“The Lurking Fear”

The Lovecraft series continues.

Raw Feed (2005): “The Lurking Fear”, H. P. Lovecraft, 1922.Dagon and Other Macabre Tales

This is one of the earliest Lovecraft stories I can remember reading, maybe the second one after “The Colour Out of Space“, and it’s still ghastly lurid fun with an incest theme even after not reading it for more than 25 years.

This is another story heightening the horror by using historical events though, unlike the later The Case of Charles Dexter Ward which opens with a disappearance, the horror has already been well introduced with the deaths in the mountains of New York state.


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