posted on Aug, 28 2011 @ 10:17 PM
I have one collection of HPL's short stories, titled "The Best of HP Lovecraft." It's AWESOME. Every story in there was a masterpiece. I'm not
normally a huge horror fan, preferring fantasy and scifi, but the way Lovecraft managed to blend elements of all three genres (into what was once
called 'weird fiction') is just amazing. On the front cover of my copy of that book, there is a quote that says something like "HPL is the best
horror writer of all time." That quote is by Stephen King, and King has cited HPL as his inspiration, not just for horror writing, but for becoming
an author in the first place. Now that's an endorsement, for one of the preeminent horror writers of this generation to state that Lovecraft is the
best horror writer ever.
On a related note, has anyone here played this board game
? I just bought it a few
weeks ago (it's based on the Cthulhu mythos) and I really enjoyed it a lot. It's a real blast walking around fighting Mi-Go or getting wtfpwned by
Shub-Niggurath :p The creators of that game really managed to capture the atmosphere of the mythos in it somehow.
I'm going to check out that HPL documentary that was linked to by a previous poster as well; sounds interesting.
edit: To comment on the last post, I've seen that one. "Ever been raped by a fishman? It's not an experience you're likely soon to forget." Man,
the images that conjured to mind... .
He had a pretty good line when he got his revenge, too, but I forget exactly how it went. The movie was a
little sillier than I'd have done it, but it still had its moments. The best cthulhu movie I have seen so far is this one:
They did it black and white and silent, in the style of the 1920s when the story takes place. They did such a
good job imitating it that I thought I had gotten the wrong movie by mistake until about halfway through, but kept watching it anyway since it was
edit on 28-8-2011 by DragonsDemesne because: just saw last poste'sr post while i was posting, commenting on it