Lovecraftian horror is a sub-genre of horror fiction which emphasizes the cosmic horror of the unknown (in some cases, unknowable). It is named after American author H. P. Lovecraft (1890–1937). Lovecraft refined this style of storytelling into his own mythos that involved a set of supernatural, pre-human, and extraterrestrial elements. His work was inspired by and similar to previous authors such as Edgar Allan Poe, Algernon Blackwood and Lord Dunsany. The hallmark of Lovecraft's work is cosmicism: the sense that ordinary life is a thin shell over a reality that is so alien and abstract in co ...more

The Ballad of Black Tom
The Fisherman
Beneath the Rising
The Nightmare Stacks (Laundry Files, #7)
The Secret of Ventriloquism
Agents of Dreamland (Tinfoil Dossier, #1)
Your Favorite Band Cannot Save You
This World is Full of Monsters
Monster Hunter Siege (Monster Hunter International, #6)
A Lush and Seething Hell: Two Tales of Cosmic Horror
In the Shadow of Spindrift House
Sherlock Holmes and the Sussex Sea-Devils (The Cthulhu Casebooks #3)
Ashes and Entropy
Hellboy: The Complete Short Stories Volume 2
Terminus (Threshold, #4)
The Call of Cthulhu
At the Mountains of Madness
The Ballad of Black Tom
Lovecraft Country
The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
The Shadow Over Innsmouth
The Atrocity Archives (Laundry Files, #1)
The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories
Carter & Lovecraft (Carter & Lovecraft, #1)
The Rats in the Walls
The Cats of Ulthar
Winter Tide (The Innsmouth Legacy, #1)
The Nameless City
Necronomicon: The Best Weird Tales
The Call of Cthulhu by H.P. LovecraftThe Dream Quest Of Unknown Kadath by H.P. LovecraftAt the Mountains of Madness by H.P. LovecraftThe Shadow Over Innsmouth by H.P. LovecraftNecronomicon by Donald Tyson
The Cthulhu Mythos
132 books — 6 voters
At the Mountains of Madness by I.N.J. CulbardThe Lovecraft Anthology, Volume 1 by H.P. LovecraftLovecraft by Hans RodionoffNeonomicon by Alan MooreThe Shadow Out of Time by I.N.J. Culbard
Lovecraft Graphic Novels
145 books — 43 voters

Sledgehammer 44 by Mike MignolaFrankenstein Underground by Mike MignolaHellboy by Mike MignolaB.P.R.D. Hell on Earth, Vol. 8 by Mike MignolaB.P.R.D. Hell on Earth, Vol. 9 by Mike Mignola
Mignolaverse Reading Order
18 books — 1 voter
The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories by H.P. LovecraftTales of the Cthulhu Mythos by Jim TurnerThe Shadow Over Innsmouth by H.P. LovecraftThe Dreams in the Witch House and Other Weird Stories by H.P. LovecraftThe Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories by H.P. Lovecraft
Best of the Cthulhu Mythos
236 books — 125 voters

Village of the Mermaids by Carlton Mellick IIIHavoc Swims Jaded by David J. SchowBlack Leviathan Prophecy by Paul     RobertsThe Innswich Horror by Edward LeeJohn Dies at the End by David  Wong
Oddly Lovecraftian
9 books — 2 voters
Dracula by Bram StokerFrankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft ShelleyThe House on the Borderland by William Hope HodgsonThe Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket and Related T... by Edgar Allan PoeMelmoth the Wanderer by Charles Robert Maturin
Annotated Lovecraft Links
56 books — 7 voters

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The end is near. I hear a noise at the door, as of some immense slippery body lumbering against it. It shall not find me. God, that hand! The window! The window!
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Down through this verdant land Carter walked at evening, and saw twilight float up from the river to the marvelous golden spires of Thran. And just at the hour of dusk he came to the southern gate, and was stopped by a red-robed sentry till he had told three dreams beyond belief, and proved himself a dreamer worthy to walk up Thran's steep mysterious streets and linger in the bazaars where the wares of the ornate galleons were sold. Then into that incredible city he walked; through a wall so thi ...more
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