The oldest and strongest emotion is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is the unknown. H.P. Lovecraft
Deep in the Draig Ychydig forest beyond the twisted willows, lies what was once a thriving village, but now it’s all but barren and abandoned. Its entrance has been blocked and sealed up for many decades, but those who dare to approach are unnerved by soft echoed cries and the pulse of an impuissant heartbeat. Many never return! Overgrown with thistle and poison ivy, the massive gates shield a horrible misfortune, a pernicious evil that no one speaks of. (copyright by Lilac)
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Dark Fantasy & Horror Stories
Horror stories terrify and creep us out, yet compel us to read on at the risk of nightmares. They exploit our fears, bewitch our senses and expose just how much of a wimp we are. Watching older horror movies or reading scary books from the 50’s to the 90’s kinda makes us laugh now. Deeper and darker movies and stories have been created that truly does put the fear of God in us. But, then there is H. P. Lovecraft, an American author who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction. His tales are timeless, terrifying and tethered to the unthinkable. Perfect for Halloween.
H. P. Lovecraft Cthulhu Mythos Tales
As one of the earliest masters of dark fantasy and horror, H.P. Lovecraft created a collection of 23 loosely connected short stories called The Cthulhu Mythos. From Dagon” to “The Call of Cthulhu” to “The Haunter of the Dark,” each story connects to the ancient cosmic entities known as the Great Old Ones, buried in a deep sleep beneath the earth and incomprehensible to mankind. For the few mortals who dare to glimpse this unknowable world, the result is a complete disconnection from what was once considered reality. Lovecraft’s stories are grim, fantastical, dark, horrifying-and yet endlessly fascinating.
H. P. Lovecraft Tales of Horror
The stories of H. P. Lovecraft have been a source of fascination for readers since they were published in the early twentieth century, and legions of fans continue to reinvent his dark and fantastical world to this day. This collection of short stories by the master of the macabre contains twenty-seven of his most popular works, including The Call of Cthulhu,” “The Shadow Over Innsmouth,” and “The Dunwich Horror.” Each story will leave the reader feeling unsettled and uncertain, but also appreciative of the unique elements that Lovecraft introduced to the literary world. Don’t turn the lights out!
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