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No New Posts Welcome to Vault

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

140 922 Vault Members Sites, boards, blogs etc.
by mattofthespurs
Oct 1, 2014 15:39:58 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.

336 2,860 Our Lady of Pain (1974) by John Blackburn
by valancourtbooks
Sept 23, 2014 12:53:18 GMT

British Horror Anthologies: 1914 to Present Day

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No New Posts Peter Haining (1940-2007)

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

79 529 ‘Richard Peyton’ – The Ghost Now Standing On Platform One
by ripper
Sept 30, 2014 9:08:08 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.

152 887 Hugh Lamb - Gaslit Nightmares II
by demonik
Sept 6, 2014 15:56:22 GMT
No New Posts Pan Horror Stories (and 'Dark Voices')

Herbert Van Thal's hideous legacy. Sadistic thrills!

89 1,173 Pan Horror 5 - Ms. Skull Face
by antheaa
Aug 5, 2014 5:21:14 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.

101 683 Brief Introduction to R. Chetwynd-Hayes
by demonik
Sept 17, 2014 5:10:56 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!

160 1,655 Michael O'Shaughnessy - Monster Book Of Monsters
by demonik
Sept 30, 2014 10:07:40 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.

63 671 Mark Morris - Zombie Apocalypse! Horror Hospital
by demonik
Sept 15, 2014 11:47:34 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.

67 764 Weird Tales by Women Writers
by demonik
Oct 1, 2014 8:20:12 GMT
No New Posts Favourite Authors

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

113 1,209 Clive Barker - The Books Of Blood
by Evil Scientist
Sept 13, 2014 18:03:37 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!

20 173 Collected Macabre Tales of Basil Copper
by mains
Jan 9, 2014 8:45:12 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.

33 268 Creeps: A-Z by Author
by demonik
Sept 16, 2014 15:41:10 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.

127 1,608 Victorian Ghost Stories: An Oxford Anthology
by ripper
Jun 19, 2014 17:58:48 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)

161 799 Greg Kihn - Horror Show
by demonik
Oct 1, 2014 7:51:48 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.

21 116 Robert E. Lory - More Tales Of The Frightened
by demonik
Oct 1, 2014 7:43:02 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!

117 769 Frederick C. Davis - The Molemen Want Your Eyes
by mcannon
Sept 30, 2014 2:03:22 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!

154 1,816 John Russo - Limb To Limb
by demonik
Sept 27, 2014 13:18:09 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.

75 457 Cliff Twemlow - The Pike
by erebus
Jul 26, 2014 15:25:49 GMT
No New Posts Rivals of the Rats

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

52 333 Drew Lamark - The Medusa Horror
by demonik
Oct 1, 2014 17:03:06 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.

182 723 'Harry Adam Knight' - The Fungus
by kooshmeister
Sept 22, 2014 4:19:06 GMT
No New Posts Guy N. Smith

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

81 629 What's Mr Smith's most gory book?!
by redtigerclaw
Sept 22, 2014 11:56:38 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.

71 387 Carl Ruhen - Neighbours # 9
by demonik
Aug 31, 2014 12:44:27 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!

47 589 Character Guides? (SPOILERS!)
by kooshmeister
Sept 27, 2014 15:11:13 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.

48 506 Paperback Fanatic 29 & 30 (!)
by mcannon
Aug 7, 2014 7:33:35 GMT
No New Posts Horror Magazines, Comics & Graphic Novels

Favourite horror and ghost publications new and old!

85 653 Nightmare
by jamesdoig
Aug 23, 2014 4:31:02 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.

29 508 Small Press Cover Ark
by weirdmonger
Aug 18, 2014 11:23:20 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.

140 890 Anna Taborska - For Those Who Dream Monsters
by annat
Sept 29, 2014 19:26:50 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.

86 681 Smashing Pop Music From Outer Space!
by markewest
Oct 1, 2014 13:50:52 GMT
No New Posts Horror Films, My TV Hell, Ghastly Radio, etc

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

211 2,703 What have you been watching?
by Evil Scientist
Oct 1, 2014 16:38:48 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.

103 894 Greg Cox - Godzilla
by kooshmeister
Sept 27, 2014 15:26:18 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!

89 508 No News On Monday: Richard Clapperton
by pulphack
Sept 16, 2014 7:00:12 GMT
No New Posts Paperback Covers: The Best and Worst. Favourite Artists & Photographers

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

41 454 Badly Posed Photo Covers
by zaraath
Oct 1, 2014 4:44:53 GMT
No New Posts Bring Back Phwoar!

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

37 324 Anne de Bollene - Voyage To Eros
by demonik
Jul 29, 2014 16:27:16 GMT
No New Posts Vault Of Sci-Fi! Futuristic Fantasy

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

81 685 Thongor Fights the Pirates of Tarakus Lin Carter
by Craig Herbertson
Sept 30, 2014 14:47:49 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.

16 312 World Cup Brasil 2014
by Craig Herbertson
Jul 27, 2014 23:09:05 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.

95 642 R.L. Stine - The Haunting Hour
by demonik
Sept 19, 2014 6:55:48 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

196 3,433 Best worst of 2014 as they happen ....
by pulphack
Sept 12, 2014 5:03:11 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

184 1,667 Buried vampire, a Horseman who doesn't know he is..
by jburnard
Sept 26, 2014 0:02:02 GMT
No New Posts Swap Shop

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

61 293 Guy N Smith signed books
by droogie
Aug 17, 2014 12:37:07 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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