Praise for Penguin Horror Classics:
“The new Penguin Horror editions, selected by Guillermo del Toro, feature some of the best art-direction (by Paul Buckley) I've seen in a cover in quite some time.” – Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing
"Each cover does a pretty spectacular job of evoking the mood of the title in bold, screenprint-style iconography." – Dan Solomon, Fast Company
Together, these books offer 30 "weird stories" by our nation's greatest horror writer. In addition to the title piece, Cthulhu includes "Rats in the Walls," "Herbert West Reanimator" (the basis of several fun B movies), and "The Haunter of the Dark." The Thing sports such standards as "The Dunwich Horror," "Pickman's Model," and "Beyond the Wall of Sleep." These corrected texts present the definitive versions of each tale. Each volume also contains notes and an introduction by scholar S.T. Joshi. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
With a cover as eerie as the stories within, this gathering of a dozen supernatural tales captures the weird power of the short-lived H.P. Lovecraft (1890-1946). Famed horror director Guillermo del Torro (Pan's Labyrinth; Pacific Rim) curates this collection, which features definitive correct texts and introductions and notes on each story by Lovecraft biographer S.T. Joshi. In addition to the title story, the pieces include "The Dunwich Horror," "The Music of Erich Zann," "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward," and "At the Mountains of Madness."