Happy Birthday, H.P. Lovecraft

H.P. Lovecraft was one of the most influential writers in the horror/fantasy niche. In honor of his birthday, here is a look at filmmakers who borrowed heavily from Lovecraft’s perverse imagination…

 

Re-Animator — Herbert West decapitates a man, and re-animates both the severed head and the body separately.

 

Hellraiser — Clive Barker was an avid Lovecraft fan, and his work reflects it: portals opening up into alternate worlds; monstrous gods endowed with god-like power:

 

Castle Freak — One of the lesser known Stuart Gordon films, this one is a loose adaptation of the Lovecraft story The Outsider:

 

The Dunwich Horror — Imaginative adaptation from the early 70’s.

 

Dagon –….you gotta see this to believe it. Not for the faint of heart!

 

Lurking Fear — Low budget Romanian horror: