H.P.Lovecraft has had an impact on world media far greater then just sprouting pastiche writing.The following is an article about the subject.


Lovecraft's style and subject matter have lent themselves to numerous parodies within the science fiction and horror genres. Among the more notable are:

  • Peter Cannon's "Scream for Jeeves" (which combines Lovecraft with P. G. Wodehouse); these and several other Lovecraft parodies were later collected in Forever Azathoth and Other Horrors
  • Arthur C. Clarke's "At the Mountains of Murkiness" (reprinted in George Locke's parody collection of the same name)
  • George Alec Effinger's "Maureen Birnbaum at the Looming Awfulness"
  • Terry Pratchett's The Light Fantastic and Moving Pictures
  • Lawrence Watt-Evans's "Pickman's Modem".
  • Howard Waldrop (as M. M. Moamrath)'s "Cthulhublanca"
  • Mark E. Rogers spoofed the Cthulhu mythos in his book Samurai Cat.
  • Neil Gaiman's "A Study in Emerald," a Hugo-winning short story combining H.P. Lovecraft and Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes. and a web exclusive on his site, I, CTHULHU
  • Michael Huyck Jr. (editor)'s Hastur Pusssycat! Kill! Kill! combines Lovecraft with Russ Meyer's trash-cinema classic Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!.
  • The Munchkin card game has an edition titled "Munchkin Cthulhu" and features many parodies of Lovecraftian inventions.
  • The episode of the "Grim Adventures Of Billy And Mandy" called "The Prank Call Of Cthulhu" features Cthulhu playing golf with several other demons and beings.
  • In another episode of "The Grim Adventures Of Billy And Mandy", Billy reads from a book titled "The Bad Book" and is possessed. He then proceeds to attempt to summon Yog-Sothoth with Grim's Scythe.
  • The webcomic Hello Cthulhu places Cthulhu, Dagon and the Colour out of Space in the world of the Japanese cartoon character Hello Kitty.

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