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Posts Tagged ‘Franklin Marsh’

David A. & Linden Riley (eds.) – Kitchen Sink Gothic

Posted by demonik on August 5, 2015

Out now David A. & Linden Riley (eds.) – Kitchen Sink Gothic (Parallel Universe Publications, Aug. 2015) kitchensinkgothic 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

Blurb:
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.

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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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Vault Advent Calendar #5: A Tribute to Michel Parry

Posted by demonik on December 1, 2014

Starts today over on our forum

A tribute to Michel

A tribute to Michel

We still have a few vacant slots so, should you wish to contribute, you can email dem at  whitechapelgothicAtgmail.com. ASAP! Please name message ‘Vault Advent Calendar’ or similar so as not to confuse my spam filter. Remember – it’s short proper horror supernatural fiction we’re after, not 2 million page novels.

Oh yeah. Seasons greetings and all that
bloody kisses
dem/ gloomy, etc.

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4th Vault Advent Calendar

Posted by demonik on December 13, 2013

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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!

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Filthy Creations #7

Posted by demonik on July 1, 2013

Filthy Creations #7   (June, 2013)

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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

Order direct from rogpileAThotmail.co.uk
Visit/ get involved at: Filthy Creations

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Vault Advent Calendar 2012

Posted by demonik on December 19, 2012

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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.

dem

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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)

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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)

Order: paypal

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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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Charles Black – 3rd Black Book Of Horror

Posted by demonik on November 1, 2009

Charles Black (ed.) – 3rd Black Book Of Horror (Mortbury Press, June 2008)

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Cover: Paul Mudie

Rog Pile – The Scavenger
Gary McMahon – Takashi’s Last Symphony
David A. Riley – A Sense Of Movement
Joel Lane – Last Night
Paul Newman – Widows Weeds
Christine Mortimer – Out Of Her Head
Steve Lockley & Paul Lewis – Family Ties
Sean Parker – Death-Con 1
Mike Chinn – Like A Bird
John Mains – The Spoon
Franklin Marsh – The Lake
Craig Herbertson – Synchronicity
Paul Finch – In The Thicket
John Llewellyn Probert – John And Jenny And The Lump: A Cautionary Tale
Frank Nicholas – In An Old Overcoat
Julia Lufford – The Looker
Gary Fry – What We Cannot Recall

The third volume in Charles’ BFS award nominated Black Books (as i write we’re on number five).  Several of the contributors will be familiar to you from Vault (although not necessarily under names their mothers would recognise them by). Charles is a huge anthology fan with a particular fondness for Herbert Van Thal’s Pan Book Of Horror series and the Black Books are an attempt at taking up where Bertie left off.

See also Vault’s 3rd Black Book of Horror thread.

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Gregory Pendennis – Piranhas in Petticoats

Posted by demonik on April 22, 2009

Gregory Pendennis – Piranhas in Petticoats (Elmslie & Co., 1913, 1934: Spear, 1975, 1980) )

THE MENACE WITHIN

“I mean, confound it all, you insolent baggage! Your country’s about to wage war on the Hun!”

On the surface, Rosie Prenderghast-Smythe seemed no different to any other correct young English debutante. Beautiful. Wealthy. Devoted to Daddy and ‘Mumsy’. Fiercely proud of the Great British way of life.

Why then, had top brass been seen fit to haul in the Duke de Risqué to explain his dearest grand-daughter’s recent muddle-headed outbursts at perceived “injustices”. Outbursts which may yet see her gaoled as a threat to national security?

The answer was more terrible than de Risqué dared fear. His dearest grand-daughter had fallen prey to an even deadlier enemy than Kaiser Bill, Satan and all their hordes combined. The young fool had been duped into joining the Suffragette movement.

Heavily disguised, securing employment far below his station, de Risqué learns from his ‘fellow’ gossiping pantry maids that, brainwashed by her Soviet pay-mistresses, Rosie is recruiting an all-women’s football team to challenge his Majesty’s first XI for the Football Association Challenge Cup at the Crystal Palace!

Can the Duke knock some sense into Miss Prenderghast-Smythe’s dizzy little head before she can bring the Empire to its knees?

Spear 1980 edition

Spear 1980 edition

*covers shown are the ’34 Elmslie and the 2nd Spear edition. If anyone has the originals, please scan ’em up!*

With apologies to Franklin Marsh (and the entire human race)

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