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No New Posts Welcome to Vault

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

180 1,311 Wordsworth Editions - almost back from the dead...
by dem bones
Feb 23, 2024 9:49:19 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.

460 4,225 David J. Skal R.I.P.
by sadako
Feb 14, 2024 3:36:47 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.

127 1,300 Haining's Horrible 'Non Fiction'
by toff
Feb 13, 2024 20:07:34 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 1,558 Alfred Hitchcock's Supernatural Tales of Terror & Suspense
by dem bones
Feb 19, 2024 10:49:44 GMT
No New Posts Pan Horror Stories (and 'Dark Voices')

Herbert Van Thal's hideous legacy. Sadistic thrills!

103 1,491 Pan Horror 22: The flame-grilled face
by andydecker
Jan 7, 2024 14:39:07 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.

130 1,466 You Are The Aickman
by weirdmonger
Nov 16, 2023 10:20:22 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!

103 955 Anon [ed.] - Mysterious Erotic Tales
by dem bones
Jan 30, 2024 8:43:21 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.

by dem bones
Mar 1, 2024 11:29:02 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.

153 3,021 Body-snatchers & Grave Robbers
by dem bones
Mar 1, 2024 12:00:55 GMT
No New Posts Favourite Authors

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

170 2,305 E. H. Visiak
by dem bones
Feb 27, 2024 18:04:38 GMT
No New Posts Ramsey Campbell

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

67 551 Ramsey Campbell - Just Behind You
by dem bones
Dec 25, 2023 14:34:26 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,

22 571 M. R. James - Collected Ghost Stories
by Jojo Lapin X
Jan 16, 2024 19:13:41 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.

105 1,078 Anon [ed.] - Weird Stories
by dem bones
Feb 17, 2024 17:46:04 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.

43 468 Elliott O'Donnell - Ghosts series in Sunday Pictorial 1936
by 𝘗rincess 𝘵uvstarr
Nov 29, 2023 16:09:55 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.

187 2,563 Tara Moore - Valancourt Victorian Christmas Ghost Stories
by dem bones
Mar 1, 2024 11:27:39 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)

391 2,298 100 Twisted Little Tales of Torment
by dem bones
Feb 22, 2024 21:30:32 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

99 729 The Breeder by Ed Kelleher, Harriette Vidal (1987)
by stepan
Sept 19, 2023 16:06:34 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!

55 423 Richard Laymon - Quake
by pbsplatter
Jan 18, 2023 22:50:24 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!

184 2,004 Stephen Jones - The Weird Tales Boys
by Jojo Lapin X
Jan 31, 2024 19:55:01 GMT
No New Posts Robert Bloch: Tales in a Jugular Vein

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

49 370 Robert Bloch - Dragons And Nightmares
by jimrnemeth
Jan 20, 2024 6:36:13 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.

63 778 Stanislaw Przybyszewski
by jamesdoig
Feb 20, 2024 20:24:30 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!

208 3,513 Brian Ball - The Venomous Serpent
by sadako
Feb 29, 2024 0:16:26 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.

262 1,239 Shea & Wilson - Illuminatus 1: The Eye in the Pyramid
by Shrink Proof
Feb 29, 2024 11:00:40 GMT
No New Posts Guy N. Smith

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

111 987 Crabs: Carnage
by sadako
Feb 29, 2024 14:17:06 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.

109 1,222 Harry Ludlam - Ghosts Among Us
by dem bones
Jan 1, 2024 15:03:17 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 1,410 Vault of Christmas Ghost Stories
by dem bones
Feb 8, 2024 12:37:17 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.

106 1,017 Justin Marriott [ed] - Battling Britons #6
by dem bones
Feb 25, 2024 14:51:56 GMT
No New Posts Horror Magazines, Comics & Graphic Novels

Favourite horror and ghost publications new and old!

133 1,235 Dracula Lives! - Marvel Magazine
by andydecker
Feb 18, 2024 13:23:14 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.

39 994 Zines for every occasion .... & Ephemera
by dem bones
Feb 23, 2024 17:48:03 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.

84 1,892 Katherine Haynes [ed] - Ghosts & Scholars #45
by andydecker
Nov 23, 2023 12:08:07 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.

247 1,745 Justin Evans - The White Devil
by dem bones
Feb 23, 2024 18:03:24 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.

65 797 Bedabbled! Brit Horror & Cult Cinema mag
by dem bones
Dec 4, 2023 9:57:34 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 1,205 Marvellous Voices
by 𝘗rincess 𝘵uvstarr
Dec 18, 2023 15:25:35 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 5,432 complete history of literature in film & TV
by dem bones
Feb 20, 2024 12:22:32 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.

163 1,624 Ralph Martin - The Man Who Haunted Himself
by dem bones
Feb 8, 2024 12:18:25 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!

22 241 Sol Yurick - The Warriors
by dem bones
Feb 25, 2024 15:10:50 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!

120 953 Hodder & Stoughton “Yellow Jackets” Series
by dem bones
Aug 5, 2023 12:11:00 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

82 903 Most Boring Covers Ever: Your Favourites!
by toff
Feb 23, 2024 20:14:41 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.

120 1,167 Charles Eric Maine - Escapement (1956)
by sadako
Nov 14, 2023 16:30:22 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.

78 711 Commando Horrors
by dem bones
Dec 20, 2023 11:17:46 GMT
No New Posts Vault World Of Sport

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

34 959 Vault Football library
by dem bones
Dec 21, 2023 11:10:18 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.

149 1,290 Spellbound: The Terrifying World of 70's pop!
by dem bones
Feb 2, 2024 17:26:42 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

352 7,494 Horror novel publishing
by 𝘗rincess 𝘵uvstarr
Feb 5, 2024 15:41:24 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

309 2,865 A book about a man with a microwave ray.
by corpsecandle
Feb 6, 2024 6:37:27 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.

96 468 Wanted: Killer Crabs: The Return by Guy N. Smith
by kooshmeister
Nov 23, 2023 10:33:17 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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