I grew up reading HP Lovecraft. I have lived his works since childhood. I also liked Poe, Emily Dickision etc. I read a lot of old poetry from 15,16,17,18,and 19 centuries . No one in this age can write like he did,it's all blood and guts. His horror was in the mind you never really knew what the thing looked like,it was left up to the reader to put a face on it so to say.