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Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown

Howard Phillips “H.P.” Lovecraft was an American author best known for his horror novels. His work was so groundbreaking that well-known authors of the 20th century such as Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, and Robert Bloch look up to him for inspiration.

Perhaps one of H.P. Lovecraft’s first published story was the Alchemist while the Cthulhu Mythos stories are some of his most celebrated tales. Now, even his earlier works like the Dagon is also drawing the attention of the great minds of modern literature. But what is it that caused his mind to create such horrific creatures of the night? How could he imagine such great beings like the cosmic gods?

Fear of the Unknown gives us a glimpse of the celebrated author’s encompassing influence to pop culture, how his literature shaped a generation and even made its way to contemporary music and video games.

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