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No New Posts Welcome to Vault

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

162 1,122 Fresh Meat
by tourist
Jul 31, 2019 8:07:44 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.

418 3,704 Phantasmagoria and Gruesome Grotesques
by David A. Riley
Jan 16, 2020 20:13:46 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.

97 832 Peter Haining - The Satanists
by sabenaravna
Jan 17, 2020 13:47:21 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.

167 1,301 Spectre 2 - ed Richard Davis
by dem bones
Jan 12, 2020 16:54:49 GMT
No New Posts Pan Horror Stories (and 'Dark Voices')

Herbert Van Thal's hideous legacy. Sadistic thrills!

by andydecker
Dec 11, 2019 20:09:07 GMT
No New Posts Aickman, Bernard, 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 Bernard & Co.

122 1,002 Stephen Jones [ed.] - Gaslight, Ghosts & Ghouls
by humgoo
Jan 10, 2020 11:17:34 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!

92 805 R. Dalby & R. Pardoe - Ghosts And Scholars
by Michael Connolly
Dec 17, 2019 15:40:55 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.

77 866 Stephen Jones - Mammoth Book of Vampires
by pstjmack
Jan 6, 2020 12:11:46 GMT
No New Posts 2000 and Beyond: The Brit Horror Anthology in the new century

The veterans meet the new breed: The Black Books of Horror, the 'Terror Tales' series, 'Horror Uncut!,' 'Scare Tactics,' 'Kitchen Sink Gothic' & Co.

This section dedicated to the memory of Charles Black, dead too soon 15/3/2019.

114 1,790 Paul Finch--In A Deep Dark December
by Paul Finch
Dec 17, 2019 23:39:57 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.

93 1,664 Weird Tales by Women Writers
by cauldronbrewer
Jan 16, 2020 17:59:34 GMT
No New Posts Favourite Authors

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

131 1,679 Fritz Leiber - Night's Black Agents
by Knygathin
Jan 9, 2020 15:08:43 GMT
No New Posts Ramsey Campbell

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

48 430 Ramsey Campbell - Dark Feasts
by dem bones
Oct 30, 2019 16:54:04 GMT
No New Posts Basil Copper (1924-2013)

Welcome to the Academy of Pain!

20 177 Basil Copper - Here Be Daemons
by dem bones
Mar 26, 2017 19:42:25 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.

87 803 Eleanor Scott - Randalls Round
by Michael Connolly
Jan 13, 2020 14:43:23 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.

27 203 Dermot Chesson Spence - Little Red Shoes
by ditto
Dec 18, 2019 4:47:43 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.

38 374 Charles Lloyd [ed.] - Thrills
by Dr Strange
Dec 17, 2019 15:17:30 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.

36 521 Lady Cynthia Asquith - 2nd Ghost Book
by helrunar
Jan 17, 2020 17:45:13 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.

152 2,008 M. R. James - Collected Ghost Stories
by Michael Connolly
Jan 16, 2020 15:36:41 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)

188 1,317 Leslie Shepard - Dracula Book Of Great Horror Stories
by Michael Connolly
Jan 7, 2020 15:26:34 GMT
No New Posts Paperback Library * Ballantine * Fawcett * Bantam * 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

72 586 Frank Lambirth - Behind The Door
by helrunar
Jan 15, 2020 19:55:55 GMT
No New Posts Robert E. Lory, Donald F. Glut, Richard Laymon

Dracula Returns, The New Adventures Of Frankenstein, Horrorscope, Bugged, More Tales Of The Frightened, The Cellar, Out Are The Lights, and the 'Brother Blood' mystery solved at last. Welcome to Funland!

46 368 Donald F Glut Tales of Frankenstein #10
by dem bones
Nov 5, 2019 16:19:15 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!

137 1,224 Alfred Jan - The Best of Spicy Mystery: Volume 1
by dem bones
Sept 27, 2019 13:07:24 GMT
No New Posts Robert Bloch: Tales in a Jugular Vein

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

41 327 Robert Bloch - Midnight Pleasures
by dem bones
Jan 17, 2020 19:56:00 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.

43 498 The Marquis de Sade - Justine
by dem bones
Aug 21, 2019 16:40:44 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!

190 2,564 Latest Finds II
by kooshmeister
Jan 9, 2020 2:21:02 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.

80 560 Thomas Page - The Spirit
by humgoo
Dec 27, 2019 15:27:59 GMT
No New Posts Rivals of the Rats

When Animals Attack! Bugs, slugs, maggots, rats, cats, dogs, birds, rats, creepy crawlies, reptiles, pathological poultry, livestock & Co. versus mankind. In short: All Creatures Great And Small (hate us).

66 477 Wes Whitehouse - The Scurrying
by dem bones
Jan 16, 2020 19:53:49 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.

193 897 Archie Roy - Devil In The Darkness
by Dr Strange
Nov 24, 2019 15:47:27 GMT
No New Posts Guy N. Smith

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

95 798 Guy N. Smith - Crab's Moon
by bluetomb
Dec 12, 2019 13:31:11 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.

78 486 Harry Price - Poltergeist: Tales of the Supernatural
by Jojo Lapin X
Nov 29, 2019 21:23:32 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.

45 320 W. Howard Baker - Danger Man
by Ian Fryer
Jul 9, 2019 20:49:59 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!

30 248 Ladygrove by John Burke
by cromagnonman
Dec 16, 2017 21:12:34 GMT
No New Posts The Vault Lists & Bibliographical Aids

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

68 891 The Horror Reader's Quiz Book
by Swampirella
Jan 11, 2020 16:33:31 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.

88 878 Pulp Horror 8
by rob4
Jan 16, 2020 14:06:51 GMT
No New Posts Horror Magazines, Comics & Graphic Novels

Favourite horror and ghost publications new and old!

100 895 Magazine freebies
by dem bones
Jan 8, 2020 8:04:15 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.

37 682 Vampy Crew
by Anthony Hogg
Nov 24, 2019 19:10:46 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.

67 1,441 M.R. James in the News
by Michael Connolly
Dec 21, 2019 13:30:58 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.

190 1,314 Jess Nevins Horror Fiction in the 20th Century
by jamesdoig
Jan 16, 2020 4:05:38 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.

52 679 Bedabbled! #5: Keyhole Love
by fritzmaitland
Sept 18, 2019 11:31:44 GMT

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

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No New Posts Some People Say It's Just Rock 'n Roll ...

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

95 860 Nick Cave - King Ink
by jamesdoig
Dec 23, 2019 21:33:59 GMT
No New Posts Horror Films, My TV Hell, Ghastly Radio, etc

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

248 4,024 What have you been watching?
by Knygathin
Jan 16, 2020 21:21:15 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.

132 1,231 Robert Muller - Supernatural
by fritzmaitland
Jan 13, 2020 18:20:42 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!

20 165 Chris Stratton - Then Came Bronson #3: Rock!
by ripper
Dec 4, 2019 16:26:24 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!

111 814 70's Fontana Agatha Christie
by andydecker
Dec 26, 2019 23:31:31 GMT
No New Posts Paperback Covers: The Best and Worst. Favourite Artists & Photographers

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

55 645 Favourite Occult Covers
by helrunar
Jul 29, 2019 23:40:58 GMT
No New Posts Bring Back Phwoar!

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

43 428 Down the back of the Vault
by severance
Jan 12, 2020 13:25:09 GMT
No New Posts Vault Of Sci-Fi! Futuristic Fantasy

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

97 917 Weirdstone of Brisingamen by Alan Garner
by cromagnonman
Jan 4, 2020 14:22:52 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.

70 573 Odhams Man's Book Series
by dfrancois69
Dec 9, 2019 12:55:02 GMT
No New Posts Vault World Of Sport

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

27 612 Vault Football library
by primrosehildebrand
Nov 8, 2019 20:15:08 GMT
No New Posts Terrify the Small! Scary Books & Comics for the very young

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

121 921 Misty
by cauldronbrewer
Dec 16, 2019 21:25:06 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. Plus ... The Vault Advent Calendars

256 5,112 Vault Advent Calendar 2019
by Craig Herbertson
Jan 13, 2020 2:02:36 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: dem bones

251 2,311 Seeking ID of book of Halloween ghost stories
by bluetomb
Jan 2, 2020 10:11:33 GMT
No New Posts Swap Shop

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

84 399 Want - Night of the Black Horror
by andydecker
Dec 21, 2019 16:16:27 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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