Abandon Hope - We're VAULT

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No New Posts Welcome to Vault

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

132 994 Good afternoon. New member from Wales, UK
by demonik
May 13, 2015 9:16:10 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.

356 2,977 RIP Tanith Lee
by demonik
May 27, 2015 5:28:40 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.

79 545 Peter Haining - The Freak Show
by demonik
May 30, 2015 5:57:06 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.

152 897 Michael Sissons - In The Dead Of Night
by demonik
Apr 29, 2015 9:19:23 GMT
No New Posts Pan Horror Stories (and 'Dark Voices')

Herbert Van Thal's hideous legacy. Sadistic thrills!

by Nightmare
May 23, 2015 18:40:11 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.

104 706 The Strangers and Other Writings by Robert Aickman
by Jojo Lapin X
May 29, 2015 17:59:02 GMT
No New Posts Eighties & Nineties: Pre-Millennial Tension = Big Fat Books

Richard Dalby, Mike Ashley, Stephen Jones & Co. Blimey, that's a big one!

82 526 Richard Dalby - Virago Ghost Stories
by ripper
May 24, 2015 10:46:10 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.

67 711 Richard Dalby - Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories 2
by pulphack
May 25, 2015 16:26:22 GMT
No New Posts 2000 and Beyond: The Brit Horror Anthology in the new century

The veterans meet the new breed: Charles Black, Gary Fry, Paul Finch, Jonathan Oliver, John Mains, &Co.

85 1,309 Danel Olson (ed.) - Exotic Gothic 4
by demonik
Mar 31, 2015 17:18:22 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.

71 844 Peeping Toms
by andydecker
May 27, 2015 18:03:00 GMT
No New Posts Favourite Authors

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

114 1,222 Arthur Machen
by weirdmonger
May 29, 2015 17:34:59 GMT
No New Posts Ramsey Campbell

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

28 278 Ramsey Campbell - The Grin of the Dark
by ramseycampbell
Apr 23, 2015 12:34:49 GMT
No New Posts Basil Copper (1924-2013)

Welcome to the Academy of Pain!

20 175 Basil Copper - The Great White Space (Sphere 1980)
by maciste
May 3, 2015 22:33:01 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.

80 628 Thomas Burke: 1886 - 1945
by demonik
May 28, 2015 6:10:00 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.

25 124 Is there a way I can get these collections?
by maciste
May 4, 2015 22:03:23 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.

33 275 Charles Birkin: Bibliography in progress
by demonik
Jan 25, 2015 4:31:15 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.

31 294 A. N. L. Munby - The Alabaster Hand
by ripper
Mar 28, 2015 9:28:59 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.

129 1,633 Mark Valentine - The Black Veil
by ripper
May 5, 2015 10:37:40 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)

161 823 Alan Ryan - Penguin Vampire Stories
by Dr Strange
May 28, 2015 12:49:57 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

61 423 Allan Barnard (edited by) - The Harlot Killer
by demonik
May 30, 2015 5:51:31 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.

21 120 Sill No Sign Of Glut's Frankenstein Omnibus Book
by zbu
Apr 11, 2015 19:03:40 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!

119 808 g-8 donald f. keyhoe, vampires and dinosaurs
by daniel1976
May 23, 2015 9:51:31 GMT
No New Posts Robert Bloch: Tales in a Jugular Vein

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

34 200 Robert Bloch - The Kidnapper
by demonik
Mar 30, 2015 19:08:11 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.

33 316 Australian Pulp
by jamesdoig
May 15, 2015 22:32:21 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!

182 1,942 G. C. Clewett Blood Dynasty
by Jaqhama
May 28, 2015 11:03:15 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.

75 483 The Curse
by demonik
May 17, 2015 7:36:36 GMT
No New Posts Rivals of the Rats

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

52 347 Simon Ian Childer - Worm
by erebus
Mar 27, 2015 11:55:01 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.

186 807 Richard Laymon - Funland
by demonik
Apr 1, 2015 18:53:55 GMT
No New Posts Guy N. Smith

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

86 669 Guy N Smith - Interview - March 2015
by jamesdoig
Apr 9, 2015 8:05:47 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.

74 396 Scott Wood - London Urban Legends
by jamesdoig
Jan 30, 2015 20:56:06 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.

43 285 Checklist of Five Star paperbacks
by demonik
Feb 25, 2015 17:53:04 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!

25 186 John Burke - The ITC Files
by demonik
Mar 9, 2015 11:23:46 GMT
No New Posts The Vault Lists & Bibliographical Aids

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

48 605 The Mummy in Horror & Supernatural fiction
by demonik
May 5, 2015 17:54:26 GMT

Magazine Rack

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No New Posts Paperback Fanatic, Pulp Mania, Paperback Dungeon, Men of Violence & The Sleazy Reader.

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

52 558 The Sleazy Reader #2
by demonik
May 27, 2015 21:51:13 GMT
No New Posts Horror Magazines, Comics & Graphic Novels

Favourite horror and ghost publications new and old!

87 674 Lionel Fanthorpe & 'Supernatural Stories'
by demonik
May 15, 2015 17:22:09 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.

31 526 Dark Dreams
by demonik
Mar 6, 2015 18:43:27 GMT
No New Posts Ghosts & Scholars/ Haunted Library

Spectre versus Rector: Magnificent series of booklets by authors writing in the tradition of M. R. James.

29 162 Ghosts & Scholars miscellany
by demonik
Apr 12, 2015 8:13:34 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.

140 863 Craig Herbertson -The Heaven Maker & Other Gruesome Tales
by demonik
May 20, 2015 17:39:54 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.

46 480 Kontinental X
by demonik
Aug 22, 2013 11:36:33 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.

86 694 Goth!
by pulphack
Apr 23, 2015 4:59:24 GMT
No New Posts Horror Films, My TV Hell, Ghastly Radio, etc

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

220 2,847 What have you been watching?
by valdemar
May 29, 2015 7:23:40 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.

104 930 Carl Dreadstone - Creature from the Black Lagoon
by ramseycampbell
May 27, 2015 14:42:30 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!

93 521 Crime Writers Association - Butcher’s Dozen
by demonik
Apr 12, 2015 14:24:01 GMT
No New Posts Paperback Covers: The Best and Worst. Favourite Artists & Photographers

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

42 460 Best Back Covers
by Craig Herbertson
Feb 2, 2015 18:57:13 GMT
No New Posts Bring Back Phwoar!

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

39 339 Down the back of the Vault
by pulphack
May 25, 2015 7:25:28 GMT
No New Posts Vault Of Sci-Fi! Futuristic Fantasy

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

82 707 Ray Bradbury - October Country/ Small Assassin
by Dr Strange
May 18, 2015 9:54:38 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.

46 262 Thomas Eidson--St Agnes' Stand
by ripper
May 22, 2015 11:38:52 GMT
No New Posts Vault World Of Sport

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

17 368 Adam Riches - Football's Comic Book Heroes
by demonik
May 17, 2015 7:46:57 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.

102 673 Denis Gifford - The International Book Of Comics
by demonik
May 26, 2015 12:14:39 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

203 3,556 Savoy and Censorship
by Craig Herbertson
May 19, 2015 8:48:18 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

189 1,719 Film Crew In Peril novels
by demonik
May 29, 2015 8:21:56 GMT
No New Posts Swap Shop

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

65 300 Want Alfred Hitchcock anthologies
by pogiboy
Apr 24, 2015 19:06:11 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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