Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown is a 2008 documentary film that examines the life, work, and mind of American writer H. P. Lovecraft, creator of the Cthulhu Mythos. The film features interviews with Guillermo del Toro, Neil Gaiman, John Carpenter, Peter Straub, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Ramsey Campbell, Stuart Gordon, S. T. Joshi, Robert M. Price, and Andrew Migliore.
The film was released on Blu-ray and DVD in the United States on October 27, 2009.
Johnny Butane of the website Dread Central gave the film a score of 4 out of 5, calling it a “solid documentary that’s sure to appeal to everyone from casual Lovecraft readers to the most hardcore of his fans”
The film won Best Documentary at the 2008 Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival. It was the official selection at: Cinema Du Parc in Collaboration with The Fantasia Festival 2008; Erie Horror Film Festival 2008; Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre Festival 2008; Shriek fest Horror Film Festival 2008; The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival 2008; TromaDance 2009 and Porto Alegre, Brazil’s Fantaspoa Festival 2009.