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.

160 1,181 New here.
by als
Nov 7, 2018 9:06:39 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.

406 3,573 Paperback & Pulp Fair, Bloomsbury, Sun. Oct 28 2018
by andydecker
Nov 1, 2018 19:47:26 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.

92 719 Peter Haining – The Mummy: Stories of the Living Corpse
by andydecker
Nov 4, 2018 16:26:02 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.

163 1,153 Denys Val Baker – Haunted Cornwall
by helrunar
Nov 1, 2018 17:12:10 GMT
No New Posts Pan Horror Stories (and 'Dark Voices')

Herbert Van Thal's hideous legacy. Sadistic thrills!

98 1,361 Pan Radio - starts 29/10/18
by dem bones
Oct 13, 2018 15:15:29 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.

115 926 Christine Barnard - Fontana Horror 1
by franklinmarsh
Nov 7, 2018 12:41:22 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!

91 764 Richard Dalby (ed.) - Mystery For Christmas
by dem bones
Sept 27, 2018 14:35:35 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.

76 850 Stephen Jones - Mammoth Book of Vampires
by andydecker
Nov 14, 2018 18:04:20 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.

by primrosehildebrand
Nov 13, 2018 13:14:01 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.

91 1,460 Imaginary Films/ Film Crews in Peril
by dem bones
Nov 10, 2018 13:47:41 GMT
No New Posts Favourite Authors

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

130 1,551 Eric Count Stenbock
by helrunar
Nov 11, 2018 18:09:32 GMT
No New Posts Ramsey Campbell

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

46 406 Is Campbell the best writer?
by gilmore
Nov 14, 2018 9:19:20 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.

86 734 Ghosts and Goblins: Uncanny Tales For Hardened Readers
by dem bones
Aug 28, 2018 8:29:32 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.

26 190 A Not At Night gallery
by dem bones
Oct 18, 2018 14:44:15 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.

36 324 Charles Birkin - Where Terror Stalked
by Dr Terror
Oct 6, 2018 16:55:03 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.

35 441 The Third Ghost Book ed. by Lady Cynthia Asquith
by primrosehildebrand
Oct 2, 2018 21:04:41 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.

144 1,899 Glimpses of the Unknown - Lost Ghost Stories
by dem bones
Oct 20, 2018 11:13:46 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)

184 1,198 Horrors! 365 Scary Stories: Get Your Daily Dose of Terror
by Swampirella
Nov 14, 2018 21:46:25 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

65 498 Carnivore - Leigh Clark
by kooshmeister
Aug 7, 2018 21:01:41 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.

21 126 Sill No Sign Of Glut's Frankenstein Omnibus Book
by Truegho
Jul 21, 2018 2:38:55 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!

134 1,153 Seabury Quinn - Adventures Of Jules De Grandin
by andydecker
Nov 14, 2018 18:28:16 GMT
No New Posts Robert Bloch: Tales in a Jugular Vein

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

39 291 Robert Bloch - Some Of My Best Fans Are Friends
by dem bones
May 12, 2018 12:37:32 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.

43 495 Gaston Leroux
by dem bones
Oct 30, 2018 22:05:22 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!

189 2,341 Latest Finds II
by jamesdoig
Nov 4, 2018 19:50:08 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.

80 558 A few covers and back cover blurbs
by andydecker
Nov 8, 2018 8:28:47 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).

62 427 The Ant Men - Eric North
by kooshmeister
Oct 15, 2018 5:13:04 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.

206 997 Ann Stubbington - The Devil's Dress
by dem bones
Oct 18, 2018 14:43:10 GMT
No New Posts Guy N. Smith

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

91 748 Guy N Smith Illustrated Bibliography
by shanea
Oct 24, 2018 20:13:46 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.

76 462 Weekend Book Of Ghosts & Horror
by dem bones
Sept 6, 2018 8:05:13 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.

45 316 W. Howard Baker - Danger Man
by cromagnonman
Nov 11, 2018 11:38:38 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!

64 828 The Mummy in Horror & Supernatural fiction
by helrunar
Nov 9, 2018 0:04:47 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.

77 819 Justin Marriott [ed.] - Men Of Violence #11
by andydecker
Nov 14, 2018 19:14:48 GMT
No New Posts Horror Magazines, Comics & Graphic Novels

Favourite horror and ghost publications new and old!

100 875 House of Hammer/Monster Mag, etc
by dem bones
Oct 7, 2018 17:50:11 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.

36 650 My Gothic Fix
by jamesdoig
Nov 12, 2018 19:56:19 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.

62 1,253 More Ghosts & Scholars (1980)
by ropardoe
Oct 31, 2018 16:20:45 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.

183 1,231 Nigel Taylor - Mystery Tour
by dem bones
Nov 14, 2018 11:13:18 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.

51 668 Worlds Of Strangeness
by dem bones
Feb 9, 2018 15:04:47 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.

95 841 Vic Crume - The Partridge Family:Terror By Night
by dem bones
Nov 14, 2018 8:03:10 GMT
No New Posts Horror Films, My TV Hell, Ghastly Radio, etc

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

247 3,676 Midnight Express - BBC iPlayer
by gilmore
Nov 14, 2018 23:08:18 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.

127 1,161 Frank Crisp - The Night Callers
by dem bones
Nov 13, 2018 12:07:28 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!

18 143 Shaun Hutson - Compulsion
by ripper
Jan 27, 2017 11:12:21 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!

108 765 Ghosts Of Jack The Ripper
by Swampirella
Oct 31, 2018 14:26:44 GMT
No New Posts Paperback Covers: The Best and Worst. Favourite Artists & Photographers

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

55 621 The Werewolf Scrapbook
by helrunar
Sept 16, 2018 16:47:38 GMT
No New Posts Bring Back Phwoar!

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

40 402 Phwoar! It Shouldn't be allowed
by valdemar
Jun 25, 2018 3:53:08 GMT
No New Posts Vault Of Sci-Fi! Futuristic Fantasy

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

96 908 Brainrack by Kit Pedler & Gerry Davis
by killercrab
Oct 17, 2018 7:55:02 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.

63 521 Leo Kessler - Sabres of the Reich
by ripper
Sept 22, 2018 11:00:24 GMT
No New Posts Vault World Of Sport

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

25 575 Vault Football library
by dem bones
Nov 5, 2018 0:00:34 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.

107 811 Point Horror
by dem bones
Nov 9, 2018 21:11:21 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

243 4,524 Can You Recommend any Joyce Carol Oates?
by Jojo Lapin X
Nov 10, 2018 13:20:08 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

240 2,171 Has the board gone a bit funny?
by Dr Strange
Nov 11, 2018 20:52:42 GMT
No New Posts Swap Shop

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

81 382 Wanted: GHOSTS IN COUNTRY HOUSES Denys Val Baker (ed.)
by ad2020amsterdam
Nov 1, 2018 12:28:42 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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