Horror/Occult

//Horror/Occult
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  • In 1945, Hitler unleashes the Blood Death on Britain as his final act of vengeance. Hoke, an American pilot and one of a tiny minority with a rare blood group unaffected by the deadly disease, has survived among the debris and dead of London for three years. Now, in '48, a slow-dying group of Fascist Blackshirts believe their  only hope is a complete blood transfusion from one of Hoke's kind. They  literally want his blood. Running for his life, Hoke is rescued by other survivors and they are pursued  through London's ravaged streets and historic landmarks, reaching a dramatic, explosive climax at the top of the Tower Bridge.
  • Many years ago, Hubert Marsten - wealthy eccentric of 'Salem's Lot - blasted his wife with a shotgun then hanged himself. For decades, local kids dared and double-dared each other to go into the abandoned house. But now the old Marsten house is coming alive again, in the most awful of ways.  Its infection begins to spread through the little town, to manifest in the most unspeakable of ways until practically no-one is human any longer.  Ben Mears, writer, and his eleven year old charge Mark, escape the horror, only to have to return and put a stop to it once and for all - if they can.

  • The title is a bit of a misnomer since these are not ghostly tales, but documented ghost sightings: some, like Borley Rectory, 50 Berkeley Square, the Amherst Mystery and Glamis Castle are very well-known; others are a little more obscure. In this volume...Ghosts Of Ancient Egypt, Frank Usher; Chased By A Prehistoric Horseman, J. Wentworth Day; Hauntings Royal and The Phantoms of Littlecote, Frank Usher;  Phantom Lovers, Vida Derry; The White Lady of Berlin, Michael and Mollie Hardwick; School For Ghosts and Vengeful Ghosts, Vida Derry; Pearlin Jean, Michael and Mollie Hardwick; Child Ghosts, Vida Derry; The Club Of Dead Men, J. Wentworth Day; A Piece Of Black Velvet, Michael and Mollie Hardwick; The Ghost In Two Halves, The Ghost Of  Nance and The Haunting Of Itchells Manor, Ronald Seth; The Brown Lady of Raynham, Frank Usher; The Return Of Richard Tarwell, Ronald Seth; Ghosts of Old France, Frank Usher; The Spirit of Sergeant Davies, Michael and Mollie Hardwick; The Haunting at Hinton Ampner, Frank Usher; The Drunk Who Lost His Way, Radiant Boys and Alarm At Wellington Barracks, Ronald Seth; The Ghost of Garpsdal and The Whiskered Sailor of Portsmouth, Michael and Mollie Hardwick; The Reverend John Jones And The Ghostly Horseman and Steer Nor'west, Ronald Seth; The Haunted House at Hydesville, Michael and Mollie Hardwick; The Guardian Ghost, Ronald Seth; Charles Kean's Ghost Story: Nurse Black, Ghosts of the Mutiny and The Artist's Ghost Story, Michael and Mollie Hardwick; Phantoms of the East, Vida Derry; The Fur-Trader's Corpse and The Gold-Miners' Vengeance, Frank Usher; The Coach Calls For George Mace, Ronald Seth; Shades of Murder, Frank Usher; Black Shuck - The Dog of Death, J. Wentworth Day; The Strange Haunting at Ballechin, Frank Usher; The Amherst Mystery, Michael and Mollie Hardwick; Glamis The Haunted Castle, Tony Parker; The Horror at No. 50 Berkeley Square, Ronald Seth; The Bird Of Lincoln's Inn, Tony Parker; The Ghosts Of Versailles and A Bargain With A Ghost, Frank Usher;  The Ghostly Cavalry Charge and The Spectres of Crécy, J. Wentworth Day; The Mystery Of Borley, Frank Usher; The Ghostly Trapper of Labrador, J.Wentworth Day; The Sceptic's Tale, Robin Miller; Brighton Ghosts, Frank Usher.
  • This volume contains: Metzengerstein; The Tell Tale Heart; The Black Cat; The Murders in the Rue Morgue; The Pit and the Pendulum; The Manuscript Found in A Bottle; The Fall of the House of Usher; Legeia; A Descent into the Maelstrom; Never Bet The Devil Your Head; The Red Masque of Death; The Premature Burial; The Purloined Letter; The Sphinx;  The Cask of Amontillado and the truly horrific Hopfrog (also known as The Eight Chained Orangutans).  Don't be fooled by the comical cover...
  • According to statistics, only 10% of the world's population has seen a ghost or experienced something supernatural. What lends substance to this small number is that it is 10% of each generation. Thus, over the millennia, many millions of people have encountered  haunts of one sort or another, and it is this rather formidable number that makes the phenomenon believable. What makes them unbelievable is the sceptical 90% and it is between these two disparate hordes - living and dead - that the debate has raged for thousands of years. In this volume there are well known cases - Borley Rectory, the most haunted house in England, the Phantom Battle of Edgehill, the Drummer of Tedworth - but also lesser known occurrences, such as the late Nelly Butler and the Dark Lady of Bognor Regis.  There are also chapters on poltergeists, non-human apparitions, spirit voices and demons.
  • A witnessing of an age-old murder, a trip to the Other Side, a mysterious friendship and a preview of the Life Beyond are just some of the happenings in this spine-chilling collection of thirteen short stories. In this volume: Christmas Cheer, Withershins; Sleep Well! Who Is Emma? A Mistake Has Been Made; Boy On The Beach; The Other World; Invisible; The Disco; The Disappearance Of Samantha; The Everlasting Day; The Ghost Of Harry; The Door In The Wall.
  • The Reverend Mason, an elderly English priest on his last trip to Egypt, uncovers the tomb of Dalukah - she who had been put to death with her lover, Aba-aner,a commoner. Mason brings back the two mummies, but he also brings back the amulet of Set which had been left to imprison them. As the mummies began to decompose in the damp English atmosphere, he reburies them with due reverence. Years later, in the heat of a blistering summer, George Brownlow decides to build a shelter. He finds the amulet of Set and it possesses him to follow its purposes - to re-enact the saga of Dalukah and Aba-aner.
  • Contains interpretations for the prophecies of Nostradamus, analyses of the Atlantis prophecies contained in the Great Pyramid, the long-secret details of the Fatima visions and much more.
  • Melanie Conway is a pale and lovely violinist who has strange visions of death. When she collapses during a concert her boyfriend Bodie is on hand to hear her fearful pronouncements of  disaster. Penelope Conway is even more stunning than her sister but her looks get her into trouble. Although she takes herself seriously as a writer, men seem only impressed by her beauty. The last thing she needs is a series of obscene phone calls. Captivated by the two alluring sisters, Bodie is drawn deep into a mystery that's fired by sex and haunted by blood. Cover art by Steve Crisp.

  • Good evening...Don't be fooled by the vintage - those old psycho-thriller writers are the scariest of them all.   In this volume of stories Hitchcock was not allowed to do on TV: Being A Murderer Myself, Arthur Williams; Lukundoo, Edward Lucas White; A Woman Seldom Found, William Sansom; The Perfectionist, Margaret St. Clair; The Price Of The Head, John Russell; Love Comes To Miss Lucy, Q. Patrick; Sredni Vashtar, Saki (H.H. Munro); Love Lies Bleeding, Philip MacDonald; The Dancing Partner, Jerome K. Jerome; Casting The Runes, M.R. James; The Voice In The Night, William Hope Hodgson;  How Love Came to Professor Guildea, Robert S. Hichens; The Moment of Decision, Stanley Ellin; A Jungle Graduate, James Francis Dwyer; Recipe For Murder, C.P. Donnel; Nunc Dimittis, Roald Dahl; The Most Dangerous Game, Richard Connell; The Lady On The Grey, John Collier; The Waxwork, A.M. Burrage; The Dumb Wife, Thomas Burke; Couching At The Door, D.K. Broster; The October Game, Ray Bradbury; Water's Edge, Robert Bloch; The Jokester, Robert Arthur; The Abyss, Leonid Andreyev. Cover art by S.R. Boldero.
  • Something is happening to the children of Eastbury. Something that causes healthy babies to turn cold in their cribs - and strikes at the heart of every parent's darkest fears. Something is taking the children one by one. An entire town waits on the edge of panic.  There must be a reason for the terror...They all know it... But no-one ever suspected...
  • A century ago, Dracula joined forces with Sherlock Holmes in a pact of blood and honour.  Then he was faced with a merely human malice - this time there is evil enough to make a vampire shudder! Cover art by Robert Andragna.
  • Out of the darkest pages of history comes a black shadow to threaten the present. On a remote uninhabited island an ancient stone monument to evil is mysteriously rebuilding itself. Creatures from your worst nightmares attack the small team investigating the island. It is as if the gates of hell have been opened. It is - an outbreak of darkness. Cover art by Philip Cornell.

  • A woman is ravished - and unto her a child is born, unleashing an unspeakable evil upon the world.  He is named Baal and he will lead the reader through the uttermost depths of evil, into a nightmare world of bloodlust and violence that would freeze the heart.
  • As if horror-meister Stephen King is offering his Dear Readers bargains a la Needful Things, he has taken a stall in the Bazaar and offers the following selection of something-for-everyone...A man who keeps living exactly the same life, repeating his mistakes over and over again; a columnist who kills people by writing their obituaries; a tale about the end of the human race; and a firework competition between neighbours which literally reaches an explosive climax. In the volume: Mile 81; Premium Harmony; Batman And Robin Have An Altercation; The Dune; Bad Little Kid; A Death; The Bone Church; Morality; Afterlife; Ur; Herman Wouk Is Still Alive; Under The Weather; Blockade Billy; Mister Yummy; Tommy; The Little Green God Of Agony; That Bus Is Another World; Obits' Drunken Fireworks; Summer Thunder.
  • Ten year old William Bellman takes aim at a rook with his catapult and his friends watch in awe as the impossible shot kills the bird. This is the first time death enters Willima's life; and the incident is soon forgotten in the riot of growing up. Years later, William is successful; married to a beautiful woman; he has a lovely healthy family and a thriving business. Then, one by one, his distant relatives begin to die - and at each funeral, there is a mysterious man in black present, who smiles at William. The deaths come closer to home - and closer...until a drunk and despairing William stumbles into the graveyard, where the mysterious man in black has a proposition for him - a business proposition...
  • "They kept monsters." That's what Tom overheard in the bar one night,  Then he heard more things that could finally lead him to the truth about his son's death ten years earlier.  The army  said it was a training accident - but why had the coffin they sent home been sealed?  So on a dark night in a  deserted field, Tom begins to unearth the mass grave where he hopes - and fears - to find his son's remains.  Instead he finds madness - corpses in chains, dead bodies that still move and clutch and grasp.  And one little girl, dead and rotting, who promises to help Tom find what he's really looking for - if only he will free her...
  • Includes:  The Willows; Secret Worship; Ancient Sorceries; The Glamour of Snow; The Wendigo; The Other Wing; The Transfer; Ancient Lights; The Listener; The Empty House; Accessory Before the Fact; Keeping His Promise; Max Hensig.
  • Julian Day adventure No. III.  The opening of the story is macabre: a Japanese father regarding the severed head of his son which had been sent to him in a box. But of that, the lovely half-English, half-Chinese Merri Sang knew nothing, neither did Julian Day nor Bill Urata, both of whom were in love with her; but the father's thirst for revenge brought all three of them into deadly peril. The story moves swiftly from Hong Kong in 1942 to Hong Kong in 1964,  but first, there are the terrible days when the beautiful island was invaded by the Japanese – who, in many cases, treated their prisoners with appalling barbarity...
  • Gregory Sallust adventure No. X. England, involved through the ruin of other countries, is faced with financial collapse and revolution, bringing panic, street-fighting and an uncontrolled exodus from the cities to the countryside, where bands of starving people wander, pillaging for food. Out of the terror and the bloodshed steps Gregory Sallust, to take the leadership of a group of men and women seeking only to survive: to lead them through bitter hardship and terrible hazard to a rural settlement which they fortify against invasion, and which, at first, seems reasonably secure...Illustrated by David Hollinshead.  N.B. While this was the first Gregory Sallust story published, it is No. X in the chronological order.
  • Book II of The Talisman. Twenty years ago, a boy named Jack Sawyer travelled to a parallel universe called The Territories to save his mother and her Territories "twinner" from a premature and agonizing death that would have brought cataclysm to the other world. Now Jack is a retired Los Angeles homicide detective living in the nearly nonexistent hamlet of Tamarack, Wisconsin. He has no recollection of his adventures in the Territories and was compelled to leave the police force when a chance event threatened to awaken those memories. When a series of gruesome murders occur in western Wisconsin that are reminiscent of those committed several decades earlier by a real-life madman named Albert Fish, the killer is dubbed "The Fisherman" and Jack's friend, the local chief of police, begs Jack to help his inexperienced force find him. But is this merely the work of a disturbed individual, or has a mysterious and malignant force been unleashed in this quiet town? What causes Jack's inexplicable waking dreams and nightmarish visions? Could the doomed past he thought he'd escaped forever be reaching out to him - from the Black House?
  • When Danny moved to Blackbriar, he thought the house would be quiet and peaceful, a change from the big city. But there's something sinister about the house, something...strange. Danny begins to dream of fires and witches. Night after night he is awakened by a peal of laughter that seems to belong to a different place and time. Then Danny and his friend Lark discover an ancient doll abandoned in a corner of the house. They know it has something to do with the mysteries of Blackbriar - but they don;t realise it will lead them to a secret more awful than they can imagine and a mystery that could take their lives to solve..
  • The last thing newly-widowed Maggie O'Connor wants is the responsibility of a baby.  But when her heroin-addict daughter Jenna abandons new-born Cody, Maggie's maternal instincts and love prevail.  Three years later, an impeccably groomed Jenna complete with her new wealthy husband Eric Vannier returns to claim her daughter.  On Maggie's first visit to Cody in the new home, the child is vacant-eyed, subdued and fearful.  The police cannot act - until an anonymous caller reveals the Vannier's link to a Satanic cult.  Then an acnient prophecy begins to turn to reality, and suddenly there is more at stake than little Cody's sanity and safety.
  • Blockade Billy: Even the most diehard baseball fans don't know the true story of William 'Blockade Billy' Blakely. He may have been the greatest player the game has ever seen, but today no one remembers his name. He was the first - and only - player to have his existence completely removed from the record books. Even his team is long forgotten, barely a footnote in the game's history. Every effort was made to erase any evidence that William Blakely played professional baseball, and with good reason. Blockade Billy had a secret darker than any pill or injection that might cause a scandal in sports today. His secret was much, much worse ... Morality: Chad, an aspiring writer is teaching  school until he lands a publishing contract. His wife Nora works as a home nurse for a retired minister. Like most people these days, they are struggling financially. And then Nora is approached by her employer with a proposition that could make their dream of a home in Vermont a reality. But will it be worth the moral consequences? Cover art by Glen Orbik.
  • Book X of The Vampire Chronicles. Lestat is back with a vengeance and in thrall to Rowan Mayfair. Both demon and angel, he is drawn to kill but tempted by goodness as he moves among the cast of characters: Julien Mayfair, his tormentor; Rowan, witch and neurosurgeon, who attracts spirits to herself, casts spells on others and finds herself dangerously drawn to Lestat; Patsy, country and western singer, who was killed by Quinn Blackwood and dumped in a swamp; Ash Templeton, a 5,000 year old Taltos whose genes live on in the Mayfairs. Now, Lestat fights to save Patsy's ghost from the dark realms of the Earthbound, to uncover the mystery of the Taltos and to decide the fate of Rowan Mayfair. Both of Anne Rice's irresistible realms - the worlds of Blackwood Farm and the Mayfair Witches - collide as Lestat struggles between his lust for blood and the quest for life, between gratification and redemption.
  • Fleshcreepers series. What ancient force connects strange happenings in a London home, a spitting cat and an Egyptian mummy's severed hand?  Unsuitable for children under 10.
  • Wrapped in noxious fog, it glided silently over the South Carolina countryside on a rampage of terror and death. Awakened by jack hammers and steam shovels, it could not be killed, for it was already dead; it could not be stopped, for it was invincible; it could not be satisfied, for its lust was boundless. It was ultimate terror that lurked within the blood mist.