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No New Posts Welcome to Vault

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

132 898 Vault Members Sites, boards, blogs etc.
by redbrain
Jun 18, 2014 8:50:04 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.

330 2,832 The Ghost Story Awards
by The Lurker In The Shadows
Jul 14, 2014 18:17:25 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.

76 506 Peter Haining - The Classic Era of American Pulp Magazines
by demonik
Mar 19, 2014 11:37:36 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.

152 868 Edmund Crispin – Best Tales of Terror
by demonik
Jul 18, 2014 9:22:24 GMT
No New Posts Pan Horror Stories (and 'Dark Voices')

Herbert Van Thal's hideous legacy. Sadistic thrills!

89 1,158 Pan Horror 17: Unconvincing Dislodged Eyeball
by charliegrenville
Jul 21, 2014 22:35:00 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.

101 679 Fontana Ghost & Horror listing 1960-1984
by Truegho
Jun 5, 2014 0:16:15 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!

by demonik
Jul 21, 2014 7:45:28 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.

62 668 Constable-Robinson 2014
by demonik
Jun 22, 2014 20:16:04 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.

66 749 Dragons in Horror
by demonik
Jun 30, 2014 10:20:35 GMT
No New Posts Favourite Authors

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

113 1,208 the spear - james herbert
by erebus
Jun 18, 2014 12:00:49 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.

79 579 R. R. Ryan
by jamesdoig
May 5, 2014 3:44:51 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.

23 115 Christine Campbell Thomson - Still Not at Night
by mattofthespurs
Oct 24, 2013 15:13:28 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.

33 263 L. A. Lewis - Tales Of The Grotesque
by cauldronbrewer
Apr 27, 2014 16:26:13 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)

159 785 Michael McDowell - Blackwater A novel in six parts
by cauldronbrewer
Jul 2, 2014 18:50:10 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

57 400 Theodore L. Thomas and Kate Wilhelm - The Clone
by pulphack
Jul 21, 2014 4:44:28 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.

21 114 Sill No Sign Of Glut's Frankenstein Omnibus Book
by Truegho
Jun 5, 2014 0:12:04 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!

111 675 Franklin Gregory - The White Wolf
by cauldronbrewer
Apr 26, 2014 15:54:08 GMT
No New Posts Robert Bloch: Tales in a Jugular Vein

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

33 200 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.

32 303 Diseased Gardens
by Dr Strange
Jul 5, 2014 15:06:54 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!

151 1,808 James Herbert - The Rats
by erebus
Jul 11, 2014 11:43:04 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.

75 456 Cliff Twemlow - The Pike
by killercrab
Jul 23, 2014 18:39:39 GMT
No New Posts Rivals of the Rats

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

49 318 James Montague - Worms
by markewest
Jul 22, 2014 11:52:47 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.

180 713 New Blood - Richard Salem
by demonik
Jul 4, 2014 23:25:49 GMT
No New Posts Guy N. Smith

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

81 628 The Wood ;)
by coffinborn
Jun 27, 2014 12:58:12 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.

68 353 The Demon Syndrome
by demonik
Jul 21, 2014 8:14:33 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!

45 538 James Chapman - British Comics: A Cultural History
by redbrain
Jun 22, 2014 18:15:38 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.

48 491 Paperback Fanatic 29 & 30 (!)
by pulphack
Jul 21, 2014 4:31:42 GMT
No New Posts Horror Magazines, Comics & Graphic Novels

Favourite horror and ghost publications new and old!

83 649 The Horror Fields
by doomovertheworld
Apr 1, 2014 20:13:28 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.

29 504 Zines for every occasion ....
by demonik
Jul 24, 2014 4:44:21 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.

139 880 Sarah Pinborough - Mayhem
by demonik
Jul 18, 2014 19:17:47 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.

84 677 Tommy Ramone - RIP
by franklinmarsh
Jul 13, 2014 8:14:15 GMT
No New Posts Horror Films, My TV Hell, Ghastly Radio, etc

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

205 2,647 Night Voices - Aickman TV series?
by mcannon
Jul 22, 2014 3:52:14 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.

99 869 Ken Johnson - Zoltan, Hound Of Dracula
by demonik
Jul 21, 2014 8:28:03 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!

88 504 Sexton Blake Library
by stuartdouglas
Jul 21, 2014 13:49:36 GMT
No New Posts Paperback Covers: The Best and Worst. Favourite Artists & Photographers

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

41 451 Random German Weekly Pulps
by andydecker
Apr 27, 2014 9:53:56 GMT
No New Posts Saucy! Spicy! Dreadful!

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

36 321 St. Trinians
by redbrain
Jun 20, 2014 9:07:34 GMT
No New Posts Vault Of Sci-Fi! Futuristic Fantasy

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

79 677 New anthology of classic sword and sorcery tales
by Jaqhama
Jun 2, 2014 10:43:53 GMT
No New Posts WAR!, Men's Adventure & General Tough Guy stuff

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

18 95 My Men's Adventure tribute - The Deathcheater
by madeleymade
Jun 13, 2014 18:57:16 GMT
No New Posts Brit Westerns

Piccadilly Cowboys, Brit Westerns, Spaghetti Western novelisations or other related topics

26 153 Spaghetti Westerns Were The Best!
by ripper
Jul 5, 2014 20:01:58 GMT
No New Posts Vault World Of Sport

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

16 311 World Cup Brasil 2014
by ripper
Jul 19, 2014 10:13:53 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.

93 627 Misty
by redbrain
Jul 23, 2014 15:21:59 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 3,414 Best worst of 2014 as they happen ....
by demonik
Jul 21, 2014 8:31:50 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

183 1,661 Fingers poking out of the ground? 1980's short film
by jamesbeat
Jul 23, 2014 16:56:54 GMT
No New Posts Swap Shop

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

58 284 Wanted - Rodent Mutation!
by kooshmeister
Jul 9, 2014 2:10:37 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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