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HP Lovecraft
Godfather of Gothic Horror
Laneway Learning, 4th Sept
@chrischinch
Howard
Phillip
Lovecraft
August 20, 1890 – March 15,
1937
Early Life
Providence, Rhode Island
Early career
 Pulp magazines
 Starts network of
  correspondents
Marriage &
death
 Sonia Greene
 Move to New York
 Dies of Cancer of the
  small intestine &
  Malnutrition
Themes &
Style
★ “Cosmic Horror”
★ The Necronomicon
Forbidden
knowledge
Non-human
influences
Inherited
guilt
Fate
Civilization
under threat
Race,
ethnicity,
and class
Risks of a
scientific era
Religion
Letters &
Copyright
 30,000 letters, second to
  Voltaire
 Copyright in contreversy
Influences
Authors
 Batman
 Neil Gaiman
 Stephen King
 Robert Bloch
Games
 Role playing games
 Board games
 Card games
 Computer games
Alone in the
Dark
Films & TV
 „Official Movies‟
 „Fan Movies‟
 Evil Dead
 Promethius
 Cabin in the Woods
 …And many, many more…
HP Lovecraft
Historical
Society
www.cthulhulives.org
Evil Dead
Cabin in the
Woods
Promethius
Game of Thrones
And there’s more…
HR Giger
Readings
 Pickman‟s Model (1927)
 From Beyond (1920)
 The Outsider (1921)
HP Lovecraft, laneway learning
HP Lovecraft, laneway learning
HP Lovecraft, laneway learning
HP Lovecraft, laneway learning
HP Lovecraft, laneway learning
HP Lovecraft, laneway learning
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HP Lovecraft, laneway learning
HP Lovecraft, laneway learning
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  1. 1. HP Lovecraft Godfather of Gothic Horror Laneway Learning, 4th Sept @chrischinch
  2. 2. Howard Phillip Lovecraft August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937
  3. 3. Early Life Providence, Rhode Island
  4. 4. Early career  Pulp magazines  Starts network of correspondents
  5. 5. Marriage & death  Sonia Greene  Move to New York  Dies of Cancer of the small intestine & Malnutrition
  6. 6. Themes & Style ★ “Cosmic Horror” ★ The Necronomicon
  7. 7. Forbidden knowledge
  8. 8. Non-human influences
  9. 9. Inherited guilt
  10. 10. Fate
  11. 11. Civilization under threat
  12. 12. Race, ethnicity, and class
  13. 13. Risks of a scientific era
  14. 14. Religion
  15. 15. Letters & Copyright  30,000 letters, second to Voltaire  Copyright in contreversy
  16. 16. Influences
  17. 17. Authors  Batman  Neil Gaiman  Stephen King  Robert Bloch
  18. 18. Games  Role playing games  Board games  Card games  Computer games
  19. 19. Alone in the Dark
  20. 20. Films & TV  „Official Movies‟  „Fan Movies‟  Evil Dead  Promethius  Cabin in the Woods  …And many, many more…
  21. 21. HP Lovecraft Historical Society www.cthulhulives.org
  22. 22. Evil Dead
  23. 23. Cabin in the Woods
  24. 24. Promethius
  25. 25. Game of Thrones
  26. 26. And there’s more…
  27. 27. HR Giger
  28. 28. Readings  Pickman‟s Model (1927)  From Beyond (1920)  The Outsider (1921)
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