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This subject is written on a topic in the real world and reflects factual information. This subject contains information from the Expanded Cthulhu Mythos, and not based on H.P. Lovecraft's works directly. "Beneath the Tombstone" is a short story by American author and Lovecraft scholar Robert M. Price.


A man inherits his distant uncles' expansive property in the remote countryside and discovers a host of ancient grimoires in the study and slaughtered livestock in the basement, indicating that he was practicing some kind of black magic. After perusal of some of the books, the man unwittingly utters a phrase from one, condemning his uncle's soul to the monsters from which he had thought himself protected.


  • William, a young man who has recently come into possession of his eccentric uncles estate.
  • Absalom Mueller, William's deceased uncle.

Publication History

"Beneath the Tombstone" has appeared in Footsteps #4 (July 1984), The Book of Iod (May 1995), and the collection of Price's own works, Blasphemies & Revelations (November 2009).