by H. P. Lovecraft . from Weird Tales, July 1933. A young grad student moves into an old boarding-house where a 300-year-old witch awaits a child sacrifice! Whether the dreams brought on the fever or the fever brought on the dreams Walter Gilman did not know. Behind everything crouched the brooding, festering horror of the ancient town, and of the mouldy, unhallowed garret gable where he wrote and studied and wrestled with flgures and formulae when he was not tossing on the meagre iron bed. His ears were growing sensitive to a preternatural and intolerable degree, and he had long ago stopped Continue reading


by H. P. Lovecraft . Originally Published in Fantasy Fan Vol. 1, No. 10, June 1934. Trying to open the human mind to higher dimensions accidentally unlocks a forbidden doorway! Horrible beyond conception was the change which had taken place in my best friend, Crawford Tillinghast. I had not seen him since that day, two months and a half before, when he told me toward what goal his physical and metaphysical researches were leading; when he had answered my awed and almost frightened remonstrances by driving me from his laboratory and his house in a burst of fanatical rage. I had known that he Continue reading


by H. P. Lovecraft. From The Vagrant, March 1922. In relating the circumstances which have led to my confinement within this refuge for the demented, I am aware that my present position will create a natural doubt of the authenticity of my narrative. It is an unfortunate fact that the bulk of humanity is too limited in its mental vision to weigh with patience and intelligence those isolated phenomena, seen and felt only by a psychologically sensitive few, which lie outside its common experience. Men of broader intellect know that there is no sharp distinction betwixt the real and the unreal; Continue reading


by H. P. Lovecraft. Originally Published in Weird Tales, February, 1928. Receiving research notes left behind by his grand-uncle, Thurston begins piecing together the dread implications of the Cthulhu cult! I. The Horror In Clay II. The Tale of Inspector Legrasse III. The Madness from the Sea Of such great powers or beings there may be conceivably a survival...a survival of a hugely remote period when...consciousness was manifested, perhaps, in shapes and forms long since withdrawn before the tide of advancing humanity...forms of which poetry and legend alone have caught a flying memory and Continue reading