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Darrell Buxton [ed.] – Fifth BHF Book of Horror Stories (BHF, 2021)

Posted by demonik on May 26, 2021

Darrell Buxton [ed.] – Fifth BHF Book of Horror Stories (BHF, 2021)

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Paul Mudie

Darrell Buxton – Introduction

Fritz Maitland – Stand And Deliver
Ian Taylor – 11:59
Sam Dawson – I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)
Samantha Jayne Crosby – Angie Baby
Simon J. Ballard – Good Girl Gone Bad
Neil Pike – Welcome Home
Sam Dawson – The Village Green Preservation Society
Darrell Buxton – Memory Of A Free Festival
Andrew Llewellyn – Hamburger Lady
Jez Conolly – Dead Babies
Brian Gregory – Daniel
Wayne Mook – Two Seconds
Ian Millsted – Seasons In The Sun
Simon J. Ballard – Television Rules The Nation
Ian Taylor – The Passenger
Neil Pike – Fade To Grey
Ken Shinn – Nasty
Darrell Buxton – Disco Duck
Adam J. Marsh – Raspberry Beret
Sam Trafford – Carrie
Ian Taylor – Behind A Painted Smile
Nadia Mook – We Are The Pigs
Simon J. Ballard – The Chemistry Between Us
Paul Newman – Pictures Of Matchstick Men
Tony Earnshaw – Baa, Baa, Black Sheep
Ken Shinn – The Laughing Gnome
Gary Couzens – The Party’s Over
Wayne Mook – Parklife
James Stanger – Diamond Lights
Susan York – Happy Birthday
Andrew Llewellyn – Martha My Dear
Jason D. Brawn – The Lady In Red
Selene Paxton-Brooks – Wuthering Heights
Tony Earnshaw – She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
Lawrence Gordon Clark – Voices

Contributors

Interior illustrations: Jez Connelly, Sam Dawson, Brian Gregory, Andrew Llewellyn, Sam Trafford, Selene Paxton-Brooks, Mark Hetherington, Wayne Mook.

Blurb:


Welcome to your nightmare!

Late-night king of the airwaves encounters a disturbed and lonely listener with deranged thoughts on her mind …

Upper crust cricketers hit a sticky wicket when caught up In the ancient rites of a remote and hostile country village …

After giving a lift to a roadside hitch-hiker, an insurance broker discovers that his mystery passenger is a portent of disaster …

A couple’s new cottage is haunted by unseen presences — which only one of the pair can hear…

An all-new selection of macabre and creepy tales, and just for you music lovers we’ve named every single story after a song. It’s a mixtape from a mausoleum, in a place where the letters ‘D. J.’ stand for ‘Deadly Jeopardy’ and where ’18 with a bullet’ sends you down into the ground rather than up to the top ten. Press play, pump up the volume, and pray that you make it as far as the B-sides …

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Darrell Buxton [ed.] – Fourth BHF Book of Horror Stories

Posted by demonik on May 26, 2021

Darrell Buxton [ed.] – Fourth BHF Book of Horror Stories (BHF, 2021)

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Paul Mudie

Darrell Buxton – Introduction

Sam Dawson – Night Thoughts
Samantha Jayne Crosby – Carrion Screaming
Darrell Buxton – Hard Core
Ken Shinn – Starr Student
Franklin Marsh – The Night Bus
Tony Earnshaw – Protein
Ken Shinn – The Phoenix for the Flame
Simon J. Ballard – Vultura is Dead … and Well, and Living in London
Ian Taylor – Paging Dr. Death
Jez Conolly – Tea with Mrs. Hindley
Adam J. Marsh – Good Boy
Tony Earnshaw – By Dawn’s Early Light
Hannah Kate – Delivery
Sam Dawson – Gentry in the Country
Ken Shinn – The Little Red-Haired Girl
Paul Newman – The Endless Depths Above Us
Simon J. Ballard – The Making of Lord Courtley
Simon J. Ballard – The Making of Johnny Alucard
Wayne Mook – Frankenstein’s Tortoise
Martin Parsons – Calhoun Despairs
Ken Shinn – Glad It’s All Over
Selene Paxton-Brooks – Tansy’s Poppets
Jason D. Brawn – The Interview
Darrell Buxton – Luxuriate Effervescently
James Stanger – Just A Click and the Agony
Ken Shinn – A Bloody Nuisance
Ian Taylor – A Voodoo Flavour
Lawrence-Gordon Clark – Telling Stories

Contributors

Interior illustrations: Jez Connelly, Sam Dawson, Simon J. Ballard, Selene Paxton-Brooks, Mark Hetherington, Wayne Mook,

Blurb:

The moon is full … the witching hour approaches … time to devour sacrificial offerings anew!

Drug-induced paranoia brings familiar television figures to sinister life …
Something nasty dwells beneath the floorboards of a country cottage, awaiting the new tenants…
An unexpected postal delivery leads to the uncovering of an ancient vampire‘s legacy …
Strange surgical practices are employed to remove a deadly tumour – with post-op consequences

Traumatizing new tales of terror emerge from the tomb! The weird world of British horror cinema inspires this latest collection of devilish and disturbing fiction, putting fresh spins on a cornucopia of chilling characters last glimpsed through the haze of late-night television or encountered at a menacing midnight movie marathon. Dare you venture beyond the silver screen, into a nightmarish new dimension bringing all your frightening favourites to the printed page?

Be brave, be bold … or be buried!

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David & David & Linden Riley [eds.] – Kitchen Sink Gothic 2

Posted by demonik on October 16, 2020

David & David & Linden Riley [eds.] – Kitchen Sink Gothic 2 (Parallel Universe, Oct. 2020)

Allen Koszowski

James Harper – The Ring on the Roof
Eric Nash – The Christmas Tree
Shaun Avery – Vlog’s Legs
David A. Sutton – The Capsule
Adrian Cole – Wake up Screaming
Paul Lewis – The Boy on the Train
Jonathan Mitchell – Double Exposure
Eric Ian Steele – Night Flight
Trevor Kennedy – The Lonely Passion of Jimmy Tate
Andrew Darlington – The Doomed Empire
Franklin Marsh – Real Life
Russell Hemmell – Stones are Breathing Tonight
Stephanie Ellis – Winter Discontent
Alyson Faye – The Adelphi
Mark Reece – Pain
Teika Marija Smits – This Little Piggy

This book is dedicated to the homeless in Britain today, who have to struggle for their existence in an increasingly hostile social climate.

All proceeds from the sale of this book will be given to homeless charities. It may never amount to a great deal but at least we hope it will do some good. And encourage others to help too.


https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kitchen-Sink-Gothic-David-Riley/dp/1916110959/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

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Daisy Butcher (ed.) – Evil Roots: Killer Tales of the Botanical Gothic

Posted by demonik on October 5, 2020

Daisy Butcher (ed.) – Evil Roots: Killer Tales of the Botanical Gothic (British Library, 2019)

Enrique Bernardou

Cover design by Maurico Villamayor


Daisy Butcher – Introduction

Nathaniel Hawthorne – Rappaccini’s Daughter
Arthur Conan Doyle – The American’s Tale
Lucy H. Hooper – Carnivorine
Charlotte Perkins Gilman – The Giant Wistaria
H.G. Wells – The Flowering of the Strange Orchid
Edmond Nolcini – The Guardian of Mystery Island
M.R. James – The Ash Tree
Ambrose Bierce – A Vine on a House
Howard R. Garis – Professor Jonkin’s Cannibal Plant
William Hope Hodgson – The Voice in the Night
Edith Nesbit – The Pavilion
H.C. McNeile – The Green Death
Abraham Merritt – The Woman of the Wood
Emma Vane – The Moaning Lily

Blurb:
Strangling vines and meat-hungry flora fill this unruly garden of strange stories, selected for their significance as the seeds of the villainous (or perhaps just misunderstood) “killer plant” in fiction, film, and video games.
Step within to marvel at Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s giant wistaria and H. G. Wells’ hungry orchid; hear the calls of the ethereal women of the wood, and the frightful drone of the moaning lily; and do tread carefully around E. Nesbit’s wandering creepers…
Every strain of vegetable threat (and one deadly fungus) can be found within this new collection, representing the very best tales from the undergrowth of Gothic fiction.

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Darrell Buxton [ed] – 3rd BHF Book of Horror Stories

Posted by demonik on September 10, 2020

Darrell Buxton [ed] – 3rd BHF Book of Horror Stories  (BHF, Sept. 2020)


Paul Mudie

Darrell Buxton – Introduction

Richard Freeman – Cold Snap
Paul Newman – The Cold Hunger of Dead Wastelands
Tom Lee Rutter – Night of the Raven
Neil Pike – There’s No Businessss Like Showbusinessss
Darrell Buxton – Polish
Ian Taylor – An American Premonition in Lindos
Ken Shinn – Fattening Frogs for Snakes
W.R. McKay – The Connoisseur
Fritz Maitland – Death’s Head
James Stanger – The Half-Deads: The Third Chronicle of Pain
Tony Earnshaw – Special Weapons Division
Daniel McGachey – Last Departure from Hobbs End
Darrell Buxton – Mister Fixit
Eric McNaughton – It Could Have Been So Different…
Ken Shinn – A Modest Proposal
Wayne Mook – Mr Hillsings’ Dinner
Darrell Buxton – Good for the Soul
Ken Shinn – The Naked Ape: A Tale from the Monster Club
Paul Newman – Blood Ties
Martin Dallard – The Beast Must Live…!
Jolyon Yates – Cruelty Free
Darrell Buxton – The First Horror Movie
Samantha Crosby – Pillage of the Damned
Jez Conolly – Nuggets
Tony Earnshaw – Raw
Franklin Marsh – OfficeTech Intra-Personal Relationships Course – October 30th 11 p.m.
Darrell Buxton – Painting With Light
Martin Dallard – Eden: The Paradise That Never Was
Ian Taylor – Taking it Seriously
Ken Shinn – Incident Report: The Halley Incident
Nadia Mook – The Shop
Jason D. Brawn – Death and Loneliness
Neil Pike – Dog Star
Ian Millsted – A Hungarian Vampire in London
Ian Taylor – Minister of the Sinister

Contributors
Artist credits

Blurb:

It is time to keep your appointment…with Fear!
A notorious serial murderer survives to perpetuate his deadly deeds…
Monstrous childhood memories resurface to plague a troubled soul…
A newly opened cinema may he inhabited by the spectre of a vintage movie star – or possibly something worse…
Violent teenage gang members encounter an even more terrifying threat in the woods…

Vampires, zombies, ghouls, monsters, and all-too-human psychos step out of the screen and secrete themselves between the covers of our latest creepy collection – more than 30 terror tales to frighten even the hardiest horror hounds! These petrifying pages contain spine-chilling stories galore, each one a sinister spin on characters or situations from classic and cult British horror movies. Haunted by Hammer? Agitated by Amicus? Tormented by Tigon? Then step this way – you sound like our perfect victim, erm, reader ….

Available now via Lulu World Classics

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Stephen Jones (ed.) – Haunts: Reliquaries of the Dead

Posted by demonik on July 6, 2020

Stephen Jones (ed.) – Haunts: Reliquaries of the Dead (Ulysses Press, 2011)

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Acknowledgments
Stephen Jones – Introduction: The Restless Dead
Richard L. Tierney – The Revenant (verse)

M. R. James – A Warning to the Curious
R. Chetwynd-Hayes – The Door
Reggie Oliver – Hand to Mouth
Richard Matheson – Two O’Clock Session
Paul McAuley – Inheritance
Sarah Pinborough – Grandmother’s Slippers
Peter Atkins – The Mystery
Christopher Fowler – Poison Pen
Ramsey Campbell – Return Journey
Lisa Tuttle – Grandfather’s Teeth
Basil Copper – Ill Met by Daylight
John Gordon – The Place
R. B. Russell – The Bridegroom
Kim Newman – Is There Anybody There?
Conrad Williams – Wait
Richard Christian Matheson – City of Dreams
Tanith Lee – A House on Fire
John Gaskin – Party Talk
Simon Kurt Unsworth – The Hurting Words
Robert Silverberg – The Church at Monte Saturno
Neil Gaiman – The Hidden Chamber (verse)
Robert Shearman – Good Grief
Karl Edward Wagner – Blue Lady, Come Back
Michael Marshall Smith – The Naughty Step

About the Editor

Blurb:

The Restless Dead.

Life is over but the dead live on. Within the drafty rooms of an old house, a tarnished locket tumbles to the floor. The haunted souls of the dearly departed are still among us. Ghosts, phantoms, revenants, lost souls — all these troubled spirits have unfinished business on this side of the veil. Doomed to seek out mortal answers, unable to rest until in death they accomplish what they failed to achieve in life.

This hair-raising collection of haunted tales brings together both new writers and celebrated masters — Ramsey Campbell, Christopher Fowler, Neil Gaiman, Richard Matheson, Michael Marshall Smith and others — for the ultimate collection from beyond the grave.

The characters in each chilling tale are spirits, without bodies but still floating in our world. Some are motivated by love, others by loss or guilt. But sometimes they are driven by much stronger emotions, menacing and diabolical motives that take us up from our reading to check the hallways, secure the locks and question how firmly anchored we ourselves are to our world.

 

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Marie O-Regan & Paul Kane [eds] – Cursed

Posted by demonik on February 28, 2020

An anthology of Dark Fairy Tales

Marie O-Regan & Paul Kane [eds] – Cursed (Titan, March 2020)

Marie O-Regan & Paul Kane – Introduction

Jane Yolen – Castle Cursed (verse)
Christina Henry – As Red As blood, As White As Snow
Neil Gaiman – Troll Bridge
Catriona Ward – At That Age
Jen Williams – Listen
M. R. Carey – Henry and the Snakewood Box
James Brogden – Skin
Maura McHugh – Faith and Fred
Karen Joy Fowler – The Black Fairy’s Curse
Christopher Golden – Wendy Darling
Charlie Jane Anders – Fairy Werewolf vs Vampire Zombie
Michael Marshall Smith – Look Inside
Jane Yolen & Adam Stemple – Little Red
Angela Slatter – New Wine
Lilith Saintcrow – Haza and Ghani
Christopher Fowler – Hated
Alison Littlewood – The Merrie Dancers
Tim Lebbon – Again
Margo Lanagan – The Girl From the Hell
Jane Yolen – Castle Waking (verse)

About the Authors
About the Editors
Acknowledgements

Blurb:
ALL THE BETTER TO READ YOU WITH
It’s a prick of blood, the bite of an apple, the evil eye, a wedding ring or a pair of red shoes. Curses come in all shapes and sizes, and they can happen to anyone – not just those of us with unpopular step-parents …..
Here you’ll find unique twists on curses, from fairy tale classics to brand new hexes of the modern world – expect new monsters and mythologies as well as twists on well-loved fables. Stories to shock and stories of warning, stories of monsters and stories of magic.
EIGHTEEN TIMELESS FOLKTALES. NEW AND OLD

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Justin Marriott [ed] – Pulp Horror: All Review’s Special

Posted by demonik on February 2, 2020

Justin Marriott [ed] – Pulp Horror: All Review’s Special (Paperback Fanatic, Jan. 2020)

Josh Kirby

Blurb:
130 reviews of vintage horror paperbacks, comics and pulps. 115 pages black-and-white, fully illustrated with many covers. Movie tie-ins, natures-run-amok, occult detectives, possessed teenagers, punk rock werewolves, Cthulhu mythos and much more.

Reviewers:
Ben Boulden, James Doig, Andreas Decker, Kev Demant, Jeff Popple, Jim O’Brien, Penny Tesarek, Tom Tesarek, Simon Ruleman, Justin Marriott

Available from:

Am*z*n.uk

Am*z*n

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Paul Finch [ed.] – Terror Tales of North West England

Posted by demonik on October 23, 2019

Paul Finch [ed.] – Terror Tales of North West England (Telos, 2019)


Neil Williams

Jason Gould – Normal Bones
The Lost Lads of Rivington
Cate Gardner – The Mute Swan
The Resurrection Men
Simon Kurt Unsworth – Factory Rook
Night Fall’s Over Pendle
John Travis – Tight Straws and Wire Mesh
The Lancashire Boggarts
Edward Pearce – A Weekend Break
Lord Combermere’s Ghost
David A. Riley – Writer’s Cramp
Screaming Skulls
Christopher Harman – Wet Jenny
Land of Monsters
Stephen Gallagher – The Drain
Chingle Hell
Peter Bell – Only Sleeping
Of Gods and Ghosts
Sam Stone – Peeling the Layers
The Borgias of the Slums
Ramsey Campbell – Root Cause
The Horror at the Gatehouse
Anna Taborska – Formby Point
Hill of Mysteries
Simon Bestwick – Below
The Vengeance of Bannister Doll
Solomon Strange – Old Huey
A Vision of His Own Destruction
Paul Finch – The Upper Tier

Blurb:

England’s majestic Northwest, land of rain-washed skies, dark forests and brooding, windswept hills. Famous too for its industrial blight and brutal persecutions; a realm where skulls scream and witches wail, gallows creak and grave-robbers prowl the long, black nights …

The hideous scarecrows of Lune
The heathen rite at Knowsley
The revenge killings in Preston
The elegant ghost of Combermere
The berserk boggart of Moston
The malformed brute on Mann
The walking dead at Haigh Hall

And many more chilling tales by Ramsey Campbell, Stephen Gallagher, Sam Stone, Simon Kurt Unsworth, Cate Gardner and other award-winning masters and mistresses of the macabre.

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Dave Brzeski [ed] – Shadmocks and Shivers: New Tales Inspired by the Stories of R. Chetwynd-Hayes

Posted by demonik on October 19, 2019

Dave Brzeski [ed] – Shadmocks and Shivers: New Tales Inspired by the Stories of R. Chetwynd-Hayes (Shadow Publishing, Oct. 2019)

Jim Pitts

Dave Brzeski – Foreword

Cardinal Cox – Monster Rights
R. Chetwynd-Hayes – The Gibbering Ghoul of Gomershal
Tina Rath – An Episode in the Life
Simon Clark – Murder Machines
Adrian Cole – Shadmocks only Whistle
Marion Pitman – A Day with the Professor
John Llewellyn Probert – Madame Orloff’s Last Stand
Fred Adams, jnr. – Family Plot
Josh Reynolds – The Creeping Crawlers of Clavering
I. A. Watson – Mr. Begot’s Bespoke Mantles
William Meikle – Temptations Unlimited
Theresa Derwin – Single and Sparkly Dot Com
Pauline Dungate – Fetch!
John Linwood Grant – Marjorie Learns to Fly
Stephen Laws – Fire Damage

Robert Pohle – My Necromance with Chetwynd-Hayes’s Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories
Contributors

Blurb
Stories inspired by “The Prince of Chill”
Ronald Chetwynd-Hayes, England’s very own Prince of Chill would have been 100 years old in 2019.
To celebrate this, 15 of the finest authors in the supernatural genre have come together to pen new tiles of ‘The Monster Club’, ‘Clavering Grange’, ‘Temptations Unlimited,’ ‘Madame Orloff’, Vampires, Ghosts and, of course, Shadmocks!

 

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