By Peter Haining

A PICTORIAL heritage OF HORROR tales:
Two Hundred Years of Illustrations from the Pulp Magazines

This e-book is essentially a page-for-page reprint of Haining's prior publication entitled "Terror: A historical past of Horror Illustrations from Pulp Magazines." there isn't any new fabric. the one distinction is it's a hardback with various conceal artwork. whereas it's really thorough in visually documenting the evolution of horror representation from the "penny-dreadful" magazines of the Victorian age during the pulps of the '30s and '40s, it has an enormous shortcoming -- lots of the luridly colourful pulp journal hide photos are reproduced in B&W. That makes for a truly monotonous learn. nowadays, more moderen books in regards to the pulps continually reproduce the covers in excellent colour. Why they didn't see healthy to do this within the '70s and and '80s is a secret and a disgrace. an individual must revisit the topic of horror pulps and do it right.

4to, modern illus bds with lurid photo of monster attacking a slumbering girl, 176pp. Lavishly illus in color and in B&W. Many artists are represented: Mary Byfield, Henry Anelay, John Gilbert, Sidney Paget, Margaret Brundage, and so forth. those illustrations are continually fascinating.

A dinner party of nightmares in photos, rescued from the crumbling pages of lengthy lifeless periodicals. levels over two hundred years of gory, ghoulish and terrifying from the 1st Gothic engravings of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to that wealthy and sundry treasure residence of horror illustrations

Show description

Read or Download A Pictorial History of Horror Stories PDF

Best horror books

A Simple Plan

All of it appeared So basic. ..

Two brothers and their pal bump into the wreckage of a plane—the pilot is useless and his duffle bag comprises 4 million money in money. the lads comply with conceal, continue and percentage the fortune. yet what started out as an easy plan slowly devolves right into a ugly nightmare none of them can keep an eye on.


Paul Henninger is a rookie cop on San Antonio's afflicted East aspect, the place each evening is a conflict opposed to the gangs and the drug purchasers. yet Paul has a depressing previous, and a gloomy inheritance. The ghost of Martin Henninger has back to ensure his son, Paul, supplies on his apocalyptic cost, the results of Martin's black magic, and he’s killing every person in his course.

Grimoire Diabolique

What do you get in case you acquire 92k phrases of the main vile, disgusting, gore-soaked, in poor health, twisted and demented fiction from the genuine grasp of hardcore horror, Edward Lee. .. The Grimoire Diaboligue. an important e-book choice of the main brutal of Mr. Lee's brief tales and novellas. All on hand in a single position for the 1st time digitally.

Darkness Under the Sun: A Tale of Suspense

The chilling account of a pivotal stumble upon among innocence and supreme malice, Darkness below the solar is the suitable learn for Halloween--or for any haunted night--and unearths a mystery, fateful turning aspect within the occupation of Alton Turner Blackwood, the killer on the darkish center of What the evening understands, the drawing close novel via number one long island occasions bestselling writer Dean Koontz.

Additional info for A Pictorial History of Horror Stories

Sample text

Go,” she said. ” She managed a smile, which sent a current of relief through his body. Then she kissed him and said, “I love you, too, Harry. ” She meant it. Although there would be the requisite period of recriminations, and should be, her determination not to allow a single indiscretion to take away what they had built as a family was as strong as her husband’s. They rejoined their daughters and he kissed both girls again. “Call tonight,” he told Hope. ” “You girls be good and do what Mom says.

A vivid orange ball erupted where the left wing joined the fuselage, and the faint sound of an explosion reached Lester’s ears a second later. The fisherman watched as the wing separated from the aircraft and began a slow, topsy-turvy descent to earth, followed by the rest of the plane, silently twisting and turning against the blue sky, the only sound the breeze on Rye Lake and the beating of Lester’s heart. He saw other things falling, too, smaller things— bodies came to mind; he closed his eyes and lowered his head.

The engines responded, the four-bladed props cut into the air, and the craft moved forward, gaining speed as she kept it glued to the runway’s white center stripe while monitoring the air speed indicator. The plane reached the predetermined speed for liftoff. “Rotate,” Captain Sutherland said. Johnson pulled smoothly back on the yoke and the ground fell away. In the passenger cabin, Jill Syms gave out an exuberant yelp. Wally Watson laughed. Hope took her daughter’s hand and squeezed. As often as she’d flown, she was never completely comfortable in a plane despite her mother’s good-luck necklace, and would be glad when they touched down safely at Reagan National.

Download PDF sample

A Pictorial History of Horror Stories by Peter Haining
Rated 4.31 of 5 – based on 27 votes