after getting the news about CDW and reading your wonderful analysis about horror and Lovecraftian horror in games especially (see the last CDW-Kickstarter update), I finally must take the effort and write again in your forum.
First of all, I totally agree with you about anything you write. It takes away the horror, if it is given some sort of form which the player sees, can fight directly and finally answers all the uncanny questions which arise during the story.
I know most of the games you mention, besides ‘Shadow of the Comet’ (they don’t have that on GOG yet, do they?). BUT getting up tomorrow morning I was suddenly totally shocked when realizing that you didn’t even mention ‘Darkness Within’ in your list! In my opinion the two games come really close to Lovecraftian horror with some very cool climaxes where you get a glimpse of something horrible, but not so much that it takes everything away. I still regret the second part which seemed a little unfinished. Apparently the developers ran out of time/money. (Shouldn’t there be three parts at first?)
Haven’t you played this?
I really hope CDW reaches its goal!