FEASTER FROM THE STARS
"His earlier stay in the city—a visit to a strange old man as deeply given to occult and forbidden lore as he—had ended amidst death and flame, and it must have been some morbid instinct which drew him back from his home in Milwaukee."
"During that first winter he produced five of his best-known short stories—“The Burrower Beneath”, “The Stairs in the Crypt”, “Shaggai”, “In the Vale of Pnath”, and “The Feaster from the Stars”—and painted seven canvases; studies of nameless, unhuman monsters, and profoundly alien, non-terrestrial landscapes."
H.P. Lovecraft, The Haunter Of the Dark
"A reddish glow filled the corner by the window- a bloody glow. Slowly but surely the dim outlines of a Presence came into view; the blood filled outlines of that unseen shambler from the stars. It was red and dripping' an immensity of pulsing, moving jelly' a scarlet blob with myriad tentacular trunks that waved and waved. There were suckers on the tips of the appendages, and these were opening and closing with ghoulish lust... The thing was bloated and obscene' a headless, faceless, eyeless bulk with the ravenous maw and titanic talons of a starborn monster. The human blood on which it had fed revealed the hitherto invisible outlines of the feaster. It was not as sight for sane eyes to see."
Robert Bloch, The Shambler From the Stars