Tim Haydock (ed.) - The Mammoth Book Of Classic Chillers (Robinson, 1986)
Evelyn Waugh - The Man Who Liked Dickens Edgar Allan Poe - The Case Of M. Valdemar Martin Armstrong - The Pipe-Smoker H. G. Wells - The Red Room William Hope Hodgson - The Derelict Bram Stoker - The Judge’s House Blanche Bane Kuder - From What Strange Land Honore de Balzac - El Verdugo Elizabeth Bowen - Telling M. R. James - The Treasure Of Abbot Thomas Hilda Hughes - The Birthright Guy Endore - Lazarus Returns William Hope Hodgson - The Island Of The Ud Guy de Maupassant - Fear Charles Whibley - Twelve O’Clock Edgar Allan Poe - A Descent Into The Maelstrom Ambrose Bierce - The Stranger Basil Tozer - The Pioneers Of Pike’s Peak John Russell - The Fourth Man Bram Stoker - Dracula’s Guest Edgar Allan Poe - The Fall Of The House Of Usher M. R. James - A Warning To The Curious A. M. Burrage - Nobody’s House Frederick Marryat - The Werewolf Honore De Balzac - The Mysterious Mansion Charles Dickens - The Signal-Man W. W. Jacobs - The Monkey’s Paw Henry James - The Turn Of The Screw Sir Walter Scott - Wandering Willie’s Tale Guy De Maupassant - The Horla E. Bulwer Lytton - The Haunted And The Haunters J. S. Le Fanu - Carmilla Robert Louis Stevenson - The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde
One of the earliest in Robinson’s, an attempt at reviving the Century … books from the ‘thirties, and the editor seems to have taken the “revival” aspect perhaps a little too literally as he’s cherry-picked the best from Wheatley’s A Century Of Horror and Hugh Walpole’s two volumes of …. Creepy Stories! But you certainly get your money’s worth with added bonus novels The Turn Of The Screw and The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde, neither of which, as far as i'm aware, we've ever really commented upon!
From the first, I set myself against "literature"; the story was the thing, and no amount of style could persuade me to select a story that lacked genuine, unadulterated horror. For those who wanted something high-brow there was plenty.