I've read quite a bit of Ramsey Campbell; I read a lot of horror anthologies, and he pops up a lot in those. (I recently picked up the Stoker award-winning Dark Delicacies
, and it's not surprise that he's in there.) His short stories are almost always good, and I keep meaning to read some of his novels.
Speaking of collections, Penguin's recently released American Supernatural Tales
. It's got a few stories that are bound to be repeats for most of us, like The Call of Cthulhu
and The Fall of the House of Usher
, but it's got lots of others, like Robert E. Howard, Ambrose Bierce, etc. At 512 pages, it's a good collection of authors from various time periods.
Actually, it may be of particular interest to you, Brendan
. It's not Lovecraft-themed, per se
, but it's got a lot of Lovecraft Circle-type stuff in it. Glancing at the Table of Contents:
August Derlith's The Lonesome Place
Clark Ashton Smith's The Vaults of Yoh-Vombis
T.E.D. Klein's The Events at Poroth Farm
Thomas Ligotti's Vasterian
There might be some I'm missing. I just noticed that Norman Partridge has a story in there. I didn't spot that when I picked it up.
It's a sharp little book, like most of the Penguin Classics. I'm sure that some of the ones I've mentioned here are repeats for you, given your preferences, but if you want a cool little book that's got them all together, it's for you.
On a totally different note, RJDiogenes
, while reading the (kind of dull) Wolf Man: Hunter's Moon
, I looked up the original film on Wikipedia
and discovered that Universal's planning a remake
to be released in 2009.
They've already cast Benicio Del Toro as Larry Talbot (it surprised me at first, but he's got a skinny Chaney Jr-ish look to him, come to think of it), and Anthony Hopkins as Sir John Talbot.
Crazy, huh? I'm torn, but intrigued. They've got Rick Baker doing the make-up; given his interviews on The Wolf Man Legacy Edition
DVD, I'm sure he banged the door down for the job.