Who We Are

Searchers after horror haunt strange, far places. For them are the catacombs of Ptolemais, and the carven mausolea of the nightmare countries. They climb to the moonlit towers of ruined Rhine castles, and falter down black cobwebbed steps beneath the scattered stones of forgotten cities in Asia. The haunted wood and the desolate mountain are their shrines, and they linger around the sinister monoliths on uninhabited islands. But the true epicure in the terrible, to whom a new thrill of unutterable ghastliness is the chief end and justification of existence, esteems most of all the ancient, lonely farmhouses of backwoods New England; for there the dark elements of strength, solitude, grotesqueness, and ignorance combine to form the perfection of the hideous. — “The Picture in the House,” 12 December 1920).

No one could say it better than HP Lovecraft.  We are lovers of Lovecraft, crafters of dark drama, hedonists of horror, and preservers of his strange dreams. We are members of the “The Innsmouth Preservation Society,” who help with the ownership and maintenance of the Innsmouth SIM in Second Life.  We are role players, part of the HPL-RPG and other similar Lovecraft and steampunk genre role play groups.

We promote the works of H.P. Lovecraft, literary horror, and weird tales through role play and through the creation of creatures, characters, scenes and locations of his well-known tales of terror.  Each year these groups also work together to create The Annual HP Lovecraft Festival in Second Life.

The Old Ones were, the Old Ones are, and the Old Ones shall be.

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If you are not familiar with H.P. Lovecraft, or Innsmouth, please see the following links:

Read the Story: Shadow Over Innsmouth, by H.P. Lovecraft | Second version of same story: Shadow over Innsmouth

LISTEN to the Story: Audiobook: Shadow over Innsmouth at YouTube | BBC’s Audio version of Shadow Over Innsmouth

ALSO SEE some great videos, the story “Shadow Over Innsmouth.

PART I  |  PART II PART III