Bhwa? People think that the "dark man" at the end of The Long Walk is either Flagg or the man in Black?!?E. Deirdre Brooks said:
I don't have a copy in front of me, but I also recall Flagg being called Nyarlathotep. I believe it was the scene when the team sent to infiltrate Las Vegas is intercepted. The sociologist rattles off a number of names by which Flagg is known, among them Nyarlathotep and Azathoth.
There's an excellent work out there, A Cthulhu Mythos Bibliography & Concordance, a truly comprehensive list of Mythos references in popular fiction.
I think I read Machen when I was a kid but I am not sure now. It's been a while. The subject matter seemed to be the same in my opinion, but he came first. So evil places, warped humanity, and physical spirits are a signature of both writersKing has stated that “N.” is a riff on Machen, not Lovecraft, although honestly I can’t tell the difference in this story.