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Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown (2008)

TV-PG | | Documentary | 24 July 2008 (USA)
Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown is a movie starring Robin Atkin Downes, Neil Gaiman, and Peter Straub. A chronicle of the life, work and mind that created the Cthulhu mythos.

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... Himself, author
Peter Straub ... Himself, author
... Himself
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
Isaac Bradley ... Cultist Mouth (voice)
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Technically good, but a shallow content
24 November 2009 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie on Fantaspoa/2009. I was anxious to see it, as I am a Lovecraft fan, but I have to admit I got disappointed with this movie. Little information on it was new to me. In my opinion, this was a shallow documentary. It gives only an overview on the works that influenced him, and it covers a bit of his work. It tells more about his life and his career, even though not complete, and missing some points that I consider important. And it gives you some notion of his influence in other artists (writers, musicians, painters), with some testimonials. This really is a documentary for people who know nothing or very little of the author. But you should have read some of his stories, so that you know what this film is talking about when it mentions some characters/monsters. Considering that the books I've already read always tell a bit about his life, assuming those who read Lovecraft also read a little about his life/work/career, I guess this documentary doesn't add much.

On the good side, technically this documentary is very good. It doesn't get boring. Displaying places, narrating his life, and mixing that with the testimonials and images of his monsters as imagined by different artists, it keeps a good flow. It really is a professional work.


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