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Horror fans are sharing Lovecraftian hits to munch on this spooky season


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Space horror is perhaps the single most creatively complex subgenre to ever exist, matched only by the equally pervasive sense of dread that only it can capture. This subgenre was first created by the author EP Lovecraft Call of Cthulhu prominence in the early 1900s, and despite the cosmic horror once fueled by Lovecraft’s hideous (and deeply racist) ideology, the subgenre has seen a hearty revival time and time again, reclaimed from its ignominious origins in the form of numerous books and the movie.

The last means is a particularly curious case: how to visually capture what is called incomprehensible? There have been many responses over the years, and the r/horror team has named the best of Lovecraft’s most compelling stories on film.

Legendary horror director John Carpenter during his career he turned to aesthetics more than once; in Halloween Gaffer is responsible for a trilogy of films he has dubbed the “Apocalypse Trilogy” consisting of Lovecraft’s works such as The prince of darkness, Madness in the mouthand, of course, the beloved Thing.

One of the last attempts at space horror was in 2019 The color is out of space, based on the HP Lovecraft story of the same name. Despite a trademark gutsy performance by none other than Nicolas Cage, the film tends to divide opinion. One user, however, was only too happy to sing his praises.

Several other respondents have stepped up to the task, providing some incredibly diverse lists for those looking to delve into the delightfully obscure.

Space horror seems to have been firmly wrested from Lovecraft’s hated hands, now safe with the likes of John Carpenter, Alex Garland and other lauded names in the horror business. So, for those of you looking to open your mind to the horrors of the universe, whether it’s your first time or your fiftieth, look no further than here.

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