Nobody does brooding horror like Lovecraft and The Shadow Over Innsmouth is brilliantly constructed as a story. Innsmouth pops up in several of Lovecraft's other stories so this is a good place to start if you are new to his work. A strange and brilliant piece of horror writing that has remained very fresh, unlike the folk of Innsmouth..
Like many of Lovecraft's classic horror stories this one shows just how alone we really are. When the inexplicable occurs there is nobody to turn to and madness steals over the world unchecked. A powerful tale of black magic.