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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.

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Paperback, 352 pages
Published February 1st 2006 by Night Shade Books (first published 2000)
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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
Stormcrow
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.
Squire
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 And already 7 years out-of-date.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.
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