Dracul – novel by Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker

‘Even immortals have their beginnings.’ Dracul is a 2018 novel by Dacre Stoker – Bram Stoker’s great grandnephew – and J.D. Barker (Forsaken; The Fourth Monkey). The novel will be available in hardcover, paperback, and e-book on …

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The Changeling – Canada, 1980 – reviews

The Changeling is a 1979 [released 1980] Canadian horror film directed by Peter Medak (Hannibal TV series) from a screenplay by William Gray (Humongous; Prom Night) and actress Diana Maddox. It stars George C. Scott and Trish Van Devere (Scott’s …

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Amok: King of Legend – novel

Amok: King of Legend is a 1976 British fantasy novel written by Ken Follett, using the pseudonym Bernard L. Ross. These days, Ken Follett is a successful thriller writer, but …

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Astrosaurs – novels

Astrosaurs is a series of children’s science fiction/horror-tinged novels written by Steve Cole, which have been released since 2005. The main characters are space-going dinosaurs named Teggs Stegosaur (a Stegosaurus), …

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The Turn of the Screw – novella

The Turn of the Screw, originally published in 1898, is a gothic ghost story novella written by Henry James. The novella has had differing interpretations, often mutually exclusive. Many critics …

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Conjure Wife – novel

Conjure Wife (1943) is a supernatural horror novel by Fritz Leiber. Its premise is that witchcraft flourishes as an open secret among women. The story is told from the point …

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Web – novel by John Wyndham

Web is a science fiction/horror novel written by the English author John Wyndham (The Day of the Triffids; The Kraken Wakes; The Midwich Cuckoos) The novel was published by the estate of John Wyndham in April 1979, ten …

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Carmilla – novella

Carmilla is a Gothic novella by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. First published in 1872, it tells the story of a young woman’s susceptibility to the attentions of a female vampire named Carmilla. It was first published in the …

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Croc – novel, UK, 1976

‘In the tradition of Night of the Crabs’ Croc is a 1976 horror novel written by David James. One of the few US novels in the ‘nature strikes back’ subgenre, …

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Sphere horror pulp fiction

Sphere horror paperbacks were published in the UK during the 1970s and 1980s. They were hugely popular and many – such as Lust for a Vampire, Blind Terror, The Ghoul, …

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The Fog – novel by James Herbert

The Fog is a horror novel by English writer James Herbert (The Dark; The Rats), published in 1975 by New English Library (NEL). It is about a deadly fog that drives its victims insane …

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Richard Lewis – author

Richard Lewis was a novelist who emerged during the British horror fiction boom of the late 1970s, then vanished once that boom turned to bust. Over a few short years, …

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Slither – novel by John Halkin

Slither is a horror novel by British author John Halkin, first published in 1980 by Hamlyn Paperbacks. It is not connected to the 2006 film of the same title. The …

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Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein – USA, 1994 – reviews

Frankenstein – aka Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein – is a 1994 American horror film directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Robert De Niro and Branagh himself. It also stars Tom Hulce, Helena Bonham Carter, Ian Holm, John Cleese (Monty Python), Aidan Quinn and Richard Briers. Produced …

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Kim Newman – film critic and author

Kim Newman (born in London on 31 July 1959) is an English journalist, film critic, and fiction writer. Recurring interests visible in his work include film history and horror fiction—both of which …

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The Werewolf of Paris – novel, 1933

The Werewolf of Paris is a 1933 horror novel as well as a work of historical fiction by Guy Endore. The novel follows Bertrand Caillet, the eponymous werewolf, throughout the tumultuous …

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David Pirie – author and film critic

David Pirie is a screenwriter, film producer, film critic, and novelist. As a screenwriter, Pirie has written numerous mysteries and horror-themed works, mostly for television, including the ITV series Murderland …

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Slights – novel by Kaaron Warren

Slights is a 2009 horror novel by Australian writer Kaaron Warren. It is her debut novel and is about a woman who withdraws from society and has near-death experiences in …

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Peter Saxon – author

Peter Saxon was a house pseudonym used by various writers in the 1960s and early 70s. ‘Saxon’ wrote several paperback horror novels, including the ‘Guardians’ series, in which a group …

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