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

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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.
Paperback, 341 pages
Published June 6th 2006 by Night Shade Books (first published 2000)
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Jeb Card
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
Stephen Theaker
Apr 27, 2008 Stephen Theaker rated it 4 of 5 stars
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.
Informative and thorough. And already 7 years out-of-date. Still very useful.
By Crom!
Jul 07, 2008 By Crom! rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Lovecraft fans, cinema buffs
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