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Anthony Masters – Cries Of Terror

Posted by demonik on November 22, 2011

Anthony Masters (ed) – Cries Of Terror  (Arrow, 1976)

Introduction – Anthony Masters

Thomas Burke – The Hands Of Mr. Ottermole
Saki – The Open Window
H. P. Lovecraft – In The Vault
Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle – The Brazilian Cat
William Hope Hodgson – The Whistling Room
C. M. Eddy – The Loved Dead
Jane Rice – The Idol Of The Flies
John Collier – Thus I refute Beelzy
J. D. Beresford – The Misanthrope
John Keir Cross – Music When Soft Voices Die
W. F. Harvey – August Heat
John Metcalfe – The Bad Lands
M. R. James – A School Story
W. W. Jacobs – The Interruption

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Michel Parry – The Hounds Of Hell

Posted by demonik on November 18, 2011

Michel Parry (ed.) – The Hounds Of Hell  (Arrow, 1975: originally Victor Gollancz, 1973)


Introduction – Michel Parry

H. P. Lovecraft – The Hound
Ambrose Bierce – Staley Flemming’s Hallucination
Ivan Turgenev – The Dog
Agatha Christie – The Hound Of Death
Manly Wade Wellman – Dead Dog
Catherine Crowe – The Dutch Officer’s Story
Guy de Maupassant – Vendetta
Theo Gift – Dog Or Demon?
Saki – Louis
Fritz Leiber – The Howling Tower
Feodor Sologub – The White Dog
William Faulkner – The Hound
Ray Bradbury – The Emissary
Robert Bloch – The Hound Of Pedro
Ramsey Campbell – The Whining
Dion Fortune – The Death Hound

Blurb:
Prepare to meet… The HOUNDS OF HELL

Piercing, coal-red eyes. Claws and teeth stained with blood. Jaws that slaver at the prospect of a fresh victim.

Buried deep within our unconscious, the savage, primordial image of the Dog-Beast still holds the power to haunt and terrify. Here, from the pens of some of the greatest horror writers of all time, are sixteen nightmare tales to remind you why.

See also The Hounds Of Hell on Vault forum

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Michel Parry – Beware of the Cat

Posted by demonik on November 18, 2011

Michel Parry (ed.) – Beware of the Cat   (Arrow, 1974: originally Victor Gollancz, 1973)

Introduction – Michel Parry

Gulielmus Baldwin – Beware The Cat
Barry Pain – The Grey Cat
Stephen Vincent Benet – The King Of The Cats
Traditional – The Vampire Cat
Byron Liggett – The Cat Man
J. S. Le Fanu – The White Cat
Algernon Blackwood – Ancient Sorceries
Saki – Tobermoray
Theodore Sturgeon – Fluffy
Ramsey Campbell – Cat And Mouse
H. P. Lovecraft – The Cats Of Ulthar
Ambrose Bierce – Eyes Of The Panther
Walter Wintle – The Black Cat
Ernest Hamilton – The Child Watcher

Blurb
Beware of the Cat…

For millennia cats have haunted human consciousness, either worshipped as gods or persecuted as the incarnation of Evil, no other creature has aroused such violent emotions.

In this collection of stories – which range from a macabre tale by a sixteenth century monk to the work of contemporary masters – all the cats are different. There are talking cats, starving cats, murderous cats, cannibalistic cats, cats that can take human form, ghost cats, and a cat who might be the Devil himself.

They only have one thing in common – all are terrifying …

See also Beware Of The Cat on Vault forum

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August Derleth – Over The Edge

Posted by demonik on November 17, 2011

August Derleth (ed.) – Over The Edge   (Arrow, 1976, originally Arkham House, 1966, Gollancz, 1967)

 

Artist uncredited. Alun Hood?

William Hope Hodgson – The Crew Of The Lancing
H. R. Wakefield – The Last Meeting Of Two Old Friends
H. P. Lovecraft – The Shadow In The Attic
John Metcalfe – The Renegade
Clark Ashton Smith – Told In The Desert
Frank Belknap Long – When The Rains Came
Robert E. Howard – The Blue Flame Of Vengeance
Jesse Stuart – Crabgrass
Carl Jacobi – Kincaid’s Car
August Derleth – The Patchwork Quilt
Fritz Leiber – The Black Gondolier
J. Vernon Shea – The Old Lady’s Room
Joseph Payne Brennan – The North Knoll
Mary E. Counselman – The Huaco Of Senor Perez
David A. Johnstone – Mr. Alucard
John Pocsik – Casting The Stone
Michael Bailey – Aneaonoshian
J. Ramsey Campbell – The Stone On The Island

Blurb:
A lost ship manned by demons of the sea.
A mass murderer whose spirit returns to kill again.
A deadly Inca curse that spans the centuries.

Here are eighteen nightmarish tales by masters of the macabre, none of which have ever appeared in paperback before.

Tales of horror, madness and the supernatural.

Tales to drive you over the edge.

see also the Over the Edge thread on Vault of Evil Forum

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