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.

181 1,324 Hi All!
by dem bones
Jul 14, 2024 10:59:17 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.

464 4,280 Worlds of Strangeness #5 - available now.
by dem bones
Jul 18, 2024 11:28:17 GMT

British Horror Anthologies: 1900 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.

129 1,305 A novel! Doomsday Island by ‘Alex Peters’
by sadako
May 9, 2024 10:42:46 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.

174 1,567 Donald Speed - My Blood Ran Cold
by dem bones
Jun 25, 2024 15:40:43 GMT
No New Posts Pan Horror Stories (and 'Dark Voices')

Herbert Van Thal's hideous legacy. Sadistic thrills!

103 1,494 Pan Horror 23
by andydecker
Apr 14, 2024 13:14:47 GMT
No New Posts Aickman, Bernard, Chetwynd-Hayes & Danby. The Fontana Horror, Ghost, Tales of Terror series' ... and beyond.

The Fontana Ghosts, Horror and Tales of Terror Series; Frightners, the Octopus '65' books, etc. The wonders of Mary Danby, Robert Aickman, R. Chetwynd-Hayes and Christine Bernard & Co.

131 1,483 R. Chetwynd-Hayes - The Night Ghouls
by humgoo
Jun 12, 2024 4:26:57 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!

104 957 Edward Gorey's Haunted Looking Glass
by helrunar
Mar 14, 2024 0:34:45 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.

84 929 Mike Ashley - Mammoth Book of Short Horror Novels
by enoch
Feb 20, 2024 13:22:01 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.

166 2,753 Weirdmonger by D F Lewis (2003)
by jamesdoig
Jul 17, 2024 21:01:56 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.

154 3,049 Librivox Weird Tales Presents Collections
by flavo5000
Jul 13, 2024 16:20:21 GMT
No New Posts Favourite Authors

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

172 2,325 The Occult Novels of Dion Fortune
by helrunar
Jul 16, 2024 18:33:00 GMT
No New Posts Ramsey Campbell

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

67 552 Ramsey Campbell - Told by the Dead
by andydecker
Jul 18, 2024 14:20:44 GMT
No New Posts Basil Copper (1924-2013)

Welcome to the Academy of Pain!

21 182 Basil Copper - No Flowers For The General
by andydecker
Nov 13, 2023 10:34:30 GMT

Gruesome Cargoes & Perturbed Spirits: 1900-59

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No New Posts Horror in a Horseless Age: 1900-1919

Edwardian eeriness, Georgian gore. 1900-1919. Emergence of M. R. James and his early acolytes, the Benson brothers, 'The Grim 13', William Hope Hodgson, Marjorie Bowen, May Sinclair, Saki & Co,

22 583 Horror & Supernatural fiction in The Bystander
by dem bones
Jul 19, 2024 16:56:13 GMT
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.

107 1,081 Sax Rohmer - The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu
by dem bones
Mar 27, 2024 13:41:21 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.

29 239 Christine Campbell Thomson - Terror by Night
by dem bones
Jan 26, 2024 10:39:39 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.

43 472 Elliott O'Donnell - Ghosts series in Sunday Pictorial 1936
by Swampirella
Apr 6, 2024 20:30:58 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.

45 745 Supernatural fiction in the Sketch 1940s & 50s
by dem bones
Nov 13, 2023 21:23:13 GMT

Gothic & Victorian

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No New Posts From Walpole & Monk Lewis through Victorian Vileness

Gothic Bluebooks, Penny Dreadfuls, Victorian Tales of Terror from a Gaslit Graveyard.

190 2,605 Simon Stern [ed.] - Valancourt Xmas ​Victorian Ghost Vol 3
by dem bones
Jul 20, 2024 11:13:14 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: Erotica Horror, USA, Charles L. Grant (1942 - 2006), Years Best Horror Stories Series I -XXII, Martin H. Greenberg (1941 -2011)

399 2,326 Douglas Clegg - Naomi
by bluetomb
Jun 10, 2024 17:17:35 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

99 731 'Marilyn Ross' - Dark Shadows
by humgoo
Jun 12, 2024 4:40:04 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!

55 429 Richard Laymon - Island
by Jojo Lapin X
May 10, 2024 14:46:40 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!

198 2,138 Ralston Shields - Food for the Fungus Lady
by dem bones
Jul 18, 2024 10:47:17 GMT
No New Posts Robert Bloch: Tales in a Jugular Vein

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

50 377 Robert Bloch - Twilight Zone: The Movie
by jimrnemeth
Mar 9, 2024 14:02:23 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.

68 800 Ernest Favenc - Ghost Stories and Mysteries
by dem bones
Jul 14, 2024 11:06:59 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!

210 3,574 Latest Finds II
by jamesdoig
Jul 10, 2024 23:05:46 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.

80 636 The Best Horror Stories
by weirdmonger
Jan 15, 2024 19:14:38 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).

82 600 Les Simons - Gila!
by kooshmeister
Nov 22, 2023 22:27:59 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.

268 1,249 Barbara Hambly - Traveling with the Dead
by Shrink Proof
Jul 14, 2024 5:58:45 GMT
No New Posts Guy N. Smith

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

111 992 Guy N Smith Doomflight
by bluetomb
Jun 15, 2024 14:21:13 GMT
No New Posts Dennis Wheatley novels, 'True' Ghost stories, 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.

111 1,248 Fortean Times: The Journal of Strange Phenomena
by dem bones
Jun 2, 2024 8:46:30 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.

46 361 Peter Saxon - Scream And Scream Again
by samdawson
Oct 31, 2023 12:56:40 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!

33 287 John Burke writing as Harriet Esmond
by 𝘗rincess 𝘵uvstarr
Nov 24, 2023 14:21:45 GMT
No New Posts The Vault Lists & Bibliographical Aids

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

81 1,412 The Mummy in Horror & Supernatural fiction
by dem bones
May 15, 2024 13:37:13 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.

108 1,034 Looking for old UK war comic
by dem bones
May 28, 2024 17:50:07 GMT
No New Posts Horror Magazines, Comics & Graphic Novels

Favourite horror and ghost publications new and old!

129 1,200 UK horror comic - 1980s?
by helrunar
Jul 12, 2024 16:29:37 GMT
No New Posts Cut, Pritt stick & Photocopy: Fanzines & Small Press pre-2000

Your favourites from pre-internet days when everyone with access to paper, glue, stapler and vat of correction fluid was an editor.

39 1,025 The Gothic Society & 'Udolpho,' etc.
by dem bones
Jun 13, 2024 9:09:52 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.

85 1,893 Andy Sawyer [ed.] - Ghosts & Scholars #46
by dem bones
Mar 16, 2024 12:11:08 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.

251 1,751 Shaun Hutson - Body Count
by andydecker
Jun 7, 2024 8:16:46 GMT
No New Posts new horror-interest mags, small press, ezines, pdfs.

Worlds of Strangeness, Phantasmagoria, Digest Enthusiast, Bedabbled!, Nightmare Abbey, We Belong Dead, Kontinental X, Occult Detective, Filthy Creations, One Eyed Grey, Black Static, etc. - the horror press now.

66 798 Index to 'Worlds of Strangeness' magazine
by dem bones
Jul 18, 2024 11:38:57 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.

98 1,212 Susan Hill - Breaking Glass
by dem bones
May 8, 2024 19:54:26 GMT
No New Posts Horror Films, My TV Hell, Ghastly Radio, etc

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

277 5,465 What have you been watching?
by helrunar
Jun 12, 2024 0:30:31 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.

165 1,626 James Lowder - Ravenloft 2: Knight of the Black Rose
by andydecker
May 19, 2024 17:48:51 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!

23 250 Richard Allen - Boot Boys
by dem bones
May 25, 2024 9:51:43 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!

122 965 August Derleth - The Memoirs of Solar Pons
by andydecker
Jul 16, 2024 14:53:29 GMT
No New Posts Paperback Covers: The Best and Worst. Favourite Artists & Photographers

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

Sub-board: Pre-war horror, ghost, spicy & weird menace pulp artists

82 916 Best & Worst posed cover photo's
by helrunar
Jul 8, 2024 18:01:18 GMT
No New Posts Bring Back Phwoar!

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

46 479 rosie Dixon
by ripper
Jun 7, 2023 14:24:19 GMT
No New Posts Vault Of Sci-Fi! Futuristic Fantasy

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

121 1,171 Moorcock - The Black Corridor
by andydecker
Jun 23, 2024 12:21:16 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.

78 715 Pendleton's Executioner novels not for sale any longer
by Jojo Lapin X
May 1, 2024 17:58:35 GMT
No New Posts Vault World Of Sport

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

34 995 Germany 2024
by dem bones
Jul 16, 2024 11:45:17 GMT
No New Posts Terrify the Small! Scary Books & Comics for the very young

Scary books and comics aimed at the young adult market. Aidan Chambers, Chris Priestley, 'Horowitz Horrors,' Armada Ghost & Monster series, 'Nightmares,' 'Misty', 'Shiver & Shake', 'Spellbound' 'Whizzer & Chips', Vincent Scarybloke, etc.

150 1,307 Point Horror
by andydecker
Jun 11, 2024 15:12:30 GMT

Realm Of Dusk: Members' Section

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No New Posts Seriously off topic

Mindless rubbish, Suggestions, Board Junk & So on. Plus ... The Vault Advent Calendars

353 7,538 Helrunar's House of Horror and Hilarity
by helrunar
Jul 18, 2024 20:20:29 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

310 2,876 Anybody know of a decent bookshop/ market stall etc in ...
by dem bones
Jul 1, 2024 18:22:30 GMT
No New Posts Swap Shop

Place where members can swap their doubles. You can also put your Want Lists here if you like, though we'd not recommend it unless you like paying inflated prices.

98 471 Wanted....
by droogie
May 12, 2024 0:15:03 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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