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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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Stephen Jones & David Sutton (eds.) – Dark Terrors 4

Posted by demonik on January 31, 2014

Stephen Jones & David Sutton (eds.) – Dark Terrors 4  (Gollancz, 1998)

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Les Edwards
Stephen Jones & David Sutton – Introduction

Richard Christian Matheson – The Great Fall
Christopher Fowler – Normal Life
Neil Gaiman – The Wedding Present
Ramsey Campbell – Never To Be Heard
Donald R. Burleson – Tumbleweeds
Stephen Baxter – Family History
David J. Schow – The Incredible True Facts In The Case
Roberta Lannes – Mr. Guidry’s Head
Dennis Etchison – Inside The Cackle Factory
Poppy Z. Brite – Entertaining Mr. Orton
Joel Lane – The Country Of Glass
Lisa Tuttle – My Pathology
Thomas Tessier – Curing Hitler
James Miller – Weak End
Jay Russell – Sullivan’s Travails
Conrad Williams – The Suicide Pit
Geoff Nicholson – Making Monsters
Michael Marshall Smith – A Place To Stay
Terry Lamsley – Suburban Blight

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Stephen Jones (ed.) – Psycho-Mania!

Posted by demonik on January 24, 2014

Stephen Jones (ed.) – Psycho-Mania! (Robinson, Oct. 2013)
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Les Edwards

Robert Bloch – Introduction

John Llewellyn Probert – Prologue: Screams In The Dark
Joe R. Lansdale – I Tell You It’s Love
Reggie Oliver – The Green Hour
Steve Rasnic Tem – The Secret Laws Of The Universe
Basil Copper – The Recompensing Of Albano Pizar
David A. Sutton – Night Soil Man
Brian Hodge – Let My Smile Be Your Umbrella
Scott Edelman – The Trembling Living Wire
John Llewellyn Probert – Case Conference #1
Robert Silverberg – The Undertaker’s Sideline
Joel Lane – The Long Shift
Brian Lumley – The Man Who Photographed Beardsley
Lisa Morton – Hollywood Hannah
Paul McAuley – I Spy
Mike Carey – Reflections On The Critical Process
David J. Schow    – The Finger
Lawrence Block – Hot Eyes, Cold Eyes
Jay Russell – Hush … Hush, Sweet Shushie
John Llewellyn Probert – Case Conference #2
R. Chetwynd-Hayes – The Gatecrasher
Robert Shearman – That Tiny Flutter of The Heart I Used To Call Love
Edgar Allan Poe – The Tell-Tale Heart
Dennis Etchison – Got To Kill Them All
Mark Morris – Essence
Michael Kelly – The Beach
Robert Bloch – Yours Truly, Jack The Ripper
John Llewellyn Probert – Case Conference #3
Ramsey Campbell – See How They Run
Conrad Williams – Manners
Christopher Fowler – Bryant & May And The Seven Points
Harlan Ellison® – All The Birds Come Home To Roost
Rio Youers – Wide Shining Light
Neil Gaiman – Feminine Endings
Peter Crowther – Eater
John Llewellyn Probert – Case Conference #4
Peter Crowther – Mr Mellor Comes To Wayside
Michael Marshall – Failure
Kim Newman – The Only Ending We Have
Richard Christian Matheson – Kriss Kross Applesauce
John Llewellyn Probert – Epilogue: A Little Piece Of Sanity

Case Notes

Blurb

WE ALL GO A LITTLE MAD SOMETIMES . . . When journalist Robert Stanhope arrives at the Crowsmoor asylum for the criminally insane to interview the institute’s enigmatic director, Dr Lionel Parrish, little does he realise that an apparently simple series of tests will lead him into a terrifying world of murder and insanity . . . In this chilling new anthology, compiled by multiple award-winning editor Stephen Jones, some of the biggest and brightest name in horror and crime fiction come together to bring you twisted tales of psychos, schizoids and serial-killers, many with a supernatural twist. Reggie Oliver revives Edgar Allan Poe’s wily French detective C. Auguste Dupin, there is a new “Bryant & May” London mystery from Christopher Fowler, child actor turned private eye Marty Burns investigates a quirky Hollywood case by Jay Russell, and international best-selling author Michael Marshall returns to The Straw Men conspiracy. With a never-before-published Introduction by Robert Bloch (author of Psycho), along with one of his most famous and iconic stories, this volume also features an original wraparound sequence in the style of the author by John Llewellyn Probert. Add classic reprints by R. Chetwynd-Hayes, Basil Copper and Dennis Etchison, along with original fiction by Peter Crowther, Brian Hodge, Richard Christian Matheson, Paul McAuley, Lisa Morton, Robert Shearman, Steve Rasnic Tem and many others, and you would have to be out of your mind not to take a stab at these stories!

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Paul Kane & Marie O’Regan – Mammoth Book Of Body Horror

Posted by demonik on April 27, 2012

Paul Kane & Marie O’Regan – The Mammoth Book Of Body Horror  (Robinson, 2012)

Cover design: Carlos Castro

Stuart Gordon – Introduction

Mary Shelley – Transformation
Edgar Allan Poe – The Tell-Tale Heart
H. P. Lovecraft – Herbert West: Re-Animator
John W. Campbell – Who Goes There?
George Langelaan – The Fly
Richard Matheson – ‘Tis The Season To Be Jelly
Stephen King – Survivor Type
Clive Barker – The Body Politic
Robert Bloch – The Chaney Legacy
Ramsey Campbell – The Other Side
Brian Lumley – Fruiting Bodies
Nancy A. Collins – Freaktent
Richard Christian Matheson – Regions Of The Flesh
Michael Marshall Smith – Walking Wounded
Neil Gaiman – Changes
James Herbert – Others
Christopher Fowler – The Look
Alice Henderson – Residue
Graham Masterton – Dog Days
Gemma Files – Black Box
Simon Clark – The Soaring Dead
Barbie Wilde – Polyp
David Moody – Almost Forever
Axelle Carolyn – Butterfly
Conrad Williams – Sticky Eye

Back cover blurb:
25 horrific tales of TRANSFORMATION, MUTATION and CONTAGION

This truly disturbing collection of ‘body horror’ ranges from Mary Shelley’s revelatory ‘Transformation’ to H. P. Lovecraft’s ‘Herbert West: Re-Animator’, brought to a new audience by the success of Stuart Gordon’s film ‘Re-Animator’, to George Langelaan’s ‘The Fly’, filmed most recently by David Cronenberg, and a chilling story by Lovecraft’s disciple, Robert Bloch, best known as the author of Psycho.

The term ‘body horror’ has long been used to describe films such as The Thing, based on John W. Campbell’s ‘Who Goes There?’, which is reprinted here, and most recently District 9, but the subgenre did not begin with film.

Here you will find profoundly unsettling stories spanning the entire history of the subgenre by the very best writers of horror ….

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Stephen Jones – A Book Of Horror

Posted by demonik on February 10, 2012

Stephen Jones (ed.) – A Book Of Horror   (Jo Fletcher, 2011)
Stephen Jones Book Of Horror
Cover: Les Edwards

Stephen Jones – What Ever Happened To Horror

Stephen King – The Little Green God Of Agony
Caitlin R. Kiernan – Charcloth, Firesteel, and Flint
Peter Crowther – Ghosts With Teeth
Angela Slatter – The Coffin Maker’s Daughter
Brian Hodge – Roots and All
Dennis Etchison – Tell me I’ll See You Again
John Ajivide Lindqvist – The Music Of Bengt Karlsson, Murderer
Ramsey Campbell – Getting It Wrong
Robert Shearman – Alice Through The Plastic Sheet
Lisa Tuttle – The Man In The Ditch
Reggie Oliver – A Child’s Problem
Michael Marshall Smith – Sad, Dark Thing
Elizabeth Hand – Near Zennor
Richard Christian Matheson – Last Words

Blurb:

Stephen Jones, Britain’s most acclaimed horror editor, has gathered together masters of the macabre from across the world in this cornucopia of classic chills and modern menaces. Within these pages you will discover the most successful and exciting writers of horror and dark fantasy today, with a spine-chilling selection of stories displaying the full diversity of the genre, from classic pulp style to more contemporary psychological tales, to cutting-edge terror fiction that will leave you uneasily looking ovcr your shoulder, or in the wardrobe, or under the bed …

A BOOK OF HORRORS: an original anthology of all-new horror and dark fantasy fiction, in all of its many and magnificent guises, by those devoted to the Dark Side.

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Otto Penzler – Zombies: A Compendium of the Living Dead

Posted by demonik on January 9, 2012

Otto Penzler (ed) – Zombies: A Compendium of the Living Dead   (Corvus, 2011: originally US, Zombies! Zombies! Zombies!, Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, Sept. 2011)

Otto Penzler – INTRODUCTION

W. B. Seabrook – Dead Men Working In The Cane Fields  
David A. Riley – After Nightfall
Hugh B. Cave – Mission To Margal
Chet Williamson –  The Cairnwell Horror
Arthur Leo Zagat – Crawling Madness
Lisa Tuttle – Treading The Maze
Karen Haber – Red Angels
Michael Marshall Smith – Later
Vivian Meik – White Zombie  
Guy de Maupassant – Was It A Dream?
Steve Rasnic Tem – Bodies And Heads
Dale Bailey – Death And Sufferage
Henry Kuttner – The Graveyard Rats
Edgar Allan Poe – The Facts In The Case of M. Valdemar
Yvonne Navarro – Feeding The Dead Inside
Charles Birkin – Ballet Negre  
Geoffrey A Landis – Dead Right
Graham Masterton – The Taking of Mr. Bill
Jack D‘Arcy – The Grave Gives Up
H. P. Lovecraft – Herbert West: Reanimator
H. P. Lovecraft –  Pickman’s Model
Robert Bloch – Maternal Instinct
Kevin J. Anderson – Bringing The Family
Richard Laymon – Mess Hall
J. Sheridan Le Fanu – Schalken The Painter
Thorpe McClusky – While Zombies Walked  
Mary A. Turzillo – April Flowers, November Harvest
Mort Castle – The Old Man And The Dead  
Henry S. Whitehead – Jumbee  
Peter Tremayne – Marbh Bheo
Thomas Burke – The Hollow Man
Anthony Boucher – They Bite
Gahan Wilson – Come One, Come All
Ramsey Campbell – It Helps If You Sing
R. Chetwynd-Hayes – The Ghouls
Seabury Quinn – The Corpse-Master
F. Marion Crawford – The Upper Berth
Ralston Shields – Vengeance Of The Living Dead
Harlan Ellison & Robert Silverberg – The Song The Zombie Sang
John H. Knox – Men Without Blood
Uel Key – The Broken Fang
Theodore Sturgeon – It
Day Keene – League Of The Grateful Dead
Garry Kilworth – Love Child
Edith & Ejler Jacobson – Corpses On Parade
Richard Christian Matheson – Where There’s A Will
Michael Swanwick – The Dead
Manly Wade Wellman – The Song of The Slaves
H. P. Lovecraft – The Outsider
Robert R. McCammon – Eat Me
Joe R. Lansdale – Deadman’s Road
Robert E. Howard – Pigeons From Hell
Scott Edelman – Live People Don’t Understand
August Derleth & Mark Schorer – The House In The Magnolias
Stephen King – Home Delivery
Arthur J. Burks –  Dance Of The Damned
Theodore  Roscoe – Z Is For Zombie

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Stephen Jones & David Sutton – Dark Terrors

Posted by demonik on May 24, 2011

Stephen Jones & David Sutton (eds.) – Dark Terrors: The Gollancz Book Of Horror Stories   (Gollancz, 1995: Vista, 1996)


Cover: Bob Eggleton

Stephen Jones & David Sutton – Introduction

Michael Marshall Smith – More Tomorrow
Ramsey Campbell – The Puppets
Steve Rasnic Tem – Sampled
Graham Masterton – The Hungry Moon
Lisa Morton – Love Eats
Brian Lumley – Uzzi
Charles A. Gramlich – Splatter Of Black
Christopher Fowler – The Laundry Imp
Mandy Slater – Food for Thought
Terry Lamsley – Screens
Charles Wagner – All My Friends Are Here
Mark Morris – Eternity Ltd.
Nicholas Royle – The Lagoon
Jeff VanderMeer – At the Crossroads, Burying the Dog
C. Bruce Hunter – The Travelling Salesman’s Christmas Special
Roberta Lannes – A Feast At Grief’s Table
Richard Christian Matheson – Bleed
Kim Newman – Where the Bodies Are Buried 3: Black and White And Red All Over
Karl Edward Wagner – I’ve Come to Talk With You Again
Peter Straub – Fee

see also the Dark Terrors thread on the Vault forum

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Stephen Jones & David Sutton – Dark Terrors 4

Posted by demonik on May 24, 2011

Stephen Jones & David Sutton  (eds.) – Dark Terrors 4   (Gollancz, 1998)

Les Edwards

Stephen Jones & David Sutton – Introduction

Richard Christian Matheson – The Great Fall
Christopher Fowler  – Normal Life
Neil Gaiman – The Wedding Present
Ramsey Campbell  – Never To Be Heard
Donald R. Burleson – Tumbleweeds
Stephen Baxter – Family History
David J. Schow  – The Incredible True Facts In The Case
Roberta Lannes – Mr. Guidry’s Head
Dennis Etchison  – Inside the Cackle Factory
Poppy Z. Brite  – Entertaining Mr. Orton
Joel Lane – The Country Of Glass
Lisa Tuttle – My Pathology
Thomas Tessier – Curing Hitler
James Miller – Weak End
Jay Russell – Sullivan’s Travails
Conrad Williams – The Suicide Pit
Geoff Nicholson – Making Monsters
Michael Marshall Smith – A Place to Stay
Terry Lamsley – Suburban Blight

 

 

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Stephen Jones & David Sutton – Dark Terrors 6

Posted by demonik on May 24, 2011

Stephen Jones & David Sutton (eds) – Dark Terrors 6: The Gollancz Book Of Horror   (Gollancz, 2002)

Gary Blythe

Stephen Jones and David Sutton – Introduction

 Ramsey Campbell – The Retrospective
 Christopher Fowler – We’re Going Where the Sun Shines Brightly  
 John Burke – A Habit of Hating
 Trey R. Barker – Dead Snow
 Stephen Baxter – The Dinosaur Hunter
 Basil Copper – There Lies the Danger…
 Nancy Kilpatrick – Your Shadow Knows You Well
 Jay Lake – Eglantine’s Time
 Graham Masterton – The Burgers of Calais
 Nicholas Royle – Hide and Seek
 Geoff Nicholson – Moving History
 Samantha Lee – Aversion Therapy
 Tony Richards – The Cure  
 David J. Schow – Plot Twist
 Gemma Files – Job 37
 Yvonne Navarro – Mother, Personified
 Joel Lane – The Receivers  
 Lisa Morton – The Death of Splatter  
 Michael Marshall Smith – A Long Walk, for the Last Time
 Glen Hirshberg – The Two Sams
 Jeff VanderMeer – In the Hours After Death
 Les Daniels – Under My Skin  
 Joe Murphy – Sweetness and Light
 Conrad Williams – Haifisch
 Caitlín R. Kiernan – The Road of Pins
 Tim Lebbon – Black
 Kim Newman – A Drug on the Market
 Richard Christian Matheson – Slaves of Nowhere  
 Don Tumasonis – The Prospect Cards
 A. F. Chico Kidd – Handwriting of the God
 Tanith Lee – Midday People
 James Van Pelt – The Boy Behind the Gate
 Mick Garris – A Hollywood Ending

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Stephen Jones & David Sutton – Dark Terrors # 5

Posted by demonik on May 14, 2011

Stephen Jones & David Sutton (eds) – Dark Terrors # 5 (Gollancz, 2000)

Dark Terrors 5

Stephen Jones and David Sutton – Introduction

Christopher Fowler – At Home in the Pubs of Old London
Caitlín R. Kiernan – Valentia
Richard Christian Matheson – Barking Sands
Chaz Brenchley – Everything, in All the Wrong Order
James Van Pelt – Savannah is Six
Brian Hodge – Now Day Was Fled as the Worm Had Wished
David J. Schow – Why Rudy Can’t Read
Ramsey Campbell – No Story in It by
Graham Masterton – Witch-Compass
Nicholas Royle – The Proposal
C. Bruce Hunter – Changes
Tanith Lee – The Abortionist’s Horse (A Nightmare)
Michael Marshall Smith – The Handover
Roberta Lannes – Pearl
Eric Brown – Beauregard
Nancy Kilpatrick – Necromimicos
Joel Lane – The Bootleg Heart
Cherry Wilder – Saturday
Gregory Frost – The Girlfriends of Dorian Gray
Mary A. Turzillo – Bottle Babies
Kim Newman – Going to Series
Lisa Tuttle – Haunts
Dennis Etchison – My Present Wife
Melanie Tem – Alicia
Brian Stableford – The Haunted Bookshop
Mick Garris – Starfucker
Gwyneth Jones – Destroyer of Worlds
Peter Straub – The Geezers
William B. Trotter – Honeysuckle
Gahan Wilson – Final Departure
David Case – Pelican Cay

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