The Vampire Archives is the biggest, hungriest, undeadliest collection of vampire stories, as well as the most comprehensive bibliography of vampire fiction ever assembled. Dark, stormy, and delicious, once it sinks its teeth into you there’s no escape.
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It was a dark and stormy night when Mary Crane glimpsed the unlit neon sign announcing the vacancy at the Bates Motel. Exhausted, lost, and at the end of her rope, she was eager for a hot shower and a bed for the night. Her room was musty, but clean, and the manager seemed nice, if a little odd.
"We're All Not Quite As Sane As We Pretend To Be"
A chill inducing and masterful collection of vampire tales, culled from the dark recesses of the nefarious and world-renowned Vampires Archives. Coffins, the third volume in the series, contains some of the best of the best vampire fiction. The authors, including Harlan Ellison, Robert Bloch, Edgar Allan Poe, and F. Paul Wilson, take listeners readers deep inside the crypts of the living dead, in all their supernatural splendor.
You remember Norman Bates, the shy motel manager with the fatal mother fixation. Now, years after his horrific bout of butchery, Norman is at large again. Breaking free from the psycho ward, he cuts a shocking swath of blood all the way to Hollywood - where, it so happens, they are making a movie about Norman’s life and crimes. A movie that suddenly and terrifyingly becomes a lot like real life.
The new Bates Motel is a tourist attraction, a re-creation of the infamous murder site, and the developers are already counting their profits. But there’s a new exhibit that nobody expected: the bloody corpse of a teenage girl crumpled in the front hall, stabbed to death. Among the avalanche of press and publicity is reporter and true-crime book writer Amelia Haines, who is studying the original Psycho killings.
After the death of Robert Blake, who came to grief after discovering the Shining Trapezohedron and deciphering texts about it from ancient evil cults, the artifact was removed from the black windowless temple where it was found by a Dr. Dexter and thrown into the deepest channel of Narragansett Bay.
"Good story, needs a better narator."
This collection of classic horror stories is sure to give you goose bumps, raise the hair on the back of your neck, and put some fright in your night. Includes Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper by Robert Bloch, Coin of the Realm by Charles L. Grant, Something Had to be Done by David Drake, The Graveyard Rats by Henry Kuttner, The Small Assassin by Ray Bradbury, Calling Card by Ramsey Campbell, The Words of Guru by C.M. Kornbluth, and Passengers by Robert Silverberg.
Learn the truth behind the mask of Hollywood in these 10 bizarre tales of dreams and dream weavers, movies and movie-makers, by some of the most respected fantasy writers of our time.
From the author of Psycho, a Lovecraftian tale of Arkham, town of eldritch horrors and monsters. Gangsters and unspeakable creatures mix in a tale to tell around a campfire - or in a haunted house, if you dare!
Robert Bloch and H. P. Lovecraft were contemporaries of sorts, with Bloch at the beginning of his career as a science fiction and horror writer and Lovecraft near the end of his career in 1935, when "Shambler from the Stars" was published. In this well-crafted short story, the narrator's friend from Arkham, Lovecraft, is killed by a monster he evokes.
"Florid and Mispronounced"
From the author of Psycho, a tale of eldritch horror in the mode of H. P. Lovecraft. Evil tomes, unwitting seekers of arcane knowledge, and a horror from beyond the stars!
"Short but good"
Do you despise rock 'n' roll? Do you think Elvis is a hound dog? Do you understand the words of any popular song? Here, for the first time, the whole ghastly plot is revealed, the Conspiracy of Cacophony traced to its Cosmic Lair.
Life changes on Earth when the population tips the scales at over X billion people. Harry lives in a single room without a window and hates the commutrain ride, which is like the black hole of Calcutta on wheels. If he can get his private car out of commugarage, he might be able to get to work on time. If only it wasn't for his headaches....
"Author of PSYCHO is a Sci-Fi Master Too"
X Minus One premiered in April 1955 on NBC and ran until January 1958. Like its predecessor series, Dimension X, X Minus One featured stories by the greatest names in modern science fiction: Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Clifford Simak, Robert Bloch, and many more.
Do vampires visit the dentist? Fangs, after all, are one of the vampire's tools of the trade. "Hello Doc. Got a little job for you." So fascinated was Dr. King at the fangs protruding from the horrible mouth, that he failed to hear the stranger's words.
From the author of Psycho, a grim and fascinating tale of a torture-mad Chinese ruler who fed strange food to the feathered songsters in his garden of horror.
Ace Clawson, the "Carnie" guy, is in the dumps because his girlfriend, "The Girl from Mars" in his freak show, has run off with the magician. Everything becomes okay when a beautiful woman shows up claiming she is from Mars. Ace figures she is an escapee from the asylum, but she is built and beautiful in a strange way, so he offers her a job to lure her into the tent. Bad idea.
Marion Crane hat ihren Chef um 40.000 Dollar erleichtert und muss fliehen. Auf der Suche nach einer Unterkunft für die Nacht stößt sie auf ein verlassenes Hotel, das der seltsame Norman Bates und seine Mutter betreiben. Das traute Heim wird schnell zur tödlichen Falle: Mary wird unter der Dusche erstochen. Als Privatdetektiv Arbogast, Marys Verlobter und ihre Schwester auf der Suche nach der Geflüchteten in Bates' Hotel landen, ahnen sie, dass hier mysteriöse Dinge vor sich gehen.