Let me start off with one of Lovecraft’s most famous short stories. After the suspicious death of his great-uncle, Francis Wayland Thurston discovers his late relative was piecing together an occurrence that affected people around the globe – the (thankfully temporary) reemergence of the slumbering "Old One" Cthulhu. Through his great-uncle's notes, photos, and newspaper clippings, Thurston learns of the event and the Cult of Cthulhu, a secret society that worships the "dark god" in macabre rites and is working to assist Cthulhu in its return. Not only does this story delve deep into Lovecraft’s mythos, it actually features an appearance by one of the monstrous "Old Ones." An amazing horror story.