7.2/10
1,115
8 user 11 critic

Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown (2008)

TV-PG | | Documentary | 24 July 2008 (USA)
A chronicle of the life, work and mind that created the Cthulhu mythos.

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay)
Reviews

Watch Now

From $4.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Fantasy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

While sorting the affairs of his late Uncle, a man accidentally stumbles across a series of dark secrets connected to an ancient horror waiting to be freed.

Director: Andrew Leman
Stars: Matt Foyer, John Bolen, Ralph Lucas
Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Based on the H. P. Lovecraft story of the same name, a folklorist investigates reports of unusual creatures in Vermont only to uncover more than he bargained for

Director: Sean Branney
Stars: Stephen Blackehart, Portia Backus, Autumn Wendel
Cthulhu (2000)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Dan Upton is concerned about the influence of a young woman upon his friend Edward Derby. While a series of dismemberment killings in Arkham seems to be linked to a Cthulhu cult in nearby Innsmouth and Dunwich.

Director: Damian Heffernan
Stars: Paul Douglas, Melissa Georgiou, Malcolm Miller
AM1200 (2008)
Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Haunted by recent events and on the run, a man finds himself the unwitting pawn of a possessed evangelical radio station and like his unfortunate predecessor must ask himself whether it is better to reign in hell than serve in heaven.

Director: David Prior
Stars: Eric Lange, John Billingsley, Ray Wise
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Based on the short story 'The Testimony of Randolph Carter' By H.P. Lovecraft. This faithful adaptation of "The Statement of Randolph Carter" tells the strange story of the demise of occultist Harley Warren.

Director: Andrew Leman
Stars: Sean Branney, Darryl Tyler
Dagon (2001)
Fantasy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A boating accident runs a young man and woman ashore in a decrepit Spanish fishing town which they discover is in the grips of an ancient sea god and its monstrous half human offspring.

Director: Stuart Gordon
Stars: Ezra Godden, Francisco Rabal, Raquel Meroño
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A boy, looking for his missing father, travels to Germany and uncovers a haunting legacy that a meteorite left behind in the area. Based on H.P. Lovecraft's short novel "The Color Out of Space."

Director: Huan Vu
Stars: Paul Dorsch, Jürgen Heimüller, Ingo Heise
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Alexey "Blake" Blochenkov goes to an old abandoned sanatorium to film a video for his blog. There, he lets out something horrible. An ancient evil. The Haunter Of The Dark.

Director: Dmitriy Khmelyov
Stars: Sergey A., Giza, Dmitriy Khmelyov
History

Plot unknown.

Director: Damien Lay
The Other Gods (Video 2006)
Animation | Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A prophet who longed to look upon his deities. A daunting journey to a mountain peak. A confrontation with gods too powerful to name.

Director: Peter Rhodes
Strange Aeons (2014–2015)
Short | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A contemporary re-imagining of the novella "The Shadow Over Innsmouth" by H.P. Lovecraft

Stars: Jackson McGovern, Tony McGovern, Johnny Harkin
Cthulhu (2007)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A Seattle history professor, drawn back to his estranged family on the Oregon coast to execute his late mother's estate, is reaquainted with his best friend from childhood, with whom he has... See full summary »

Director: Dan Gildark
Stars: Jason Cottle, Casey Curran, Ethan Atkinson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Narrator (voice)
...
Himself, author
Peter Straub ...
Himself, author
...
Ramsey Campbell ...
Himself, author
...
Himself
Caitlin R. Kiernan ...
Herself, author
S.T. Joshi ...
Himself, author, H. P. Lovecraft's biographer
...
Himself
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)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

TV-PG
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 July 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Лавкрафт: Страх неизведанного  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
While far from complete, a good introduction for the uninitiated and fans alike.
6 June 2012 | by See all my reviews

This is a documentary about the bizarre fantasy writer, H.P. Lovecraft. It consists of narration and LOTS of interviews--some from such notable personalities as Gillermo del Toro, Neil Gaiman and John Carpenter. All of the folks being interviewed are writers, directors and the like--and they all are huge fans of Lovecraft. To me, this is actually a bit of a weakness, as instead of looking at him objectively, they looked at him as fans. Because of that, they tended to excuse or de-emphasize his many faults. When talking about his extreme xenophobia (he truly hated foreigners and 'inferior' peoples), they seemed to gloss over it--though even by early 20th century standards he was extreme. They also seemed to love him so much that they were reticent to discuss his mental health--which was CLEARLY very, very bad! I would have much preferred the approach that he was a great writer AND a terribly screwed up and nasty man. So, if you want a warts and all look at Lovecraft or an in-depth biography, keep looking--this is more a celebration of his work with some biography thrown in as well. Not bad but not exactly what I'd hoped it would have been.


3 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Steven Spielberg's Most Mind-Blowing Easter Eggs

"The IMDb Show" takes a look at the new trailer for Ready Player One and breaks down director Steven Spielberg's five greatest Easter eggs of all time. Plus, we connect the dots between IMDb's Top 10 Stars of 2017.

Watch now