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Jared Shurin & John J. Johnston [eds.] – Unearthed

Posted by demonik on August 22, 2014

Jared Shurin & John J. Johnston [eds.] – Unearthed   (Jurassic London, 2013)

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Garen Ewing

John J. Johnston – Going Forth by Night (Introduction)

Guy Boothby – A Professor of Egyptology
Louisa May Alcott – Lost in a Pyramid
Arthur Conan Doyle – Lot No. 249
Edgar Allan Poe – Some Words with a Mummy
Herbert W. Crotzer – The Block of Bronze
George Griffith – The Death-Bridal of Nitocris
Théophile Gautier – The Mummy’s Foot
Arthur Conan Doyle – The Ring of Thoth
E. Heron and H. Heron – The Story of Baelbrow
Julian Hawthorne – The Unseen Man’s Story
Charles Bump – The Vanished Mummy

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Stephen Jones (ed.) – Psycho-Mania!

Posted by demonik on January 24, 2014

Stephen Jones (ed.) – Psycho-Mania! (Robinson, Oct. 2013)
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Les Edwards

Robert Bloch – Introduction

John Llewellyn Probert – Prologue: Screams In The Dark
Joe R. Lansdale – I Tell You It’s Love
Reggie Oliver – The Green Hour
Steve Rasnic Tem – The Secret Laws Of The Universe
Basil Copper – The Recompensing Of Albano Pizar
David A. Sutton – Night Soil Man
Brian Hodge – Let My Smile Be Your Umbrella
Scott Edelman – The Trembling Living Wire
John Llewellyn Probert – Case Conference #1
Robert Silverberg – The Undertaker’s Sideline
Joel Lane – The Long Shift
Brian Lumley – The Man Who Photographed Beardsley
Lisa Morton – Hollywood Hannah
Paul McAuley – I Spy
Mike Carey – Reflections On The Critical Process
David J. Schow    – The Finger
Lawrence Block – Hot Eyes, Cold Eyes
Jay Russell – Hush … Hush, Sweet Shushie
John Llewellyn Probert – Case Conference #2
R. Chetwynd-Hayes – The Gatecrasher
Robert Shearman – That Tiny Flutter of The Heart I Used To Call Love
Edgar Allan Poe – The Tell-Tale Heart
Dennis Etchison – Got To Kill Them All
Mark Morris – Essence
Michael Kelly – The Beach
Robert Bloch – Yours Truly, Jack The Ripper
John Llewellyn Probert – Case Conference #3
Ramsey Campbell – See How They Run
Conrad Williams – Manners
Christopher Fowler – Bryant & May And The Seven Points
Harlan Ellison® – All The Birds Come Home To Roost
Rio Youers – Wide Shining Light
Neil Gaiman – Feminine Endings
Peter Crowther – Eater
John Llewellyn Probert – Case Conference #4
Peter Crowther – Mr Mellor Comes To Wayside
Michael Marshall – Failure
Kim Newman – The Only Ending We Have
Richard Christian Matheson – Kriss Kross Applesauce
John Llewellyn Probert – Epilogue: A Little Piece Of Sanity

Case Notes

Blurb

WE ALL GO A LITTLE MAD SOMETIMES . . . When journalist Robert Stanhope arrives at the Crowsmoor asylum for the criminally insane to interview the institute’s enigmatic director, Dr Lionel Parrish, little does he realise that an apparently simple series of tests will lead him into a terrifying world of murder and insanity . . . In this chilling new anthology, compiled by multiple award-winning editor Stephen Jones, some of the biggest and brightest name in horror and crime fiction come together to bring you twisted tales of psychos, schizoids and serial-killers, many with a supernatural twist. Reggie Oliver revives Edgar Allan Poe’s wily French detective C. Auguste Dupin, there is a new “Bryant & May” London mystery from Christopher Fowler, child actor turned private eye Marty Burns investigates a quirky Hollywood case by Jay Russell, and international best-selling author Michael Marshall returns to The Straw Men conspiracy. With a never-before-published Introduction by Robert Bloch (author of Psycho), along with one of his most famous and iconic stories, this volume also features an original wraparound sequence in the style of the author by John Llewellyn Probert. Add classic reprints by R. Chetwynd-Hayes, Basil Copper and Dennis Etchison, along with original fiction by Peter Crowther, Brian Hodge, Richard Christian Matheson, Paul McAuley, Lisa Morton, Robert Shearman, Steve Rasnic Tem and many others, and you would have to be out of your mind not to take a stab at these stories!

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Syd Bentlif – Horror Anthology

Posted by demonik on September 1, 2013

Syd Bentlif  (ed.) – Horror Anthology   (Mayflower-Dell, 1965)

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Elizabeth Howard and Robert Aickman – Left Luggage
Edgar Allan Poe – Silence
Ray Bradbury – The Dwarf
Isabel Colegate – The Nice Boys
Edgar Allan Poe – The Tell-Tale Heart
M. R. James – The Uncommon Prayer Book
Jerome Bixby – It’s a Good Life
Algernon Blackwood – The Terror of the Twins
Joan Aiken – Marmalade Wine

Blurb
Horror Anthology: Ray Bradbury, Edgar Allan Poe, Algernon Blackwood, Jerome Bixby, Joan Aiken, M. R. James

Great tales Of The Macabre By World masters in their field.

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Alan C Jenkins (ed.) – Thin Air

Posted by demonik on May 14, 2013

Alan C Jenkins (ed.) – Thin Air   (Blackie, 1966)

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Alan C. Jenkins – Introduction
M. R. James- The Treasure of Abbot Thomas
Algernon Blackwood – Running Wolf
Andrew Lang – The Ghost of Glam
S. L. Sadhu – The Haunted Mosque
Oscar Wilde – The Canterville Ghost
Sir Arthur Grimble – The Whistling Ghosts
Elliott O’Donnell – A Ghost in the Ring
Warren Armstrong  – A Phantom of the Seas
Francis Hayley Bell – The Unforgiving Garden
W. W. Jacobs – The Monkey’s Paw
H. G. Wells – The Inexperienced Ghost
W. H. Barrett – The Ghost of a Saint
Rudyard Kipling – My Own True Ghost Story
Charles Downing – The Death Watch
Saki – The Open Window
Guy de Maupassant – An Apparition
Washington Irving – The Spectre Bridegroom
William Fryer Harvey  – Sambo
 Edgar Allan Poe – William Wilson
Richard Middleton – The Ghost Ship
Hugh Walpole – A Little Ghost
Charles Dickens – The Signal-Man
E. F. Benson – The House with the Brick-Kiln
Arthur Quiller-Couch  – A Pair of Hands
Oliver Onions – Phantas
A. E. D. Smith – The Coat
Roger Lancelyn Green – The Story of Admetus
Ambrose Bierce – The Stranger
Geoffrey Palmer & Noel Lloyd – The Haunted Forest
Alexander Woollcott  – Full Fathom Five

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Elizabeth Lee (ed.) – Spine Chillers

Posted by demonik on April 18, 2013

Elizabeth Lee (ed.) – Spine Chillers: an Anthology of Mystery and Horror  (Elek, 1961)

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Edgar Allan Poe – The Pit and the Pendulum
Edgar Allan Poe – The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar
Edgar Allan Poe – Berenice
Charles Dickens  – No. 1 Branch Line, the Signalman
Charles Dickens  – The Trial for Murder (Aka To Be Taken with a Grain of Salt)
Wilkie Collins – A Terribly Strange Bed
Sir Walter Besant & James Rice – The Case of Mr. Lucraft
Ambrose Bierce – A Watcher by the Dead
F. Marion Crawford – The Screaming Skull
E. Nesbit – Man-Size in Marble
E. Nesbit – John Charrington’s Wedding
M. R. James –  The Mezzotint
Arthur Machen – The Novel of the White Powder
H. G. Wells – Pollock and the Porroh Man
H. G. Wells – The Red Room
Edward Lucas White – Lukundoo
E. F. Benson – In the Tube
E. F. Benson – At the Farmhouse
Vincent O’Sullivan – When I Was Dead
Vincent O’Sullivan – The Business of Madame Jahn
Algernon Blackwood – The Strange Adventures of a Private Secretary in New York
Oliver Onions – Benlian
Oliver Onions – Phantas
May Sinclair – Where Their Fire Is Not Quenched
William Hope Hodgson – The Voice in the Night
Lord Dunsany – The Bureau d’Echange de Maux
H. Russell Wakefield  – That Dieth Not
H. P. Lovecraft- The Thing on the Doorstep
H. P. Lovecraft – Cool Air
H. P. Lovecraft – The Outsider
L. P. Hartley – A Visitor from Down Under
William Faulkner – A Rose for Emily
Elizabeth Bowen – The Cat Jumps
Pamela Hansford Johnson – Ghost of Honour
Robert Bloch – Catnip
Robert Bloch – Enoch
Muriel Spark – The Portobello Road
Ray Bradbury – Skeleton

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Paul Kane & Marie O’Regan – Mammoth Book Of Body Horror

Posted by demonik on April 27, 2012

Paul Kane & Marie O’Regan – The Mammoth Book Of Body Horror  (Robinson, 2012)

Cover design: Carlos Castro

Stuart Gordon – Introduction

Mary Shelley – Transformation
Edgar Allan Poe – The Tell-Tale Heart
H. P. Lovecraft – Herbert West: Re-Animator
John W. Campbell – Who Goes There?
George Langelaan – The Fly
Richard Matheson – ‘Tis The Season To Be Jelly
Stephen King – Survivor Type
Clive Barker – The Body Politic
Robert Bloch – The Chaney Legacy
Ramsey Campbell – The Other Side
Brian Lumley – Fruiting Bodies
Nancy A. Collins – Freaktent
Richard Christian Matheson – Regions Of The Flesh
Michael Marshall Smith – Walking Wounded
Neil Gaiman – Changes
James Herbert – Others
Christopher Fowler – The Look
Alice Henderson – Residue
Graham Masterton – Dog Days
Gemma Files – Black Box
Simon Clark – The Soaring Dead
Barbie Wilde – Polyp
David Moody – Almost Forever
Axelle Carolyn – Butterfly
Conrad Williams – Sticky Eye

Back cover blurb:
25 horrific tales of TRANSFORMATION, MUTATION and CONTAGION

This truly disturbing collection of ‘body horror’ ranges from Mary Shelley’s revelatory ‘Transformation’ to H. P. Lovecraft’s ‘Herbert West: Re-Animator’, brought to a new audience by the success of Stuart Gordon’s film ‘Re-Animator’, to George Langelaan’s ‘The Fly’, filmed most recently by David Cronenberg, and a chilling story by Lovecraft’s disciple, Robert Bloch, best known as the author of Psycho.

The term ‘body horror’ has long been used to describe films such as The Thing, based on John W. Campbell’s ‘Who Goes There?’, which is reprinted here, and most recently District 9, but the subgenre did not begin with film.

Here you will find profoundly unsettling stories spanning the entire history of the subgenre by the very best writers of horror ….

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Anonymous – Ghost Stories

Posted by demonik on March 20, 2012

Anonymous – Ghost Stories   ( Cathay, 1984)


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H. P. Lovecraft – The Music of Erich Zann
Charles Dickens – The Ghost in the Bride’s Chamber
M. R. James – A School Story
Oscar Wilde – The Canterville Ghost
Edgar Allan Poe – The Tell-Tale Heart
R. Chetwynd-Hayes – The Cat Room
Catherine Crowe – The Monk’s Story
Saki  – Laura
Fritz Leiber – Smoke Ghost
Frederick Marryat – The Phantom Ship
Leon Garfield – An Adelaide Ghost
E. Nesbit – Man-Size In Marble
Hugh Walpole  – A Little Ghost
Rosemary Timperley  – The Mistress in Black
Guy de Maupassant – An Apparition
Penelope Lively  – The Ghost of Thomas Kempe (extract)
Algernon Blackwood – The Occupant of the Room
Jerome K. Jerome  – The Haunted Mill
Elizabeth Le Fanu – The Harpsichord
J. S. Le Fanu – The White Cat of Drumgunniol
W. W. Jacobs – The Three Sisters
Joan Aiken  – Sonata For Harp and Bicycle

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Otto Penzler – Zombies: A Compendium of the Living Dead

Posted by demonik on January 9, 2012

Otto Penzler (ed) – Zombies: A Compendium of the Living Dead   (Corvus, 2011: originally US, Zombies! Zombies! Zombies!, Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, Sept. 2011)

Otto Penzler – INTRODUCTION

W. B. Seabrook – Dead Men Working In The Cane Fields  
David A. Riley – After Nightfall
Hugh B. Cave – Mission To Margal
Chet Williamson –  The Cairnwell Horror
Arthur Leo Zagat – Crawling Madness
Lisa Tuttle – Treading The Maze
Karen Haber – Red Angels
Michael Marshall Smith – Later
Vivian Meik – White Zombie  
Guy de Maupassant – Was It A Dream?
Steve Rasnic Tem – Bodies And Heads
Dale Bailey – Death And Sufferage
Henry Kuttner – The Graveyard Rats
Edgar Allan Poe – The Facts In The Case of M. Valdemar
Yvonne Navarro – Feeding The Dead Inside
Charles Birkin – Ballet Negre  
Geoffrey A Landis – Dead Right
Graham Masterton – The Taking of Mr. Bill
Jack D‘Arcy – The Grave Gives Up
H. P. Lovecraft – Herbert West: Reanimator
H. P. Lovecraft –  Pickman’s Model
Robert Bloch – Maternal Instinct
Kevin J. Anderson – Bringing The Family
Richard Laymon – Mess Hall
J. Sheridan Le Fanu – Schalken The Painter
Thorpe McClusky – While Zombies Walked  
Mary A. Turzillo – April Flowers, November Harvest
Mort Castle – The Old Man And The Dead  
Henry S. Whitehead – Jumbee  
Peter Tremayne – Marbh Bheo
Thomas Burke – The Hollow Man
Anthony Boucher – They Bite
Gahan Wilson – Come One, Come All
Ramsey Campbell – It Helps If You Sing
R. Chetwynd-Hayes – The Ghouls
Seabury Quinn – The Corpse-Master
F. Marion Crawford – The Upper Berth
Ralston Shields – Vengeance Of The Living Dead
Harlan Ellison & Robert Silverberg – The Song The Zombie Sang
John H. Knox – Men Without Blood
Uel Key – The Broken Fang
Theodore Sturgeon – It
Day Keene – League Of The Grateful Dead
Garry Kilworth – Love Child
Edith & Ejler Jacobson – Corpses On Parade
Richard Christian Matheson – Where There’s A Will
Michael Swanwick – The Dead
Manly Wade Wellman – The Song of The Slaves
H. P. Lovecraft – The Outsider
Robert R. McCammon – Eat Me
Joe R. Lansdale – Deadman’s Road
Robert E. Howard – Pigeons From Hell
Scott Edelman – Live People Don’t Understand
August Derleth & Mark Schorer – The House In The Magnolias
Stephen King – Home Delivery
Arthur J. Burks –  Dance Of The Damned
Theodore  Roscoe – Z Is For Zombie

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Anonymous (ed.) – The Premature Burial

Posted by demonik on November 13, 2011

Anonymous (ed.) – The Premature Burial  (Corgi, 1966)

George Underwood

George Underwood

Edgar Allan Poe – The Premature Burial
Frederick H Christian – I’ll Kiss You Goodnight
Robert Louis Stevenson – Thrawn Janet
James Pearson – Cat
A.J.Ronald – The Flesh of the Devil
Henry James – Sir Edmund Orme
Richard Hengist – A Dream of Crows
Sheridan Le Fanu – Carmilla

Blurb:

Four stories of horror from the pens of famous writers of the past
Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Louis Stevenson, Henry James, Sheridan Le Fanu.

And four spine-chilling never-before-published tales by new masters of terror and the supernatural
Frederick H. Christian, James Pearson, A. J. Ronald, Richard Hengist.

See also The Premature Burial thread on Vault forum

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Lucy Bergman – Phantom Lovers

Posted by demonik on October 24, 2011

Lucy Bergman (ed.) – Phantom Lovers: Tales Of Unearthly Passions And Fiendish Seductions  (Tandem, 1970)


Cover photograph: Michael Stannard
Introduction
Christianna Brand – Akin To Love
W.B. Seabrook – Toussel’s Pale Bride
General Benoit Batraville – Formula For Calling Up The Dead
Edgar Allan Poe – Ligeia
Extract From The Trial Of The Witches Of Huntingdon
Barry Pain – The Moon Slave
Graham R. Tomson – Ballad Of A Were-wolf
F. Marion Crawford – For The Blood Is The Life
Robert Hitchens – How Love Came To Professor Guildea
 – Madam Lucifer
Thomas Lovell Beddoes – The Phantom-wooer
Joseph Sheridan LeFanu – Schalken The Painter

Blurb
Fiends from Hell and malevolent ghosts, vampires, sorcerers and succubi, even Lucifer himself; at all periods and in many lands they have captivated and seduced their victims. Sometimes these victims, men and women, resisted their unearthly lovers. Sometimes, as other stories in this collection tell, they yielded eagerly to demonic fascination and discovered too late who now possessed them body and soul.

Nervous readers, on finishing this book, may like to consult the Anglo-Saxon Leech Book, which contains the recipe for a salve ‘against elf-kin and night-walking demons and those persons with whom a devil has sexual intercourse’.

Many thanks to thecoffinflies for providing the cover scan, blurb and list of contents.

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