Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Lurker in the Lobby: A Guide to the Cinema of H.P. Lovecraft” as Want to Read:
The Lurker in the Lobby: A Guide to the Cinema of H.P. Lovecraft
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Lurker in the Lobby: A Guide to the Cinema of H.P. Lovecraft

3.79  ·  Rating Details  ·  67 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
The definitive guide to film and television influenced by the writings of H.P. Lovecraft. From Alien to Hellboy to Rough Magik it's all here. Coverage of feature films, television shows, independent films, interviews with Guillermo del Toro, John Carpenter and more.

Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles fo
Paperback, 352 pages
Published February 1st 2006 by Night Shade Books (first published 2000)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Lurker in the Lobby, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Lurker in the Lobby

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 119)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Jeb Card
Oct 12, 2010 Jeb Card rated it liked it
Catalog of Lovecraft film and television adaptations and works with some Lovecraftian influence. The text is at times overwhelmed by the enthusiastic or dismissive emotion of the authors. Some of the real treats here are interviews with professionals in the film industry, including many of the directors most influenced by HPL. Given the explosion in Lovecraft cinema in the last few years, and especially if del Toro's At The Mountains of Madness really happens, this will need another edition soon ...more
Jan 22, 2016 Stormcrow rated it liked it
2.5 stars. A kind of fun reference guide that I felt could have gone into greater depth on many of the feature films. The end feels padded with descriptions about short films that felt completely unnecessary. Still, I read it cover to cover and enjoyed it enough that I'd recommend it for any hardcore Lovecraft fan.

The book was published in 2000 so there are many films made since that aren't included. Perhaps it's time the authors come out with an updated version.
Stephen Theaker
Apr 27, 2008 Stephen Theaker rated it really liked it
Recommended to Stephen by: Steven Gilligan
A good overview of Lovecraftian influences in cinema. At first I was a bit disappointed by how many works of very marginal relevance to Lovecraft are included - Alien, for example - but once you get past that you see that there are a surprising number of direct adaptations. The interviews at the back of the book are fascinating.
Jan 19, 2013 Squire rated it really liked it
Informative and thorough. And already 7 years out-of-date. Still very useful.
By Crom!
Jul 07, 2008 By Crom! rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Lovecraft fans, cinema buffs
Shelves: pop-culture
It's my goal to see every movie in this book.
May 28, 2007 Ryan rated it it was amazing
I've browsed it and I can verify it is amazing.
Khepra added it
Apr 02, 2016
Robert Holm
Robert Holm rated it really liked it
Mar 30, 2016
Charlie Oliver
Charlie Oliver is currently reading it
Mar 23, 2016
Michael Conway
Michael Conway marked it as to-read
Mar 10, 2016
Steve Sick
Steve Sick rated it really liked it
Mar 07, 2016
Agustina Piñeiro
Agustina Piñeiro marked it as to-read
Jan 30, 2016
Mikebo added it
Jan 28, 2016
Craig Mullins
Craig Mullins rated it it was amazing
Jan 26, 2016
Shannon McNinch
Shannon McNinch rated it it was amazing
Jan 10, 2016
Scott Free
Scott Free rated it liked it
Jan 29, 2016
Larry Hassenpflug
Larry Hassenpflug marked it as to-read
Dec 06, 2015
Rafa González
Rafa González rated it really liked it
Oct 11, 2015
Kathleen rated it really liked it
Dec 06, 2015
Claude Bunce
Claude Bunce marked it as to-read
Aug 14, 2015
Carol Leibiger
Carol Leibiger is currently reading it
Aug 13, 2015
John marked it as to-read
Aug 09, 2015
Scott Roberts
Scott Roberts marked it as to-read
Aug 03, 2015
Colin Gagnon
Colin Gagnon rated it really liked it
Jul 09, 2015
Andrew Schafer
Andrew Schafer marked it as to-read
Jun 02, 2015
Peter rated it liked it
May 28, 2015
Noah rated it it was amazing
May 18, 2015
Eric rated it really liked it
May 02, 2015
« previous 1 3 4 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book