posted on Jul, 19 2015 @ 08:02 AM
No this is not a "Your mom" joke
However it's a shame how overlooked and underrated this genre of Horror is. In my opinion this is the best kind of horror there is, way better than
those slasher films full of gore and those found footage films that have gotten stale now.
This is what Lovecraftian Horror is - From Wikipedia
Lovecraftian horror is a subgenre of horror fiction that emphasizes the cosmic horror of the unknown (and in some cases, unknowable) more than
gore or other elements of shock, though these may still be present. It is named after American author H. P. Lovecraft (1890–1937).
The film Prometheus from 2012 explored this genre of horror in a way, since the engineers were these beings that we knew little about, but they came
from somewhere in our galaxy and are ancient beings responsible for the creation of mankind.
In the first Alien film there is a scene that shows this huge fossilized alien species -
This is one of the best examples of Lovecraftian Horror I know of, it makes the viewer's imagination question where this being came from, what is it
doing in that planet?
Lovecraftian Horror does not rely on gore or your typical haunted house film gimmicks, it relies on messing with the viewer's mind and imagination.
Can anyone list some good films with lovecraftian horror?
edit on 19-7-2015 by muse7 because: (no reason given)