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David Cronenberg – The Brood

Posted by demonik on July 27, 2010

David Cronenberg – The Brood (Mayflower, 1979)

The Brood will take you beyond fear, beyond terror, beyond the boundaries of the mind.
More frightening than the unknown¬† … Something you can’t control.

David Cronenberg’s THE BROOD
Oliver Reed: Samantha Eggar: and introducing Cindy Hinds
written and directed by David Cronenberg
produced by Claude Heroux
executive producers Victor Solnicki and Pierre David
Alpha from Mutual Productions/Elgin International Productions

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Peter Haining – Where Nightmares Are

Posted by demonik on July 14, 2007

Peter Haining (ed.) – Where Nightmares Are (Mayflower, 1966, 1969: Severn House, 1983)

Peter Haining - Where Nightmares Are

Introduction – Peter Haining

Ambrose Bierce – Moxon’s Master
Robert Louis Stevenson – The Bodysnatcher
Edgar Allan Poe – The Man That Was Used Up
Guy De Maupassant – Night
Nathaniel Hawthorne – Rappaccini’s Daughter
Fitz-James O’Brien – What Was it?
J. S. Le Fanu – The Familiar
Charles Dickens – The Trial For Murder
Washington Irving – The Spectre Bridegroom
Robert Louis Stevenson – Thrawn Janet
Edgar Allan Poe – The Cask Of Amontillado
Ambrose Bierce – An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge
J. S. Le Fanu – The White Cat Of Drumgunniol
Robert W. Chambers – Passeur

 Where Nightmares Are

Cover of the Severn House edition

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Michel Parry – Black Magic #5

Posted by demonik on July 13, 2007

Michel Parry (ed.) -The 5th Mayflower Book Of Black Magic Stories (Mayflower, 1976)

Les Edwards

Frederick Cowles – The House On The Marsh
Evelyn Waugh – Out Of Depth
Alfred Bester – Hell Is Forever
Henry Slesar – The Wish-Giver
Patricia Williams – The Night Of The Beast
Ramsey Campbell – Lilith’s
Anthony Boucher – Nellthu
Roland Caine – Red Christmas

I’m still working through the Alfred Bester mini-novel – six decadents hold one of their sordid shin-digs in a bomb shelter during the blitz and laugh at the thought of London being obliterated – but it’s been great fun reacquainting myself with this one. Campbell and Cowles are on top form, Ronald Caine is supremely ghastly (imagine an E.C. comic strip minus a moral), Patricia Williams is all intensity and gloom: really, the only story that didn’t do it for me was Evelyn Waugh’s effort which has something of The Daily Mail about it.

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