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Spooky tales to accompany your Stranger Things binge

Posted 27th Oct 2017

‘One of the greatest weird tales ever written’ – H. P. Lovecraft

 

Today eighties sci-fi series Stranger Things is back on our screens as Netflix releases the much-anticipated second series. If you’re a fan, you’ll doubtlessly be losing your whole weekend chasing mysterious goings on in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana.

Whether or not you’ll be glued to Stranger Things, it is the season to be spooky, so why not whet your appetite for Halloween with The King in Yellow, a collection of four strange and uncanny tales which has accrued cult classic status since publication in 1895, even inspiring the creators of HBO’s True Detective.

 

I cannot forget Carcosa where black stars hang in the heavens; where the shadows of men’s thoughts lengthen in the afternoon… I pray God will curse the writer, as the writer has cursed the world with this beautiful, stupendous creation, terrible in its simplicity, irresistible in its truth – a world which now trembles before the King in Yellow.

 

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