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Charles Black (ed.) – The Eleventh Black Book Of Horror

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)

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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

Blurb:

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…”
Teatime

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.”
Flies

AH, YES, THAT SMELL …

“…the pungent, nauseating reek of putrefaction.”
Slaughtered Lamb

SICKENING, ISN’T IT?

AND YET, YOU CAN’T RESIST, CAN YOU‘?

DARE YOU?

 

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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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Joel Lane & Tom Johnstone (eds.) – Horror Uncut

Posted by demonik on September 27, 2014

Joel Lane & Tom Johnstone (eds.) – Horror Uncut  (Grey Friar Press, Sept. 2014)

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Cover illustration: Neil Williams

Tom Johnsone – Foreword

Joel Lane – A Cry for Help
Simon Bestwick – The Battering Stone
Priya Sharma – The Ballad of Boomtown
John Llewellyn Probert – The Lucky Ones
Stephen Hampton – The Sun Trap
Gary McMahon – Only Bleeding
Anna Taborska – The Lemmy / Trump Test
John Howard – Falling into Stone
Laura Lauro – Ptichka
Stephen Bacon – The Devil’s Only Friend
David Williams – The Procedure
Rosanne Rabinowitz – Pieces of Ourselves
John Forth – A Simple Matter of Space
David Turnbell – The Privilege Card
Alison Littlewood – The Ghost at the Feast
Andrew Hook – The Opaque District
Thana Niveau – No History of Violence

Tom Johnstone – Afterword

Blurb
‘We’ve all heard rumour: that the austerity measures will be over by Christmas. That there will be a Christmas…’ ” But now the prime minister, in the opulent surroundings of a banqueting hall, has publicly called for permanent austerity.

The Con Dem Coalition government’s policies have brought real life horror stories: cancer patients bullied by the DWP, bereaved parents forced out of homes by the bedroom tax, pregnant migrants endangered by avoiding medical help in fear of hospital bills.

Just when you thought things couldn’t get worse, Gray Friar Press presents macabre tales from the frontline of aus-terror-ty. We asked fine writers of horror to bring dark visions of a society blighted by poverty, debt and privatisation, exploring what ghosts, private madness and afterlife such a world might bring.

The anthology counters a culture encouraging ordinary people to scapegoat benefit claimants and migrant workers, show-casing fiction that examines the real roots of a crisis that causes hardship for many and lining the pockets of few.

Here you will encounter the…
…terrible price exacted for treatment in a private hospital…
…ancient curse on an abandoned housing development…
…torture gang of wealthy thugs who hunt the poor…
…suicidal apparitions encountered by a healthcare P.R. man…

Such acclaimed talents as Alison Littlewood, John Llewellyn Probert, Rosanne Rabinowitz, Gary McMahon, Anna Taborska, Joel Lane, Simon Bestwick, Andrew Hook, and Priya Sharma invoke a world where you queue to join the queues, personal space is strictly rationed, and sadistic game-shows control the population.

 

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Paul Finch (ed.) – Terror Tales Of Yorkshire

Posted by demonik on August 23, 2014

Paul Finch (ed.) – Terror Tales Of Yorkshire  (Gray Friars Press, Sept. 2014)

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Neil Williams

Simon Avery – In October We Buried The Monsters
The Decapitation Device
Keris McDonald – The Coat Off His Back
Haunting Memories of the Past
Mark Morris – They Walk As Men
The Yorkshire Witches
Alison Littlewood – On Ilkley Moor
The Black Monk of Pontefract
Stephen Laws – The Crawl
The Woman in the Rain
Gary McMahon – Ragged
The Hobman
Christopher Harman – A True Yorkshireman
The Town Where Darkness Was Born
Mark Chadbourn – All Things Considered, I’d Rather Be In Hell
A Feast For Crows
Chico Kidd – The Demon of Flowers
City of the Dead
Stephen Bacon – The Summer of Bradbury
Radiant Beings
Rosalie Parker – Random Flight
Death in the Harrying
Simon Clark – The Rhubarb Festival
The Alien
Gary Fry – The Crack
The Boggart of Bunting Nook
Jason Gould – A Story From When We Had Nothing

Blurb:
Yorkshire – a rolling landscape of verdant dales and quaint country towns. But where industrial fires left hideous scars, forlorn ruins echo the shrieks of forgotten wars, and depraved killers evoke nightmare tales of ogres, trolls and wild moorland boggarts…

The stalking devil of Boroughbridge
The murder machine at Halifax
The hooded horror of Pontefract
The bloody meadow at Towton
The black tunnel of Renfield
The evil trickster of Spaldington
The shadow forms at Silverwood

And many more chilling tales by Alison Littlewood, Mark Morris, Stephen Laws, Simon Clark, Mark Chadbourn, and other award-winning masters and mistresses of the macabre.

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Charles Black – The Eighth Black Book Of Horror

Posted by demonik on August 2, 2011

Charles Black (ed.) – The Eighth Black Book Of Horror   (Mortbury Press, 2011)

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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

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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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Charles Black – The Sixth Black Book Of Horror

Posted by demonik on February 19, 2010

Charles Black (ed.) – The Sixth Black Book Of Horror (Mortbury Press, March 2010)

6th Black Book of Horror: artwork; Paul Mudie

Paul Mudie

John Llewellyn Probert – Six Of The Best
Simon Kurt Unsworth – Traffic Stream
Steve Lockley – Imaginary Friends
R. B. Russell – An Unconventional Exorcism
Paul Finch – The Doom
Gary Fry – Keeping It In The Family
Craig Herbertson – Spanish Suite
Reggie Oliver – Mr. Pigsny
Alex Langley – The Red Stone
Stephen Bacon – Room Above The Shop
David A. Riley – Their Cramped Dark World
Mick Lewis – Gnomes
Anna Taborska – Bagpuss
David Williamson – The Switch
Mark Samuels – Keeping Your Mouth Shut

EVIL ACTS
‘Murder, torture and terrible accidents were to be the order of the day – preferably with a sprinkling of sex.’

Six of the Best

GROTESQUE
‘…by the time they found her body it would be mauled by rats and covered in spiders, and flies would have laid their eggs in her and she would be crawling with maggots.’

Bagpuss

VISIONS OF HELL
‘The lower part of his body had begun to deliquesce into a dark, slug-like shape…’

Mr Pigsny

and
THE DAMNED
‘…clamps held his mouth wide open while a devil shovelled dirt into it.’

The Doom

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