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Justin Marriott (ed) – Pulp Horror 6

Posted by demonik on August 10, 2017

 

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Justin Marriott (ed) – Pulp Horror 6

The Postbag Of Horror. Mark Savage, John Fennessy, Tom Tesarek, Nigel Taylor.
Justin Marriott – The Axeman Cometh: A Visual Guide To Berni Wrightson
Jim O’Brien – 1977: Year Of The Mad Dogs
Tom Tesarek – Rumour, Fear And The Madness Of Crowds: Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting Of Hill House
Justin Marriott/ Kev Demant – Peter Saxon: The Disorientated Man/ A Saxon Horde
Justin Marriott -The Pack: Killer Dogs In Horror Thrillers
Andreas Decker – Wolfhart Luther and his Little Horror Empire; Dr. Morton
Justin Marriott – The Nazi Leprechauns Made me Do It. Sneak preview of Grady Hendrix’s Paperbacks From Hell

120+ bound pages of the rabid, the perverse, the horrific and festering!

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Stephen Jones (ed.) – Horrorology: The Lexicon Of Fear

Posted by demonik on December 5, 2015

Stephen Jones (ed.) – Horrorology: The Lexicon Of Fear (Jo Fletcher, 2015)

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Clive Barker

Stephen Jones – Introduction: The Library Of The Damned

Robert Shearman – Accursed
Clive Barker – Afraid
Michael Marshall Smith – Afterlife
Pat Cadigan – Chilling
Mark Samuels – Decay
Joanne Harris – Faceless
Muriel Gray – Forgotten
Kim Newman – Guignol
Ramsey Campbell – Nightmare
Reggie Oliver – Possessions
Angela Slatter – Ripper
Lisa Tuttle – Vastation

Epilogue
Blurb:
In the Library of the Damned, hidden away amongst that vast depository of ancient wisdom, there exists a certain bookcase where the most decadent, the most blasphemous of tomes sit upon a dusty shelf. And amongst those titles that should never be named, there is one volume that is he most terrible, the most hideous of them all. That book is the very Lexicon of Fear itself. But, long ago, some of its pages were ripped from the binding and spirited away by a lowly student of the ancient science of Horrorology, determined that one day the secrets contained therein would be shared with the world. And now that day has come. These are the words that comprise the very language of horror itself, and the tales they tell are not for the fainthearted. But be warned: once you have read them, there is no turning back. Soon, you too will know the true meanings of fear . . .

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Vault Advent Calendar VI 2015

Posted by demonik on December 1, 2015

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Started as of now. A supernatural and/ or horror story per day right the way through until 24th, plus the odd stocking thriller and usual daily dose of morbid thrills. This is Vault!

Click here and pray :)

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Stephen Jones & David A. Sutton – Darker Terrors

Posted by demonik on October 16, 2015

Stephen Jones & David A. Sutton (eds.) – Darker Terrors: A Best of Dark Terrors (Spectral Press, October, 2015)

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Les Edwards

Foreword – Stephen Jones

Michael Marshall Smith – More Tomorrow
Karl Edward Wagner – I’ve Come to Talk with You Again
Brian Lumley – A Really Game Boy
Caitlin R. Kiernan – To This Water
Harlan Ellison – The Museum on Cyclops Avenue
Ray Bradbury – Free Dirt
Poppy Z. Brite – Self Made Man
Neil Gaiman – The Wedding Present
Stephen Baxter – Family History
Dennis Etchison – Inside the Cackle Factory
Lisa Tuttle – My Pathology
Christopher Fowler – At Home in the Pubs of Old London
Richard Christian Matheson – Barking Sands
Gwyneth Jones – Destroyer of Worlds
Ramsey Campbell – The Retrospective
Glen Hirshberg – The Two Sams
Don Tumasonis – The Prospect Cards

Afterword – David A. Sutton
Appendix: Index to Dark Terrors

 

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Robert Phillips – The Omnibus of 20th Century Ghost Stories

Posted by demonik on September 27, 2015

Robert Phillips (ed.) – The Omnibus of 20th Century Ghost Stories (Robinson, 1990: Carroll & Graf 1991: originally , Carroll & Graf, 1989, as Triumph of the Night)

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Sir Stanley Spencer, The Resurrection, Cookham

Robert Phillips – Introduction

Elizabeth Bowen – The Demon Lover
Graham Greene – A Little Place Off the Edgware
Joyce Carol Oates – The Others
Dylan Thomas – The Followers
Charlotte Perkins Gilman – The Yellow Wallpaper
Louis Auchincloss – The Prison Window
Walter de la Mare – Seaton’s Aunt
George Mackay Brown – Andrina
Barry N. Malzberg – Away
Muriel Spark – The Portobello Road
John Updike – The Indian
Denton Welch – Full Circle
Lynne Sharon Schwartz – Sound Is Second Sight
Jean Rhys – I Used to Live Here Once
Henry James – The Jolly Corner
Elizabeth Spencer – First Dark
Peter Taylor – Missing Person
Gertrude Atherton – The Bell in the Fog
Howard Lewis Russell – The Wedding Cake Couple
Shirley Jackson – The Daemon Lover
Virginia Woolf – A Haunted House
Mavis Gallant – Up North
Tennessee Williams – The Mysteries of the Joy Rio
William Goyen – Ghost and Flesh, Water and Dirt
E. M. Forster – The Celestial Omnibus
Edith Wharton – Afterward
Truman Capote – Miriam

Notes on the Authors

Blurb:
“One of the best anthologies of the year” – The Observer

Haunted houses and demon lovers. children’s visions and anxious states ofi mind, revenge, guilt, and betrayal from beyond are the themes of the modem ghost story as brilliantly explored by some of the century’s finest writers.
These short masterpieces of the supernatural will linger in your imagination. This enthralling collecton takes the reader on a thrilling tour of the best in 20th century spectral literature.

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Franklin Marsh – Auld Franklin’s Almanak Of Doom

Posted by demonik on July 24, 2015

Auld Franklin’s Almanak Of Doom; 12 Terrible Tales (And One Godawful Poem) by Franklin Marsh (Lulu World Classics, July 2015)

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Cover Design: Fritz Maitland with Robert Morgan

[Author’s Warning]

January -Yukon
February – Le Jour De La Saint-Valentin
March – Fight The Good Fight
April – Brock’s Revenge
May – The Glans Of Orlak
June -Duet
July – A Delicate Undertaking
August – Nostalgia Ain’t What It Used To Be
September – Satan’s Snuffbox (Pendennis Alone)
October – Night Of The Pumpkins
November – Day Of The Pumpkins
December – From Beyond The Grate
Coda – Voodoo

Blurb:
SHUDDER – as you realise that Marshy’s got a book out.
SCREAM – as you realise that you have a copy in your hand.
SHRIEK – as you realise that you’re actually reading the damned thing.
SIGH – with relief as you hurl the offending article into the waste paper basket.
ALL YOUR FAVE’S AREN’T HERE!

12 Tales Of Terror to make your year seem even longer.

Vampires, Werewolves, Zombies … heck, there’s even a killer pe …. but that would be telling.

Journey inside – you’ll never be the same!

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Stephanie Dowrick (ed.) – Classic Tales of Horror

Posted by demonik on March 30, 2015

Stephanie Dowrick (ed.) – Classic Tales of Horror  (Book Club, 1976; originally Constable, 1976)

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Suzanne Perkins

Stephanie Dowrick – Introduction

Edgar Allen Poe – The Black Cat
Charles Dickens – To Be Taken With a Grain Of Salt
Sheridan Le Fanu – Spectre Lovers
Wilkie Collins – The Dream Woman
Mrs. Oliphant – The Open Door
Elizabeth Braddon – The Cold Embrace
Ambrose Bierce – The Moonlit Road
Henry James – The Romance Of Certain Old Clothes
Bram Stoker – The Judge’s House
Guy De Maupassant – The Hand
Robert Louis Stevenson – The Body-Snatcher
Francis Marion Crawford – The Screaming Skull
Charlotte Perkins Gilman – The Yellow Wallpaper
M. R. James – Lost Hearts
Algernon Blackwood – Keeping His Promise
Saki – The Music On The Hill
Hugh Walpole – Tarnhelm

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Susan Hill (ed.) – Ghost Stories

Posted by demonik on March 12, 2015

Susan Hill (ed.) – Ghost Stories  (Hamish Hamilton, 1983)

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Susan Hill – Introduction

Algernon Blackwood – Keeping His Promise
Elizabeth Bowen – The Demon Lover
Rhoda Broughton – The Man with the Nose
Wilkie Collins – The Dream Woman
Charles Dickens – The Signal-Man
Mrs. Gaskell – The Old Nurse’s Story
Henry James – Sir Edmund Orme
M. R. James – “Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You, My Lad”
Rudyard Kipling – “They”
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu – Green Tea
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu – The White Cat of Drumgunniol
H. G. Wells – The Story of the Inexperienced Ghost
Edith Wharton – All Souls’

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Douglas Draa & David A. Riley – That Go Bump in the Night

Posted by demonik on February 2, 2015

Douglas Draa & David A. Riley – That Go Bump in the Night: A Treasury of Classic Weird (Parallel Universe Publications, 2015)

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Sir Hugh Clifford – The Ghoul
Edward Lucas White – The House of the Nightmare
William Hope Hodgson – The Voice in the Night
George Allan England – The Thing from Outside
F. Marion Crawford – For the Blood is the Life
Frederick Marryat – The White Wolf of the Hartz Mountains
E. F. Benson – The Room in the Tower
W. C. Morrow – His Unconquered Enemy
Amyas Northcote – The Late Mrs. Fowke
M. P. Shiel – Xélucha
Lord Dunsany – A Narrow Escape
Perceval Landon – Thurnley Abbey
Robert E. Howard – The Black Stone
G. G. Pendarves – Werewolf of the Sahara
Henry Brereton Marriott Watson – The Devil of the Marsh
Irvin S. Cobb – Fishhead
Huan Mee – The Black Statue
Abraham Merritt – The Pool of the Stone God
Nictzin Dyalhis – The Sea-Witch
Edith Wharton – The Lady’s Maid’s Bell

From Press Release

The latest release by Parallel Universe Publications is Things That Go Bump in the Night: A Treasury of Classic Weird, edited by Douglas Draa and David A. Riley. This is 368 page anthology of classic weird stories is the first of a series. Available as a trade paperback and an ebook.

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David A Sutton – Horror on the High Seas

Posted by demonik on January 20, 2015

David A Sutton (ed) – Horror on the High Seas: Classic Weird Sea Tales (Shadow Publishing, 2014)

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Cover Artwork by Jim Pitts

David A. Sutton – Introduction and author notes

J. A. Barry – A Derelict
Edgar Allan Poe – MS. Found in a Bottle
William Hope Hodgson – The Riven Night
Vernon Lee – Dionea
F. Marion Crawford – Man Overboard!
Richard Middleton – The Ghost Ship
Rudyard Kipling – A Matter of Fact
W. W. Jacobs – The Rival Beauties
William Hope Hodgson – The Phantom Ship
Warren Armstrong – A Phantom of the Seas

Blurb:

The oceans have long been places of danger, mystery and horror. From ancient times there has been the terror that a trip might lead to edge of the world and the nameless place beyond its edge. There have been the strange lights of St. Elmo’s Fire. The sunken cities of Atlantis and Lyonesse. The Sargasso sea entrapping ships. The Bermuda Triangle. And within the ocean’s depths sea creatures both real and unreal. The great white whale in Moby Dick and the giant octopus in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. The oceans beckon us… and repel us. And storytellers have used the sea as a basis for ghost and horror stories down the centuries. In this anthology there are stories about phantom ships and their phantom sailors, weird encounters with spirits, a vengeful sea sprites, and sea serpents, and all manner of horror below decks. So, readers, take a passage with us to the weird realms of the benighted oceans!

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