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Alan Ryan – Halloween Horrors

Posted by demonik on June 3, 2009

Alan Ryan (ed.) – Halloween Horrors (Sphere, 1988)


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Alan Ryan – Introduction: Halloween Night

Robert R. McCammon – He’ll Come Knocking At Your Door
Charles L. Grant – Eyes
Whitley Streiber – The Nixon Mask
Peter Tremayne – The Samhain Feis
Steve Rasnic Tem – Trickster
Michael McDowell – Miss Mack
Guy N. Smith – Hollow Eyes
Alan Ryan – The Halloween House
Craig Shaw Gardner – Three Faces Of The Night
Bill pronzini – Pumpkin
Frank Belknap Long – Love In The Wildwood
Ramsey Campbell – Apples
Robert Bloch – Pranks

Blurb:

Hallowe’en– a time for pumpkin lanterns and trick or treat, for hot spiced drinks and party laughter. For some. But not for all. For those lonely souls Hallowe’en is a night of necromancy and bone-chilling fear, when the wild October wind cannot quite mask the high, keening scream of terror, when the ancient evils arise once more from the underworld to lure the unwary to their dark and terrible deaths…

See also Vault’s Halloween Horrors thread.

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Peter Haining – More Weird Tales

Posted by demonik on June 1, 2009

Peter Haining  (ed.) – More Weird Tales (Sphere, 1978)

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Manly Wade Wellman – The Valley Was Still
Ken Gary – A Weird Prophecy
Ray Bradbury – Bang! You’re Dead!
Robert Bloch – The Beasts of Barsac
The Eyrie – Readers’ Letters
Nictzin Dyalhis – The Heart of Atlantan
Fritz Leiber – The Phantom Slayer
Caroline Evans – San Francisco
Alice Olsen – Winter Night

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August Derleth – When Evil Wakes

Posted by demonik on May 20, 2009

August Derleth  (ed.) – When Evil Wakes (Sphere, 1977)

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August Derleth – A Cautionary Word

Donald Wandrei – The Eye And The Finger
John Metcalfe – The Feasting Dead
Frank Belknap Long – Death Waters
George Hitchcock – An Invitation To The Hunt
Stephen Grendon (August Derleth) – The Tsanta In The Parlour
Virginia Layefsky – Moonlight-Starlight
Carl Jacobi – The Kite
Robert Bloch – Sweets To The Sweet
Simon West (August Derleth) – A Thin Gentleman With Gloves
H.P Lovecraft – The Horror At Red Hook
H. Russell Wakefield – The Triumph Of Death
Henry S. Whitehead – The Lips
David H. Keller – A Piece Of Linoleum
Clark Ashton Smith – The Seed From The Sepulchre
Joseph Payne Brennan – Canavan’s Back Yard
H.P Lovecraft & August Derleth – The Shuttered Room

Biographical Notes

Thanks to James Doig for providing the scan!

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Kurt Singer – The House in the Valley

Posted by demonik on May 14, 2009

Kurt Singer – (ed.) The House in the Valley (Sphere, 1970)

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Ray Bradbury – The Handler
Sidney Austen – The Frightened Planet
August Derleth – The House in the Valley
Seabury Quinn –  Repayment
Frank Belknap Long – We, the Invisible
Allison V. Harding – Death Went That Way
Manly Wade Wellman – Dream-Dust from Mars


Thanks to James Doig for providing the cover scan!

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Giles Gordon – A Book Of Contemporary Nightmares

Posted by demonik on October 23, 2007

Giles Gordon (ed) – A Book Of Contemporary Nightmares (Sphere, 1978)

Cover illustration: Les Edwards

Cover illustration: Les Edwards

Brian W. Aldiss – The Bang-Bang
Patricia Highsmith – Please Don’t Shoot the Trees
Francis King – Voices
Penelope Shuttle – The Other Husband
William Trevor – Broken Homes
Michael Moorcock – The Minstrel Girl
William Sansom – In Cold Daylight
Angela Carter – The Scarlet House
John Sladek – Scenes from the Country of the Blind
Peter Redgrove – Our Lady of the Ice
Joan Aiken – Power-cut
George MacBeth – Birth
Barry Unsworth – Death of a Primitive Humanist

Thanks to Charles Black for providing the contents and H. P. Saucecraft (Dave) for scanning the cover!

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