H.P. Lovecraft Goes to the Movies: The Classic Stories That Inspired the Classic Horror Films

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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. Additionally, this unique collection provides an enlightening historical introduction, short headnotes for each story calling out ...
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Overview

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. Additionally, this unique collection provides an enlightening historical introduction, short headnotes for each story calling out interesting trivia, and an appendix with credits for each screen version.
 
THE STORIES INCLUDE:
"The Colour out of Space": filmed twice, once as a vehicle for Boris Karloff called Die, Monster, Die!
"The Dunwich Horror," also filmed two times, once with Dean Stockwell
"Pickman's Model" and "Cool Air": both for Rod Serling's Night Gallery TV program
"The Call of Cthulhu," which laid the foundation for the Cthulhu Mythos

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435136175
  • Publisher: Fall River Press
  • Publication date: 10/4/2011
  • Pages: 376
  • Sales rank: 777,739
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

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. He is best known for stories featuring a mythology of otherworldly monsters that has become known as the Cthulhu Mythos. Over the past century, hundreds of writers of horror and fantasy, from Stephen King to Neil Gaiman, have contributed works to the Cthulhu Mythos.
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