"Horror 213" covers the best horror movies and radio and TV episodes of the Twentieth Century. Volume Two begins in 1961 with "The Weird Tailor" on "Thriller" and concludes with "The Sixth Sense" in 1999. "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" "The Birds," "The Exorcist," "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," "Halloween" and "The Silence of the Lambs" are discussed as well as episodes of "The Twilight Zone," "The Outer Limits," "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour" and "Night Gallery." In all, some 105 movies and episodes are discussed in this volume.
Classic radio horror shows, apart from Orson Welles' "War of the Worlds," are mostly an unknown continent for the horror fan of the internet era. "Those Frightening Shows of Yesteryear" is a guide to the four best classic radio horror series: "Lights Out," "Inner Sanctum Mysteries," "Suspense," and "CBS Radio Mystery Theater." Learn how horror radio developed and how it influenced horror TV series. Discover forgotten performances by Boris Karloff, Richard Widmark, Orson Welles, Agnes Moorehead, and Vincent Price. Find out about sinister chicken hearts, deadly wrong numbers, evil dolls, and other stories that frightened Americans in the Golden Age of Radio as you read "Those Frightful Shows of Yesteryear."
Attempts to reshape the past, recapture the past, and find hidden meanings abound in "Invasion of the President Snatchers," along with a sense of amusement. This book contains 6 short stories of science fiction, including "The First World War Shall Not Take Place," "Zoo Days," "Invasion of the President Snatchers," "Where's the Rest of Me?" "Keep Watching the Skies," and "The Man Who Could Read Between the Lines."
Goriod, a poet, must flee the wrath of the Emperor. As he travels, he collects stories of the gods transforming humans into beasts and strange creatures. Goriod does not realize that he is fleeing toward the transformation he fears the most. "Goriod: Tales of Metamorphosis" contains 12 tales of myth-like transformation. Thirteen, if Goriod's own fate is taken into account.
In the crime-plagued Midwestern metropolis of Chagrin City, one man wages a lonely war against the bizarre criminals of the Forties and Fifties. The Kestrel, a brooding crime-fighter with a wounded past, faces foes as odd as the dapper Diamond Jim, the vicious Night Clown, the seductive Valentina, and the relentless Combination in his struggle against the dark side of human endeavor.
As the Fifties end and the Sixties begin in Chagrin City, the Kestrel's struggle against crime continues. There are losses and triumphs as old foes such as the Night Clown and Diamond Jim return. New enemies, such as the Goofball show up, but the biggest danger to the Kestrel is posed by age and television.
A man obsessed with dragons, a rooster determined to get to Las Vegas, a frog who believes he is a handsome prince, and a comedian made out of gingerbread are some of the characters awaiting you in "The Dragon Lover and Other Fantasy Stories," a collection of 13 tales that look beyond the reality we know.
"His Queen of Darkness" is a collection of six horror stories inspired by the 1940s horror films of Val Lewton. The stories explore the power of classic horror movies and the lure of forbidden love and obsession that stretches through the decades and, perhaps, beyond the grave. The stories include "Zombies Walk Among Us," "A Ticket to the Night Zoo," "My Sister," "Shadows and Torment," "The Man Who Knew Karloff" and "His Queen of Darkness."