind some of the most influential horror writings in the 20th century.

As an avid fan of Lovecraft's writing, and finding many of the films based on his work interesting as well, I sat down to watch this documentary and found it to be quite good. You were given bits and pieces of the author's past and history, bits and pieces which you may or may not already have been familiar with. But regardless, "Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown" is a great introduction for new fans of his timeless works.

The documentary has appearances by some of the more influential horror writers and movie directors of the 21st century, giving their input and adding to the story. Which I found to be a nice touch.

Of course, "Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown" is a piece that is intended for fans of H. P. Lovecraft, and if you sit down to watch this documentary without knowing what it is, you might be sorely disappointed, because this is not for everyone to enjoy.

"Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown" also delves into the Cthulhu mythos to stir up enough interest for new audiences to spark a flame of interest. And for us well-read fans, the documentary does bring about some interesting facts.

As a fan of Lovecraft, I found "Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown" to be a good supplement to the books on my bookshelves. And if you enjoy Lovecraft's works, then watch this documentary. And if you are a fledgling fan in the works, then "Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown" is a good introduction to the fabulous works of one of the greatest authors in the horror genre.

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