H.P. Lovecraft goes to the movies

Monsters from beyond space and time! Alien invaders! Ghouls beneath the city streets! Mad scientists resurrecting the dead!

H.P. Lovecraft (1890-1937) is generally acknowledged as the most important American writer of macabre fiction since Edgar Allan Poe and one of the most influential writers of horror tales in the 20th century.

With more than 100 movies based on his writing, H.P. Lovecraft ranks among the most adapted authors in history–along with Edgar Allan Poe and Stephen King.

His unnervingly scary tales appeal to both diehard fans of horror and readers with mainstream tastes, and H.P. Lovecraft Goes to the Movies presents the very best of his filmed stories. This collection provides an enlightening historical introduction, short headnotes for each story calling out interesting trivia, and an appendix with credits for each screen version.

Further details of H.P. Lovecraft goes to the movies can be found on the main catalogue, available in ‘Catalogues’ on the Library’s website.