Herbert West is back, and the strange, creepy, kind of proto-fascist doctor will stop at nothing to get the bodies he needs to pursue his mad quest to defy the power of death. Shockingly, this ends badly.
Unlocked from the Premium Feed. This might be my absolute favourite Lovecraft, topping even “The Call of Cthulhu.” Innsmouth is such a magnificently dreary place, and all of Lovecraft’s eugenic obsessions leak into his storytelling. Although people tend to look to Poe for American Gothic, it is their loss to ignore this degenerate New England town. Sooner or later, we are all meant for the sea.