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Archive for the ‘Herbert Van Thal’ Category

Herbert Van Thal – Striking Terror

Posted by demonik on August 12, 2008

Herbert Van Thal – Striking Terror (Arthur Baker, 1963)

Jack Finney – Contents of the Dead Man’s Pockets
Peter Fleming – The Kill
Angus Wilson – Rasberry Jam
Philip McDonald – Our Feathered Friends
Geoffrey Household – Taboo
Carl Stephenson – Leiningen Versus The Ants
Charles Lloyd – Special Diet
Lord Dunsay – The Two Bottles of Relish
Sidney Carroll – A Note For The Milkman
H G Wells – The Cone

A selection from thee first three Pan Book Of Horror Stories selections. Thanks to Johnny Mains for providing the cover scan and contents.

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Herbert van Thal – Lie Ten Nights Awake

Posted by demonik on May 6, 2008

Herbert van Thal – Lie Ten Nights Awake (Hodder & Stoughton 1967)

Lie Ten Nights Awake

Anthony Burgess – A Pair of Gloves
Richard Chopping – The Eagle
Martin Waddell – Whisper
William Sansom – From the Water Junction
Adobe James – The Road to Mictlantecutli
Elizabeth Walter – The Sin-Eater
Mariana Villa-Gilbert – The Green Boy
Shamus Frazer – The Tune in Dan’s Café
H. Macallister – “D’You Like Me, Saunders?”
John Burke – The Lost Child

Thanks to Nightreader of Vault for the cover scan and contents

Vault’s Lie Ten Nights Awake thread

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Herbert Van Thal – 2nd Bedside Book Of Strange Stories

Posted by demonik on September 17, 2007

Herbert Van Thal (ed.) – The Second Bedside Book Of Strange Stories (Arthur Baker, 1976)

John H Snellings – Flies
Dulce Gray – Mumsie
Sally Franklin – The Strange Gift Of Sidney Higgins
Robert Aickman – The House Of The Russians
Harry Harrison – The Last Train
A. L. Barker – Happy Event
Roger Malisson – Regression
Morag Greer – A Cross At Her Head And Feet
Willis Hall – Long Winter’s Night

Flies are unpleasant insects, little more than nuisances in an ordinary house – but what happens if they develop a taste for fresh blood?

Is it possible for humans and insects to exchange bodies?

What happened to the people living on an island on the ‘wrong’ side of a Finnish town?

What was the strange face that appeared momentarily at a window of a great hall?

Is there such a thing as a ghost train?


John H Snellings – Flies: Having learned by chance of their passion for raw hamburger and (her) fresh blood, Katherine Morrow takes to feeding up her secret collection of flies with the vague intent of using the big beauties to avenge herself on appalling husband Charles. Come the night when, finding the stifling heat in their bedroom uncongenial to sleep, he ventures down into the cellar for a fan …

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Herbert Van Thal – Bedside Book Of Horror

Posted by demonik on September 6, 2007

Herbert Van Thal (ed) – The Bedside Book Of Horror (Arthur Baker, 1973)

Herbert Van Thal Bedside Horror

Foreword – Herbert Van thal

Prosper Merimee – The Venus Of Ille
R. H. Barham – Singular Passage …
Gerhart Hauptmann – The Sea Monster
Harry E. Turner – The Man Who Could Hear The Fishes Scream
Robert Aickman – The Clock Watcher
David Dixon – The Recluse
Christopher Bray – The Traveller
Roald Dahl – The Landlady
Fielden Hughes – Memoirs Of An Executioner
Alex Hamilton – A Shoal In Time

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