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 3,877 Parallel Universe news thread
by David A. Riley
May 8, 2021 12:01:49 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 1,445 Fred Pickersgill - And Graves Give Up Their
by piglingbland
May 2, 2021 10:41:38 GMT
No New Posts Pan Horror Stories (and 'Dark Voices')

Herbert Van Thal's hideous legacy. Sadistic thrills!

102 1,420 Pan 15 - The Effervescing Skull!
by andydecker
May 6, 2021 17:31:38 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.

117 1,922 A SUGGESTION OF GHOSTS - MAINS
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.

114 2,162 Cough, Cough Splutter - Stories of Illness
by princesstuvstarr
May 13, 2021 14:49:26 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.

90 857 A. M. Burrage - Warning Whispers
by johnnymains
May 10, 2021 20:46:21 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.

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.

40 398 Charles Birkin website
by Knygathin
Apr 29, 2021 17:41:56 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.

37 607 Randolph C. Bull - Perturbed Spirits
by dem bones
May 11, 2021 18:01:11 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.

159 2,270 Glimpses of the Unknown - Lost Ghost Stories
by Dr Strange
May 12, 2021 22:06:43 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 1,744 100 Ghastly Little Ghost Stories
by dem bones
May 10, 2021 8:21:07 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

77 640 Belmont Tower Books
by princesstuvstarr
May 11, 2021 11:11:02 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!

145 1,432 Weird Tales 1925
by dem bones
May 13, 2021 9:27:59 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.

44 522 The Best Terrible Tales
by dem bones
May 12, 2021 14:00:53 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 2,954 Latest Finds II
by Michael Connolly
May 8, 2021 11:11:58 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.

93 960 Man, Myth & Magic
by helrunar
Apr 29, 2021 2:26:59 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 1,054 The Mummy in Horror & Supernatural fiction
by helrunar
Apr 26, 2021 4:50:52 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.

96 933 bare bones the best of by Peter Enfantino and John Scoleri
by penfantino
Apr 27, 2021 23:31:16 GMT
No New Posts Horror Magazines, Comics & Graphic Novels

Favourite horror and ghost publications new and old!

105 1,012 Take A Break: Fate & Fortune
by dem bones
May 12, 2021 17:52:48 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.

205 1,491 Valancourt Book of Horror Stories - Volume 4 (Oct 2020)
by cauldronbrewer
May 7, 2021 11:53:14 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 johnnymains
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.

253 4,450 What have you been watching?
by princesstuvstarr
May 11, 2021 14:45:12 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 1,413 David Case - And Now The Screaming Starts
by dem bones
May 10, 2021 8:57:46 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 ...

60 819 Best & Worst posed cover photo's
by dem bones
May 11, 2021 18:21:11 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.

74 630 Herne the Hunter 11: Silver Threads
by ripper
May 13, 2021 12:08:13 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.

128 1,053 Philippa Pearce - Dread and Delight
by Michael Connolly
May 6, 2021 11:27:45 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

265 5,389 The Occult Diary of Samuel Pepys.
by princesstuvstarr
May 13, 2021 15:24:50 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

267 2,444 Female Weird Fiction. Please Help.
by helrunar
May 12, 2021 22:49:44 GMT
No New Posts Swap Shop

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

89 440 Just a General Want-List
by kooshmeister
Apr 27, 2021 14:24:05 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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