Howard Phillips Lovecraft is among the greatest American writers of fantasy and the supernatural. Born in 1890, a native of Providence, Rhode Island, his health was uncertain from childhood and he led a sheltered early life. His semi-invalidism enabled him to read omnivorously, and as a shy imaginative child he began to invent what would in his adult life become a whole macabre fantastic world of his own, peopled by creatures out of his own weird imagination.
"The best performance of Lovecraft I've yet heard"
The Lurking Fear is in all of us, only this time it's coming at you from the innermost regions of your mind. Find a fireplace and settle in as narrator Edgar Lloyd takes you on another trip through the underground recesses of your soul. Check out this haunting narration of H. P. Lovecraft's The Lurking Fear as you crawl into and out of the decrepit crypts of insanity. Experience the chills that only true tales of Victorian horror can conjure. Now...go ahead.... Press the button!
The Lurking Fear - even the title could invoke fear. Fear could lurk anywhere, but in this H. P. Lovecraft short story, written in 1922, by a narrator who describes himself as "a connoisseur in horrors", it lurks in a haunted house in upstate New York. Listen to this tale on a dark and stormy night... if you dare.