It’s fair to say that all horror is scary to some degree; scaring is, after all, the point of the genre. And there are endless possibilities to the things that can be used to terrify people, from the obvious, like serial killers and ghosts, to the more abstract, like a walking STD. But not all sub-genres of horror are created equal. As obscure as it may be, cosmic horror, or Lovecraftian horror, is easily one of the scariest sub-genres horror has to offer. Here’s why.