H.P. Lovecraft's other most popular tale, 'At the Mountains of Madness', is presented here with a selection of other disturbing tales.
'Madness' is an epic story of a group of Antarctic researchers who stumble upon something in the wastes; an extraterrestrial discovery that is psychologically and mentally damaging beyond their worst nightmares.
This story alone warrants the rating; whilst it's a long story, it presents a steady yet creeping sense of dread and tension, almost unbearable after a while. The final revelations of the story, and the latter discoveries, are more than enough for nightmares - just what horror fiction should be.
Of the other stories, 'The Colour out of Space' is significantly worthy of mention - trust me when I say that being out in the countryside and seeing an old farmhouse won't be the same!
Although the Gothic tradition preceded him, it was Lovecraft who brought "weird fiction" into modernity. In his strangely faithless stories of alien gods and antique relics, Howard Philips Lovecraft casts a shadow over all who follow him, a 20th century Ozymandias of horror.
Like Wagner, Lovecraft was a dubious human being (to be generous) but a master of his craft.