Get your hands on some Lovecraft, then! He mostly writes short stories, so most of them can be read in less than an hour. I know there's also a ton of free audiobooks floating around out there. I recommend "The Call of Cthulhu," "Herbert West, Reanimator," "The Dunwich Horror," "Dreams in the Witch House," and "The Colour out of Space."
Oh man, Pickman's Model scared me really bad, because in our old house, there was this 3-foot diameter pipe that I thought went into the sewers or something. It was really freaky. Turned out to be part of a coal chute that was up-ended. Boy, did I feel dumb!