Horror/Occult

//Horror/Occult
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  • George Archer, Liz Oldfield and Eddie Hopkins have made a rather unfortunate discovery: vampires really exist and they do feed on human blood. Using a labyrinth of tunnels beneath Victorian London, these sinister creatures are intent on destroying the human race and they'll start by taking over the most powerful place in London - the Houses of Parliament. Liz, George and Eddie come up with a plan to beat the vampires at  their own game. And they'd better do it soon...

  • Beneath the Opera House in Paris, somewhere in the dark labyrinths hidden from public view, the Phantom lurks, watching and waiting.  In his crazed obsession to further the career of a beautiful young singer, he will stop at nothing - not even murder.
  • Beneath the Opera House in Paris, somewhere in the dark labyrinths hidden from public view, the Phantom lurks, watching and waiting.  In his crazed obsession to further the career of a beautiful young singer, he will stop at nothing - not even murder. This 75th anniversary edition contains a foreword by Peter Haining, which introduces the larger-than-life character of author Gaston Leroux and traces the history of the Phantom - its basis in fact, the novel's poor reception yet its astonishing success in the cinema and theatre.  There is also a special appendix in which a speculation links the Phantom to Sherlock Holmes.   Cover art by Mark Teague.

  • Dorian is handsome, debonair and charming, and he wants to stay that way.  In fact, he'll do anything to stay young and handsome - forever.  So when he looks at his portrait and wishes that the portrait could age in his place...He gets his wish, but with awful consequences...The tale of Dorian Gray’s gradual moral disintegration caused a scandal when it first appeared in 1890, but though Wilde was attacked for the novel’s corrupting influence, he responded that there is, in fact, “a terrible moral in Dorian Gray.”
  • The portrait which Basil Hallward painted of Dorian Gray revealed the face of an Adonis, and when he saw the finished picture of himself, the beautiful young aesthete exclaimed: 'Why should it keep what I must love. Every moment that passes takes something from me and gives something to it. Oh, if it were only the other way! If the picture could change, and I could always be what I am now!' His perverse aspiration was strangely fulfilled. Abandoning himself to every sin his profligate mind could devise, the wealthy and exquisite young man brought misery and disgrace upon all who accepted his companionship, but Dorian Gray still wore the outward appearance of serene beauty. It was upon the portrait, locked away in his attic, that the marks of degeneration mysteriously appeared, for the painting of Adonis slowly transformed into the likeness of a satyr.  This was Wilde's only novel; slightly edited when it first appeared in print in 1891 but due to public outrage at the remaining hints of homosexuality and deviancy, was further edited.  This edition is the version in which only 500 words had been cut from Wilde's original manuscript. Wilde himself said, of Dorian Gray: 'All excess, as well as all renunciation, brings its own punishment.'  Many believe that Wilde not only intend to point a moral but to highlight the fact that Dorian. himself and many others in the Victorian age were forced to live a double life of hypocrisy, but that to lead such a double life is, in the end, destructive to oneself and to those about one.  Cover art from an engraving by Ceil Keeling.
  • A party of British tourists on holiday in a Swiss skiing chalet are cut off by an avalanche.  And then a boy died - or appeared to die, before taking on a new and grotesque existence.  Then came the horror, fear and panic as the trapped tourists become prey.
  • It was for the lovely Sylvia Shane that Julian decided to set out on his quest, but it was the fascinating, dangerous Princess Oonas Shahamalek who delayed his departure. The quest was for the treasure of Cambyses, buried for more than two thousand years.  It led Julian to a night in the Tomb of the Sacred Bulls in Alexandria; to an encounter with white slavers and dope runners outside of Cairo; to a voyage up the Nile where death waited for them. It ended in the Libyan desert, five hundred miles from civilisation.

  • A triple treat of terror: The Rats: The natural competition between the industrious and intelligent rodent and Man is inevitable when they share an environment - but what would happen if a new, more dangerous and deadly rat was bred and then unleashed on the world? Fluke: What could happen if identity and personality were interchangeable?  Not between humans - but between man and dog? The Dark: People are capable of acts of scarcely imaginable cruelty and appalling depravity.  What would happen if that individual power, that personal desire, became a tangible force? And instead of seeming to exude an aura of evil, instead those who have committed evil continue to propagate their deeds after they have phsysically ceased to exist?