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Happy Birthday, H. P. Lovecraft!

Today marks the 123rd birthday of H. P. Lovecraft, a man whose work has stood the test of time, and has inspired multiple generations of writers, filmmakers, artists and musicians. We asked some fellow Bizarros for their favourite stories or other works inspired by Lovecraft’s own, and came up with the following:

Ross E. Lockhart, editor of two Lovecraft-inspired anthologies, says:

For me, it’s “The Festival,” Lovecraft’s tale of holiday cheer, family gatherings, and a “Yule-rite, older than man and fated to survive him” that never fails to make the hair on the back of my neck stand up. And HPL’s description of the procession–“They were not altogether crows, nor moles, nor buzzards, nor ants, nor vampire bats, nor decomposed human beings; but something I cannot and must not recall. They flopped limply along, half with their webbed feet and half with their membranous wings; and as they reached the throng of celebrants the cowled figures seized and mounted them, and rode off one by one along the reaches of that unlighted river, into pits and galleries of panic where poison springs feed frightful and undiscoverable cataracts.”–is one of the most Bizarro moments in the history of weird fiction.

You can find the story in full (and free) here.

And on that note, bizarro horror artist Nick Gucker drew a creature inspired by that very story!

nick gucker

NBAS author Andrew Wayne Adams says:

My favourite Lovecraft-inspired movie is In the Mouth of Madness. Sutter Cane is probably THE main reason I grew up wanting to be a writer. I wanted my thoughts to control reality, just like his (with the ultimate goal of destroying reality by imploding it with an incomprehensible “beyond”). Also, I used to put this movie on while I slept, and did this almost every night for years.

Here’s a fun clip from the movie featuring a crazed man with an axe.

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