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I have tried a few Lovecraft short stories. On paper, I should love the work, scifi with a dark side, plenty of alternate world stuff....but I just have not enjoyed it.

Got any suggestions on books? I have read Reanimator, Dagon and many, many short stories...
 

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I have tried a few Lovecraft short stories. On paper, I should love the work, scifi with a dark side, plenty of alternate world stuff....but I just have not enjoyed it.

Got any suggestions on books? I have read Reanimator, Dagon and many, many short stories...
I'd read At the Mountains of Madness and The Call of Cthulhu, to start.

The former of those two was a huge inspiration for John Carpenter's The Thing, one of the best horror films of all-time, IMO.

Not all Lovecraft is good... his early stuff was uneven, but he kinda hit his stride with the stories he did late in his career.

And of course, he's HUGELY influential in modern horror, even guys like Stephen King rank him as one of their biggest touchstones/influences.

Heck, it's even trickled down to film shorts on YouTube... check out this very Lovecraftian short called Thresher (like all Lovecraft, best seen alone, and in the dark :) ):




 

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Huh. Well, I'll try and be optimistic- even if I haven't heard of "Legendary TV". (And I'll try and forget all the wretched film versions of his stories that have scarred the silver screen... are there any good film adaptations? Dunno).
I think it has something to do with the difficulty of translating that mounting dread from his stories to the screen. Also I wonder if by today's standards, maybe his monsters aren't scary-crazy-wild enough.
 
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