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Is there a single good film adaptation of one of his works?
I understand that it's a bit difficult to show something onscreen that has "impossible geometry" or "can't be comprehended by human minds," but why do they just rip off the most basic shit from him instead of going all on and reproducing what he made.

The Dunwich Horror, Shadow over Innsmouth, and The Temple would make great movies.
Don't say Reanimator.
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>>87853492
i think his works are to lovecraftian to be adapted to film
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hmmmmmm
very lovecraftian
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>>87853492
This is the truth why we will never have a movie based on Lovecraft

Lovecraft was a white loser writer who wrote for low-quality magazines.

Nothing he wrote can be compared to works by modern authors.

The only fans of this mediocre are edgy and lonely semi-illiterate boys and racist right-wingers.

> He was a beta that in the whole life only managed to have sex with a woman, for pity.

> He was an affected racist, his hatred of minorities was a shame even at that time

> He was totally devoid of talent,skill and experience, his works were limited to a few pages without a deep narrative and really complex characters, all of them imitations of himself, an incapable, boring and pathetic white male

> It was too anglo, all his work is based on the limited spectrum of the life of an anglo-saxon man.

> Even though he was only focused on this limited racist expectation of an Anglo-Saxon, he was unable to create characters with whom we can identify with ourselves. Even if you are a descendant of Anglo-Saxons, you cannot identify with his racist and poorly educated characters.

> His scientific knowledge was pathetic even for works from the early 20th century. There would be great difficulty in adapting his lack of knowledge to intelligent content for modern audiences.

> Lack of economic and political knowledge. He flirts several times with eugenic and socialist conduct. Had he lived long enough, he would probably be an admirer of Hitler. This lack of knowledge in these issues makes their work become even more outdated and less complex.

> Total lack of subtexts. He probably did not even know what that word means. He also had an extraordinarily poor vocabulary.
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>sips gasoline
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>>87853492
The best adaptation of his works is a game called Dark Corners of the Earth. It really nails down his style and atmosphere, especially on the first half of it. It does dwindle down after that, but the first couple of hours are as good as it gets.
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>>87853589
>extraordinarily poor vocabulary.

This is the stupidest thing ever written.
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Lovecraft clearly didn't know what lovecraftian meant
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>>87853589
poor troll is poor
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>>87853492
>Is there a single good film adaptation of one of his works?
Not that I know of. And the annoying thing is that, there's actually no particular reason why. There have been good movies that managed to convey a Lovecraftian vibe, just not any good movies that actually did that with a Lovecraft story.
Every time someone tries to adapt his stuff they insist on changing it, putting new stuff in, etc.
I'm convinced that if someone just did the most literal and faithful possible adaptation of one of his better stories, it would work well artistically.
Box office is a different matter, but I could imagine it working at the box office too. People are starved for quality.
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>>87853492
>The Dunwich Horror
was made into a movie and one I actually like

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QA1WCp8hGB0
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Dagon was ok
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63-TfQqztQQ
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>>87853492
>Is there a single good film adaptation of one of his works?
Re-Animator.

>>87853589
And despite all this, he was one of the very few writers to invent a new genre, which is why he's remembered, and most of your SJW favorites will be forgotten.
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>>87854060
>invent a new genre
>SJW favorites

At least pretend you aren't a /v/ tourist
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>>87853492
Necronomicon
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>>87853492
>Is there a single good film adaptation of one of his works?
Yeah. The Call of Cthulhu and The Whisperer in Darkness by the HPLHS and Die Farbe (The Color out of Space).
Also this:
https://youtu.be/y7jp1CT1h6c
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>>87854197
Name a single work that's unambiguously and intentionally cosmic horror before Lovecraft.
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>>87854236
I like the HPLHS adaptations, but their Call of Cthulhu is more "let's make a 20s silent movie throwback", less "let's try to adapt the Lovecraft story as well as possible". And for their Whisperer in Darkness, they added a bunch of stuff to the story.
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>>87854313
To be fair, I'd say that William Hope Hodgson pulled it off before Lovecraft. I'm pretty sure this guy: >>87853589 is just a troll, in any case.
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>>87854313
The House on the Borderland.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoLPLsQbdt0

This one was pretty good
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>>87853589
why do you keep posting this stupid shit
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>>87853492
evil dead episode 1 opus 2
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>>87853589
He was a hack, but he had a legendary vocabulary.
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>>87854383
>>87854392
Okay, I guess this qualifies. Lovecraft merely popularized a new genre, which is still a great achievement.
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>>87853649
It is a very good game until you get a gun, and then there's a game-breaking bug on the ship which is annoying since you need to speedrun that section to get the good ending.
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Lovercraft literally ripped of Etidorhpa, which was written in 1897.

http://www.sacred-texts.com/earth/eti/index.htm
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>>87854543
Well, theosophy, Vernian sci-fi, talk of lost civilizations... all that kind of stuff was common in those days.
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>>87854060
>he thinks lovecraftian is a genre
holy shit kys
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>>87854543
I'm just learning about this now. It sounds pretty interesting.
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>>87855462
Cosmic horror is a genre. The distinguishing features of cosmic horror as opposed to regular horror is that the antagonists are both impersonal and not fully comprehensible. A conclusive and permanent victory for the protagonists is never possible.
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>>87855957
Lovecraft wrote "weird fiction" and used cosmic horror as a tool.
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what did lovecraft meant by this?
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>>87853492
True Detective Season 1
Only plebs who never read Chambers disagree.
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>>87856072
You mean what did the gods mean by it
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>>87854543
And he stole it from native americans.
The "ancient ones" are common native myth.
>little people
>snow-white cave dwellers
>big head star children
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>>87856072
>literally named his cat "Nigger-Man"

absolute madman
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>>87853589
>racist right-wingers.
Guillermo del Toro popped into my head and he's basically a sjw lefty with a huge hardon for Lovecraft
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Sometimes I like to imagine what a Ray Harryhausen Lovecraft Movie would look like.
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>>87853834
That evil priestess chick made my dick feel funny,
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>>87856835
See this guy's work:
https://www.youtube.com/user/bluworm
This one in particular is pretty good
https://youtu.be/y7jp1CT1h6c
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Time to be honest - Lovecraft just wasn't a good writer. His brand of cosmic horror just comes off as outdated at this point.
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Ex Oblivione is based
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>>87853492

Birth Of A Nation.
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>>87853492

No, nor should there be.

NO PLATFORM FOR NAZIS

DEATH TO THE SO-CALLED WH*TE MAN
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>>87859390
Muh nigga
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We are not going to get a good Lovecraft movie as long people think that just putting in tentacles and "people going insane" makes something lovecraftian.
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>>87859568
Is it possible to actually make a good movie based on his work, or can a horror movie just kind of capture some of the elements, feeling and tone of his work and incorporate it into their own?
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>>87859679
You would need to do his lighter works or do a straight adaptation to be honest. The ones that we already have which are at least entertaining are the Re-animator and black and white Call of Cthulhu movie.

Then you have the ones that are "Lovecraft but not" which can vary as well.
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wow cosmic bro tentacles are so fucking awesome like eldrich god not comprehensible and stuff oh my god so awesome what if david lynch and lovecraft made a movie heck it would be so cool and stuff like lynchian elements mixed with lovecraftion synthesis it would be absolute kino and hollywood trash will not even compare like omg !!
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>>87853589

SHUT THE FUCK UP ALREADY
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>>87859830
Have you actually read a Lovecraft story?
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>>87853492
Unironically Del Toro.

""Lovecraftian"" is generally a fucking meme though. Dunno why redditors love it so much.
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>>87856072
Still get a good chuckle out of this one
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>>87853492
>The Dunwich Horror, Shadow over Innsmouth, and The Temple would make great movies.

No they wouldn't.
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>>87859955
Are you retarded?
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>>87859955
I don't see why Dunwich couldn't be a good movie. The only thing that you would have trouble on is the child and the ending.
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>>87859991
A very Lovecraftian post for Lynchianesque people.
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>>87853492
No. Because all of his stories rely on some version of "DUDE I IT DEFIES DESCRIPTION BUT IF YOU SAW IT IRL YOU'D LOSE YOUR MIND", which translates poorly to film.
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>>87853492
It'd be hard to pull off, even with the right people working on it. And with the brain dead audience we have these days, forget it.
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>>87853589
>Had he lived long enough, he would probably be an admirer of Hitler.
he WAS an admirer of Hitler for a while… then change this mind for whatever reasons.
weak pasta/10
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>>87860059
Re-animator and Dunwich horror (Except for the ending) were pretty descriptive to be fair.

Also the one where the aliens gave you the chance to go with them to space if you leave your body behind and only take your brain.
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Just finished the intensely homoerotic "Cool Air". Were I to helm a film adaptation I'd set it in the 80's. Make it about love and fear in the early years of AIDS. Give the Munoz character blue ejaculate.
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>>87860059
>all of his stories rely on some version of "HORROR MEME FOR BRAINLETS"
nope
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>>87853492
King Jack (2015) masterfully uses lovecraftian elements seamlessly, it's a very immersive film.
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>>87853492
Just make it asymmetrical and give it tentacles, boom you have a lovecraftian creature
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>>87860287
>the intensely homoerotic "Cool Air"
Lol, wait till you read "Hypnos".
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>>87853492

I finished arguments and employer driven documents to try and sell a Lovecraftian series based on recent works like Black Mirror...

A twist on his works, the adaptations were "modernized" but most aspects were kept in check...

I can't remember which stories I adapted, I wrote down several pages on the topic and I tried to sell it to a local producer that's working with Disney on something... He didn't understand what Lovecraft means lol...

I'll try to search it on my computer... i'll come back with something soon enough..
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>>87860743
Don't use that picture. It's utterly shit art. If there's something more H.R. Geigeresque that would be more marketable.
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>>87860911

didn't had anything else at hand... the text is the core of the post tho.
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>>87853492
The Temple would make a great movie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O35p4TSKQXU
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>>87853589
>The only fans of this mediocre are edgy and lonely semi-illiterate boys and racist right-wingers.
Stephen King, John Carpenter and Guillermo del Toro are racists?
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>>87860013
How Sneeditarian of you, anon. Almost, Feedisian, one could say.
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>>87860743

Ok, didn't find much besides the stories that I adapted...

Dagon
Pickman’s Model
The Rats in the Walls
The Colour Out of Space

I have a business case and some projection of the "Market & Customer Research" as I am reading right now...

Cool theoricrafting selling this product to be honest... But I don't think any studio or producers would be willing to help me out making this a reality...

Anyways, here's another image just for the sake of it...
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>>87853492
>Is there a single good film adaptation of one of his works?
Probably not. But his influence was purvasive throughout the 20th century and today.

>"impossible geometry" or "can't be comprehended by human minds,"
This is done all the time in film, tv and literature. Rather than describe impossible things, let the audience use their imagination come up with their worst nightmare.
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Can I get a quick rundown on how lovecraftian started?
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>>87853492
>Is there a single good film adaptation of one of his works?
Yes, but nothing amazing.

>impossible geometry and incomprehensible
Here's the thing. 'Lovecraftian' does not refer to impossibly big monsters that consume planets and such. It can mean that, not always. 'Lovecraftian' refers to worldbuilding where the protagonist or central character feels isolated, uncertain, knowing that he's in a hostile world at all times and cannot escape, and the subsequent drift into madness. You don't even need to go into fantasyland to do that, but all the mind shattering stuff lovecraft had in his stories added to the atmosphere.

So while you could adapt his books into films and television, it would be better to develop things in a lovecraftian way.
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What kind of name is Lovecraft anyway?
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>>87862008
It's a Lovecraftian name,
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>>87862008
I lost my virginity to a girl with the last name Lovelace
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>>87853589
Is this a /lit/ copypasta?
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>>87862125
>I lost my virginity
HAHA good joke
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>>87862008
One of his best friends had the last name of Loveman.
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>>87853589
>>The only fans of this mediocre are edgy and lonely semi-illiterate boys
Pasta aside, this is honestly pretty true.
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>>87854313
The works of Clark Ashton Smith, whom Lovecraft was deeply inspired by and name dropped in his stories. You dunce. Try actually reading weird fiction before you posture about it.
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>>87864280
So virtually every iconic writer/director of horror as well as iconic creators in other genres?
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>>87861234

Kys
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>Is blatant racist.
>Gets fervent cult following among tumblrinas.
What the fuck does this mean?

>>87853589
He's just mad a jewess got BLEACHED.
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>>87853492
>edgar allan poe
>racist as fuck
>moves to new york
Was it autism?
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>>87866988
At his time New York was like 95% white.

How old are you? I ask because only a 13 year old would think current demographics are representative of the past.
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>>87856293
Essentially this.

It gets Lovecraft on a level few other imitations have, and it does it in a fairly original setting and cosmology.
>b-b-but you can kill the monsters
Read the Dunwich Horror. Also, the horror that the monsters represent permeates the entire game and never quite goes away. The feeling of 'over-your-shoulder' machinations of creatures we can't begin to understand is unrelenting.

Bloodborne is seriously the best adaptation of Lovecraft to date.
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>>87859993
Why would the kid be an issue for a film?
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>>87863089
Kind of ironic considering he loved men.
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>>87867438
>Bloodborne is seriously the best adaptation of Lovecraft to date
I honestly don't even know if this is a shitpost or actually true, I keep seeing it. It's on /tv/ so it's probably shitpost spam.
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>>87867585
I'm being serious. The way it portrays cosmic horror is fantastic, if not unrivalled in visual media. If you're a fan of the author and have a Playstation, you owe it to yourself to give it a shot.

To anyone who disagrees, please give me a better adaptation.

I'm not really trying to pick a fight, I'm seriously looking for something that beats Bloodborne.
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>>87853589
>you cannot identify with his racist and poorly educated characters.
speak for yourself
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>>87853492
Technically there are no film adaptations of his works.

There are plethora of vg adaptations.
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>>87867087
>nearly 2 million jews in new york when hovercraft stayed there
>hovercraft hated jews
>hovercraft marries one
It was autism anon
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>>87853492
Has anyone noticed timothy McVeigh resembles Lovecraft?
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>>87853492
"non-euclidean" doesnt mean impossible, there are several methods of geometry that arent derived from Euclid

>muh parallel lines
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-Euclidean_geometry
dumb fucking frogposter shit.
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>>87854060
Ambrose Bierce did it first (and better).
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His stories relied heavily on the reader's imagination to make them work. The style of his prose can probably be translated to a visual medium but the main draw of his stories is that you have to be able to make the connections on your own.

The Color out of Space is scary because you have to imagine what the color actually looked like and how fucked up all the plants and livestock were becoming and also how the farmer's family were going crazy. Mountains of Madness requires you to be familiar with scientific literature and geology / paleontology to really understand and the meat of the story is the narrator piecing together the history of the Old Ones from their artifacts and murals. The Call of Cthulhu is barely a linear narrative, and instead is the narrator gathering different accounts of events relating to Cthulhu and R'lyeh returning from the sea. The Dunwich Horror might work, but it's also a bit short narrative wise for a full length film adaptation.

Another thing about Lovecraft's writing is that you could always read his self-loathing and hatred of the world spilling out into his prose. It's part of what makes his stories so effective. Stories written in the same universe by different authors most of the time don't have that. There are several other great weird fiction authors, but Lovecraft's draw partially comes from how miserable and lonely the man himself was.
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