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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:

Frank H. Woodward

Writer:

Frank H. Woodward (screenplay)
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Robin Atkin Downes ... Self - Narrator (voice)
Neil Gaiman ... Self - Author
Peter Straub Peter Straub ... Self - Author
Guillermo del Toro ... Self - Film Director
Ramsey Campbell Ramsey Campbell ... Self - Author
Stuart Gordon ... Self - Film Director
Caitlin R. Kiernan Caitlin R. Kiernan ... Self - Author
S.T. Joshi S.T. Joshi ... Self - Author & H. P. Lovecraft's Biographer
John Carpenter ... Self - Film Director
Robert M. Price Robert M. Price ... Self - Author and Editor
Andrew Migliore ... Self - Author & Festival Director
Hunter Paterra Hunter Paterra ... Young Lovecraft
Amber Griffin Amber Griffin ... Susie Lovecraft
Mark Henry Mark Henry ... Cthulhu shadow
Isaac Bradley ... Cultist Mouth (voice)
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A chronicle of the life, work and mind that created the Cthulhu mythos.

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Documentary

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TV-PG
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A Look At H.P. Lovecraft's Overall Influence On Modern-Day Horror

(*H.P. Lovecraft quote*) - "The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear."

Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890-1937) is widely considered to be the forefather of modern-day horror-fiction.

Through interviews and stills - This "Fear of the Unknown" bio-documentary not only looks at the life and times of Lovecraft - But, it also discusses (in fair detail) the overall influence and impact that his "tales-of-the-weird" have had on horror fiction and fright films of today.

I think it's interesting to note that during his lifetime (as a writer) Lovecraft was not recognized for his work, at all, and he inevitably died in literal poverty.


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