I might try Lord Dunsany because not only did H.P. Lovecraft read his books, but it inspired is writing, and most importantly, Dunsany was himself influenced by the Bible. Now I find that a curious thing so it might be worth checking out. I heard that the monsters were derived this way. It could be the source of the idea that lead to the creation of the mythos.
I didn't mind the other H.P.; Harry Potter that is. I didn't finish the series but books 1-3 were just fine at the time. I myself do read the Bible but it isn't because it is a good story, not that it isn't. Well what about "Lord of the Rings" by Tolkien. Surely he was a good author.
The author that gets a lot of attention is R. Martin for his "Game of Thrones" series and I myself have gotten some inspiration from the dungeons and dragons D20 game systems such as Ravenloft, Werewolf, Conan, etc.
I have also been stuck with Michelle! Yeah, with Buffy somehow. I was a Scooby Doo person when I was a kid, but I think that Michelle should be in an H.P. Lovecraft movie, although it is hard to find women in his stories, but I'm sure that it is possible to interchange a character such as the narrator.