The terrifying world of acclaimed horror writer Thomas Ligotti brought frighteningly to life by a collection of today's most talented writers and illustrators. In the tradition of horror masters Edgar Allen Poe and H.P. Lovecraft, Thomas Ligotti crafts dark, disturbing tales of horror and suspense. The New York Times coined the phrase "philosophical horror" specifically to describe his groundbreaking work. In this book, three of Ligotti's most terrifying stories are adapted by three distinct writer/artist teams. In "The Last Feast of the Harlequin," writer Stuart Moore and artist Colleen Doran tell of an anthropologist's journey into a surreal winter carnival, where he witnesses an ancient rite of human sacrifice to grotesque worm-like creatures. Ben Templesmith's art accompanies Stuart Moore's adaptation of "Dream of a Mannequin,"-the story of a patient and psychiatrist bound together in a horrific dream. And in the final story, writer Joe Harris and artist Michael Gaydos team up to adapt a strange urban legend that robs artists of their desire to create art when they're confronted with horrible revelations.Each story is more terrifying than the next, and the talent assembled here brings a new dimension to a legendary horror writer's most chilling work.