Horror/Occult

//Horror/Occult
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  • To his mother, Joey seemed to be just an ordinary 6 year old boy - special to her, but no-one else. To the Servants of Twilight he is an Anti-Christ, an evil presence that must be destroyed. The terrifying ordeal for Joey and his mother begins in a supermarket car park when an old woman accosts them and pursues them with her terrible threats. Christine's world is turned upside down into a nightmare of terror.  Only her love for her child and the support of the one man who believes in her will give her a chance to survive the Servants of Twilight.

  • In Kilgallan - a small quiet place on Ireland's west coast - things get a little rowdy in Donovan's Bar, sometimes, and the people carry their share of Ireland's tragic history but generally the fights are happy, the songs are sad and the days are as rich as slow poured, peaty beer. Then things start happening - first to the children...Mikey Boyle's auntie takes off all her clothes, takes his off as well and persuades him into the river...Then sixteen year old Marie Lally has a cord tied around her neck and her night gown raised by Mike O'Hara...Village tragedies.  A short eruption of horror - but at the heart of a nearby hill, something turns in its sleep, breathes...and awakes.
  • In Kilgallan on Ireland's coast, the fights in Donovan's Bar are happy, the songs are sad and the days are as rich as slow-poured peaty beer.  But then things happen - first to the children...Mikey Boyle's auntie strips off all her clothes, removes his and persuades him into the river.  Then Mike O'Hara ties a cord around sixteen year old Marie Lally's neck and raises her nightgown...Isolated village tragedies. Short eruptions of horror.  But in the heart of nearby hill, something turns in its sleep.  It breathes and it wakes...
  • In the remote West Country the farms around a small town are suddenly haunted by ghostly presences - and not all in human form.  But when a ghost hunter is called in to deal with the hauntings, a greater terror is unleashed.  Below the dark woods, the deserted tunnels of an ancient mine have become the focus of primeval supernatural forces - summoned by Arachne and growing in strength...
  • During the 1930s Depression years, the Virginia Writers project sent authors, editors and reporters out into the coves and hollows of the Appalachian Mountains and record the beliefs, traditions and superstitions of the mountain folk. Although the stories were duly collected, transcribed and sent to Richmond with the idea of publishing a book on American folklore the ultimate goal was never accomplished and the stories were archived in the University of Virginia. The stories in this volume have drawn heavily on the Virginia Project and goes beyond that - proceeding  from the assumption that the tales of the mountain folk were heavily influenced by the experiences of their ancestors,  many of whom were of Scottish, Irish or German origin and who settled in Virginia, Texas, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Tennessee and Arkansas. As a result, tales about Cajuns, Indians and Spaniards are incorporated. Through the 75 + stories in this volume, there emerges a comprehensive overview of the beliefs and practices of a segment of the population to whom witches and witchcraft were a part of daily life.
  • A fabulously terrifying trip into beauty and terror with thirteen of Bradbury's best: a baby born with the urge to kill...the couple who leave for a honeymoon - in a cemetery.... a husband and wife who experience rather a lot of unpleasantness with some Mexican mummified corpses...and the tombstone in the bedroom.
  • The Reverend David James discovers that a coven of witches have been using his church for worshipping Satan and calling up the dead.  Meanwhile, alone in his mansion, Harry Royce is employing electronic devices to reach the outer limits of the universe.  But when the invasion began it was not known whether the invaders were aliens from a contaminated star, or lost souls erupting out of Limbo.  Two things are clear:  It cannot be stopped and once it ends, there will be no one sane left on earth. Cover art by Jack Faragasso.
  • The town of Stepford is picture-postcard perfect. And for Joanna, Walter and their children it's almost too good to be true. And of course, when something's too good to be true, then it isn't...Irrational changes of personality occur almost overnight among wives in Stepford, soon after they take up residence there.  What is causing the feel of menace that overshadows this strange community?  Why do the secretive Men's Association meet every night in a house with shuttered windows? Joanna has to find out before what she fears becomes a reality...
  • It had been one of the worst crashes in airline history, with over 300 dead and only one survivor. Now the dead were buried and the town of Eton tried to forget. But Keller, the survivor, wanted to know what unseen forces had left him still alive. How had he walked from the flaming wreck, the only one to live? The tragedy left a lingering sense of evil and menace in the quiet countryside - and then strange events began to occur...A schoolboy is found decapitated on a railway track; a couple fall to their deaths from a bedroom window, but it seems the man has been dead for some time...Keller sets about retracing the events of the crash and the town is forced to face the dreadful truth about what was buried in the old graveyard...