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Old 28th October 2018, 06:05 PM
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Aye, it's good to hae some release. So happy with the Ballard etc. MRJ bears returning to ... glad you enjoyed them!!
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Old 3rd November 2018, 04:47 PM
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Completed Paperbacks from hell, an interesting insight into the horror fiction going into the subgenres and how many company's hopped on to make cynical cash grabs, at the end there's a brief mention of Point Horror and Goosebumps but it's a shame it didn't go into more depth like the satanism and splatterpunk section.
Anyway started The Teenage Slasher Movie book, I'll get back about this one.

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Old 5th November 2018, 06:03 PM
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The Teenage Slasher Movie book is an intriguing one set mainly on the films from 1978 and 1984 during the golden era. It does go into the "protoslashers" and the all the ones afterword, but there are many that get the limelight more than others (a brief mention of slaughter high - it should've had a bit more than that).
Still a good read.

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Old 18th November 2018, 06:03 PM
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Completed volume 1 of Hack/Slash, a horror comic worth checking out.
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Old 21st November 2018, 07:16 PM
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Really starting to get into pulp horror paperbacks lately. I just luv the artwork. Screw whoever said not to judge a book by it's cover!

Just finished reading The Snowman - great fun book in which a 20ft yeti with teeth so sharp they spark and eyes that can shoot rainbow laser beams hot enough to melt your face goes on a killer rampage in a ski resort. Similar to the Snow Beast movie.


Starting off with a gory bang, it does slow down a bit in the middle, but soon picks up for a great finale.

Just as I finished that, the postie delivered a new book I picked up (again, purely because of the artwork!) called Cannibals, which is meant to be like The Hills Have Eyes.


These books are great - total trash in the best way! Great artwork, fun stories, lots of carnage, obscure and oozing in 70s/80s-ness. Just like a VHS... in words. They're only a couple of hundred pages or so in length too which is a massive plus for me. Bonus points for many being British too.

I get bored too quickly to take on most horror novels that go into the thousands of pages. Ain't nobody got time for that! Give me a short, trashy burst of throwaway gory mayhem anytime.

Only just discovered these - entering a new world...

Anyone else read these two, or any other pulp horror of the 70s/80s?
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Old 21st November 2018, 08:40 PM
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All noted!!

I have this rather lurid pb ... Maniac by Stuart Friedman. A mental patient relates his sorry tale of mayhem. Grisly and dull in stretches.
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Old 22nd November 2018, 11:18 AM
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Ah yeah! I saw the cover for that the other day - LOVED the artwork. Is it worth picking up, Demoncrat?

Here's a couple of my fave covers I've found so far that I'm looking to pick up eventually. Some go for crazy money though - prices in their 100s! I'll stick to the 1p ones for now...


I probably would read more if modern books had decent artwork. Now it just seems to be the author's name in a giant font, with the title and hardly any art.
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Must admit Tricycle is a bit of a mind boggler.

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This is a good one if you can track it down.Screenshot_20181122-153949_Amazon%20Shopping.jpeg
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Old 22nd November 2018, 08:30 PM
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Ah yeah! I saw the cover for that the other day - LOVED the artwork. Is it worth picking up, Demoncrat?

Here's a couple of my fave covers I've found so far that I'm looking to pick up eventually. Some go for crazy money though - prices in their 100s! I'll stick to the 1p ones for now...


I probably would read more if modern books had decent artwork. Now it just seems to be the author's name in a giant font, with the title and hardly any art.
I can only say ... if it's cheap as chips ... go for it. It's like a poorly written The Face That Wouldn't Die in places IMO
Enjoy!! I will peruse the site tomorrow methinks!! Aw they covers are just charming what what
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