Posts Tagged ‘Charles Black’
Posted by demonik on September 30, 2015
Just arrived from darkest Mortbury. What a brilliant way to see out a month!
Charles Black (ed.) – The Eleventh Black Book Of Horror (Mortbury Press, Sept. 2015)
Illustration: Paul Mudie
Thana Niveau – Two Five Seven
Edward Pearce – East Wickenden
Tom Johnstone – Slaughtered Lamb
John Llewellyn Probert – Forgive Us Our Trespasses
Stephen Bacon – Lord Of The Sand
Kate Farrell – Alma Mater
Stuart Young – Keeping The Romance Alive
Anna Taborska – Teatime
David A. Riley – Lem
Tony Earnshaw – Flies
David Williamson – And The Dead Shall Speak
Marion Pitman – Every Picture Tells A Story
Sam Dawson – The Weathervane
John Forth – Molli & Julli
14 TALES OF TERROR Selected by Charles Black
DO YOU LIKE HORROR?
DO YOU LIKE TO BE FRIGHTENED?
” …. I suddenly felt a chill go up my back, as though a spider had dropped inside my shirt and was creeping towards my neck.’
Two Five Seven
OR PERHAPS, REVEL IN SADISTIC GLEE?
“As soon as the needle pierces your skin, you’ll feel a stinging, then, as the drain cleaner enters your vein, it will start to burn. The burning will make you want to tear apart your ﬂesh and dig into your own veins to relieve the pain…”
DO YOU TAKE A GHOULISH DELIGHT IN THE GROTESQUE?
“His eyes were gone, the sockets filled with ﬂies that crawled and buzzed. His mouth, open and lipless, was a black hole of moving shapes. The odour was overwhelming.”
AH, YES, THAT SMELL …
“…the pungent, nauseating reek of putrefaction.”
SICKENING, ISN’T IT?
AND YET, YOU CAN’T RESIST, CAN YOU‘?
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Posted by demonik on August 5, 2015
Out now David A. & Linden Riley (eds.) – Kitchen Sink Gothic (Parallel Universe Publications, Aug. 2015) Cover illustration: Joe Young
Stephen Bacon – Daddy Giggles
Franklin Marsh – 1964
Andrew Darlington – Derek Edge and the Sunspots
Gary Fry – Black Sheep
Benedict J. Jones – Jamal Comes Home
Kate Farrell – Waiting
Charles Black – Lilly Finds a Place to Stay
David A. Sutton – The Mutant’s Cry
Walter Gascoigne – The Sanitation Solution
Mark Patrick Lynch – Up and Out of Here
Adrian Cole – Late Shift
Shaun Avery – The Great Estate
Jay Eales – Nine Tenths
Craig Herbertson – Envelopes
Tim Major – Tunnel Vision
M. J. Wesolowski – Life is Prescious
David Turnbull – Canvey Island Baby
Coined in the 1950s, Kitchen Sink described British films, plays and novels frequently set in the North of England, which showed working class life in a gritty, no-nonsense, “warts and all” style, sometimes referred to as social realism. It became popular after the playwright John Osborne wrote Look Back In Anger, simultaneously helping to create the Angry Young Men movement. Films included Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, The Entertainer, A Taste of Honey, The L-Shaped Room and The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner. TV dramas included Coronation Street and East Enders. In recent years TV dramas that could rightly be described as kitchen sink gothic include Being Human, with its cast of working class vampires, werewolves and ghosts, and the zombie drama In the Flesh, with its northern working class, down to earth setting. In this anthology you will find stories that cover a wide range of Kitchen Sink Gothic, from the darkly humorous to the weirdly strange and occasionally horrific.
Posted in *Parallel Universe*, David A. & Linden Riley, Franklin Marsh, small press | Tagged: Adrian Cole, Andrew Darlington, Benedict J Jones, Charles Black, Craig Herbertson, David A. Riley, David A. Sutton, David Turnbull, Franklin Marsh, Gary Fry, Jay Eales, Joe Young, Kate Farrell, Kitchen Sink Gothic, Linden Riley, M. J. Wesolowski, Mark Patrick Lynch, Parallel Universe Publications, Shaun Avery, Stephen Bacon, Tim Major, Vault Of Evil, Walter Gascoigne | Leave a Comment »
Posted by demonik on January 16, 2015
Charles Black – Black Ceremonies (Parallel Universe Publications, Jan. 2015)
The Obsession of Percival Cairstairs
Call of the Damned
The Revelations of Dr Maitland
Face to Face
The Coughing Coffin
The Madness Out of the Sea
Death on the Line
A Bit Tasty
A Fistful of Vengeance
To Summon a Flesh-Eating Demon
The Strombolli Collection
Those that participate in the thirteen strange dark rites that comprise Black Ceremonies ﬁnd themselves at the mercy of sinister forces.
Make an invocation to evil.
Witness the horrors of war.
Hear the sound of death.
Feel the hand of vengeance as it reaches out from the grave.
Are you ready to join the doomed and the damned?
“When it comes to dark and twisted tales, they don’t come much darker and more twisted than this. If you have a taste for the macabre, you really will be biting off as much as you can chew with this exciting debut collection from renowned editor and creator of the Black Books of Horror, Charles Black.” – Anna Taborska, author of For Those Who Dream Monsters
‘Charlie’s yarns are very entertaining.” Johnny Mains, editor of Best British Horror
Posted in Charles Black, small press | Tagged: Black Ceremonies, Black Magic, Charles Black, fiction, horror, Parallel Universe Publications, Paul Mudie, Supernatural, Vault Of Evil | Leave a Comment »
Posted by demonik on December 13, 2013
As has maybe been mentioned on here, the Vault forum is where you’ll find the bulk of the contributors to this place, and if you’ve yet to register, now is as good a time as any. At present, we’re currently halfway through our fourth annual advent calendar, a daily treat in the run-up to Christmas featuring horror fiction, old and new, from several of our very favourite authors. Get with it at Vault – Your one-stop shop for festive mirth!
Posted in Vault Product Placement | Tagged: 'Roland Caine', Allison V. Harding, Anna Taborska, Anonymous, Charles Black, Charles Lloyd Birkin, Craig Herbertson, David A. Riley, David A. Sutton, David H. Keller, Flavia Richardson, Franklin Marsh, Gary Power, John Llewellyn Probert, Johnny Mains, Lyle Wilson Holden, Matt Crossman, Michael Avallone, Michel Parry, P. S., Paul Finch, Ramsey Campbell, Richard Ab-Stains, Robert Leslie Bellem, T. F. Powys, Thana Niveau, Vault Of Evil, Who will be next?, William Fairlee Clarke | Leave a Comment »
Posted by demonik on October 2, 2013
Charles Black – The Tenth Black Book Of Horror (Mortbury Press, October 2013)
Tenth Black Book of Horror, ed. Charles Black. Cover illustration: Paul Mudie
Angela Blake – Stiff
Tom Johnstone – The Easter Bunny
David Surface – The Last Testament Of Jacob Tyler
Carl P. Thompson – The War Effort
David A. Sutton – The Pre-Raphaelite Painting
Chris Lawton – Christmas In The Rain
Gary Power – Deeper Than Dark Water
Paul Finch – Marshwall
Ian Hunter – Exploding Raphaelesque Heads
John Probert – The Best Christmas Ever
Mike Chinn – The Pygmalion Conjuration
David Williamson – The Boy
Andrea James – The Last Wagon In The Train
Kate Farrell – Dad Dancing
Thana Niveau – Guinea Pig Girl
The official launch will be at World Fantasy Con, Brighton, 31 October-3rd November .
Posted in *Mortbury Press*, Charles Black | Tagged: *Mortbury Press*, Andrea James, Angela Blake, Black Book Of Horror, Carl P. Thompson, Charles Black, Chris Lawton, David A. Sutton, David Surface, David Williamson, Gary Power, Ian Hunter, John Probert, Kate Farrell, Mike Chinn, Paul Finch, Paul Mudie, Thana Niveau, Tom Johnstone, Vault Of Evil | Leave a Comment »
Posted by demonik on August 23, 2013
Many thanks to Charles Black for giving us his blessing to break this welcome news.
1. The Tenth Black Book Of Horror is penciled in for publication to coincide with the World Fantasy Convention at Brighton, Oct.31st – Nov 3, 2013.
2. Here’s a sneak preview of Paul Mudie’s tasteful cover artwork.
Tenth Black Book of Horror, ed. Charles Black. Cover illustration: Paul Mudie
More details to follow as and when.
Posted in Charles Black, News | Tagged: *Mortbury Press*, Black Book Of Horror, Charles Black, fiction, horror, Paul Mudie, The Tenth Black Book Of Horror, Vault Of Evil | Leave a Comment »
Posted by demonik on December 19, 2012
Those of you who’ve yet to investigate the Vault Forum might like to do so now as we’re currently compiling the 3rd Annual Vault Advent Calendar. Stories from a variety of ‘thirties pulp magazines & collections supplemented by works from such contemporary greats as Thana Niveau, John Llewellyn Probert, David. A. Riley, Franklin Marsh, Craig Herbertson, Paul Finch, Ramsey Campbell, James Doig, Johnny Mains, and Charles Black. You’ll need to register to download the stories, but hey, you can always delete your account when you’ve had enough! Many, many thanks to all who’ve given of their time and talent to help.
Posted in News, Vault Product Placement | Tagged: Advent Calendar, Black Magic, Charles Black, Christmas, Craig Herbertson, David A. Riley, fiction, Franklin Marsh, Ghosts, horror, James Doig, John Llewellyn Probert, Johnny Mains, Paul Finch, pulp, Ramsey Campbell, Thana Niveau, Vault Of Evil | Leave a Comment »
Posted by demonik on September 11, 2012
Coming October 2012 from Mortbury Presss
Charles Black (ed.) – Ninth Black Book Of Horror (Mortbury Press, Sept. 2012)
John Llewellyn Probert – The Anatomy Lesson
Craig Herbertson – The Mall
Simon Bestwick – Salvaje
Gary Fry -Pet
David Williamson – Ashes To Ashes
Anna Taborska – The Apprentice
Sam Dawson – Life Expectancy
Paul Finch – What’s Behind You?
Gary Power – Ben’s Best Friend
Thana Niveau – The Things That Aren’t There
Tom Johnstone – Bit On The Side
Marion Pitman – Indecent Behavior
Kate Farrell – His Family
John Forth – A Song, A SIilence
Marc Lyth – The Man Who Hated Waste
David A. Riley – Swan Song
Posted in *Mortbury Press*, Charles Black | Tagged: *Mortbury Press*, Anna Taborska, Black Book Of Horror, Charles Black, Craig Herbertson, David A. Riley, David Williamson, Gary Fry, Gary Power, horror, John Forth, John Llewellyn Probert, Kate Farrell, Marc Lyth, Marion Pitman, Paul Finch, Paul Mudie, Sam Dawson, Simon Bestwick, Thana Niveau, Tom Johnstone, Vault Of Evil. fiction | Leave a Comment »
Posted by demonik on August 2, 2011
Charles Black (ed.) – The Eighth Black Book Of Horror (Mortbury Press, 2011)
cover illustration: Paul Mudie
Reggie Oliver – Quieta Non Movere
David A. Riley – The Last Coach Trip
Stephen Bacon – Home By The Sea
David Williamson – Boys Will Be Boys
Gary Fry – Behind The Screen
Mark Samuels – The Other Tenant
Paul Finch – Tok
Anna Taborska – Little Pig
Tina & Tony Rath – Casualties Of The System
John Llewellyn Probert – How The Other Half Dies
Marion Pitman – Music In The Bone
Thana Niveau – The Coal Man
Kate Farrell – Mea Culpa
Posted in *Mortbury Press*, Charles Black, small press | Tagged: *Mortbury Press*, Anna Taborska, Black Book Of Horror, Charles Black, David A. Riley, David Williamson, fiction, Gary Fry, horror, John Llewellyn Probert, Kate Farrell, Marion Pitman, Mark Samuels, Paul Finch, Paul Mudie, Reggie Oliver, Stephen Bacon, Thana Niveau, Tina Rath, Tony Rath, Vault Of Evil | Leave a Comment »