Archive for category Horror & Occult

Shirley, John – Black Butterflies

Shirley, John - Black ButterfliesGenre: Horror & Occult
Publisher: Leisure
Publication Date: 2001
Edition: 1st Printing
Cover Artist: Unknown

FROM THE BACK COVER:

Some nightmares are strangely sweet, unnaturally appealing. Some dark places gleam like onyx, like the sixteen stories in John Shirley’s Black Butterflies, stories never before collected, including the award-nominated “What Would You Do for Love?”

These stories are like the jet black butterflies Shirley saw in a dream. They flocked around him, and if he tried to ignore them they would cut him to shred with their razor-sharp wings. Shirley had to write these stories or the black butterflies would cut him up from the inside and flutter out from the wound…into the world.

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Shirley, John – Dracula in Love

Shirley, John - Dracula in LoveGenre: Horror & Occult
Publisher: Zebra
Publication Date: 1979
Edition: 1st Printing
Cover Artist: Unknown

FROM THE BACK COVER:

The moment I saw the letter I felt an ominous sensation.

It was addressed to me: Vladimir Horescu.

There was nothing really outwardly extraordinary about the letter’s envelope.

It was of linen paper, hard to find nowadays.

Why did I hesitate to open it?

Why did I hold it in both hands, at arms length, discoloring the envelope with the sudden perspiration of my fingers?

Why did I stare at the red wax signet on the back of the envelope? The wax seal with the signet V.

It was the embodiment of all mischief and unpleasantry.

Finally I opened the envelope, spread it on the desk, swallowed hard and read: My son! Know me: I am your father.

It was signed Vladislav Draco II, Son of the Dragon, known by some as DRACULA.

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Shirley, John – Wetbones

Shirley, John - WetbonesGenre: Horror & Occult
Publisher: Blake
Publication Date: 1993
Edition: 1st Printing
Cover Artist: Unknown

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Endore, Guy – The Werewolf of Paris

Endore, Guy - The Werewolf of ParisGenre: Horror
Publisher: Avon
Number: 354
Publication Date: 1951
Edition: 1st Edition
Cover Artist: William Randolph

FROM THE BACK COVER:

Beware the signs of the WEREWOLF!

EYEBROWS THAT MEET…
LONG, CURVED FINGERNAILS…
INTERLOCKING TEETH, WITH LITTLE SPACES BETWEEN…
AND – THE SURE SIGN –
HAIR ON THE PALM OF THE HAND!

In this shocking account are presented the details of one such human monster; of men found dead – with their throats ripped to shreds; of graves clawed open – and flesh torn from corpses; of a woman whose bloody wounds were drenched by the lips of a man-wolf –

This is not a tale for the faint of heart! But for those who reveled in the ghoulish tales of Frankenstein and Dracula, here is the best reading of this kind you’ve had in years! READ IT! YOU’LL AGREE!!

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Williams, Herbert – Terror at Night

Williams, Herbert - Terror at NightGenre: Horror & Occult
Publisher: Avon
Number: 110
Publication Date: 1947
Edition: PBO
Cover Artist: Unknown

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Serling, Rod – The Twilight Zone

Serling, Rod - The Twilight ZoneGenre: Horror/Occult
Publisher: Tempo Books
Number: T89
Publication Date: 1963
Edition: PBO
Cover Artist: Unknown

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Ripley – Ghost Stories and Plays

Ripley - Ghost Stories and PlaysGenre: Horror/Occult
Publisher: Scholastic
Number: T905
Publication Date: 1971
Edition: 4th Printing
Cover Artist: Unknown

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