An excellent insight into one of modern horror’s pioneers.
The first part of a feature on the work of H. P. Lovecraft that originally appeared in Black Static #46:-
LOVECRAFT: THE MAN AND HIS MONSTERS
An obscure writer of stories that were published in the pulp magazines of the 1920/30s, of which the most significant was Weird Tales, when he died of cancer Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890 – 1937) must surely have believed that his literary legacy would soon after follow him into the grave. But now, nearly eighty years later, Lovecraft is revered as the most prominent figure in the horror genre in the twentieth century, his influence seen in books and films, role playing games and music, with the likes of Joyce Carol Oates and Stephen King acclaiming him as one of the greatest practitioners of the horror story. It is virtually impossible to regard the horror genre in the opening years of this new millennium…
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