Tales From the Vault: Old-Fashioned Horror Books

Tales From the Vault: Old-Fashioned Horror Books

We've delved deep into our vault and dusted off a selection of stories designed to chill the reader to the bone. These books were all published before 1960 - some of them forgotten, many out-of-print - illustrate how authors and publishers tried to scare people in the days before JFK, The Beatles and everything else that came with the Swinging Sixties. You will find ghosts, monsters, witches, the undead, general strange happenings and a diverse range of supernatural elements in this selection.

We've steered clear of the biggest names of horror from this pre-1960 era but there are plenty of authors that you will recognise like Dennis Wheatley, Conan the Barbarian creator Robert E. Howard and the prolific Psycho author Robert Bloch.

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