io9, my favorite source for all things Science Fiction has been focusing on horror this week, for obvious reasons. Yesterday they had this great post about Lovecraft.
Their main point is that people have heard of Lovecraft and know he is important, but don't know what they should read. This article points you in the right direction. You can even read some of his stories online for free at Project Gutenberg.
If you have never read Lovecraft, I encourage you to do so. These stories are the inspiration behind so much of what is popular in horror today. Most modern horror writers list Lovecraft as a major inspiration.
So get in the Halloween spirit and read some Lovecraft. Just keep the lights on.
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