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Sphere Horror In The Seventies

Ken Johnson – Blue Sunshine

Posted by demonik on October 11, 2021

Ken Johnson – Blue Sunshine  (Sphere, 1977)

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Blurb:

PSYCHOSIS…
It started off as a great party – just eight of them in a ski-lodge in upstate New York. But then the last guest, Frannie, arrived. There was something wrong with Frannie’s hair. And something very wrong with his eyes. And what he did to three of the girls was too hideous for description….
That was just the start. After that, things began to happen all over New York – ugly things: psychosis, insanity, murder – and no one could find an explanation. The police were helpless – because they didn’t know that behind all the grisly happenings lay a single, uncontrollable horror. A horror called
BLUE SUNSHINE…
Based on an original screenplay by Jeff Lieberman

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William H. Hallahan – Keeper of the Children (Sphere, 1980)

Posted by demonik on March 2, 2021

William H. Hallahan – Keeper of the Children  (Sphere, 1980)

Blurb:

THE MASTER HAD TAKEN THEIR CHILDREN – ONE BY ONE BY ONE ….

Alone in a child‘s bedroom in a suburban Philadelphia home, Eddie Benson listens for footsteps on the stairs.
The footfall Eddie is waiting for will not be human. lt could be someone’s pet cat, or a stuffed toy, or even a smiling marionette doll.
But whatever it is that comes creeping up the stairs it will have only one intention — murder.
If Eddie Benson wants his daughter back he will have to fight a battle no human has ever fought before. And he must win. For only the victor can return with his life — and soul — from the realms of such dark, unnatural evil.

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Laurence Moody – What Became of Jack and Jill?

Posted by demonik on February 18, 2021

Laurence Moody – What Became of Jack and Jill? (Sphere, 1971: originally Robert Hale, 1969, as The Ruthless Ones)

Blurb:


Jack loved Jill. And Jill loved Jack – especially the money he would inherit when his grandmother died. But the old lady kept an annoyingly strong hold on life – and Jack’s purse strings. So Jack and Jill reached a decision: grandmother had to die. And with all the cunning of two teenagers with no morals they set about frightening Gran to death.

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Jessica Hamilton – Baxter (1981, 2nd Sphere edition)

Posted by demonik on January 12, 2020

 Jessica Hamilton – Baxter (Sphere, 1981)

Blurb;
BEWARE OF THE ….

`The child was even weaker than I thought, and I acted quickly. I was careful not to touch its delicate skin with my teeth. It was a simple matter to grasp its clothing and drag it to the water. It cried out only briefly before I forced it under. It quickly went limp, and I stood back and watched it until I knew its feeble hold on life was broken.’
…. BAXTER
HE LOOKS LIKE A PET DOG, ONE OF MILLIONS. HE EVEN BEHAVES LIKE ONE – MOST OF THE TIME. BUT HE’S EVIL. INHUMANLY EVIL. AFTER YOU HAVE READ THIS NOVEL, YOU WILL NEVER, EVER, LOOK AT YOUR FAMILY’S PET QUITE LIKE YOU USED TO… 

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Bernard King – Witch Beast

Posted by demonik on September 29, 2019

Bernard King – Witch Beast  (Sphere, 1989)

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Blurb:
Uptown, the depressed Victorian slum area of Monkhampton, long overdue for development, is dying: its shopping precinct boarded up, its church abandoned, its people moved away – apparently into thin air …

At the heart of Uptown, in Salvation, an affectionate snow-white Newfoundland recovers slowly from the vicious maltreatment of his previous owner. And as Leader regains his strength, his coat starts to change colour, and he grows – and grows …

Detective Chief Inspector Ben Wilson, investigating a strange case of arson in Uptown, is attacked by a pack of dogs turned feral, a pack that behaves like a disciplined army …

Then the murders start. And Wilson begins to see a hideous connection; a link that shatters all our comfortable preconceptions about domestic pets. If he and the eccentric Professor Harker are right, man’s best friend is man’s most dangerous enemy – an enemy beyond human control.

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