Saturday, June 11, 2011

Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown

This morning I watched this documentary, made in 2008. Commentary provided by such well-known authors and movie-makers as Ramsey Campbell, John Carpenter, Neil Gaiman, Stuart Gordon, Robert M. Price, Peter Straub and Guillermo del Toro, along with HPL biographer S.T. Joshi.

Running 90 minutes, it serves as a good introduction to Lovecraft for those unfamiliar with him, and a biography of his life for those familiar only with his stories. It also covers the circumstances of his life and experiences during the creations of some of his more major stories.

Five stars.

I watched it on SnagFilms, which is a free channel provided by the Roku streaming device. It's also available on DVD from (see below), or it can be purchased for viewing from Amazon Instant Video, or you can watch it for free online at the SnagFilms website, just click Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown.

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