Widely regarded as one of the one of the greatest horror
writers of the twentieth century, H. P. Lovecraft’s stories are known for their
profound indifference to human beliefs and affairs. Here is “Pickman’s Model,”
one of his more terrifying stories.
Richard Upton Pickman is a Bostonian painter, notorious for
creating horrifying paintings. His ghoulish works are brilliant, but they’re so
graphic that his membership in the Boston Art Club is revoked and he finds
himself shunned by his fellow artists. Then Pickman mysteriously disappears,
and his friend finds himself on a mission of horror and evil to discover the
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