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HORROR! UNDER THE TOMBSTONE by HWA Member David A. Sutton (Editor)


Author: David A. Sutton (Editor)

IMAGINE THE SIXTIES and Seventies… Hammer films and American International Pictures… The time of Plague of the Zombies, Lust for a Vampire, Quatermass and the Pit, Tales of Terror, The Haunted Palace and The Masque of the Red Death.
Imagine we’re back there now.

No mobile phones, no videotapes or DVDs, no personal computers. And iPads and Kindles are decades away. Where we are now, music is played on vinyl records with a stylus picking up the recorded sound on an old fashioned “radiogram” or a “portable” record player.

Horror stories had their emphasis on strong supernatural themes; this was an era when you could believe in vampires and strange otherworlds. Ghosts, demons, monsters, maniacs, black magic. These are the subject matter of this anthology of yarns from the deathly realm. A stage magician and his horrific secrets revealed to a meddling assistant. The bizarre appearance of an Arabian market in a Surrey garden. A railway station from which none of the ill-fated travellers can escape. A man searching for his lost wife in a dreamlike realm. A film director trying to capture the essence of a witches’ coven and its sacrifice. The writers in this book offer up their weird and peculiar offerings for your reading pleasure. Twenty-three short stories… start your journey now!

Table of Contents:

Marianne’s Boy by Elizabeth Fancett,

Prison by Bryn Fortey,

Broadcast by Ramsey Campbell,

Television Wife by W. T. Webb,

Goat by David Campton,

The Hollow Where by Michael G. Coney,

Infra-Man by Roger Parkes,

The Farmhouse by David A. Riley,

Under the Tombstone by Kenneth Bulmer,

Grooley by James Wade,

Demoniacal by David A. Sutton,

The Inglorious Rise of the Catsmeat Man by Robin Smyth,

The People Down Below by Julia Birley,

Phantasmagoria by W. T. Webb,

The Winner by E. C. Tubb,

The Time of Waiting by Richard Davis,

Mr. Nobody by R. W. Mackleworth,

Charley’s Chair by David Rome,

A Bottle of Spirits by David A. Riley,

The Darkness by Robert P. Holdstock,

Shrewhampton North-East by Bryn Fortey,

The Ghosts in the Garden by Rosemary Timperley,

The Other House by Ramsey Campbell.

Publisher: Shadow Publishing

Release_Date: 25 March 2013

ISBN_10: 0953903269

ISBN_13: 9780953903269

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