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Posts Tagged ‘Filthy Creations’

Filthy Creations #7

Posted by demonik on July 1, 2013

Filthy Creations #7   (June, 2013)


Rog Pile

Rog Pile (ed.)
Craig Herbertson (Consultative ed.)

Franklin Marsh – The Wicket Man
Penni McLaren Walker – The Architect’s Tale
D. F. Lewis – The Only Climax
Charles H. Galloway – Shapeshifter
Robert Mammone – Myceleum
Craig Herbertson – The Death Tableaux: Part 2
David A. Riley – Sendings: Part 2
D. F. Lewis – All Endings Are Happy

The Filthy Creators
The Story So Far

All artwork by Rog Pile

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Roger Pile (ed.) – Filthy Creations #6

Posted by demonik on July 29, 2010

Roger Pile (ed.) – Filthy Creations #6 (July 2010)

Rog Pile

Robert Mammone – The Devil At Your Heels
Penni McClaren Walker – Easy Money
D F Lewis – The Fat Shrike
Colin Leslie – Bad Manners
D F Lewis – Rage
Charles Black – Grey
Franklin Marsh – There’s a Riot Going On
James Stanger – Crocodile Tears
Stephen Bacon – A Solace Of Winter Rain
Craig Herbertson – The Death Tableau (Part 1)
David A Riley – Sendings (Part 1)
Rog Pile – Night Tide

Editor/ DTP stuff/ illustrations -Rog Pile
Consultative Editor – Coral King

Contact: The Workshop Of Filthy Creation (Forum)

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Daniel McGachey – They That Dwell In Dark Places

Posted by demonik on November 13, 2009

Out now from Dark Regions press!

Daniel McGachey – They That Dwell In Dark Places and other Ghost Stories (Dark Regions Press, 2009)

Cover painting, “Dr. Lawrence – An Informal Portrait”, by Julia Jeffrey. Cover design by Dav

Charles Black – Introduction: The Lurker In The Shadows

The Shadow In The Stacks
The Mound
The Beacon
“Shalt Thou Know My Name?”
The Wager
The Crimson Picture
The Travelling Companion
A Ravelled Tress
“And Still Those Screams Resound”
An Unwise Purchase by Dr. H. S. Grace
The Unmasking – ‘An Evening Of Revels And Revelations’
They That Dwell In Dark Places

Author’s Notes: Shedding Light On Dark Places
Author’s Bio

“This is a ghost story about ghost stories. It tells a tale about the telling of tales, and of the need, the absolute necessity, for stories that strike fear into men’s hearts; stories that delve into the unknown and the uncanny…”

… and in most of the thirteen stories in this collection, the telling of ghostly tales plays a vital part.

Here are stories told by firelight in isolated cottages, by lantern-light on
storm-lashed beaches, by gaslight in scholars’ studies and clubrooms, or by
twilight in libraries and in lonely asylum cells.

Here are stories of things that crawl stealthily across moonlit lawns; of legends it is better to remember, and of relics that are best left forgotten in the dark; of the malice of objects that are not as inanimate as they might seem, and of ancient tragedies re-enacted before helpless and horrified eyes…..

Here are stories of…
Strange books unearthed from the college library foundations, and the dreadful shadowy form that seeks their return…
The man with no sense of humour who plays a joke that has deadly results…
The legendary gambling club where something far more precious than money is at
stake… ….
The book of ghost stories whose contents prove more than usually absorbing for the unfortunate reader…
The solitary lighthouse in the middle of a treacherous sea, and the nightmare that awaits its keepers one stormy night, when someone comes knocking at the door…
The painter whose commission for an unseen sponsor produces horrifying portraits that capture more than a mere likeness of the subjects…
The old house with an alarming history, and the professor who is drawn to it in hope of fulfilling his overwhelming ambition to finally see a ghost…
And the gentlemen’s club where the patrons gather on Hallowe’en night to exchange ghoulish tales, and where a very special tale of horror must yet be told.

Here are stories of phantoms and demons; of those who are haunted by them, and those, like Dr. Lawrence, the antiquarian scholar, who seek them and face them. Here are stories of They that Dwell in Dark Places!

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From The Workshop Of Filthy Creations #5

Posted by demonik on November 13, 2009

Rog Pile (ed.) – From The Workshop Of Filthy Creations #5 (October 2009)

Cover artwork: Adrian Salmon

Adrian Salmon

Rog Pile – Editorial
Franklin Marsh – Yukon
James Stanger – W.E.B.
D. F. Lewis – A Knight At The Opera
Noah Brown – A Surprise For Sarah
Rog Pile – Horror At The Sagebrush Hotel
P. F. Jeffery – Odalisque : The Grey Plain
Franklin Marsh – The Horror On Dreadstone Moor  (serrial finale)

Rog Pile – Crumpet On Board! The Thinking Man’s Crumpet Issue 1 Revisited!

Front cover and Horror At The Sagebrush Motel illustrations – Ade Salmon.  Other Illustrations – Rog Pile

DTP Stuff – Rog Pile;  Consultative Editor – Coral King

Dedicated to Charles Black. Particularly glad to see the classic Gregory Pendennis adventure, The Horror Of Dreadstone Moor, is finally available in its entirety, and that’s a tasty contributors list if past form is anything to go by. Details from Filthy Creations where you’ll also find work-in-progress versions of some of the stories.

Thanks to Franklin Marsh for supplying the contents list and cover scan.

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Filthy Creations forum

Posted by demonik on December 15, 2008

Filthy Creations magazine has now cut loose from Vault of Evil and set up it’s own forum at  The Workshop Of Filthy Creations. The emphasis is mostly on original horror/ sf  fiction so why not send yours along to them?

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Filthy Creations 4

Posted by demonik on June 19, 2008

Rog Pile & Steve Goodwin (eds.) – Filthy Creations 4 (May 2008)

Filthy Creations 4

‘All Souls’ Day’ by Witold Pruszkowski

Sean Parker – Character
Noah Brown – The Snakes Inside
John Kenneth Dunham – The Lodge
Caroline Callaghan – Phone Number
Charles Black – Holding On
Franklin Marsh – The Horror Of Dreadstone Moor: Part V
Rog Pile – Bait
D. F. Lewis – Ghost Hunters

Verse by Virginia Powell
Art by Rog Pile & John Kenneth Dunham

Just arrived! See the Filthy Creations #4 thread on Vault of Evil!

£2.50 (including P&P), made out to R Pile

46 Trenoweth Estate
North Country
Cornwall TR16 4AH

All apologies! Long-overdue review of the truly great Filth 4 to follow just as soon as I come up with something that doesn’t read as dreadfully as my three attempts to date! You think the rest of this blog is awfully written ? Trust me, this is the “better” stuff …. :(

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Filthy Creations 3

Posted by demonik on June 18, 2008

Steve Goodwin & Rog Pile (eds.) – Filthy Creations #3 (Autumn-Winter, 2007)

Filthy Creations 3

Rog Pile

Franklin Marsh – Better To Travel Hopefully
Coral King – Heads Or Tails
Daniel McGachey – The Mound
Noah Brown – Daemonia Of Swan-man
Peter Coady – The Standing Man
Craig Herbertson – Strange Fruit
Franklin Marsh – The Horror Of Dreadstone Moor [Part III]

Feeding time with the alligators: a cheerful, protective shrunken head with a strong sense of right and wrong: Jamesian shudders with a mobile burial mound: unflinching “let’s go kill some swans!” action: a permanent holiday in limbo, and the Southern trees once again bear a strange fruit now the sun-shield’s have failed ….

Business as usual at Filthy Creations!

Franklin Marsh – Better To Travel Hopefully …: Tasty tropical chiller. Experienced hit-man Dalrymple is hired by powerful businessman Stevenson to kill his wife, Ivana, who’s taken up refuge with her Indian servant in the Amazon jungle. Dalrymple hasn’t a prayer. Ivana is clairvoyant and saw him coming as, indeed, she has his several predecessors. She has a tried and trusted method for getting rid of these “little nuisances” ….

Franklin is also represented by part three of his black sorcery epic, The Horror Of Dreadstone Moor. In this episode, Ripton and his uncle Gregory recruit everybody’s favourite Rocking Reverend, Vic “The Riff” Riffle to their campaign versus the cannibalistic Grubblings. Ripton also gets to follow top Goth Elizabeth’s “amazing black satin-clad rear down the stairs” as they set off for the Amazing Henna Kaleidoscope gig in the village, so things are finally looking up for him in that department, too.

Coral King – Heads Or Tails: Pregnant Rebecca, verbally, physically and sexually abused by the domineering man in her life, is befriended by JoJo, a chatty shrunken head she inadvertently picked up at the village greengrocer’s. JoJo successfully oversees the birth of her son, then fixes it that neither Bec nor the boy will endure Mr. Hobson any longer.

Something of an emotional roller-coaster. The amiable head gets all the best dialogue and is as amusing as the bully’s antics are deeply unpleasant to read. It’s unfair to spoil the ending so let’s just say I didn’t see it coming.

Daniel McGachey – The Mound: “Mr. Elmsmore instantly had the impression that what he was looking at was, in fact, a grave; an unmarked burial mound that, night after night, approached that degree closer to the house or, and Elmsmore, would never normally be described as a superstitious man, encroached upon one of the houses inhabitants”.

Everything is rosy for Mr. Elmsmore since his head gardener, Mr. Galton, drained and sealed the old well in the garden. It wasn’t a pleasant job, what with all the gnawed bones Galton and his assistants found down there, some of them worryingly human looking. Elmsmore becomes increasingly obsessed with the shifting hump until one night he can take it no longer and, armed with a torch and shovel, he gets stuck into a moonlight dig …

Dan’s work revives the spirit of the much-missed M.R. James freak’s bible, Ghosts & Scholars. It’s unlikely that our next contributor would ever have troubled it’s hallowed pages because it’s ….

Noah Brown – Daemonia Of Swan-Man: Whenever I’ve read him, Bushwick’s work always puts me in mind of Jim Thirlwell in his You’ve Got Foetus On Your Breath incarnation. There’s no messing about: it is straight on through to the heart of darkness, ugly stories that want to be loathed. This time out we have a four year old boy accompanying his dad on a search and mission in the van. They are off to kill some swans because, when he was his son’s age, dad was raped by a swan-human hybrid and he hates the “evil cunts”. If I say that the least disturbing thing about this story is Dad’s choice of motivational music – a bloody Saxon cassette! – you’ll know that this gets very nasty indeed. And how evil is that kiss off? Truly f**k**g remarkable.

Peter Coady – The Standing Man: Not a story that lends itself to the demonik smash and grab “then this happened, then that happened ….” school of boring review as it’s all mood. The standing man is truly suspended in dusk, not yet dead but you’d hardly call it living.

Craig Herbertson – Strange Fruit: After the Silo Wars, the surviving humans put their synthetic slaves to work on farms much as the zombies were reputed to toil in the cane fields of Haiti. Occasionally, one of these Straw Men will go wild and then there’s trouble. The narrator, locally unpopular for his stance on Straw Men’s rights, accompanies his friend, Solon, to Colonel Chevalis’s estate after his children have been ritually mutilated by one such renegade. Chevalis is unusually acquiescent when Solon requests permission to hunt for the killer on his property.

There’s a horrible significance in the choice of title.

Had a most enjoyable three quarters of an hour reacquainting myself with #3. Without wishing to do an injustice to either project by lumping them together, the FC‘s are the ideal companion to Charles’ Black Books Of Horror.

See also the Filthy 3 thread on Vault of Evil

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Filthy Creations #3

Posted by demonik on December 22, 2007

Steve Goodwin & Rog Pile (eds.) – Filthy Creations #3 (Autumn-Winter, 2007)

Filthy Creations 3

Rog Pile

Franklin Marsh – Better To Travel Hopefully
Coral King – Heads Or Tails
Daniel McGachey – The Mound
Noah Brown – Daemonia Of Swan-man
Peter Coady – The Standing Man
Craig Herbertson – Strange Fruit
Franklin Marsh – The Horror Of Dreadstone Moor [Part III]

Arrived today! See the Filthy 3 thread on Vault of Evil

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