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Owen West – The Funhouse

Posted by demonik on June 15, 2009

Owen West [Dean R. Koontz] – The Funhouse (Sphere, 1981)



For twenty-five years it grew in the shadows—tonight it waits for Amy in …  THE FUNHOUSE

A novel by Owen West based on a screenplay by Larry Block

Tonight Amy and her friends are spending the night at the carnival. And whilst they enjoy all the fun of the fair they will visit the funhouse, a place for gondola rides, gory delights and midnight terror.

But there is unspeakable Evil waiting for Amy in the dark labyrinths of the funhouse, a secret Evil that began twenty-five years ago, when a lonely woman destroyed her monstrous offspring, and a violently disturbed man vowed to exact his terrible revenge.

Now it’s Amy’s turn to keep her date with horror  as she enters the funhouse – for A CARNIVAL OF TERROR!

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Marc Alexander – Haunted Houses You May Visit

Posted by demonik on June 15, 2009

Marc Alexander – Haunted Houses You May Visit: A Ghostly Guide To Britain’s Haunted Stately Homes (Sphere, 1982)



Spectral figures, screaming skulls, gliding monks and white ladies – phantom harbingers of doom, avengers of past misdeeds and innocent victims … the whole spectrum of supernatural phenomenon is contained within the precincts of Britain’s stately homes.

Sandford Orcas in Dorset with its fourteen ghosts, including the stinking man, the wicked priest and the screamer … Glamis Castle with its white lady and bloody history … the four Royal ghosts of Windsor …

HAUNTED HOUSES YOU MAY VISIT details the ghostly manifestations in historic houses open to the public – we can’t guarantee that you’ll see a ghost, but at least you’ll know where to look!

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Guy Lyon Playfair – This House Is Haunted

Posted by demonik on June 15, 2009

Guy Lyon Playfair – This House Is Haunted (Sphere, 1981)





In 1977 life as the Harpers had known it came rapidly to an end. For their Enfield home was visited by a wilfully destructive poltergeist. Chairs were thrown and bricks hurled at visitors to the house. Bedclothes were removed, cutlery and metal fittings bent and twisted, writing mysteriously appeared on the walls and even the Harpers’ teenage daughter achieved the amazing feat of levitation. And through this ordeal Mrs Harper and her family, though often frightened and worried, were firmly rationale as mediums, ghost-hunters and the Press invaded their home.

One year later the family were experts on psychic-phenomena. For the ghost was captured on tape and film by Maurice Grosse of the Society for Psychical Research and writer Guy Lyon Playfair. More compellingly vivid than any fiction, this extraordinary story was happening here in Britain, persuading even the most case-hardened sceptic to believe that THIS HOUSE IS HAUNTED

“an extraordinary book of dedicated documentation” – Daily Express

“Gripping account of astonishing paranormal activities … backed by some impressive photographs” – Now!

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