A horror short story is a tight bullet of creepiness you can read in half an hour and then stay up all night thinking about. So it's no coincidence that many of the greatest horror writers of all time are as famous for their short fiction as for their longer work.
H.P. Lovecraft is a master of horror and the macabre—some would say THE Master—so it makes sense that Hollywood would attempt to bank on his stories' ability to get under our skin and make us fear every imagined skitter or fleeting shadow.
Last month, we told you about 12 bizarre real-life places that are stranger than science fiction. But there's another real-life locale so bizarre it inspired one of the strangest fictional places—the city of R'lyeh in H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos.
When Guillermo del Toro announced at Comic-Con that he'd be developing a "scary" version of The Haunted Mansion and a "very strange" adaptation of Pinocchio, he also hinted at a third project—an all-new horror film he'd start directing in May. But what he never hinted was that in order to pull that project off, he'd be bringing in—James Cameron!