Lovecraftian horror is a sub-genre of horror fiction which emphasizes the cosmic horror of the unknown (in some cases, unknowable). It is named after American author H. P. Lovecraft (1890–1937). Lovecraft refined this style of storytelling into his own mythos that involved a set of supernatural, pre-human, and extraterrestrial elements. His work was inspired by and similar to previous authors such as Edgar Allan Poe, Algernon Blackwood and Lord Dunsany. The hallmark of Lovecraft's work is cosmicism: the sense that ordinary life is a thin shell over a reality that is so alien and abstract in co ...more

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Hammers on Bone (Persons Non Grata, #1)
The Ballad of Black Tom
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Terminus (Threshold, #4)
Dead Lies Dreaming (Dead Lies Dreaming #1)
Sherlock Holmes and the Shadwell Shadows (The Cthulhu Casebooks, #1)
The Forgotten Island
Monster Hunter Siege (Monster Hunter International, #6)
Agents of Dreamland (Tinfoil Dossier, #1)
L'abitatore del buio
Saints (Monster Hunter Memoirs, #3)
Tales from the Gas Station, Vol. 1
The Secret of Ventriloquism
The Call of Cthulhu
At the Mountains of Madness
Lovecraft Country
The Ballad of Black Tom
The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
The Shadow over Innsmouth
The Colour Out of Space and others
El horror de Dunwich
The Cats of Ulthar
The Atrocity Archives (Laundry Files, #1)
Carter & Lovecraft (Carter & Lovecraft, #1)
Winter Tide (The Innsmouth Legacy, #1)

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Terrible and ancient and scarred with the endless cold of space, the terrible and ancient things glistened with frozen moisture and colors played across the surface of the skin, colors that were never meant to be seen on earth.
Simon Kurt Unsworth, Lovecraft Unbound

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