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No New Posts Welcome to Vault

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

171 1,232 What this board is NOT about - Please read too.
by Swampirella
May 10, 2022 11:47:07 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.

443 4,095 Parallel Universe news thread
by David A. Riley
May 17, 2022 17:27:07 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.

123 1,240 Peter Haining: 1940-2007
by memizon
May 9, 2022 22:06:13 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.

170 1,490 William Croft Dickinson - Dark Encounters
by dem bones
Feb 1, 2022 10:41:47 GMT
No New Posts Pan Horror Stories (and 'Dark Voices')

Herbert Van Thal's hideous legacy. Sadistic thrills!

103 1,465 Stephen Jones & David A. Sutton – Dark Voices 5
by dem bones
May 19, 2022 19:17:08 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.

131 1,430 Stephen Jones [ed.] - Gaslight, Ghosts & Ghouls
by Swampirella
May 21, 2022 14:59:35 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!

98 909 Richard Dalby - Shivers For Christmas
by dem bones
May 18, 2022 15:41:38 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.

84 920 Jones & Campbell (eds.) - Best New Horror 5
by dem bones
May 17, 2022 12:36:04 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.

136 2,349 P. Coleborn & J. Edwards - Alchemy Press Book of Horror 3
by dem bones
May 21, 2022 14:17:46 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.

138 2,704 Railways - the end of the line...
by dem bones
May 20, 2022 17:19:43 GMT
No New Posts Favourite Authors

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

151 2,041 Margery Lawrence
by memizon
May 9, 2022 22:42:29 GMT
No New Posts Ramsey Campbell

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

54 509 Ramsey Campbell - The Grin of the Dark
by ohthehorror
May 4, 2022 14:11:49 GMT
No New Posts Basil Copper (1924-2013)

Welcome to the Academy of Pain!

20 177 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.

97 929 The Archer in the Arras by Lewis Spence (1932)
by helrunar
Feb 15, 2022 14:56:54 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.

27 208 Bassett Morgan
by helrunar
Mar 12, 2022 2:51:28 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.

40 401 Charles Lloyd [ed] - Tales Of Dread
by amoconejos81
Feb 9, 2022 15:11:24 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.

42 648 R. H. Malden, Nine Ghosts
by helrunar
Apr 4, 2022 17:48:23 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.

177 2,674 Glimpses of the Unknown - Lost Ghost Stories
by Middoth
Apr 26, 2022 18:36:31 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)

298 1,864 Dennis Etchison - Metahorror
by andydecker
May 14, 2022 12:54:07 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

93 692 C. Dean Andersson - I am Dracula
by andydecker
Apr 21, 2022 9:19:50 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!

49 398 Midnight's Lair - Richard Laymon
by drauch
Oct 18, 2021 15:30:15 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!

152 1,753 Classic Horror Pulps #1 Horror Stories & Weird Tales
by dem bones
Apr 30, 2022 9:35:22 GMT
No New Posts Robert Bloch: Tales in a Jugular Vein

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

47 350 Robert Bloch & Amicus: Take II
by fritzmaitland
Oct 13, 2021 7:53:02 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.

52 671 Stefan Grabinski, Masters of the Weird Tale, Centipede Press
by warrenisdead
May 13, 2022 18:48:56 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!

198 3,172 Latest Finds II
by helrunar
May 8, 2022 14:56:19 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.

81 625 Raymond T. McNally - Dracula Was A Woman
by dem bones
May 21, 2022 15:27:36 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).

74 555 Gordon McGill - Stallion
by andydecker
Mar 7, 2022 8:44:39 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.

235 1,092 Brian Lumley - Vampire World 2: The Last Aerie
by andydecker
May 21, 2022 14:04:00 GMT
No New Posts Guy N. Smith

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

107 921 The Slime Beast
by ripper
Feb 24, 2022 18:23:03 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.

96 1,057 Man Bites Man: The Scrapbook Of An English Eccentric.
by dem bones
Feb 27, 2022 10:46:50 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!

30 250 John Burke - The Short Stories
by helrunar
May 15, 2021 12:07:30 GMT
No New Posts The Vault Lists & Bibliographical Aids

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

76 1,264 The Werewolf Scrapbook
by helrunar
May 1, 2022 17:49:44 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.

101 968 Paperback Fantastic
by dem bones
Apr 27, 2022 18:02:15 GMT
No New Posts Horror Magazines, Comics & Graphic Novels

Favourite horror and ghost publications new and old!

115 1,085 House of Hammer/Monster Mag, etc
by Jojo Lapin X
May 21, 2022 17:55:52 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.

38 934 Zines for every occasion ....
by helrunar
May 9, 2022 12:04:20 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.

78 1,800 Ghosts and Scholars issue 42
by helrunar
Apr 2, 2022 18:31:27 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.

224 1,671 Strange Tales - Tartarus Press
by andydecker
May 21, 2022 13:39:02 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.

60 762 Bedabbled! Brit Horror & Cult Cinema mag
by helrunar
Mar 25, 2022 13:34:36 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.

96 1,151 Vic Crume - The Partridge Family:Terror By Night
by helrunar
Apr 17, 2022 4:44:20 GMT
No New Posts Horror Films, My TV Hell, Ghastly Radio, etc

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

265 4,853 What have you been watching?
by PeterC
May 13, 2022 17:28:43 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.

148 1,392 Christopher Golden - Spike & Dru Pretty Maids all in a Row
by andydecker
Apr 18, 2022 10:49:21 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!

22 231 Sol Yurick - The Warriors
by drauch
Jul 29, 2021 15:09:51 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!

116 935 Mark Daniel - Jack The Ripper
by sabenaravna
Mar 3, 2022 17:49:02 GMT
No New Posts Paperback Covers: The Best and Worst. Favourite Artists & Photographers

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

64 818 Cursed Paintings
by helrunar
Mar 5, 2022 14:49:04 GMT
No New Posts Bring Back Phwoar!

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

46 474 Film Extra by Timothy Lea
by ripper
Feb 27, 2022 19:42:23 GMT
No New Posts Vault Of Sci-Fi! Futuristic Fantasy

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

105 1,094 Alfred Bester - The Demolished Man
by bluetomb
Mar 13, 2022 16:13:23 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.

76 645 Piccadilly Publishing brings back Breed and Jubal Cade
by andydecker
May 15, 2022 19:41:57 GMT
No New Posts Vault World Of Sport

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

32 907 Dave Roberts - The Bromley Boys
by dem bones
Dec 6, 2021 11:41:56 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.

133 1,128 Top Sellers Pocket Chiller Library
by Michael Connolly
May 21, 2022 6:21:41 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

321 7,448 Best Decade For horror fiction since WW2!
by helrunar
May 19, 2022 19:56:36 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

277 2,544 Window by Bob Leman
by PeterC
May 10, 2022 13:40:33 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.

93 462 Wanted: WITCHCRAFT magazines
by cauldronbrewer
Oct 18, 2021 19:31:21 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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