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Lovecrafitan lore is psychological drama, not horror.
Prove me wrong.

>> No.16711388

It's scary with monsters.

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>>16711387
It is, and the Colour Out Of Space is basically his best story for that reason (to me). Most of his other stuff sort of falls short in my eyes but I like the genre he opened very much.

>> No.16711414

The horror comes from the anxious feeling of the unknown. Sure it uses pshycological means to achieve this but name me a good horror story that doesn't.

>> No.16711415

>>16711388
It loses its scariness with monsters.

>> No.16711426

>>16711387
Every fucking time when someone does Lovecraft shit they fuck it up and show le monster and you get a machine gun and it immediately becomes not scary.

>> No.16711442

LOVECRAFT CAT

>> No.16711607

>>16711442
nigger man?

>> No.16711742

he wrote because he was bored and disgusted, read houellebecqs essay on him.

>> No.16711760

>>16711742
literally every writer ever

>> No.16711782

>>16711760
the thing about lovecraft is that he didnt embrace the flaws he saw in reality and didnt try to holistically write about the world like a romancier. he instead just flat out didnt even touch on them (sex, niggers, money, realism in general) in his "big" texts.

>> No.16711837

>>16711387
Lovecrafian lore is "borrowing" from Chambers, Machen and Smith.

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Ahahahhahhahahahahahah I’m going insane
Niggerman save me!
OH GOD IT GOT NIGGERMAN

>> No.16712215

>>16711387
why do plebs keep trying to offer some le epic hot takes on lovecraft so often? people keep trying to overcomplicate him and his work

just like any writer, his personality shows through, but on top of that he was one of the first to write truly scary slow burn horror stories about aliens. He was an alienated, intelligent, sad, angry, scared but hopeful man writing about the concept of mankind coming face to face with some kind of alien force or entity that reshapes their entire understanding because of how little they truly know, on top of that force being a horrifying revelation and not just a scientifically interesting one

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>>16711387
Yes, I don't care about rigorous genre categorization. How did you know?

>> No.16712640

>>16712215
>why do plebs keep trying to offer some le epic hot takes on lovecraft so often? people keep trying to overcomplicate him and his work
they think he's the be-all end of cosmic horror because their entire exposure to horror-literature is driven by cthulu plushies and le epic cthulu in all things pop-media, not realizing he's a chain-link in a long line of cosmic horror writers, some who have surpassed him, in my opinion (although I take nothing away from lovecraft, he was a fucking titan in cosmic horror).
Machen, algernon blackwood, Nathaniel Hawthorne, all came before; The White People and the Great God Pan are two of my favorite stories which definitely influences lovecraft.
Modern-day, Thomas Ligotti surpassed lovecraft with his weird-fiction-esque horror, elevated that shit to pure literature.

>> No.16712643

>>16711387
So is most good horror fiction

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Does anyone know which one of his stories has that passage where he describes a bunch of race mixed people he saw on the street as if they were cosmic monstrosities?

>> No.16712689

>>16712664
Hmm horror at red hook is the big famous one, but it really doesn't read THAT bad, given peoples reaction to it you'd think it was that book someone wrote that was like 46% just the word nigger
In red hook, he describes basically all immigrants/non english speakers as worshippers of black gods or something, and does go on a diatribe about the people

>> No.16712898

>>16712640
please please recommend me some good horror it can be short stories or novels
i'm looking for an experience that will stay with me and bonus points if it was written in modern english

>> No.16713093

>>16711387
It's terror, then.

>> No.16713159

>>16713093
it's treason

>> No.16713178

>>16712898
Dracula
The shining
Frankenstein (1831)
Parts of the bible
The monk
Tell tell hart
Choose your spookysion

>> No.16713184

>>16713178
the fuck is this boomer shit

>> No.16714069

>>16712046
NoooOo○0O0O0O0O0o0O0O0O0○000○○00O○○OO!

>> No.16714140

>>16711387
Not even psychological horror?

>> No.16714953

>>16711387
anything written by him proves you wrong

>> No.16714961

>>16711387
Every time I read At the Mountains of Madness I enter a weird mindset in which I half-believe it is true. I get this whenever I read anything about Atlantis too

>> No.16714962

>>16711414
rather than the unknown, is the (humanly) unknowable, which is spookier

>> No.16714975

>>16712640
Is Ligotti that good? I find his ideas rather superficial, are his books really so much better than what his nonfiction discourse would have you assume?

>> No.16714986

>>16714975
Ligotti is much more respected as a horror writer than as a philosopher

>> No.16715006

>>16712898
The King In Yellow
The Motion Demon
Gustav Meyrink - Golem

>> No.16715580

>>16711387
>Lovecrafitan lore is psychological drama
It's really SHIT "psychological drama" then.

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>>16712640
>Modern-day, Thomas Ligotti surpassed lovecraft with his weird-fiction-esque horror, elevated that shit to pure literature.

>> No.16715605

>>16712643
>good
>horror fiction
pick one

>> No.16715626

>>16712689
call of cuthulu also has the swamp cult thats basically a bunch of nonwhites and "mongrel" race mixers who kill people and engage in orgies of pure degeneracy amongst the corpses while worshiping cuthulu.

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>>16711387
>lore

>> No.16715670

>>16715626
>a bunch of nonwhites and "mongrel" race mixers who kill people and engage in orgies of pure degeneracy amongst the corpses
so basically modern western pop culture?

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