Mysterious deaths and disappearances on a doomed ship on its final voyage. Another ship appears out of nowhere, then vanishes. A single survivor of the Mortzestus gives his account of terror and haunting on the high seas in this classic tale by master writer William Hope Hodgson.
In the far future, an unnamed narrator, who along with what remains of the human race dwells uneasily in an underground fortress-city surrounded by brooding, chaotic, relentless Watching Things, Silent Ones, Hounds, Giants, "Ab-humans," Brutes, and enormous slugs and spiders, follows a telepathic distress signal into the unfathomable darkness. The Earth's surface is frozen....
"Tough read, but rewarding"
While on a fishing trip two men discover the ruins of an old house perched on the very edge of a cliff. In the ruins they discover an old manuscript that seems to suggest the house was once involved in something super natural, and horrific.
"One of the greatest stories I have ever heard"
The story opens in the 19th century but quickly moves to the far future, where the sun has gone out, leaving the world in a darkness broken only by strange lights and mysterious fires. Over the ages, monsters and evil forces have descended to the Earth, compelling the surviving humans to take refuge in a great pyramid of imperishable metal built in a miles-deep chasm. The monsters surround the pyramid in a perpetual siege lasting for eons, waiting for the moment when its defenses will fail.
"An amazing journey"
The sailing ship Mortzestus is far from shore when the wind drops away and a mysterious mist surrounds the ship. As the days drift by, the observant sailor Jessop spots something half seen creeping over the taff rail. Then men in the rigging are attacked, a man disappears, and everyone starts to get scared. Then Jessop sees something below the water following the ship....
A gripping collection of outstanding American classic short stories by some of America's greatest writers: 'A Ghost Story' by Mark Twain; 'Pomegranate Seed' by Edith Wharton; 'Pigeons from Hell' by Robert E. Howard; 'Pickman's Model' by H. P. Lovecraft; 'The Adventure of the German Student' by Nathaniel Hawthorne; 'Absolute Zero' by Morgan Robertson; and many more.
"A horror in every breathless moment ...."
The survivors of the shipwrecked 18th century vessel Glen Carrig fight for their lives amidst a vast continent of weeds. Mysterious wrecks, horrific monsters, and swashbuckling adventure!
Ireland's Gannington Manor has remained empty for years, and rumor has it that the mansion is haunted. There appears to be blood drips from the ceiling, and two men have been found dead within - both in the great entrance hall. Psychic detective and ghost finder, Thomas Carnacki, recruits a group of strong men from the village - and their dogs - to accompany him during his investigation at Gannington Manor. Their mission is to spend the night in the mansion and see what occurs…
"A Scobby Doo Like mystery."
Classic and modern tales of horror presented for you in wide SCREAM Horrorscope....
One Voice Recordings presents its premiere recording of William Hope Hogdson's ghost story, "Carnacki The Ghost Finder: Gateway of the Monster"Carnacki's profession and delight is the eerie art and science of tracking down and dealing with the supernatural, and then relating his latest experience to an attentive group of friends...gathered together for just this purpose.
"Good Carnacki Story!"
There is a legend in the Hisgins family: any first-born female will be haunted by a ghostly horse during her courtship. The story has long been dismissed as nonsense - until their daughter Mary's fiancé, Beaumont, is attacked by a mysterious assailant. Detective Thomas Carnacki is summoned to investigate. Several strange incidences begin to occur during the detective's stay. Family members are woken by the sound of hoof beats in the night, yet no horse can be found nor any evidence of hoof prints on the grounds.
In need of an escape, supernatural detective Thomas Carnacki boards the Jarvee, an antique sailing ship owned by his old friend Captain Thompson. But revitalization isn't Carnacki's only motive. The captain has for some time been complaining that ghosts haunt his ship. Finding nothing physical to explain the haunting, Carnacki is left to wait. His wait is soon over, however, as savage storms beginplaguing the ship at night, each preceded by strange shadows in the water racing toward the ship. It is left to Carnacki to solve the mystery and save the crew from foundering.
FNH Audio presents an unabridged reading of William Hope Hodgson's "The Derelict". When a storm abates, leaving the ship in need of repairs, the men set to work, only to discover another ship a mile off, a floating wreck, a derelict. Thinking there may be salvage to be had, they cross to the mysterious stranger. Instead of salvage, they discover horror and death, and possibly a clue to the origin of life itself.
"Sludge isn't scary."
Grief. An emotion we all experience at one time or another, but there is no grief greater then the loss of a loved one. In this short poem by William Hope Hodgson, the narrator is alone with his grief and the realization that what had been will never be again.
A spine-chilling collection of fantastical and enchanting classic short stories. 'The Wolf Book' by Henry Chapman Mercer; 'Absolute Zero' by Morgan Robertson; 'An Uncommon View of It' by W. C. Morrow; 'The Baumoff Explosive' by William Hope Hodgson; 'Absolute Evil' by Julian Hawthorne; 'The Dolls' Castle' by Henry Chapman Mercer; 'The Legend' by Edith Wharton; 'A Tropical Horror' by William Hope Hodgson; 'Castle Valley' by Henry Chapman Mercer; 'Passing of a God' by Henry S. Whitehead.
"Painful Listening ZERO star Performance"
On Sir Alfred Jarnock's estate in South Kent, there is a chapel rumored to be haunted. It is said that any enemy who enters the chapel after nightfall will be struck down by the dagger that rests over the altar. Engraved upon the dagger's sheath is an image of Christ crucified and the phrase, in Latin, "Vengeance Is Mine, I Will Repay." After the estate's butler falls victim to the alleged curse, the lord of the manor's eldest son calls Thomas Carnacki to investigate.
William Hope Hodgson was an early British writer of supernatural and fantasy fiction, becoming an inspiration for later writers such as Clark Ashton Smith and others. This story, from 1907, tells the tale of a series of mysterious deaths and a strange creature at a local water tower.
Published in 1905, A Tropical Horror takes place on the high seas, where a creature takes over a ship, preying on the frightened sailors and ravaging the vessel.
William Hope Hodgson was an early British writer of supernatural and fantasy fiction, becoming an inspiration for later writers such as Clark Ashton Smith and others. Dating to 1904, this was his first published story, and it tells the tale of a mysterious marble statue coming to life and murdering the townspeople.
It was a dark and starless night when a schooner becalmed in the Northern Pacific is a approached by a rowboat whose occupant although nonthreatening refuses to be seen. We find out who this hideous appearing creature is, and how he and his fiancée came to be marooned on an island inhabited by a strange fungus.