The Haunter of the Dark

by H. P. Lovecraft
Release date: October 2016
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: horrorweird fiction
Tags: cthulhu mythos

A novella. Cover and interior illustrations by Pete Von Sholly.

The Haunter of the Dark is presented here with the Robert Bloch story that inspired it, The Shambler from the Stars, and Bloch’s later rejoinder, The Shadow from the Steeple, which comprise a trilogy of sorts. The Haunter provides a glimpse into a dark sect and their secret laid in an old Providence church. Also included is The Thing on the Doorstep, an identity swapping tale of fiendish proportions and the short but powerful piece, Nyarlathotep, perhaps a prescient and chilling glimpse into our future?


  • Preface by Pete Von Sholly
  • Introduction by S. T. Joshi
  • The Thing on the Doorstep by H. P. Lovecraft
  • Excised Passages in “The Thing on the Doorstep” by S. T. Joshi
  • The Haunter of the Dark by H. P. Lovecraft
  • The Shambler from the Stars by Robert Bloch
  • Sonnet XXI (Nyarlathotep) by H. P. Lovecraft
  • The Shadow from the Steeple by Robert Bloch
  • Nyarlathotep by H. P. Lovecraft
  • The Spider by Hanns Heinz Ewers
  • Some Antecedents of the Shining Trapezohedron by Steven J. Mariconda
  • The “Haunter” Letters by H. P. Lovecraft
  • A Eulogy for the Church of “The Haunter of the Dark” by Robert Bloch



updated 2016-11-10

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