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Favorite Lovecraft story

cthulhu77

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Or by any author, involving the mythos...
Have to say, I think "The Colour out of Space" is mine...
 

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Wow, great to find not only a forum on cephs, but also a healthy Lovecraftian fanbase! I hit two birds with one stone here lol

My favourite Lovecraft story is At the mountains of madness. There are too many good ones to mention all of them, but that is my favourite.
 

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Fav Lovecraft

The one that effected me the most was "Rats in the Walls" done as a radio play one New Years Eve, with the sound effects of the rats claws all the way through it. I was totally freaked and stayed up till dawn as I was so scared.

I used to make little knitted Cuthulus (sp?).

KRin
 

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Re: Fav Lovecraft

krin said:
I used to make little knitted Cuthulus (sp?).
KRin

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My favorite H. P. Lovecraft is a tough call, there’s so much that’s just so very good. 8)
The stories of the Dreamlands probably resonate the most with me.

“Celephais” is one favorite.
Another is “The Strange High House in the Mist”, the opening to that one was pure poetry.

--Carl
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Had forgotten how good "rats in the walls" was...good call !! Yeah, what a brilliant writer ! Do you all like the new stories? (ie: King, Murphy, etc?)
 

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Phillip Jose" Farmer wrote a particularily funny one called "The Freshman"
(the book by Mythos is worth every penny...some scary, some sexy, some funny)
 

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So, according to this page:

http://www.cthulhu.org/cthulhu/index.html

the top 5 Cthulhu-related stories to read are:

1. The Call of Cthulhu
2. The Shadow over Innsmouth
3. The Dunwich Horror
4. At the Mountains of Madness
5. Pickman's Model

I've made it through the first 3 so far, my favorite being The Shadow over Innsmouth. Man, what could be more frightenening than a bunch of smelly fish frogs in the night?

I also read The Rats in the Walls, and so far Call of Cthulhu has easily been my least favorite of Lovecraft's stories.

I should get to the Mountains of Madness and Pickman's Model tomorrow. Are there any other Cthulhu-related stories that are absolute essentials?
 

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Hmmm..."the shadow out of time" has some good bits, although I think it is the silliest of his writings... "dreams in the witch house" is good too, as is "picture in the house".
I would heavily recommend reading some of the more modern stories also, the talents of King, Bloch, etc are stunning ! Del Rey books publishes some really great composites regarding Cthulhu...
 

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