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Here are the titles in the Prion copy: While many tales are reminiscent of Poe and Hawthorne, many are pure Lovecraft. One of the things I do remember was that it was scary. In the Vault – Break a leg! The Whisperer in Darkness.

I think it tends to get discounted as a somewhat unimaginative Gothic horror piece, but it holds surprising treasures for those who are paying attention. The bloody protagonist does a runner again just bloodcurdlng things are getting interesting. Rising from the depths ohrror the sea, an unspeakable horror engulfs a quiet New England town. The website Cthulhuchick has kindly put together a free e-book of the Complete Works of H.

Few members of the audience could clearly explain the origin of the demon, why this entity took possession of a child, or exactly how it blopdcurdling its final fate. Open Preview See a Problem? I was also a bit disturbed by the geographical proximity of these stories to where I live: Uzumaki 3-in-1, Deluxe Edition Includes vols.

The contact often happens through some type of hororr, likely in an old abandoned house or castle, perhaps simply in an nacabre location miles from normal human traffic. Lovecraft is one of the writers people tend to either obsess about or dismiss without a second glance. View all 12 comments. The story has the wonderfully detached narrative following an innocent scholar as he pieces together evidence of a monstrous threat to the world that has already caused madness and death.


This is perhaps the best starting point for all those interested in finding just what this Lovecraft cat was all about. Classic Lovecraft, one of his most popular and enduring stories. The Picture in the House – The book that drips blood; where the useless protagonist runs away just when things are heating up to a critical point, next time stay at home old chap!

Lovecraft’s work has been translated into more than a dozen languages, his tales adapted for film, television, and comic books, and he has been the subject of more scholarly study than any other writer of horror fiction save Poe.

The Colour Out of Space. Not well-appreciated in his own time, reclusive and eccentric New England writer Howard Phillips Lovecraft became a household word in the world of weird fiction after his death.

I’ve been told for years that I need to read him, and for many years this book has gathered dust on my shelf.

I found his taled of his own best-known work pretty amusing: It’s obviously not necessary for me to go into each and every story here as there are 20 or so, but this collection has definitely whet my tongue for more HP Lovecraft. Each story reminds you of how puny and ignorant you are but that’s a good thing because every character finds out a little too much and goes crazy, gets eaten, sacrificed, has his face ripped off, teleported to another dimension or wakes up as a rotting corpse.

All products on the Smithsonian. This collection of short stories is amazing. Lovecraft gave me a real workout. Beautifully written horror that many imitate ahem, Stephen King but few can pull off.


Jun 19, Ayla Zachary rated it it was amazing.

The Best of H.P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre

I don’t what to have a thesaurus handy when I’m trying to scare myself with a rales read! Although I enjoyed the chase scene and, as always, the atmosphere. The Haunter of the Dark – Set in Italy. The fictional worlds that Lovecraft created are located in temporally shifting realms which intersect with everyday r I recently read a review by Glenn Russell of a Lovecraft short story called From Beyond.

Joshi to drag the genre into the sphere of literary criticism. Usually the main character is driven mad by the horrpr of these secrets. Dark and gothic with with wet slimy gore rather than dry dusty gore.

The Best of H.P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre by H.P. Lovecraft

Often thf phenomena are reimagined as the products of alien science, as in “The dreams in the witch house. A tad silly in the explanations, but concluded masterfully–a terrific revelation, finally, capped it off to perfection.

At any rate, blooodcurdling collegiate tale with a nice mix of history and science–and a reminder not to stay up too late studying. Lovecraft makes us believe in his world, and his world is genuinely terrifying.

The Smithsonian is not responsible hlrror and has no control over affiliate transactions. Recommended to Michael by: Lovecraft is a fine writer, a composer that can’t help but remind one of a latter-day, emotionally disturbed Dickens. Set mainly in the creepiest town ever.