Morbid Mayflowers

Horror & Supernatural paperbacks ’60’s & ’70’s

Christopher Lee’s New Chamber Of Horrors

Posted by demonik on July 14, 2007

Peter Haining (ed.) – Christopher Lee’s New Chamber Of Horrors (Mayflower 1976)

Christopher Lee's New Chamber Of Horrors

E. F. Benson – The Room In The Tower
M. R. James – Count Magnus
Mary Shelley – The Transformation
Bram Stoker – The Burial Of The Rats
Sax Rohmer – The Whispering Mummy
Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle – The Leather Funnel
Arthur Machen – Out Of The Earth
Lord Dunsany – The Magician
Robert Bloch – Return To The Sabbath

There’s good old Chris on the cover, refusing to cash in on his despised Dracula credentials yet again.

New Chamber Of Horrors was originally published as a hardcover by Souvenir Press in 1974 and included all the above plus:

Algernon Blackwood – The Empty Sleeve
H. P. Lovecraft – The Thing On The Doorstep
Fritz Leiber – Four Ghosts In Hamlet
John Collier – The Devil, George And Rosie
Ray Bradbury – The October Game
Dennis Wheatley – A Life For A Life
Richard Matheson – No Such Thing As A Vampire

I’ve not seen it, but I believe there was a second volume of … Chamber … published by Mayflower, so if I’m right on this, chances are the contents were those stories omitted from the first book.

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