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‘Ric Alexander’ – The Unexplained

Posted by demonik on December 15, 2007

‘Ric Alexander’ [Peter Haining] (ed.) – The Unexplained: Stories of the Paranormal  (Orion, 1998)


Peter James – Foreword

Archive 1: Supernatural Mysteries

Richard Laymon – The Job
Nigel Kneale – The Trespassers (Minuke)
Ramsey Campbell – The Gap
David J. Schow – Red Light

Archive 2: Psychic Phenomena

Graham Masterton – The Irish Question
Richard Matheson – Girl of My Dreams
Olaf Stapledon  – A Modern Magician
Harry Bates  – Death of a Sensitive
C. J. Cherryh – Cassandra

Archive 3: Alien Encounters

J. G. Ballard – The Encounter
Gerald Kersh – Men Without Bones
Robert A. Heinlein – Goldfish Bowl
Theodore Sturgeon – Mewhu’s Jet

Archive 4: Time Warps

Roger Zelazny – Unicorn Variation
Ursula K. Le Guin – The New Atlantis
Arthur Machen – The Shining Pyramid
Kit Reed – The Bride of Bigfoot

Archive 5: Urban Legends

Ian Watson  – Tulips from Amsterdam
Basil Copper – Out of the Fog
Clive Barker – The Forbidden
Harlan Ellison – Croatoan

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Peter Haining – Late Night Horror Omnibus

Posted by demonik on September 10, 2007

Peter Haining (ed.) – The Late Night Horror Omnibus: Great Tales From TV Anthology Series (Orion, 1993)

Peter Haining – Introduction

John Dickson Carr – Vampire Tower Appointment With Fear
Cornell Woolrich – The Corpse And The Kid Suspense
Thomas Burke – The Hollow Man Lights Out
Steve Fisher – What Price Murder? Danger
H. G. Wells – The Crystal Egg Tales Of Tomorrow
John Collier – Back For Christmas Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Larry Marcus – The Hand One Step Beyond
Rod Serling – Where Is Everybody? The Twilight Zone
August Derleth – The Incredible Dr Markesan Thriller
E. M. Forster – The Machine Stops Out Of This World
H. R. Wakefield – Farewell Performance Moment Of Fear
Algernon Blackwood – The Terror Of The Twins Tales Of Mystery
Roald Dahl – William And Mary Way Out
Edgar Allan Poe – William Wilson Great Ghost Stories
Clifford D. Simak – The Duplicate Man The Outer Limits
John Wyndham – Random Quest Out Of The Unknown
Margaret Oliphant – The Open Door Mystery And Imagination
Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle – The Kiss Of Blood Late Night Horror
L. P. Hartley – The Killing Bottle Journey Into The Unknown
H. P. Lovecraft – Pickman’s Model Night Gallery
M. R. James – The Treasure Of Abbot Thomas Ghost Story For Christmas
A. M. Burrage – The Summer House Ghost Story
W. W. Jacobs – The Monkey’s Paw Orson Welles’ Great Mysteries
Kingsley Amis – The Ferryman Haunted
Nigel Kneale – The Tarroo Ushtey Beasts
Robert Muller – Countess Ilona Supernatural
Philip Ketchum – Death Can Add Tales Of The Unexpected
William F. Nolan – The Partnership Darkroom
Stephen King – Gramma New Twilight Zone
Richard Matheson – The Doll Amazing Stories
Andrew Weiner – Distant Signals Tales From The Darkside
Ray Bradbury – The Coffin A Twist In The Tail
Robert Bloch – The Legacy Monsters

A collection of the most terrifying and popular horror stories that have entertained and frightened television viewers around the world. A must for any horror addict.

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein – Freddie of Nightmare On Elm Street – Bram Stoker’s Dracula – The Twilight Zone – Roald Dahl’s Tales Of The Unexpected – Alfred Hitchcock Presents – The Hammer House Of Horror – Stephen Speilberg’s Amazing Stories – Tales From The Darkside

The late-night horror show has long been a favourite with British and American viewers. audiences have been gripped by terrifying monsters and tales of horror that have become legends: Frankenstein and Dracula, alongside the stories of Roald Dahl, Robert Bloch, Stephen King and Ray Bradbury.

Half a century of the best late-night horror shows is found in these pages complete with details of the programmes they have inspired, and the actors they have made famous. Here are stories so chilling and so sinister that they will linger in your nightmares forever ….

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Peter Haining – The Vampire Omnibus

Posted by demonik on September 9, 2007

Peter Haining (ed.)  – The Vampire Omnibus  (Orion 1995)

Vampire Omnibus

Introduction – Peter Haining
Preface: ‘The Destruction of Castle Dracula!’ – Bram Stoker (an extract from the original manuscript of “Dracula”)

Elizabeth Grey – The Skeleton Count or, The Vampire Mistress
James Malcolm Rymer – The Vampyre’s Story (extract from “Varney the Vampyre; or, The Feast of Blood”)
Alexandre Dumas & Paul Bocage – The Pale Lady
Julian Hawthorne – The Grave of Ethelind Fionguala (aka “Ken’s Mystery”)
Mary Cholmondeley – Let Loose
Count Eric Stenbock – A True Story of a Vampire
Frank Norris – Grettir at Thorhall-Stead
Morley Roberts – The Blood Fetish
Gustav Meyrink – The Land of the Time-Leeches
Charles Caldwell Dobie – The Elder Brother
Henry Kuttner – I, the Vampire
James Robinson Planche – The Bride of the Isles
Eugène Sue – Les Vampires
Paul Monette – Nosferatu (an extract from “Nosferatu: The Vampire”)
Bela Lugosi – The Bat .
Peter Tremayne – Son of Dracula
Val Lewton – The Cat People
Jimmy Sangster (John Burke, surely?) – Dracula: Prince of Darkness
Simon Raven – Incense for the Damned (extract from “Doctors Wear Scarlet”)
Marilyn Ross – Dark Shadows (extract from “The Secret of Collinwood”)
Stephen King – “One for the Road”
Anne Rice – Interview with the Vampire (extract from “Interview with the Vampire”)
Clive Sinclair – Uncle Vlad
Ray Russell – Sanguinarius
Woody Allen – Count Dracula
Ray Bradbury – West of October
Richard Matheson – First Anniversary
Theodore Sturgeon – So Near the Darkness
Roger Zelazny – Dayblood
Ron Goulart – Vampirella (extract from “Vampirella #1: Bloodstalk”)
William F. Nolan – Getting Dead
Basil Copper – Reader, I Buried Him
Richard Laymon – The Bleeder
Jack Sharkey – Dracula: The Real Story

He wasn’t fooling with the “Omnibus” part of the title, was he? Thank Gawd that’s done.

As has been remarked elsewhere, he does like an extract from a novel does our Mr. Haining, and this can be irritating, galling even, if it’s disguised to make it look as if you’re getting one of the author’s “lost” works.

But, as with The Midnight People, we can forgive much on the strength of the rest of this one, especially the finds and less familiar exhumations.

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