Happy Birthday H.P. Lovecraft!
Yup, it’s the birthday of one of America’s greatest horror writers. The genius. The icon. Only outdone by Poe. Maybe. The one, the only … H. P. Lovecraft! If he were alive he’d be the ripe old age of 121 today! After the jump, we’ll give you a bunch of ways to celebrate this glorious day.
So what’s the best way to celebrate the birthday of this great icon? Well, there’s nothing better than reading his works. We hope you already have some on your shelves. But if you don’t (and shame on you if you don’t) you can find a wide collection of stories, poetry and letters here. And why not start with the short but powerful “Rats in the Walls”.
Not in the mood for reading? Or just feel you don’t know enough about the man to appreciate this birthday. Well, we have just the solution for that as well! An excellent BBC documentary which which posted on this site several years ago. You can listen to that here.
And, if reading and listening is too much for you today, just hit play and watch this fine Lovecraft tribute video:
Now that you’ve done that why not go out and create something. Something Lovecraftian. You know you want to.