That is *sick*. I just ordered my first copy of a Lovecraft collection. Yes, I decided I better see just what everybody was talking about. Now, I'm not sure this was a wise decision. Will I ever sleep peacefully again?
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Well, I wouldn't say "In the Vault" is typical of Lovecraft. Try "At the Mountains of Madness" or "The Shadow out of Time" first, then delve into some of his short works.
There's a lot of Lovecraft around all of a sudden---he lapsed into public domain, in 2007, I believe---I'd recommend a Barnes & Noble volume that collects all his horror work (not counting his ghostwriting and revisions).
I still remember reading "The Colour Out of Space" in high school.
OK, I'll admit it. I don't scare easily, but that story creeped me out. It was a different kind of creepiness that's hard to describe, but 35 years later, I still remember the feeling. Very similar to the way reading Stoker's Dracula made the skin of my neck unusually sensitive for about six months afterward...