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Archive for the ‘*Futura*’ Category

Sean Richards – The Elephant Man & Other Freaks (Futura, 1980)

Posted by demonik on September 18, 2014

‘Sean Richards’ [Peter Haining] (ed.) – The Elephant Man & Other Freaks   (Futura, 1980)

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Sean Richards – Introduction

Sir Frederick Treves – The Elephant Man
H. Spicer – The Bird Woman
Richard Marsh – The Reptile Man
Gustav Meyrink – Bal Macabre
Maurice Renard – The Ghouls of the Marquis D’Outremort
Tod Robbins – Spurs
Henry Kuttner – Dr. Cyclops
Val Lewton – The Bagheeta
Maurice Sandoz – The Secret of Château de Hirtzheim
Edgar Allan Poe – Hop-Frog
Robert Bloch – Unheavenly Twin
Ray Bradbury – Heavy Set

Many thanks to Mr. Happy for providing the cover scan & TOC

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Richard Peyton – The Ghost Now Standing

Posted by demonik on December 15, 2007

‘Richard Peyton’ [Peter Haining] (ed.) – The Ghost Now Standing on Platform One (Souvenir Press, 1990:  Futura, 1991) [Published in USA as ‘Journey Into Fear and Other Great Stories of Horror on the Railways’ (Wings,1991)]

Ghost Now Standing

Richard Peyton  – Introduction

Richard Peyton – The Tay Bridge Ghost Train
Arnold Ridley  – Journey into Fear
Richard Peyton – The President’s Funeral Ride
Rod Serling  – The Ghost Train
Richard Peyton  – The White Train
Rudyard Kipling – .007
Richard Peyton – The Black Train of Lochalsh
Elliott O’Donnell  – The Haunted Curve
Richard Peyton – The Phantom Locomotive of Stevens Point
August Derleth  – Pacific 421
Richard Peyton  – The Ghost on Platform Two
Alfred Noyes  – Midnight Express
Richard Peyton  – The Lyonshall Mystery
Robert Aickman  – The Waiting Room
Richard Peyton – The Footsteps of Doom
Peter Fleming – The Kill
Richard Peyton – The Spectre of Shake City
Ray Bradbury – The Town Where No One Got Off
Richard Peyton – The Woman in the Red Scarf
A. M. Burrage – The Wrong Station
Richard Peyton – The Night Flyer of Talylln
John D. Beresford – Lost in the Fog
Richard Peyton – The Bedraggled Soldier
Sir Andrew Caldecott – Branch Line to Benceston
Richard Peyton  – Joe Baldwin’s Eerie Lamp
Stephen Grendon – The Night Train to Lost Valley
Richard Peyton – The Ghost of the Subway
Allison V. Harding – Take the Z Train
Richard Peyton – Underground Phantoms
John Wyndham – Confidence Trick
Richard Peyton – The Barkston Spectre
Charles Dickens – The Signal-Man
Richard Peyton  – The Navvy in the Tunnel
L. T. C. Rolt – The Garside Fell Disaster
Richard Peyton – The Phantom Driver of Dunster
Richard Hughes – Locomotive
Richard Peyton  – The Ghost of ’Hayling Billy’
John Newton Chance – Mourning Train
Richard Peyton  – Railroad Bill
Robert Bloch – That Hell-Bound Train
Richard Peyton  – Voices in the Fog
Henry L. Lawrence – A Journey by Train
Richard Peyton – The Woman in Black
Eden Phillpotts – The Astral Lady
Richard Peyton – Beware: Ghosts Crossing
Algernon Blackwood  – Miss Slumbubble – and Claustrophobia
Richard Peyton – The Phantom on the Flying Yankee
F. Scott Fitzgerald – A Short Trip Home
Richard Peyton – The Dead Man of Glendive
William F. Nolan – Lonely Train a’ Comin’
Richard Peyton  – The Shortest Railway Ghost Story in the World

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Hugh Lamb – Gaslit Nightmares

Posted by demonik on September 7, 2007

Hugh Lamb – Gaslit Nightmares : An Anthology of Victorian Tales of Terror (Futura, 1988)

Gaslit Nightmares

Barry Pain – The Undying Thing
Lady Dilke – The Serpent’s Head
Hume Nisbet – The Phantom Model
Bernard Capes – The Black Reaper
Bernard Capes – The Accursed Cordonnier
Robert Barr – The Vengeance Of The Dead
Alice Rea – The Beckside Boggle
Charles J. Mansford – Maw-Sayah
Robert W. Chambers – In The Court Of the Dragon
Mrs. J. H. Riddell – The Old House In Vauxhall Walk
Charles Dickens – The Drunkard’s Death
Mary E. Wilkins-Freeman – Luella Miller
Richard Marsh – A Psychological Experiment
Dick Donovan – The Mystic Spell
Joel Chandler Harris – The Late Mr. Watkins Of Georgia
Harriet Beecher Stowe – The Ghost In The mill
J. A. Barry – A Derelict
Jerome K. Jerome – The Haunted Mill
J. H. Pearce – An Unexpected Journey
Mrs G. Linnaeus Banks – The Pride Of The Corbyns
The Countess Of Munster – The Page Boy’s Ghost
Wirt Gerrare – Mysterious Maisie

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Peter Cushing – Tales Of A Monster Hunter

Posted by demonik on September 6, 2007

Peter Haining & Peter Cushing (eds.) – Tales Of A Monster Hunter (Futura, 1978)

Peter Cushing Tales Of A Monster Hunter


Peter Cushing – How I Became A Monster Hunter

Alexandre Dumas – The Masked Ball
Mary Shelley – The Mortal Immortal
Bram Stoker – Dracula’s Guest
Josef Nesvadba – In The Footsteps Of The Abominable Snowman
Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle – The Ring Of Thoth
Gertrude Bacon – The Gorgon
Robert Bloch – The Man Who Collected Poe
Michael Arlen – The Ghoul Of Golders Green
James Blish – There Shall Be No Darkness

Unusually generous (13 page) introductory essay from the great man, and a neat selection too. As with the various Christopher Lee compilations (see Haining, Parry), the idea was to collect stories featuring villains and monsters that the Cush had encountered during his glorious career. The Michael Arlen story has dated badly, but full marks for reviving James Blish’s extraordinary werewolf novella, while Robert Bloch’s EC-like creation is always welcome.

The dedication “To Helen, Who is always with me”, even brings a lump to the throat of the evil demonik, who isn’t a great big fairy as everybody knows.

Republished as Peter Cushing’s Monster Movies, (Robert Hale, 1994)

Monster Movies

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