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.

139 1,034 A Postcard From Crom's Mountain
by demonik
Sept 30, 2015 1:15:38 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.

371 3,050 Stephen Jones - Best New Horror 26
by demonik
Nov 21, 2015 15:34:34 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.

80 550 Peter Haining: 1940-2007
by demonik
Nov 19, 2015 12:04:51 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.

151 900 'Linda Lovecraft' - More Devil's Kisses
by demonik
Sept 29, 2015 2:32:58 GMT
No New Posts Pan Horror Stories (and 'Dark Voices')

Herbert Van Thal's hideous legacy. Sadistic thrills!

by tonyrichards
Nov 2, 2015 12:52:45 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.

106 740 Mary Danby (ed.) – Realms of Darkness
by cauldronbrewer
Oct 9, 2015 20:45:45 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!

82 532 Richard Dalby - Shivers For Christmas
by ripper
Nov 8, 2015 8:16:38 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.

70 743 Richard Dalby – Victorian & Edwardian Ghosts
by ripper
Nov 9, 2015 3:55:43 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.

93 1,498 Jared Shurin [ed.] – The Book Of The Dead
by demonik
Nov 19, 2015 3:06:49 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.

75 1,030 If it ain't stiff - sex with the dead
by randy
Nov 23, 2015 14:22:18 GMT
No New Posts Favourite Authors

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

115 1,274 Algernon Blackwood - Best Ghost Stories
by jstern
Nov 11, 2015 20:12:20 GMT
No New Posts Ramsey Campbell

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

34 304 Thirteen Days by Sunset Beach (forthcoming)
by bobby
Oct 3, 2015 21:14:30 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 17:33:01 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.

81 661 Cox & Gilbert - Oxford Book of English Ghost Stories
by ohthehorror
Nov 13, 2015 10:45:06 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.

25 127 Oscar Cook
by ripper
Oct 25, 2015 6:06:30 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.

33 284 Charles Birkin - Devil's Spawn
by mcannon
Oct 24, 2015 7:31:17 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.

31 304 LTC Rolt - Sleep No More
by demonik
Nov 15, 2015 10:28:42 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.

132 1,669 Algernon Blackwood - The Magic Mirror
by demonik
Nov 23, 2015 12:23:26 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)

166 890 Josepha Sherman & Keith R. A. DeCandido - Urban Nightmares
by demonik
Nov 18, 2015 10:10:40 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

61 443 Manor from Hell
by demonik
Nov 24, 2015 13:02:40 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.

21 122 Donald F Glut Frankenstein in the Lost World #6
by Truegho
Jun 28, 2015 9:59:40 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!

121 849 Robert Weinberg - Weird Menace Classics 1-6
by demonik
Nov 13, 2015 7:52:12 GMT
No New Posts Robert Bloch: Tales in a Jugular Vein

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

34 199 Robert Bloch - The Kidnapper
by demonik
Mar 30, 2015 14:08:11 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.

35 336 Australian Pulp
by demonik
Nov 23, 2015 6:33:07 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 1,959 Latest Finds!
by jamesdoig
Nov 25, 2015 2:25:35 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.

78 501 Glenn Chandler - The Tribe
by bluetomb
Nov 20, 2015 7:16:17 GMT
No New Posts Rivals of the Rats

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

55 363 Walter Harris - Saliva
by demonik
Nov 12, 2015 11:55:42 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.

191 873 Richard Laymon - Fiends
by ohthehorror
Nov 3, 2015 8:20:53 GMT
No New Posts Guy N. Smith

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

86 677 cover artist of Guy N Smith novels
by droogie
Sept 14, 2015 6:59:40 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.

74 397 Ralph Comer - The Mirror Of Dionysos
by olly44
Oct 9, 2015 7:37:53 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.

44 292 Peter Saxon - Corruption
by demonik
Jun 14, 2015 2:30:23 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!

25 194 John Burke - Dr. Terror's House Of Horrors
by mattofthespurs
Aug 19, 2015 10:09:30 GMT
No New Posts The Vault Lists & Bibliographical Aids

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

49 632 The Mummy in Horror & Supernatural fiction
by demonik
Oct 29, 2015 3:30:38 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.

56 588 Pulp Horror #1
by jamesdoig
Nov 11, 2015 2:15:04 GMT
No New Posts Horror Magazines, Comics & Graphic Novels

Favourite horror and ghost publications new and old!

88 679 Tim Greaves' 1-shots
by demonik
Oct 28, 2015 1:55:49 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.

31 528 The Velvets!
by cabbagehead123
Oct 16, 2015 13:32:43 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.

33 190 Ghosts & Scholars Book of Shadows 3: Submissions update
by demonik
Nov 24, 2015 16:22:42 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.

145 940 Plugged Into The Mains - Johnny Mains
by mains
Nov 7, 2015 11:57:02 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.

47 482 New horror fiction fanzine - stories and illos required
by demonik
Nov 18, 2015 15:29:28 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.

87 733 Live in London
by franklinmarsh
Nov 16, 2015 14:41:38 GMT
No New Posts Horror Films, My TV Hell, Ghastly Radio, etc

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

224 2,954 complete history of literature in film & TV
by Jojo Lapin X
Nov 24, 2015 13:41:22 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.

110 973 Horror Pulp adaptations in films
by ramseycampbell
Nov 20, 2015 5:49:13 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 15:49:54 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!

96 594 A Sherlock Holmes Horror Scrapbook
by sadako
Nov 13, 2015 16:46:34 GMT
No New Posts Paperback Covers: The Best and Worst. Favourite Artists & Photographers

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

44 463 Best Back Covers
by demonik
Oct 21, 2015 1:58:43 GMT
No New Posts Bring Back Phwoar!

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

40 374 Michael Green - The Art of Coarse Acting
by ripper
Nov 24, 2015 11:38:29 GMT
No New Posts Vault Of Sci-Fi! Futuristic Fantasy

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

82 710 Help ID this Hardboiled Sci Fi novel
by silverstar
Sept 12, 2015 10:16:47 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.

47 270 Ross Kemp--Moving Target
by ripper
Nov 16, 2015 6:26:57 GMT
No New Posts Vault World Of Sport

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

20 418 Sport is Sleazy!
by demonik
Nov 6, 2015 10:07:30 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.

102 691 Top Sellers Pocket Chiller Library
by ripper
Sept 30, 2015 10:08:13 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

214 3,709 Vault Advent Calendar 2015: Christmas for the Doomed
by demonik
Nov 24, 2015 14:50:57 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

204 1,846 Supernatural Stories for Boys (Hamlyn)
by demonik
Nov 24, 2015 6:47:55 GMT
No New Posts Swap Shop

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

67 304 Wanted - Back From The Dead The Legacy of Pan Horror
by melmoth
Sept 5, 2015 9:18:39 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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