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No New Posts Welcome to Vault

Welcome to Vault: Tell us something about yourself if you feel so inclined.

144 946 What This Board Is All About; Please read
by demonik
Dec 11, 2014 19:48:38 GMT
No New Posts Plan 9 Channel 7: Newsdesk

Vault Of Evil's answer to the Burley Observer: New publications, forthcoming events, bookfairs, signings, etc. All the scoops two years after they happened, etc.

346 2,905 Christmas Spirit 2014
by demonik
Dec 18, 2014 8:20:22 GMT

British Horror Anthologies: 1914 to Present Day

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No New Posts Peter Haining (1940-2007)

A one-man publishing industry. Celebrate the legend of Britain's most prolific horror anthologist.

79 532 ‘Richard Peyton’ – The Ghost Now Standing On Platform One
by ripper
Oct 21, 2014 9:11:39 GMT
No New Posts Sixties and Seventies - Pan & Fontana, Michel Parry, Richard Davis, Hugh Lamb & Co.

Demon flower power! Michel Parry, Richard Davis, Hugh Lamb, Ramsey Campbell, David Sutton, Brian A. Netherwood, Charles Birkin's return, Alex Hamilton et al.

152 895 Michel Parry Biblio in Progress
by demonik
Dec 13, 2014 20:06:43 GMT
No New Posts Pan Horror Stories (and 'Dark Voices')

Herbert Van Thal's hideous legacy. Sadistic thrills!

90 1,179 Pan Horror #4: Spectres/ Spider vs Doll
by demonik
Dec 17, 2014 6:19:19 GMT
No New Posts Aickman, Barnard, Chetwynd-Hayes & Danby. The Fontana Horror, Ghost, Tales of Terror series' ... and beyond.

The wonders of Mary Danby, Robert Aickman, R. Chetwynd-Hayes and Christine Barnard & Co.

102 686 Robert Aickman's "The Same Dog" -- 10/10
by stuyoung
Nov 6, 2014 9:57:55 GMT
No New Posts Eighties, Nineties, Noughties: Big Fat Books

Richard Dalby, Mike Ashley, Stephen Jones & the Robinson Mammoth series's. Blimey, that's a big one!

165 1,677 Horror on the High Seas: Classic Weird Sea Tales
by piglingbland
Dec 6, 2014 9:54:13 GMT
No New Posts Robinson Mammoth Books of New Horror & Co.

Best New Horror, and Mammoth Monsters, Dracula, Frankenstein, Zombies, Werewolves, Jack The Ripper, etc.

65 687 Stephen Jones - Best New Horror 25
by demonik
Dec 3, 2014 10:15:31 GMT
No New Posts favourite Short Stories ... Your DIY anthologies

Werewolves, zombies, vampires and ghosts, vindictive vegetables, dastardly dolls, plants hate you, etc. Anthologies that should have been.

67 774 Weird Tales by Women Writers
by demonik
Oct 11, 2014 10:44:25 GMT
No New Posts Favourite Authors

The Men and Women whose work you always look out for.

114 1,214 Graham Masterton - Figures Of Fear
by demonik
Dec 18, 2014 21:41:15 GMT
No New Posts Ramsey Campbell

Scared Stiff - The short story collections and novels of the Brichester Terror!

28 267 The H Word: H for Honesty
by demonik
Feb 13, 2014 11:51:51 GMT
No New Posts Basil Copper (1924-2013)

Welcome to the Academy of Pain!

20 174 Basil Copper - When Footsteps Echo
by brannigan
Oct 27, 2014 18:40:23 GMT

Gruesome Cargoes & Perturbed Spirits: 1914-59

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No New Posts Between The Wars : Gruesome Cargoes

The first golden age of the British Horror Anthology. On the one side the Not At Night and Creeps series, on the other, the Century Books, Thrills, The Supernatural Omnibus, Cynthia Asquith's first Ghost Book etc.

79 580 The Flying Beast by Walter Masterman
by claytwisted
Sept 26, 2014 2:27:13 GMT
No New Posts Not At Night: 1925-1936

Christine Campbell Thomson's Not At Night Anthologies. 170 tales of mad scientists, evil surgeons, unlikey brain transplants, tropical horrors, circus freaks, vampires, werewolves, man-eating plants, enormous spiders, the re-animated dead & Co.

24 120 Not at Night links to Ealing's Dead of Night?
by Dr Strange
Aug 4, 2014 14:55:35 GMT
No New Posts Creeps: 1932-1936 & Charles Birkin

Charles Lloyd/ Birkin's Creeps series. 158 stories, similar obsessions to the above but with added unhealthy cannibalism and leprosy fixations.

33 269 Birkin in Midnight House
by cw67q
Nov 19, 2014 22:01:33 GMT
No New Posts 'Forties and 'Fifties: Post War, Pre Pan Horror.

1940-1959: R.C. Bull, John Keir Cross, Anne Ridler, Kay Dick, the return of The Ghost Book and the road to Herbert Van Thal.

31 286 Deliver Me from Eva
by cauldronbrewer
Mar 11, 2014 16:05:25 GMT

Gothic, Victorian, Edwardian. The stuff that Wordsworth Editions are made of.

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No New Posts From Walpole & Monk Lewis to the first World War.

Gothic Bluebooks, Penny Dreadfuls, Victorian Tales of Terror from a Gaslit Graveyard, Edwardian eeriness, Wordsworth Mystery & The Supernatural editions.

128 1,616 How Some Children Played at Slaughtering
by Craig Herbertson
Dec 1, 2014 7:00:24 GMT

American horror anthologies and vintage pulp magazines

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No New Posts American Gothic

Mostly modern, certainly post-pulp, post-seventies horror anthologies from the US. Kirby McCauley, Martin H. Greenberg, Michele Slung, YBH, Splatterpunks, Shadows, Whispers, etc.

Sub-boards: Years Best Horror Stories Series I -XXII, Martin H. Greenberg (1941 -2011)

162 804 Weinberg et al. - 100 Wild Little Weird Tales
by demonik
Dec 16, 2014 15:56:17 GMT
No New Posts Paperback Library * Ballantine * Fawcett * Leisure * Manor * Dell * Lancer * MacFadden

Paperback Library, mid-sixties-early seventies: Dark Shadows overkill, Marilyn Ross, Horror meets Romance, Goth girls on the run, outrageous retitling of Stoker novel, gorgeous, often entirely inappropriate cover artwork. Now extended to include other board favourites, BALLANTINE LEISURE and MANOR BOOKS, etc

57 408 William Essex - Slime
by kooshmeister
Sept 10, 2014 0:14:08 GMT
No New Posts Robert E. Lory & Donald F. Glut

Dracula Returns, The New Adventures Of Frankenstein, Horrorscope, Bugged, More Tales Of The Frightened, The Empire Strikes Back, and the 'Brother Blood' mystery solved at last.

21 119 Robert E. Lory - More Tales Of The Frightened
by demonik
Oct 31, 2014 7:21:13 GMT
No New Posts The Fantastic Pulps

America's finest: From 'Weird Tales', 'Strange Tales' The Shudder Pulps and the 'Spicy' titles to 'Shock', 'Web Terror Stories', 'Startling Mystery Stories', 'Magazine of Horror', 'Witchcraft & Sorcery, etc. And the creepy anthologies derived from same!

118 780 Hostesses in Hell - Selected Stories of Russell Gray Vol 1
by demonik
Dec 19, 2014 11:12:12 GMT
No New Posts Robert Bloch: Tales in a Jugular Vein

Robert-Bloch-The-Man-Who-Wrote-Psycho and his Closet Full of Skeletons.

33 199 Robert Bloch - American Gothic
by Jojo Lapin X
Aug 30, 2013 17:01:13 GMT

Horror across the Continents

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No New Posts Vintage Horror across the Continents

Vault Versus The Rest Of The World! Euro Terror, Australian pulp, macabre Oriental shockers & Co.

33 311 Roland Topor - The Tenant
by demonik
Aug 27, 2014 19:11:23 GMT

The novels: The Great British Horror Pulp Explosion of the '60's, '70's & '80's

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No New Posts Nasty Nel's

New English Library: Ultra-Trashy Horror Novels! The marvels of Robert Lory, Guy N. Smith, Brian Ball, Raymond Giles, Martin Jenson, Errol Lecale, Etienne Aubin - All the old masters!

155 1,832 Latest Finds!
by junkmonkey
Nov 21, 2014 21:07:19 GMT
No New Posts Nel: The Non-horror/ Non-Fiction stuff

They also went in for some truly inspired exploitation numbers!

26 71 Lock Your Doors! The Angels Are Running Again!
by franklinmarsh
Jul 3, 2014 13:37:02 GMT
No New Posts The House Of Hamlyn

Spiders, Pestilence, Tricycles and Slime! Death to Brainy Horror! Richard Lewis, Gary Brandner, John Halkin, Edward Jarvis, Lewis Mallory, Nick Sharman, Marc Olden, Gerald Suster, Daniel Farson & Co.

75 461 Judy Gardiner - The Quick And The Dead
by bluetomb
Dec 2, 2014 10:46:34 GMT
No New Posts Rivals of the Rats

When Animals Attack! Bugs, slugs, maggots & rabbits versus mankind.

52 342 Drew Lamark - The Medusa Horror
by ripper
Oct 27, 2014 9:17:49 GMT
No New Posts Morbid Mayflowers, Sordid Spheres, Ghastly Graftons, etc.

Sphere, Mayflower, Corgi, Panther, Arrow & Co. were determined NEL didn't have it all their own way.

182 728 Brian McNaughton - Satan's Mistress
by demonik
Dec 1, 2014 19:39:37 GMT
No New Posts Guy N. Smith

From the Sucking Pit they came: Crabs, Slime Beasts, Throwbacks - the lot.

83 641 Guy N. Smith - The Black Fedora
by ripper
Nov 17, 2014 10:11:37 GMT
No New Posts Dennis Wheatley novels, tasty Witchcraft & Black Magic 'non-fiction'

Vault explore the world of black sorcery, ghosts, haunted houses, and all things unexplained via a bunch of commendably seedy paperbacks.

Dedicated to the memory of Bob Rothwell, Wheatley enthusiast and friend of Vault who passed away 26/12/06.

73 392 Scott Wood - London Urban Legends
by demonik
Dec 10, 2014 7:00:12 GMT
No New Posts 'Peter Saxon' and all things Five Star

Wheatley without the party political broadcasts. The Guardians series, The Torturer, Scream And Scream Again, etc. Now extended to include all things W. Howard Baker, W. A. Ballinger, Wilfred McNeilly, Five Star and the 'Sexton Blake' books.

43 282 Vampires of Finistere by Peter Saxon (Rex Dolphin)
by pulphack
Aug 5, 2013 8:08:13 GMT
No New Posts John Burke: "A relatively unsung Brit pulp hero"

From Dr. Terrors House Of Horrors and The Plague Of The Zombies to London's Burning: Blue Watch Blues via The Smashing Bird I used To Know. John Burke: The man who novelised the world!

25 179 The Sorcerers: The Original Screenplay by John Burke
by droogie
Nov 25, 2013 12:55:12 GMT
No New Posts The Vault Lists & Bibliographical Aids

Reference works: the most useful Guides to Horror and Pulp fiction!

47 599 Character Guides? (SPOILERS!)
by kooshmeister
Nov 29, 2014 19:35:41 GMT

Magazine Rack

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No New Posts Paperback Fanatic, Pulp Mania & Paperback Dungeon

If you like this board, you'll love these magazines.

49 529 Men Of Violence #3
by ripper
Nov 22, 2014 20:03:22 GMT
No New Posts Horror Magazines, Comics & Graphic Novels

Favourite horror and ghost publications new and old!

86 656 Scream Factory
by demonik
Nov 8, 2014 8:02:03 GMT
No New Posts Cut, Paste & Photocopy: Fanzines & Small Press pre-2000

Your favourites from pre-internet days when everyone with access to a stapler and a pot of correction fluid was an editor.

30 511 Punk fanzines
by Dr Terror
Oct 31, 2014 13:27:35 GMT
No New Posts Ghosts & Scholars/ Haunted Library

Magnificent series of booklets by authors writing in the tradition of M. R. James. Some more than others ...

19 124 Sequel to Ghosts & Scholars Book of Shadows
by The Lurker In The Shadows
Jul 7, 2014 17:50:12 GMT

It's the new thing: Post-Millennium horrors

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No New Posts Best New Horror? Macabre & supernatural fiction post-2000

In thirty years time, we'll be collecting this stuff and moaning "Books were better then ...." Modern novels, single author collections - if it's not an anthology, it goes here.

140 896 John L. Probert - Nine Deaths Of Dr. Valentine
by gloomy sundae
Dec 12, 2014 19:20:16 GMT
No New Posts new horror-interest mags, small press, ezines, pdfs.

Bedabbled!, Kontinental X, Filthy Creations, One Eyed Grey, Black Static, etc. - the horror press now.

47 489 Black Ceremonies - a collection of stories by Charles Black
by pulphack
Jul 1, 2014 5:44:03 GMT

Miscellany Of Misery. Yet More books, film, TV, Radio, Music, Agro!, Sav. West, Sci-Fi, etc.

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No New Posts Phew! Rock 'n Roll!

"Pop and Rock filth ...": Bands real and fictional, horror and music, etc.

86 690 Roger Ellis - The Occult And Young People
by demonik
Dec 14, 2014 13:50:14 GMT
No New Posts Horror Films, My TV Hell, Ghastly Radio, etc

Favourite horror films, terrifying sit-coms, chilling radio - a nice mixed bag.

214 2,734 Remember Me
by franklinmarsh
Dec 4, 2014 16:12:31 GMT
No New Posts Book of the horror film/ TV show, etc.

Survived the movie? Try the speed-written novelisation. Film/ TV novelisations & tie-ins.

103 901 Hammer Horror Novelisations
by ripper
Dec 14, 2014 17:09:13 GMT
No New Posts AGRO!

Bikers versus London! Hells Angels, Skins, Boot Boys, Bovver Girls, Punks and Teeny Bopper Idols. The Spawn of Richard Allen. Bring back Rollermania!

18 141 1973 BBC Documentary - Hells Angels
by DemonSpawn
Jul 29, 2012 20:49:54 GMT
No New Posts CRIME!

Murder, Mystery & Suspense. Crime & Detection, Jack the Ripper, Villains - that type of caper. Vault at large in the murky Underworld!

92 519 Manly W. Wellman & Wade Wellman - The War of the Worlds
by kooshmeister
Dec 15, 2014 22:24:03 GMT
No New Posts Paperback Covers: The Best and Worst. Favourite Artists & Photographers

Because there's nothing like a great jacket design ...

41 455 The Werewolf Scrapbook
by mains
Oct 26, 2014 21:00:46 GMT
No New Posts Bring Back Phwoar!

"Confessions ...", "Art Of Coarse ...", "What Rugby Songs Did Next", that type of thing ...

38 326 Confessions of A Window Cleaner Article
by Truegho
Oct 2, 2014 11:52:05 GMT
No New Posts Vault Of Sci-Fi! Futuristic Fantasy

Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Sci-horror crossovers, Sword & Sorcery, the works.

81 691 Thongor Fights the Pirates of Tarakus Lin Carter
by andydecker
Oct 8, 2014 17:37:10 GMT
No New Posts WAR!, Westerns, Men's Adventure & General Tough Guy stuff

War Pigs! Sven Hassell, Klaus Netzen, Leo Kessler, Wolf Kruger & the Legion of the Damned versus The Piccadilly Cowboys, The Destroyer, The Executioner, The Inquisitor & other scary named fellows.

44 249 Brit Western Cover thread
by tikitnet
Aug 11, 2014 13:23:08 GMT
No New Posts Vault World Of Sport

Foul football, creepy croquet, the Wicket men, turf banditti, rotten rugger buggery, etc.

16 340 Bring Back 'Scorer'!
by ripper
Dec 19, 2014 9:07:39 GMT
No New Posts Terrify the Small! Scary Books & Comics for the very young

Scary books and comics aimed at the young adult market. Vincent Scarybloke, 'Uncle Montagues Tales of Terror', Armada Ghost & Monster series, 'Misty', 'Shiver & Shake', 'Bunty' 'Whizzer & Chips', etc.

97 660 The Dead of Winter--Chris Priestley
by ripper
Dec 17, 2014 9:54:31 GMT

Realm Of Dusk: Members' Section

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No New Posts Seriously off topic

Mindless rubbish, Members Photo's, Happy Birthdays, Suggestions, Board Junk & So on

198 3,542 Vault Advent Calendar 2014
by ripper
Dec 19, 2014 9:24:36 GMT
No New Posts Ask Stuff

Need help loading images, searching the site, identifying the title or author of a vaguely remembered horror story?

Moderator: demonik

186 1,686 Yuletide Chills
by ramseycampbell
Dec 11, 2014 12:02:15 GMT
No New Posts Swap Shop

Place where members can swap their doubles. You can also put your Want Lists here if you like.

63 295 Asian Shockers
by Craig Herbertson
Dec 16, 2014 21:47:22 GMT
No New Posts Sealed Section: No one lived there.

(formerly The Workshop Of Filthy Creation). Members' short fiction, articles, artwork, dramatisations, bloody poetry, limericks, etc.

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