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Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown is a 2008 documentary film that examines the life, work, and mind of American writer H. P. Lovecraft, creator of the Cthulhu Mythos.[1]

Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown
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DVD cover
Directed byFrank H. Woodward
Produced byWilliam Janczewski
James B. Myers
Frank H. Woodward
StarringRamsey Campbell
John Carpenter
Guillermo del Toro
Neil Gaiman
Stuart Gordon
S. T. Joshi
Caitlin R. Kiernan
Andrew Migliore
Robert M. Price
Peter Straub
CinematographyDon Spiro
Release date
  • July 24, 2008 (2008-07-24) (Comic-Con)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States

The film features interviews with Guillermo del Toro, Neil Gaiman, John Carpenter, Peter Straub, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Ramsey Campbell, Stuart Gordon, S. T. Joshi, Robert M. Price, and Andrew Migliore.


Release and receptionEdit

The film was released on Blu-ray and DVD in the United States on October 27, 2009.

Johnny Butane of the website Dread Central gave the film a score of 4 out of 5, calling it a "solid documentary that’s sure to appeal to everyone from casual Lovecraft readers to the most hardcore of his fans".[2]


The film won Best Documentary at the 2008 Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival.[3] It was the official selection at: Cinema Du Parc in Collaboration With The Fantasia Festival 2008; Erie Horror Film Festival 2008; Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre Festival 2008; Shriekfest Horror Film Festival 2008; The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival 2008; TromaDance 2009 and Porto Alegre, Brazil's Fantaspoa Festival 2009.


  1. ^ "Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown". The New York Times.
  2. ^ Butane, Johnny (30 August 2008). "Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown (2008)". Dread Central. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown (Free Documentary)". Open Culture. 13 January 2011. Retrieved 1 November 2016.

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