By Eric Polk of anotherdescentinto.blogspot.com
Today I'm going to began a multi-part series featuring the stories of undoubtedly one of the cornerstones of the modern-day horror tale, one H.P.Lovecraft. Lovecraft's guiding literary principle was what he termed "cosmicism" or "cosmic horror", the idea that life is incomprehensible to human minds and that the universe is fundamentally alien. Those who genuinely reason, like his protagonists, gamble with sanity. As early as the 1940s, Lovecraft had developed a cult following for his Cthulhu Mythos, a series of loosely interconnected fiction featuring a pantheon of humanity-nullifying entities, as well as the Necronomicon, a fictional grimoire of magical rites and forbidden lore.