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Peter Haining – Terror!

Posted by demonik on August 19, 2007

Peter Haining – Terror! A History Of Horror Illustrations From The Pulp Magazines (Sphere, 1978)


This book is not for the faint-hearted. Between these pages lurks a collection of the most gruesome monsters, the most bloody atrocities ever to haunt your wildest dreams – straight from the fertile imaginations of pulp publishing’s most famous artists. Here are the illustrations that over nearly two hundred years have brought to life the grisly characters created by the cream of horror writers, from the 19th Century ‘penny dreadfuls’ to classic modern magazines such as Terror Tales, Amazing Stories and Weird Tales.

If your nerves can take it, let your eyes feast on this banquet of petrifying pics – in all their grim graphic glory!

Especially good on the pulp era artists like Lee Coye, Marion Brundage and, really, anybody who submitted great work to Weird Tales, Strange Tales, the ‘sex & sadism’ pulps, etc.  A beautiful book.

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