The Call of Cthulhu

Many readers consider H.P.Lovecraft to be the father of modern horror fantasy. In fact, the term “Lovecraftian” is frequently used to describe any particularly scary story, book, or film. But I’ve been surprised at the number of horror/fantasy genre fans that I meet who know little about Howard Phillips Lovecraft and have never read his original works. I recently stumble upon an excellent essay by Emma Stefansky over at the Polygon website that offers a well curated guide to Lovecraft’s writings. The article is also accompanied by superbly creepy original illustrations by Michael Bukowski. It’s well worth a read whether you are new to Lovecraft or a life-long reader.

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One Response to The Call of Cthulhu

  1. restlessjo says:

    I am clueless about it but my daughter and friends play this in Live Role Playing. 🙂 🙂

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