Howard Phillips “H. P.” Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937) was an American author who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction. Virtually unknown and only published in pulp magazines before he died in poverty, he is now regarded as one of the most significant 20th-century authors in his genre.
From the upcoming Sinister Dialogues: “Any power reputation or wizardry that the Temple of THEM induce stems from the expressions that Lovecraft gave to the world and set in motion. Our very name, our descriptions of Tendrils, Tentacles, Forces from Outer Space and Inner Space, Dark Entities Soveriegn Above Us, The Themonomicon, Angles, Weird Geometry, Strange Dimensions, Starry Rents, Ancient Gods; its all there. You get a sense of it through Ryan’s drawings and through the Thrasz, through the love of Black Magic and Illuminatism, through the types of rites to ancient forces employed and the lexicon of unique terms used to describe the world in a very different fashion. We are a living continuation of things that Lovecraft set in motion, we are his Shoggoths, his Yog-Sotthoth and Azagthoth. If Carl Jung is the mother of our current, then Lovecraft is the father of THEM. As to whether we are ‘just’ original storytellers or provide a gateway to mysteries uncharted will also have to be evaluated by our visitors and no doubt each will differ in opinion. I think THEM have always been quintessentially Lovecraftian and acknowledging this after wandering the wasteland searching for our roots in awkward places can only solidify its edifice as a true work of art. Everything about Ryan’s illustrations and bearing screams Lovecraft. His literary/esoteric cultus the Temple of THEM is a direct descendant of the bloodline of thought and feeling that Lovecraft etched into being. Lovingly and loyally continued. Albeit in some fucking weird ways.”