Lurker in the Lobby

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Lurker in the Lobby: A Guide to the Cinema of H. P. Lovecraft is a non-fiction book by Andrew Migliore and John Strysik analysing the influence of Providence author H. P. Lovecraft in the world of cinema.


Rather than an exhaustive compendium of all films with references to the Cthulhu Mythos of Lovecraft's creation, it is broken into two main sections. Part of the book compiles works from cinema, television and short films which are either based upon his original works and characters or draw heavily on the themes which suffuse his tales. The second section is of interviews with directors, screenwriters, actors et al. who create these films, with the book illustrated throughout with Lovecraftian imagery. Movies reviewed inside the book include more popular films such as In the Mouth of Madness, Alien, Hellboy, The Thing, the cult classic Re-Animator as well as more obscure Japanese works such as Marebito and Uzumaki, Italian gore films (The Beyond) and even comedies (Cast a Deadly Spell). Interviews include those with John Carpenter, Jeffrey Combs, Guillermo del Toro and Brian Yuzna. It is also noteworthy that as a Lovecraftian in-joke the name of the fictional writer of the Necronomicon, Abdul Alhazred, is included on the cover as co-author.