Where does fantasy end and horror begin? Is there beauty in terror? Does horror possess a spiritual dimension? In these five classic tales written by acknowledged masters of the supernatural, these haunting questions are explored, but not fully answered.
First, in A. Merritt's haunting "The Moon Pool", a moonlit pool nestled among cyclopean ruins harbors a vampiric dweller both beautiful and terrible in its unearthly majestry. "The House and the Brain" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton may be the most powerful haunted house story ever written. But more than mere ghosts prowl these corridors; he legendary H.P. Lovecraft next lures us into "The Moon-Bog". Is "The Great God Pan" terrorizing the Welsh countryside? Arthur Machen's uncanny tale delves into the unnerving subtlety of horror. Finally, H.P. Lovecraft reveals to us "What the Moon Brings". And it is not pretty.