Re: Let's Talk About Horror Fiction and Film
Those who enjoy Lovecraft (as I do) may wish to read Michel Houellebecq's extended essay H. P. Lovecraft: Against the World, Against Life
. I found it illuminating, stimulating, and unusually readable for a work of literary criticism.
You can read an excerpt here
An illusion--with intelligence! A malignant vision, with a will of pure evil!