Thursday, April 28, 2011

Memorable Moments: The Shadow Over Innsmouth

Memorable moments #01
H.P. Lovecraft. The Shadow Over Innsmouth.

"At length, feeling a fatigue which had nothing of drowsiness in it, I bolted the newly outfitted hall door, turned off the light, and threw myself down on the hard, uneven bed - coat, collar, shoes, and all. In the darkness every faint noise of the night seemed magnified, and a flood of doubly unpleasant thoughts swept over me. I was sorry I had put out the light, yet was too tired to rise and turn it on again. Then, after a long, dreary interval, and prefaced by a fresh creaking of stairs and corridor, there came that soft, damnably unmistakable sound which seemed like a malign fulfillment of all my apprehensions. Without the least shadow of a doubt, the lock of my door was being tried - cautiously, furtively, tentatively - with a key."
- Excerpt from H.P.Lovecraft's The Shadow Over Innsmouth.

Fantastically written and truly horrifying.


  1. if you listen to Rudimentary Peni (punk band) Nick blinko's lyrics are directly inspired by HP Lovecraft... check it out

  2. Been thinking of reading these books for a long time. Maybe during the summer...

  3. Thanks for the tip bro, a mate told me to get this one aswell. Suppose I have to give it a go now :D
    Keep up the good work

  4. One of the best Lovecraft short stories.