Top 10 H.P. Lovecraft Film Adaptations

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On August 20, 1890, that writer of the fantastically weird, H.P. Lovecraft was born. Perhaps it was Lovecrafts odd life that led him to craft our most beloved strange stories. Both his parents died in a mental institution. Shortly after the death of his father, he began to suffer from night terrors. More dramatic than a regular nightmare, night terrors ’cause rapid heartbeats, quick breathing, terrified screams, and inconsolable fear. Lovecraft dreamed of nightguants, which later found their way into his fiction as thin, black and faceless beings that tickle their victims into submission.

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During his lifetime, Lovecraft shunned both the sun and sexual activity, leaving him plenty of time to write. And write he did. Hundreds of works, both fiction and non, and thousands upon thousands of letters. His fiction in particular has had a lasting legacy, specifically in the horror community, resulting in a number of games, music, literature, and films. Today, we celebrate Lovecraft’s birthday with a list of the 10 best film adaptations of his works.

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