H.P. Lovecraft

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  • Short Stories:
  • Dagon
  • Beyond the Wall of Sleep
  • The Statement of Randolph Carter
  • From Beyond
  • Nyarlathotep
  • The Outsider
  • Herbert West - Reanimator
  • The Rats in the Wall
  • The Unnamable
  • The Horror at Red Hook
  • Cool Air
  • The Call of Cthulhu
  • Pickman's Model
  • The Silver Key
  • The Color Out of Space
  • The Dunwich Horror
  • The Dreams in the Witch House
  • Through the Gates of the Silver Key (in collaboration with E. Hoffmann Price)

  • Novellas & Novels:
  • The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath
  • The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
  • The Whisperer in Darkness
  • At the Mountains of Madness
  • The Shadow Over Innsmouth
  • The Shadow Out of Time

Extra: "The Shuttered Room", short story by August Derleth (inspired by notes by H.P.L.)

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1. The Haunted Palace (1963)

Not Rated | 87 min | Horror

Charles Dexter Ward arrives at a small village to visit the house he inherited from his ancestor who died there 100 years ago.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Vincent Price, Debra Paget, Lon Chaney Jr., Frank Maxwell

Votes: 5,242

"The Case of Charles Dexter Ward"

2. The Shuttered Room (1967)

Unrated | 99 min | Horror

A series of horrific murders is traced to a creature that inhabits a very strange house.

Director: David Greene | Stars: Oliver Reed, Gig Young, Carol Lynley, Flora Robson

Votes: 1,503

3. Night Gallery (1969–1973)
Episode: Pickman's Model/The Dear Departed/An Act of Chivalry (1971)

TV-PG | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Lovelorn Mavis Goldsmith ignores her reclusive art teacher Pickman's warning not to follow him home. / A fake fortune-telling racket is disrupted by adultery. / When a woman enters an elevator, a ghoul is asked to remove his hat.

Directors: Jeff Corey, Jack Laird | Stars: Bradford Dillman, Louise Sorel, Steve Lawrence, Maureen Arthur

Votes: 192

Pickman's Model Directed by Jack Laird

4. Night Gallery (1969–1973)
Episode: Cool Air/Camera Obscura/Quoth the Raven (1971)

TV-PG | 59 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A Gothic love story about a woman and a man who lives in a refrigerated apartment. / Miserly banker Sharsted finds himself trapped after viewing his client's strange optical device. / Edgar Allan Poe can't get the first line down on paper.

Directors: John Badham, Jeff Corey, Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Marty Allen, Ross Martin, Barbara Rush, Rene Auberjonois

Votes: 250

Cool Air Directed by Jeannot Szwarc

5. City of the Living Dead (1980)

Not Rated | 93 min | Horror

A reporter and a psychic race to close the Gates of Hell after the suicide of a clergyman caused them to open, allowing the dead to rise from their graves.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Christopher George, Catriona MacColl, Carlo De Mejo, Antonella Interlenghi

Votes: 14,244

Fulci's Gates of Hell Trilogy Lovecraft/Poe/King inspiration

6. The Beyond (1981)

R | 87 min | Horror

A young woman inherits an old hotel in Louisiana where, following a series of supernatural "accidents", she learns that the building was built over one of the entrances to Hell.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Catriona MacColl, David Warbeck, Cinzia Monreale, Antoine Saint-John

Votes: 18,269 | Gross: $0.12M

Fulci's Gates of Hell Trilogy Lovecraft/King inspiration

7. The House by the Cemetery (1981)

Not Rated | 86 min | Horror

A New England home is terrorized by a series of murders, unbeknownst to the guests that a gruesome secret is hiding in the basement.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Catriona MacColl, Paolo Malco, Ania Pieroni, Giovanni Frezza

Votes: 11,264

Fulci's Gates of Hell Trilogy Henry James/Poe/Lovecraft inspiration

8. The Evil Dead (1981)

NC-17 | 85 min | Horror

71 Metascore

Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManincor, Betsy Baker

Votes: 172,224 | Gross: $2.40M

Sam Raimi's Necronomicon Ex-Mortis (The Book of Dead) Evil Dead Trilogy

9. The Thing (1982)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

57 Metascore

A research team in Antarctica is hunted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of its victims.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, Richard Masur

Votes: 337,497 | Gross: $13.78M

Carpenter's Apocalypse Trilogy

10. Re-Animator (1985)

Unrated | 105 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

73 Metascore

After an odd new medical student arrives on campus, a dedicated local and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue.

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton, David Gale

Votes: 50,630 | Gross: $2.02M

"Herbert West – Reanimator"

11. From Beyond (1986)

R | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A group of scientists have developed the Resonator, a machine which allows whoever is within range to see beyond normal perceptible reality. But when the experiment succeeds, they are immediately attacked by terrible life forms.

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Ted Sorel, Ken Foree

Votes: 19,821 | Gross: $1.26M

12. Evil Dead II (1987)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Horror

69 Metascore

The lone survivor of an onslaught of flesh-possessing spirits holes up in a cabin with a group of strangers while the demons continue their attack.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks, Kassie Wesley DePaiva

Votes: 137,492 | Gross: $5.92M

Sam Raimi's Necronomicon Ex-Mortis (The Book of Dead) Evil Dead Trilogy (remake/sequel of first film)

13. Prince of Darkness (1987)

R | 102 min | Horror

50 Metascore

A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Lisa Blount, Jameson Parker, Victor Wong

Votes: 33,169 | Gross: $14.18M

Carpenter's Apocalypse Trilogy

14. Bride of Re-Animator (1989)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

Doctors Herbert West and Dan Cain discover the secret to creating human life and proceed to create a perfect woman from dead tissue.

Director: Brian Yuzna | Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Claude Earl Jones, Fabiana Udenio

Votes: 12,209

15. The Resurrected (1991)

R | 108 min | Horror

Charles Dexter Ward's wife enlists the help of a private detective to find out what her husband is up to in a remote cabin owned by his family for centuries.

Director: Dan O'Bannon | Stars: John Terry, Jane Sibbett, Chris Sarandon, Robert Romanus

Votes: 3,331

"The Case of Charles Dexter Ward"

16. Army of Darkness (1992)

R | 81 min | Comedy, Horror

57 Metascore

A man is accidentally transported to 1300 A.D., where he must battle an army of the dead and retrieve the Necronomicon so he can return home.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz, Marcus Gilbert, Ian Abercrombie

Votes: 153,210 | Gross: $11.50M

Sam Raimi's Necronomicon Ex-Mortis (The Book of Dead) Evil Dead Trilogy (sequel of Evil Dead 2)

17. Necronomicon: Book of Dead (1993)

R | 96 min | Horror

H.P. Lovecraft, the well-known horror writer, is looking in the late thirties after the book 'Necronomicon'. He finds it guarded by monks in an old library. He then copies some stories from... See full summary »

Directors: Christophe Gans, Shûsuke Kaneko, Brian Yuzna | Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Tony Azito, Juan Fernández, Brian Yuzna

Votes: 5,067


"The Library" (wrap-around story which begins and ends the film) Directed by Brian Yuzna Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Tony Azito, Brian Yuzna

"The Drowned" (The Rats in the Walls) Directed by Christophe Gans

"The Cold" (Cool Air) Directed by Shusuke Kaneko

"Whispers" (The Whisperer in the Darkness) Directed by Brian Yuzna

18. In the Mouth of Madness (1994)

R | 95 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

53 Metascore

An insurance investigator begins discovering that the impact a horror writer's books have on his fans is more than inspirational.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Sam Neill, Jürgen Prochnow, Julie Carmen, David Warner

Votes: 55,140 | Gross: $8.95M

Carpenter's Apocalypse Trilogy

19. Castle Freak (1995 Video)

R | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A man struggles to save his family from the strange and deadly occurrences in the castle they've inherited.

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Jonathan Fuller, Jessica Dollarhide

Votes: 5,915

"The Outsider"

20. Out of Mind: The Stories of H.P. Lovecraft (1998 TV Movie)

56 min | Horror, Fantasy

Haunted by disturbing dreams from an inherited book, a young man becomes interested in the writings of H.P. Lovecraft.

Director: Raymond St-Jean | Stars: Christopher Heyerdahl, Peter Farbridge, Art Kitching, Michael Sinelnikoff

Votes: 249

H.P.L. as character

21. Dagon (2001)

R | 98 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

A boating accident runs a young man and woman ashore in a decrepit Spanish fishing town which they discover is in the grips of an ancient sea god and its monstrous half human offspring.

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Ezra Godden, Francisco Rabal, Raquel Meroño, Macarena Gómez

Votes: 15,397

"The Shadow Over Innsmouth" (novella) - "Dagon" (short story)

22. Beyond Re-Animator (2003)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

After 13 years in prison, the mad scientist from Re-Animator (1985) gets a new chance to experiment with the arrival of a young prison doctor, who secretly hopes to learn to reanimate dead people. Good intentions turn to horror.

Director: Brian Yuzna | Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Tommy Dean Musset, Jason Barry, Bárbara Elorrieta

Votes: 10,304

23. Justice League (2001–2004)
Episode: The Terror Beyond (2003)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Solomon Grundy attacks a harbor. After the military has him contained, Aquaman arrives and steals Grundy. When the League finds out Aquaman is involved, they head to Dr. Fate to get some answers.

Director: Butch Lukic | Stars: Maria Canals-Barrera, Susan Eisenberg, George Newbern, Scott Rummell

Votes: 339

Part 1 of 2 Great Old Ones

24. Justice League (2001–2004)
Episode: The Terror Beyond: Part II (2003)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Fate and Aquaman wanted to sacrifice Grundy to prevent the return of a mystic being. The being has arrived; Aquaman leaves to protect Atlantis. Hawkgirl finds out the being had visited her homeworld long ago.

Director: Butch Lukic | Stars: Maria Canals-Barrera, Susan Eisenberg, George Newbern, Scott Rummell

Votes: 344

Part 2 of 2 Great Old Ones

25. Hellboy (2004)

PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

72 Metascore

A demon, raised from infancy after being conjured by and rescued from the Nazis, grows up to become a defender against the forces of darkness.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Ron Perlman, Doug Jones, Selma Blair, John Hurt

Votes: 293,406 | Gross: $59.62M

Cthulhu-like monster

26. The Call of Cthulhu (2005)

Not Rated | 47 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

While sorting the affairs of his late Uncle, a man accidentally stumbles across a series of dark secrets connected to an ancient horror waiting to be freed.

Director: Andrew Leman | Stars: Matt Foyer, John Bolen, Ralph Lucas, Chad Fifer

Votes: 7,311

27. Masters of Horror (2005–2007)
Episode: Dreams in the Witch-House (2005)

TV-MA | 55 min | Horror

A graduate student questions his sanity after he rents a room in an old boarding house which was the residence of a 17th Century witch, and he figures out that the evil forces still roam within the walls.

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Ezra Godden, Campbell Lane, Jay Brazeau, Chelah Horsdal

Votes: 4,508

28. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Coon 2: Hindsight (2010)

TV-MA | 23 min | Animation, Comedy

A new superhero named "Captain Hindsight" emerges to help with a new BP oil spill, and The Coon tries to make sure that he joins his union of superheroes.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mona Marshall, April Stewart

Votes: 1,513

Part 1 of 3 Cartman and Cthulhu

29. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Mysterion Rises (2010)

TV-MA | 21 min | Animation, Comedy

Mysterion assumes control of South Park's superhero alliance after The Coon is kicked out. Meanwhile, The Coon plots his plan for revenge by conspiring with the enemy, and where is Captain Hindsight when the world needs him?

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mona Marshall, April Stewart

Votes: 1,570

Part 2 of 3 Cartman and Cthulhu

30. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Coon vs. Coon and Friends (2010)

TV-MA | 21 min | Animation, Comedy

Cartman and Cthulhu get their revenge on Coon and Friends, while Mysterion continues to try and discover the secret behind his superpower of never being able to die.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mona Marshall, April Stewart

Votes: 1,497

Part 3 of 3 Cartman and Cthulhu

31. The Whisperer in Darkness (2011)

Not Rated | 103 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Based on the H. P. Lovecraft story of the same name, a folklorist investigates reports of unusual creatures in Vermont only to uncover more than he bargained for

Director: Sean Branney | Stars: Annie Abrams, Zack Gold, Luc Fitz, Stephen Blackehart

Votes: 2,584

32. The Cabin in the Woods (2011)

R | 95 min | Horror

72 Metascore

Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin, where they get more than they bargained for, discovering the truth behind the cabin in the woods.

Director: Drew Goddard | Stars: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz

Votes: 343,992 | Gross: $42.07M

Great Old Ones

33. Justice League: Throne of Atlantis (2015 Video)

PG-13 | 72 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

When Atlantian troops assault Metropolis as revenge for the death of their king, the Queen seeks help from the Justice League to find her son who has gone missing during the madness.

Director: Ethan Spaulding | Stars: Sean Astin, Rosario Dawson, Nathan Fillion, Christopher Gorham

Votes: 17,376

Cthulhu-like monster

34. The Void (I) (2016)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

62 Metascore

Shortly after delivering a patient to an understaffed hospital, a police officer experiences strange and violent occurrences seemingly linked to a group of mysterious hooded figures.

Directors: Jeremy Gillespie, Steven Kostanski | Stars: Aaron Poole, Kenneth Welsh, Daniel Fathers, Kathleen Munroe

Votes: 26,045 | Gross: $0.15M

Homage to '80s horror cinema (Cronenberg, Carpenter, Gordon, Fulci, Barker)

35. Incident in a Ghostland (2018)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

44 Metascore

A mother of two who inherits a house is confronted with murderous intruders on the first night in their new home and fights for her daughters' lives. Sixteen years later when the daughters reunite at the house, things get really strange.

Director: Pascal Laugier | Stars: Crystal Reed, Mylène Farmer, Anastasia Phillips, Emilia Jones

Votes: 18,705

Inspiration + H.P.L. as character

36. Aquaman (2018)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

55 Metascore

Arthur Curry, the human-born heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, goes on a quest to prevent a war between the worlds of ocean and land.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson

Votes: 296,134 | Gross: $335.06M

Cthulhu-like monster

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