In 1970, Arkham Press released, Horror in the Museum and Other Tales; a collection of story collaborations and revisions by H.P. Lovecraft.
Although Lovecraft died in 1937, his stories got new life and new readership in the 1970s, due to the efforts of August Derleth and his Arkham House publishing house. The stories of H.P. Lovecraft influenced many well know writers including Stephen King, who, in 1970 was writing Carrie (the tender beginnings of which would be plucked from the obscurity of a trash can and published in 1974).
I admit that I did not enjoy reading most of these collaborative stories. There are some exceptions; the “Horror in the Museum” is a strong story; creepy and fun. So below I offer you a short list of some of my favourite stories by H.P. Lovecraft. I’ve provided links to the stories, which can be read online, for free. I’ve also included links to the H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast, where you can listen to Chris and Chad discuss each story. I’ve also included the link for the readings of “From Beyond“, “The Hound“, and “Call of Cthulhu” because they’re so well done and just fantastic to listen to!
Just a note: all the show readings and podcasts by the boys at the H.P. Literary Podcast can be downloaded on iTunes.
The best part? You can experience all of this for free.
- “The Statement of Randolph Carter” [podcast]
- “From Beyond” [podcast] [reading]
- “The Music of Eric Zann” [podcast]
- “Herbert West–Reanimator” [podcast part 1] [part 2]
- “The Hound” [podcast] [reading]
- “The Lurking Fear” [podcast]
- “The Case of Charles Dexter Ward” [podcast part 1] [part 2] [part 3] [part 4] [part 5]
- “The Colour Out of Space“ [podcast part 1] [part 2]
- “The Call of Cthulhu” [reading] [podcast part 1] [part 2] [part 3]
- “The Shadow Over Innsmouth” [podcast part 1] [part 2] [part 3] [part 4]