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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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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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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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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The Invisible Man – USA, 1933 – reviews

The Invisible Man is a 1933 science fiction film based on H. G. Wells’ science fiction novel The Invisible Man, published in 1897, as adapted by R. C. Sherriff, Philip Wylie and Preston Sturges, whose work was considered unsatisfactory and who …

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Peter Tremayne – author

Peter Berresford Ellis (born 10 March 1943 in Coventry) is a historian, literary biographer, and novelist who has published over ninety books to date either under his own name or …

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The Tenant – France, 1976 – reviews

The Tenant – aka Le Locataire – is a 1976 French psychological thriller feature film directed by and starring Roman Polanski, plus Isabelle Adjani, Melvyn Douglas, and Shelley Winters. The film is based …

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Guy N. Smith – author

Guy Newman Smith (born 1939, Hopwas, Staffordshire) is a prolific English writer best known for his pulp fiction-style horror fiction, though he has also written non-fiction, softcore smut, and children’s …

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