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By H.P. Lovecraft

“The oldest and most powerful emotion of mankind is worry, and the oldest and most powerful form of worry is worry of the unknown.”
–H. P. LOVECRAFT

Welcome to the area of H. P. Lovecraft, the undisputed grasp of terror. His paintings has encouraged numerous nightmares, and this choice of a few of his such a lot chilling tales is probably going to encourage even more.

Cool Air–An icy residence hides secrets and techniques no guy dares unlock.
The Case of Charles Dexter Ward–Ward delves into the black arts and resurrects the darkest evil from past the grave.
The negative previous Man–The intruders search a fortune yet locate merely loss of life.
Herbert West–Reanimator–Mad experiments yield hideous leads to this bloodcurdling story, the muse for the cult movie Re-Animator.
The Shadow Over Innsmouth–A small fishing town’s inhabitants is obscenely corrupted by means of a race of fiendish undersea creatures.
The Lurking Fear–An upstate manhattan extended family degenerates into thunder-crazed mole like creatures with a flavor for human flesh.

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