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Posts Tagged ‘Supernatural’

Vault Advent Calendar VI 2015

Posted by demonik on December 1, 2015

theclassicalIllustration: Chrissie Demant

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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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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Beth K. Lewis (ed.) – The New Gothic

Posted by demonik on January 20, 2015

Beth K. Lewis (ed.) – The New Gothic  (Stone Skin Press, 2013)

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Beth K. Lewis – Introduction

Jesse Bullington & S. J. Chambers – Dive In Me
Fi Michell – The Debt Collector
Laura Ellen Joyce – The Death Bell
Richard Dansky – A Meeting In The Devil’s House
Steve Dempsey – No Substitute
Ramsey Campbell – Reading The Signs
Dmetri Kakmi – The Boy By The Gate
Sean Logan – Viola’s Second Husband
Mason Wild – The Devil In A Hole
Damien Kelly – The Whipping Boy
Phil Reeves – The Vault of Artemas Smith
Ed Martin – The Fall Of The Old Faith

Biographies

Blurb:
The Gothic is the most enduring.literary tradition in history, but in recent years friendly ghosts and vegetarian vampires threaten its foundations. The New Gothic is a collection of short stories which revisits the core archetypes of the Gothic – the rambling, secret-filled building, the stranger seeking answers, the black-hearted tyrant – and reminds us not to embrace, but to fear the darkness.

A dozen tales of terror fill this anthology including an original, never-before-seen story from the godfather of modem horror, Ramsey Campbell.

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Charles Black – Black Ceremonies

Posted by demonik on January 16, 2015

Charles Black – Black Ceremonies  (Parallel Universe Publications, Jan. 2015)

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Cover:Paul Mudie

The Obsession of Percival Cairstairs
Call of the Damned
The Revelations of Dr Maitland
Tourist Trap
Face to Face
The Coughing Coffin
The Madness Out of the Sea
Death on the Line
The Necronomicon
A Bit Tasty
A Fistful of Vengeance
To Summon a Flesh-Eating Demon
The Strombolli Collection

Blurb:
Those that participate in the thirteen strange dark rites that comprise Black Ceremonies find themselves at the mercy of sinister forces.

Make an invocation to evil.
Witness the horrors of war.
Hear the sound of death.
Feel the hand of vengeance as it reaches out from the grave.

Are you ready to join the doomed and the damned?

“When it comes to dark and twisted tales, they don’t come much darker and more twisted than this. If you have a taste for the macabre, you really will be biting off as much as you can chew with this exciting debut collection from renowned editor and creator of the Black Books of Horror, Charles Black.” – Anna Taborska, author of For Those Who Dream Monsters

‘Charlie’s yarns are very entertaining.” Johnny Mains, editor of Best British Horror

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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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Jared Shurin & John J. Johnston [eds.] – Unearthed

Posted by demonik on August 22, 2014

Jared Shurin & John J. Johnston [eds.] – Unearthed   (Jurassic London, 2013)

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Garen Ewing

John J. Johnston – Going Forth by Night (Introduction)

Guy Boothby – A Professor of Egyptology
Louisa May Alcott – Lost in a Pyramid
Arthur Conan Doyle – Lot No. 249
Edgar Allan Poe – Some Words with a Mummy
Herbert W. Crotzer – The Block of Bronze
George Griffith – The Death-Bridal of Nitocris
Théophile Gautier – The Mummy’s Foot
Arthur Conan Doyle – The Ring of Thoth
E. Heron and H. Heron – The Story of Baelbrow
Julian Hawthorne – The Unseen Man’s Story
Charles Bump – The Vanished Mummy

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Jared Shurin [ed.] – Book Of The Dead

Posted by demonik on August 22, 2014

Jared Shurin [ed.] – The Book Of  The Dead  (Jurassic London, 2013)

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Cover: Garen Ewing
John J. Johnston – Introduction: “Some Words from an Egyptologist”

Louis Greenberg – Akhenaten Goes to Paris
Den Patrick – All is Dust
Maria Dahvana Headley – Bit-U-Men
Maurice Broaddus – Cerulean Memories
Jonathan Green – Egyptian death and the afterlife: mummies (Rooms 62-3)
Jesse Bullington – Escape from the Mummy’s Tomb
Glen Mehn – Henry
Lou Morgan – Her Heartbeat, An Echo
Michael West – Inner Goddess
Molly Tanzer – Mysterium Tremendum
David Thomas Moore – Old Souls
Paul Cornell – Ramesses on the Frontier
Jenni Hill – The Cats of Beni Hasan
Gail Carriger – The Curious Case of the Werewolf that Wasn’t, The Mummy that Was and the Cat in the Jar
David Bryher – The Dedication of Sweetheart Abbey
Sarah Newton – The Roof of the World
Roger Luckhurst – The Thing of Wrath
Will Hill – Three Memories of Death
Adam Roberts – Tollund

 

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Simon Marshall-Jones – The 13 Ghosts of Christmas

Posted by demonik on December 13, 2013

Simon Marshall-Jones (ed.)   – The 13 Ghosts of Christmas  ( Spectral Press , 2012)

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Vincent Shaw-Morton

Johnny Mains – Introduction  

John Costello –  An Odd Number at Table                                           
Jan Edwards –  Concerning Events at Leinster Gardens              
William Meikle – Carnacki: A Cold Christmas in Chelsea                
Raven Dane – A Taste of Almonds                                                     
Richard Farren Barber  – Where the Stones Lie                                                  
Nicholas Martin – All that is Living                                                           
Thana Niveau –  And May All your Christmases                              
Martin Roberts –  Now and Then                                                               
Paul Finch – December                                                                        
Gary McMahon –  Ritualism                                                                         
Neil Williams –  We Are a Shadow                                                          
 John Forth  – The Green Clearing                                                    
Adrian Tchaikovsky –  Lost Soldiers      

Simon Marshall-Jones – Publisher’s Acknowledgements            

BONUS

Stephen Volk – Whitstable novella preview

Blurb:

Christmas – a season of goodwill given to all mankind, and of snowbound winter wonderlands; a time for the gathering of families and friends to share in a bounteous harvest of good cheer, of sparkling decorations and roaring fires lighting up the parlour; and of glittering presents strewn beneath the glorious fir tree, and of excited children full of boundless joy in their hearts. And the time when the ghosts of those long gone, of the restless, the unhappy and the bitter are closest to the living, walking abroad in the frozen landscape outside the cosy living-room window. Here are thirteen seasonal tales of those lonely, wandering spirits, guaranteed to bring delicious thrills to all aficionados of the ghostly and the supernatural. Inside these pages you will find, amongst others, stories of eerie urban myths, age-old rituals, lost invaders from history, haunted weather phenomena, strange spirits, and creatures of myth and legend, told by some of the finest and most exciting writers working in the field today.

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Alan C Jenkins (ed.) – Thin Air

Posted by demonik on May 14, 2013

Alan C Jenkins (ed.) – Thin Air   (Blackie, 1966)

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Alan C. Jenkins – Introduction
M. R. James- The Treasure of Abbot Thomas
Algernon Blackwood – Running Wolf
Andrew Lang – The Ghost of Glam
S. L. Sadhu – The Haunted Mosque
Oscar Wilde – The Canterville Ghost
Sir Arthur Grimble – The Whistling Ghosts
Elliott O’Donnell – A Ghost in the Ring
Warren Armstrong  – A Phantom of the Seas
Francis Hayley Bell – The Unforgiving Garden
W. W. Jacobs – The Monkey’s Paw
H. G. Wells – The Inexperienced Ghost
W. H. Barrett – The Ghost of a Saint
Rudyard Kipling – My Own True Ghost Story
Charles Downing – The Death Watch
Saki – The Open Window
Guy de Maupassant – An Apparition
Washington Irving – The Spectre Bridegroom
William Fryer Harvey  – Sambo
 Edgar Allan Poe – William Wilson
Richard Middleton – The Ghost Ship
Hugh Walpole – A Little Ghost
Charles Dickens – The Signal-Man
E. F. Benson – The House with the Brick-Kiln
Arthur Quiller-Couch  – A Pair of Hands
Oliver Onions – Phantas
A. E. D. Smith – The Coat
Roger Lancelyn Green – The Story of Admetus
Ambrose Bierce – The Stranger
Geoffrey Palmer & Noel Lloyd – The Haunted Forest
Alexander Woollcott  – Full Fathom Five

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Paul Finch – Terror Tales Of The Cotswolds

Posted by demonik on February 23, 2012

Paul Finch (ed.) – Terror Tales Of The Cotswolds   (Gray Friar Press, March, 2012)

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Cover illustration: Steve Upham

Alison Littlewood – In The Quiet And In The Dark
Fury From Beyond
Gary McMahon – Straw Babies
A Bizarre and Terrible Event
Reggie Oliver – Charm
The Grimmest Castle in All England
Christopher Harman – Hoxlip And After  
The Undead Who Wander The Wye
Simon Clark – The Shakespeare Curse
Oxford’s Black Assize
Thana Niveau – The Scouring
The Cannibal Feast
Steve Lockley – Wassailing
Bloodbath Under A Spectral Sun
Joel Lane – The Silent Dance
What Walks In Ettington Park?
Antonia James – Waiting For Nicky
The Satanic Slayings at Meon Hill
Ramsey Campbell – The Horror Under Warrendown
Worcester’s Most Odious Relic
Gary Fry – The Lurker
The Beast of St. John’s
Simon Kurt Unsworth – The Cotswold Olimpicks
God’s Dire Warning
John Llewellyn Probert – A Taste of Honey, A Horror of Stone
Lovell’s Long Wait
Paul Finch – Bog Man

Blurb:
The Cotswolds – land of green fields, manor houses and thatched-roof villages, where the screams of ancient massacres linger in the leafy woods, faeries weave sadistic spells, and pagan gods stir beneath the moonlit hills …

The flesh-eating fiend of St. John’s
The vengeful spirit of Little Lawford
The satanic murders at Meon Hill
The ghastly mutilation at Wychavon
The demon dancers of Warwick
The cannibal feast at Alvington
The twisted revenant of Stratford-upon-Avon

And many more chilling tales by Ramsey Campbell, Simon Clark, Alison Littlewood, Gary McMahon, Reggie Oliver, Joel Lane and other award-winning masters and mistresses of the macabre.

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