H.P. Lovecraft is an author that most horror fans stumble upon of their own accord. He’s the type of author who has you instantly hooked after just one story. His works are immersing, and once you dare to enter his strange world, it’s hard to ever pull yourself out. The problem with Lovecraft is that once you’ve read his canon, it’s hard to find anyone who compares. There are many authors who name him as an influence, but that does not mean they even fall within the same genre.
I was fortunate enough to come across Torn Realities, a short story anthology of modern Lovecraftian tales, published by Post Mortem Press, that explore twisting reality, the fear of the unknown, and bending human perceptions. Of the 19 stories, there are some real gems to behold, with very few that do not fit the bill. Torn Realities offers a satisfying answer to the question, “what comes after Lovecraft?” READ MORE