The Outsider, it was my first Lovecraft that I read, and Im not lying my jkaw dropped open at the end of the story, ever since then Ive been hooked on Lovecraft
Favorite HP story?
Posted 12 December 2013 - 06:01 PM
Just come across this thread and couldn't resist adding my own thoughts to it
I've not yet read all of Lovecraft's work, but from the big chunk that I have, I would have to say The Dunwich Horror is my absolute favourite. The story is just so immersive from the start, I was totally drawn in. The first story of Lovecraft's that I'd read was Call of Cthulhu, but it was Dunwich Horror that got me on board for this ride!
Two runners-up have to be The Thing on the Doorstep, which was just awesomely creepy, and The Shadow Over Innsmouth, for the atmosphere.
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Posted 21 December 2013 - 03:39 AM
It always will be The Dunwich Horror. Follow-up is At the Mountains of Madness.
Posted 08 August 2014 - 07:51 AM
I vote for thing on the doorstep i agree with Overkongen about derby being based upon lovecraft and it dose not contane that much history(like rats in the wals).
Posted 08 August 2014 - 06:09 PM
Favorite horror story: "The shadow over Insmouth". People should check out the movie "Dagon" (2001).
Favorite fantasy story: "The quest of Iranon", great twist at the end.
Favorite story that made me laugh: "Herbert West -Reanimator". West, while still a student, is experimenting on bringing the dead back to life. When the abandoned house he uses for his experiments burns down he has to hide the demented creature his experiments created on campus. When somebody notices the mewling shambling monster, West pretends it is a DRUNK FRATBOY that he's helping back to his dorm. Thats just amazing...
I also like "The haunter of the dark". Not so much for the story itself but more because H.P. is playing literary tag with some of his
friends. 1st Robert bloch writes a short story in wich a character that obviously is meant to represent lovecraft get killed by a star vampire. Then in haunter of the dark Lovecraft retaliates by killing Andrew Blake- Blake being a stand in for Robert Bloch.
Edited by Robin Graves, 09 August 2014 - 01:57 PM.