1. A sub-genre of horror fiction which emphasizes the cosmic horror of the unknown (and in some cases, unknowable) over gore or other elements of shock , though these elements may still be present.
1. Anything pertaining or related to the genre of Lovecraftian horror or H.P. Lovecraft.
EX. Lovecraftian horror has a special place in the world of literature, using arguably both more refined and effective methods of horror over gore and fluff, and also has a special place in video games. In particular, Amnesia: The Dark Descent (2011) clawed its way screaming and crying to being one of the sleeper hits of last year and made itself one of the scariest titles of all time. The game involved little action, save running, and focused primarily on creating an atmosphere that would lead anyone into a paranoid frenzy.
You can pick up the title for about $20 or, if you use Steam, you can probably get it for less. Just make sure not to run into the dark or- What was that? My lantern went out? What the- no! NO! GET AWAY! GET AWAY! MRMEREGTMHYMR$HYUME$HYME##$MW@!