With Halloween fast approaching there is no better time to pick up a book by an author who is regarded by many as the all-time master of horror, H.P. Lovecraft. Although many collections of his work exist, the definitive books are those published by Arkham House, located in Sauk City, WI. The Dunwich Horror and Others, At the Mountains of Madness and Other Macabre Tales and Dagon and Other Macabre Tales collect the short stories and fiction of H.P. Lovecraft. My personal all time favorite is The Thing on the Doorstep in The Dunwich Horror and Others, which grabs the reader with the very first sentence of the story. Other favorites include The Outsider and The Dunwich Horror in the same volume. Anyone want to read the original stories that classic horror movies From Beyond and Re-animator are based on? They are in Dagon and Other Macabre Tales, and definitely worth the read this October. Lovecraft's stories are set in his Cthulhu Mythos universe, where the unseen cosmic horrors of what lies beyond are what truly go bump in the night.
Submitted by Eric @ Central