Lovecraftian horror

subgenre of horror

Lovecraftian horror, sometimes used interchangeably with "cosmic horror" is a subgenre of horror fiction and weird fiction that emphasizes the horror of the unknowable and incomprehensible more than gore or other elements of shock. It is named after American author H. P. Lovecraft (1890–1937). His work emphasizes themes of cosmic dread, forbidden and dangerous knowledge, madness, non-human influences on humanity, religion and superstition, fate and inevitability, and the risks associated with scientific discoveries, which are now associated with Lovecraftian horror as a subgenre. The cosmic themes of Lovecraftian horror can also be found in other media, notably horror film, horror games and comics.
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genre: Lovecraftian horror

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In the Valley of the Kings

book by Terrence Holt

author: Terrence Holt

2009

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literary work

author: H. P. Lovecraft

1925

In the Vault

short story by H. P. Lovecraft

author: H. P. Lovecraft

1925

The Festival

short story by H. P. Lovecraft

author: H. P. Lovecraft

1925

The Unnamable

short story by H. P. Lovecraft

author: H. P. Lovecraft

1925

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