I like Stephen King’s short stories a lot. He’s written several stories with Lovecraftian themes, most notably (in my opinion) Crouch End and N. Crouch End was originally published in New Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos in 1980 and reprinted in Nightmares and Dreamscapes in 1993. N was first published in Just After Sunset.
I’m not going to give plot spoilers — it’s enough to say that both stories are excellent. Crouch End was made into a TV episode as part of the Nightmares and Dreamscapes miniseries, and they did a great job with it. And Tim Curry does an excellent job with the audio version — if you get a chance, listen to it as well, because the audio reading adds wonderfully to it. Here’s a link to buy New Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos, and here’s a link to Nightmares and Dreamscapes (text and audio versions).
N is everything a Lovecraftian story should be, and it works extra well as an audio reading. I defy anyone to listen to this story in the dark and not be spooked. Click here to pick up Just After Sunset (text and audio versions).
And here’s a cool freebie: Simon and Schuster and Marvel made N into a video comic, and they did a fabulous job. Watch the preview, Stephen King talking about N, and all episodes below!