I forget how, but one day I happened across this app for one of Lovecraft’s stories on my kindle (it’s also available on ios and android as well as the itunes store)
When I saw this i thought it sounded cool so I downloaded it to give it a shot, besides, I don’t think I ever read anything of his.
The ‘book’ is 40-45 pages some with jsut text others with a little text and an animated image. Most of these animated images are the interactive parts. Touch the screen and it will change position or something. One or 2 of the text pages I tapped on even had something (one was a shadow that passed across the screen) Some of these animated scene (after touching them) may not be as noticeable at first and others can give you a bit of a jump. One of them I think sent me into a gaggle of giggles.
It’s not really scary but then if you are a parent you just will have to check it out and judge for yourself.. you could even read it as a bedtime story I think. The ending is not really so scary it’s more the suspense. Anyone who may have a half hour to an hour (lunch, roadtrip, bedtime, even bathroom) I would recommend this to.
I’d liken this to an electronic ‘pop-up’ book, as if you think about it those were the interactive books (as well as the choose your own adventure books) before anything like this could be done.
I loved both types of those books, sadly I have only found 2 choose your own books one story when I was a kid (or a teen I forget) and most recently Neil Patrick Harris’ autobiography. I wish there were some pop-up books (I know Dracula was made as one and it doesn’t look like its for kids) I think The Walking dead in some fashion or could be thinking of some other book of theirs.
Oh and the best thing…It was free!!