In Lovecraft’s original story, he only touched upon Herbert West’s experiences in World War I, but now the entire dark truth can be revealed–the secret laboratories, the legions of walking corpses, and the gruesome experiments that defy description. As a war correspondent closes in on the truth and West’s assistant tries to cover up his mentor’s unholy delvings, a mutant monstrosity nourished on the dead rises up to claim the battlefield as its own and something unspeakable, something beyond death itself stalks the night in search of its twisted creator. Bonus Material: “Herbert West—Reanimator” a short story by H. P. Lovecraft. First serialized in February through July 1922 in the amateur publication Home Brew. The story was the basis of the 1985 horror film Re-Animator and its sequels, in addition to numerous other adaptations in various media. The story is the first to mention Lovecraft’s fictional Miskatonic University. It is also notable as one of the first depictions of zombies as scientifically reanimated corpses, with animalistic and uncontrollable temperament. Charnel House a short story by Tim Curran. Five years after the disappearance of Herbert West, the legends of his deranged experiments on the dead live on as twice-told tales and stories for dark nights. But when mutilated, half-devoured corpses are discovered in Arkham, the police find themselves on the trail of a grave-robbing horror, the hideous end result of one of West’s experiments that still prowls lonely burial grounds and plucks children from cribs to satisfy its grisly appetites.

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