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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.

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Frank H. Woodward

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Frank H. Woodward (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Atkin Downes ... Narrator (voice)
Neil Gaiman ... Himself, author
Peter Straub Peter Straub ... Himself, author
Guillermo del Toro ... Himself
Ramsey Campbell Ramsey Campbell ... Himself, author
Stuart Gordon ... Himself
Caitlin R. Kiernan Caitlin R. Kiernan ... Herself, author
S.T. Joshi S.T. Joshi ... Himself, author, H. P. Lovecraft's biographer
John Carpenter ... Himself
Robert M. Price Robert M. Price ... Himself, author and editor
Andrew Migliore Andrew Migliore ... Himself, 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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English

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24 July 2008 (USA) See more »

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Лавкрафт: Страх неизведанного See more »

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1.78 : 1
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"The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown." - H.P. Lovecraft
11 August 2018 | by Bored_DragonSee all my reviews

I'm not a fan of documentaries, but this one I just had to see. A documentary about Lovecraft, the father of modern horror, from the corner of the great names of the genre, such as Nile Gaiman, one of my favorite writers, then Peter Straub, who collaborated with Stephen King on the "Talisman" novel, directors by Guillermo del Toro, Stuart Gordon and John Carpenter, and others. Technically, the film is well-made, combining a narrative about the life and work of H.P. Lovecraft, with interviews with the aforementioned giants, as well as with movies, music and paintings inspired by Lovecraft. The film has a good pace and at no time is it boring, but it is essentially quite basic and made primarily for the people who know little or nothing about this legend. Although I only got some new information about Lovecraft's biography, while I did not find out anything new about his work, I enjoyed listening to my favorite writers and directors talking about Lovecraft with love. Recommendation.

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