Written in 1926 and first published in the magazine Weird Tales two years later, The Call of Cthulu is almost certainly H.P. Lovecraft’s best known short story. Drawing inspiration from Alfred Tennyson’s sonnet ‘The Kraken’ as well as one of Lovecraft’s own dreams, the story sees a police officer from New Orleans ask the American Archaeological society for help identifying an idol carved in a mysterious green-black stone that was seized in a raid on a supposed voodoo cult. However, learning about the cult of Cthulu might not be the best of ideas… This version of H.P. Lovecraft’s classic tale has received minor edits to ensure suitability for a modern audience.