History Creator / HPLovecraft

15th Sep '16 9:06:01 AM darkpast
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** Randolph Carter manages to trick Nyarlathotep in ''The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath''.
8th Sep '16 7:14:42 PM PaulA
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** John Carpenter's ''Film/{{The Thing|1982}}'' is even closer. Indeed, a genealogical connection is plausible: the film is an adaptation of Creator/JohnWCampbell's short story "Literature/WhoGoesThere", published in ''AstoundingStories'' in 1938. Campbell -- who became editor of ''Astounding'' that year -- would surely have been reading it in 1936, when it published ''At the Mountains of Madness''. John Carpenter himself is an admitted H.P. Lovecraft fan, so it'd hardly be surprising if he drew a little inspiration from the story, even indirectly (there actually is some resemblance between the sequences where Mac and Copper investigate the Norwegian camp in ''The Thing'' and the scene where Dyer and Danforth investigate Lake's camp in ''At The Mountains of Madness'', not to mention that the Norwegians weren't in the novella the film was based on...). He even made ''Film/InTheMouthOfMadness'' as a tribute to Lovecraft's work.

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** John Carpenter's ''Film/{{The Thing|1982}}'' is even closer. Indeed, a genealogical connection is plausible: the film is an adaptation of Creator/JohnWCampbell's short story "Literature/WhoGoesThere", published in ''AstoundingStories'' ''Magazine/AstoundingStories'' in 1938. Campbell -- who became editor of ''Astounding'' that year -- would surely have been reading it in 1936, when it published ''At the Mountains of Madness''. John Carpenter himself is an admitted H.P. Lovecraft fan, so it'd hardly be surprising if he drew a little inspiration from the story, even indirectly (there actually is some resemblance between the sequences where Mac and Copper investigate the Norwegian camp in ''The Thing'' and the scene where Dyer and Danforth investigate Lake's camp in ''At The Mountains of Madness'', not to mention that the Norwegians weren't in the novella the film was based on...). He even made ''Film/InTheMouthOfMadness'' as a tribute to Lovecraft's work.
5th Sep '16 1:07:20 PM erforce
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** Dan O'Bannon, the original writer of ''Film/{{Alien}}'', is a massive Lovecraft fan (he would go on to direct an adaption of ''Literature/TheCaseOfCharlesDexterWard'') and initially conceived the plot of ''Alien'' as a kind of "At the Planet of Madness"; much of the original story involved the aliens being "gods" to a long-lost civilization who sacrificed victims to them in, and left hieroglyphs depicting their lifecycle on the walls of, a giant pyramid. Many of these ideas would be subsequently reused in ''Film/AlienVsPredator'' (which, just to drive the point home, was set in Antarctica) and in ''Film/{{Prometheus}}''.

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** Dan O'Bannon, the original writer of ''Film/{{Alien}}'', is a massive Lovecraft fan (he would go on to direct an adaption of ''Literature/TheCaseOfCharlesDexterWard'') and initially conceived the plot of ''Alien'' as a kind of "At the Planet of Madness"; much of the original story involved the aliens being "gods" to a long-lost civilization who sacrificed victims to them in, and left hieroglyphs depicting their lifecycle on the walls of, a giant pyramid. Many of these ideas would be subsequently reused in ''Film/AlienVsPredator'' ''Film/AVPAlienVsPredator'' (which, just to drive the point home, was set in Antarctica) and in ''Film/{{Prometheus}}''.
4th Sep '16 7:41:10 PM PaulA
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* VenusIsWet: "In the Walls of Eryx", one of his ventures into straight science fiction, is set on a Venus that has a tropical climate and is filled with lush, swampy jungles.
1st Sep '16 9:35:32 PM Emperor_Oshron
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*** This, in turn, might be part of the inspiration for ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'', also set in Spain with the antagonists as inhuman villagers who are part of a cult that worships horrific tentacled things. And that's not even getting into some of the ''other'' enemies...
18th Aug '16 6:43:52 PM Tre
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** Filmed in 1970 as a not-entirely-faithful CultClassic starring Dean Stockwell as Wilbur Whateley and Sandra Dee as Nancy Wagner, who wasn't in the original story. ''Yog-Sothoth!'' There was also a 2009 remake by the SyFy Channel - again starring Dean Stockwell, but as Professor Armitage.

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** Filmed in 1970 as a not-entirely-faithful CultClassic starring Dean Stockwell as Wilbur Whateley and Sandra Dee as Nancy Wagner, who wasn't in the original story. ''Yog-Sothoth!'' There was also a 2009 remake by the SyFy Channel Creator/{{Syfy}} - again starring Dean Stockwell, but as Professor Armitage.
5th Aug '16 1:42:04 PM MobRules
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* ScienceMarchesOn: Astronomy, earth's geological history, how evolution works -- it's inevitable when a key inspiration was the great unknown behind things we were only just beginning to discover.
24th Jul '16 10:08:12 AM CaptEquinox
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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Lovecraft had a particular fondness for [[http://grimreviews.blogspot.com/2011/08/on-hp-lovecraft-and-ice-cream-honoring.html ice cream]] and had in general a SweetTooth. He loved [[http://grimreviews.blogspot.com/2011/04/hp-lovecraft-and-coffee.html coffee]], too (especially when highly sugared). He was a big fan of cheese [[note]]"How can anybody dislike ''cheese?''"[[/note]], [[http://www.hplovecraft.com/life/interest/foods.aspx baked beans, spaghetti and traditional turkey dinners]] among other things. He also had a particular hatred of seafood.

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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Lovecraft had a particular fondness for [[http://grimreviews.[[http://chrisperridas.blogspot.com/2011/08/on-hp-lovecraft-and-ice-cream-honoring.com/2006/11/lovecraft-loved-ice-cream.html ice cream]] and had in general a SweetTooth. He loved [[http://grimreviews.blogspot.com/2011/04/hp-lovecraft-and-coffee.html [[https://tentaclii.wordpress.com/2011/08/12/lovecrafts-double-r-coffee-house-photo/ coffee]], too (especially when highly sugared). He was a big fan of cheese [[note]]"How can anybody dislike ''cheese?''"[[/note]], [[http://www.hplovecraft.com/life/interest/foods.aspx baked beans, spaghetti and traditional turkey dinners]] among other things. He also had a particular hatred of seafood.
13th Jul '16 10:36:33 AM Willbyr
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-->-- '''H. P. Lovecraft'''
9th Jul '16 10:53:08 AM darkpast
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** ''Dreams in the Witch House'' features a female antagonist.


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* WickedWitch: Keziah Mason from "Dreams in the Witch House" is a rather typical example of this trope being old and reclusive, using something like black magic, and making a deal with a Satan-like deity.
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