“H. P. Lovecraft has yet to be surpassed as the twentieth century’s greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale.” –Stephen King“Lovecraft’s fiction is one of the cornerstones of modern horror.”–Clive BarkerSome tales in this collection were inspired by H. P. Lovecraft, others he revised, two he co-authored–but all bear the mark of the master of primordial terror.The Horror in the Museum–Locked up for the night, a man will discover the difference between waxen grotesqueries and the real thing.The Electric Executioner–Aboard a train, a traveler must match wits with a murderous madman. The Trap–This mirror wants a great deal more than your reflection.The Ghost-Eater–In an ancient woodland, the past comes to life with a bone-crunching vengeance.AND TWENTY MORE STORIES OF UNSPEAKABLE EVILFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
Published: Random House Publishing Group an imprint of Random House Publishing Group on Nov 30, 1970
one can almost spot where the "boss" (lovecraft) did most of the work, such as in THE MOUND, which in itself is worththe price of admission. If a reader is trying to piece together Lovecraft's "other universe," he'd do well to study this one nouvella, keeping in mind the other works of the master himself, whee the aliens who fell to earth were described in several aquatic manners.read more
I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of this anthology. You can definitely tell which, stories and where Lovecraft did the most revising. While some of the reviews below give more credit of it's quality to the 'Primary Revision', which were heavily edited (and sometime written) by Lovecraft, my favorite stories were from the less revised 'Secondary Revisions'. R.H. Barlow's "Till a' the Seas" and 'The Night Ocean' both paint beautiful landscapes that are captivating before the supernatural horror occurs. The included stories of C.M Eddy Jr are short, punchy and have characters gripped by mania. In all it is a good read.read more