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.

167 1,140 Can anyone help?
by dem bones
Apr 16, 2021 11:49:30 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.

432 3,853 John Pelan R.I.P.
by jamesdoig
Apr 14, 2021 10:34:06 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.

120 1,148 Peter Haining - The Satanists
by andydecker
Apr 18, 2021 14:59:11 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.

169 1,441 James Dickie - The Undead
by andydecker
Apr 18, 2021 13:09:49 GMT
No New Posts Pan Horror Stories (and 'Dark Voices')

Herbert Van Thal's hideous legacy. Sadistic thrills!

102 1,419 Pan Horror 14 - Sir Gore Carruthers
by andydecker
Apr 21, 2021 19:12:13 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.

128 1,115 Mary Danby - Fontana Horror 17
by marcrhodestaylor
Mar 2, 2021 21:17:48 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!

94 846 Best 100 Horror Books
by Jojo Lapin X
Aug 4, 2020 19:38:41 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.

81 896 The Mammoth Book of Folk Horror coming October 2021
by cauldronbrewer
Mar 3, 2021 22:52:36 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 ohthehorror
Mar 25, 2021 20:46:14 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.

113 2,133 Mediums, Table-rappers, spiritualists & Co
by Dr Strange
Apr 22, 2021 20:41:03 GMT
No New Posts Favourite Authors

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

140 1,858 Phyllis Paul
by jamesdoig
Apr 15, 2021 0:01:43 GMT
No New Posts Ramsey Campbell

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

49 462 Ramsey Campbell - The Grin of the Dark
by ramseycampbell
Apr 15, 2021 13:06:33 GMT
No New Posts Basil Copper (1924-2013)

Welcome to the Academy of Pain!

20 178 Basil Copper - And Afterward, The Dark
by Shrink Proof
Feb 21, 2020 16:48:43 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.

90 851 Maker Of Shadows by Jack Mann
by helrunar
Apr 17, 2021 17:19:28 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.

27 207 Christine Campbell Thomson - At Dead Of Night
by Middoth
Feb 29, 2020 12:36:01 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.

40 395 Charles Birkin - Dark Menace
by dem bones
Jan 17, 2021 18:13:52 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.

37 604 Lady Cynthia Asquith - 2nd Ghost Book
by andydecker
Apr 17, 2021 10:36:01 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.

160 2,257 M. R. James - Collected Ghost Stories
by helrunar
Apr 21, 2021 18:23:32 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)

266 1,735 The Valancourt Book of Horror Stories (US 2016)
by cauldronbrewer
Apr 18, 2021 14:38:14 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

77 639 Belmont Tower Books
by andydecker
Mar 27, 2021 11:18:08 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!

47 394 Richard Laymon - The Cellar
by ohthehorror
Jan 26, 2021 17:00:13 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!

144 1,424 Lin Carter - Weird Tales #1
by andydecker
Apr 9, 2021 20:38:25 GMT
No New Posts Robert Bloch: Tales in a Jugular Vein

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

47 347 Robert Bloch - The Skull of the Marquis de Sade
by fritzmaitland
Oct 7, 2020 12:10:18 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.

44 518 The Polish Poe
by helrunar
Mar 24, 2021 18:43:41 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!

197 2,940 Latest Finds!
by Dr Strange
Apr 21, 2021 15:47:25 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.

80 570 Cliff Twemlow - The Pike
by humgoo
Feb 22, 2021 9:32:23 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).

71 537 David Fisher - The Pack
by andydecker
Mar 7, 2021 14:54:07 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.

208 963 Archie Roy - Devil In The Darkness
by cauldronbrewer
Feb 12, 2021 12:35:10 GMT
No New Posts Guy N. Smith

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

97 851 Alas...
by kooshmeister
Mar 15, 2021 13:47:46 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.

93 959 Vault True Ghost Library
by jamesdoig
Apr 17, 2021 12:59:13 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.

45 323 Leo Brett - The Alien Ones
by helrunar
May 22, 2020 18:38:24 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!

30 249 New Tales of Unease
by Shrink Proof
Sept 30, 2020 17:02:36 GMT
No New Posts The Vault Lists & Bibliographical Aids

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

71 1,053 Warnings to the Curious: A Sheaf of Criticism on M. R. James
by andydecker
Apr 16, 2021 19:16:21 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.

95 931 Men of Violence #12
by helrunar
Jan 20, 2021 15:53:32 GMT
No New Posts Horror Magazines, Comics & Graphic Novels

Favourite horror and ghost publications new and old!

105 1,011 Short fiction from 'fifties horror comics
by helrunar
Mar 28, 2021 1:13:29 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.

38 788 Dark Dreams
by dem bones
Jan 27, 2021 21:06:53 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.

73 1,643 Roger Johnson - A Ghostly Crew
by Michael Connolly
Apr 16, 2021 10:55:22 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.

204 1,486 Craig Herbertson - Christmas in the Workhouse
by Craig Herbertson
Apr 18, 2021 19:36:00 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.

55 689 Noose and Gibbet
by primrosehildebrand
Feb 27, 2021 22:04:12 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.

93 914 Vic Crume - The Partridge Family:Terror By Night
by dem bones
Nov 27, 2020 12:34:52 GMT
No New Posts Horror Films, My TV Hell, Ghastly Radio, etc

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

251 4,411 What have you been watching?
by bluetomb
Apr 13, 2021 21:46:42 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.

144 1,404 Irene Shubik - The Mind Beyond
by helrunar
Apr 20, 2021 18:34:29 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!

21 166 Rogue Angels
by hugegadjit
Oct 30, 2020 23:00:06 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!

113 860 John Dickson Carr
by andydecker
Mar 12, 2021 9:05:56 GMT
No New Posts Paperback Covers: The Best and Worst. Favourite Artists & Photographers

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

59 814 Stephen Jones [ed.] - The Art of Pulp Horror
by dem bones
Apr 10, 2021 16:48:25 GMT
No New Posts Bring Back Phwoar!

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

44 449 Jonathan May: Confessions from the Beat
by ripper
Jan 31, 2021 17:27:10 GMT
No New Posts Vault Of Sci-Fi! Futuristic Fantasy

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

101 1,002 Conan by R E Howard, L S De Camp & Lin Carter
by peedeel
Feb 23, 2021 14:45:08 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.

74 629 Escape to Athena - Patrick Blake
by kooshmeister
Mar 15, 2021 13:39:30 GMT
No New Posts Vault World Of Sport

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

29 647 When popular TV shows & Co. do football
by ripper
Jan 2, 2021 14:55:04 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.

127 1,044 Peter Haining - Scary!
by dem bones
Apr 18, 2021 12:37:10 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

264 5,370 What was the first ghost/horror anthology?
by dem bones
Apr 12, 2021 17:01:31 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

266 2,417 2 stories in Dalby anthologies - lost titles and authors.
by michaelscollins
Apr 22, 2021 13:06:29 GMT
No New Posts Swap Shop

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

89 439 Just a General Want-List
by andydecker
Apr 11, 2021 12:41:40 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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