2020 . Fiction, Anthologies (multiple Authors) . Frank Forte
Beyond Lovecraft: An Anthology of fiction inspired by H.P.Lovecraft and the Cthulhu Mythos is written by Frank Forte (Lovecraft Country, Conjuring 3, Insidious: The Last Key, Heavy Metal Magazine). This collection of terrifying tales takes us to the edge of the worlds of H.P. Lovecraft and beyond. Lovecraft has inspired writers, artists, video game creators, board game creators, comic book artists and feature film directors. This collection features: "The Experiment" tells the tale of a Cold War military medical examiner who receives the task of doing an autopsy on a victim of a biogenetic weapon. "Asphinxiation" is the horrid story of an archaeologist who travels to Egypt and discovers something terrifying inside the mysterious Sphinx. "The House At The End of the Street" recalls the ghastly account of a man trying desperately to overcome his childhood fears. "Dead Thing" is a grim reminder to stay away from carcasses you may find in the deep dark woods. The Connection takes us inside the mind of a mad doctor who thinks he has just created man's next evolutionary phase. "Incident at the Haxford Inn" recounts a gruesome tale of a curious reporter who dares to investigate a haunted hotel. In "The Insidious Doom", ghost stories have been seeping out of Thurmond, West Virginia since the town had been abandoned. A paranormal investigator, Davian Cooper, trying to bring legitimacy to his profession goes to the town to investigate and look for proof of the truth. With the help of one of the only townsfolk remaining, Davian unlocks the eerie past of Thurmond to find the evidence he seeks. In "The Cursed Appeal of Knowledge" A curious man from the eighteen-hundreds finds himself in possession of the knowledge on how to reach a long forgotten city, and the knowledge hidden therein. "The Sleeping One" tells the tale of Adam Morgan, a curious explorer, sets out to find out about the truth of an ancient Cthulhu myth, but encounters something he did not see coming. In "That Which Lurks" Robert Doleman ponders the nature of the universe and humanity in regards to religion. He joins up with occult professor Jacob Reid to have their questions answered and desires granted through the Necronomicon.These twisted tales and more round out this anthology of horror and fear that will leave you shocked and terrified.H.P. Lovecraft's trademark fantastical creatures and supernatural thrills, as well as many horrific and cautionary science-fiction themes, have influenced some of today's important writers and filmmakers, including Stephen King, Alan Moore, F. Paul Wilson, Guillermo del Toro, and Neil Gaiman. Included in this volume are stories inspired by "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward," "The Call of Cthulhu," "The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath," "At the Mountains of Madness," "The Shadow Over Innsmouth," "The Color Out of Space," "The Dunwich Horror," "Re-Animator", "From Beyond" and many more hair-raising tales.
1617242144 (ISBN13: 9781617242144)
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