In 1933, American showman Carl Denham returned from a mysterious, hidden island with a priceless treasure. A treasure not gold or jewels, but the island's barbaric god, a monstrous anthropoid called "Kong". The savage giant escaped and wreaked havoc among the man-made canyons of Manhattan, but within hours of the giant ape's death his body - and Carl Denham - disappeared.
"Overacted, Great Story"
From the blistering surface of Mercury to Pluto's frosty icefields, their fame had spread: John Thorn, Saul Av, and Gunner Welk - better known as The Three Planeteers! Are they heroes, or outlaws? Could they be both? No more knew. In the year 2952, the fate of the solar system rests on a trio of hired ray-guns who dare the pirate-infested asteroid wilderness known as the Zone…from which few return…. The Three Planeteers return in these vintage pulp tales.
"A great space yarn in the finest tradition"
This tremendous tale picks up in 1957, when Carl Denham's son, Vincent, decides to investigate the events that culminated in the tragic fall of Kong. His journey will ultimately take him to Skull Island in search of answers. In that frightening lost land, Vincent braves prehistoric perils while piecing together the fate of a mighty civilization, and unlocks the astounding secret of the great wall that kept Kong in check.
"Overly excited narrator"
Among fans of classic pulp fiction, aficionados of supernatural stories consider Popular Publications' Terror Tales, the magazine, for people who found the Lovecraftian stories in Weird Tales too tame and Universal's classic monsters too Hollywood! Between 1934 and 1941, Terror Tales and its legion of unholy authors spewed forth an unremitting litany of horror, terror, torment, and torture - all directed at ordinary American couples faced with supernatural menaces torn from their deepest, darkest nightmares. Think Scream during the Great Depression.
Captain Future....the Ace of Space! Born and raised on the moon, Curtis Newton survived the murder of his scientist parents to become the protector of the galaxy known as Captain Future. With his Futuremen - Grag the giant robot, Otho, the shape-shifting android and Simon Wright, the Living Brain - he patrols the solar system in the fastest space ship ever constructed, the Comet, pursuing human monsters and alien threats to Earth and her neighbor planets.
Where does fantasy end and horror begin? Is there beauty in terror? Does horror possess a spiritual dimension? In these five classic tales written by acknowledged masters of the supernatural, these haunting questions are explored, but not fully answered.
The maddest of the mad scientists - Doctor Death - starred in his own bizarre pulp magazine in early 1935. He consorted with demons, elementals, zombies, disinterred mummies, and other unclean denizens of Hell. Standing against him were the Secret 12, a band of the top U.S. civil and business leaders, headed by Jimmy Holm, a millionaire criminologist and occultist. One of the rare unabashedly supernatural series the pulps ever produced, Doctor Death returns in vintage pulp tales, reissued as audiobooks.
In 1934, a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names - the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines - weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Terror Tales magazine was one of the most popular. This audiobook contains a collection of stories from the pages of Terror Tales magazine, all written by Wyatt Blassingame, reissued for today’s listeners.
Walking cadavers! Bloodthirsty, nauseous gray creatures! In the dank tombs of Egypt where he seeks the secret of resurrection, Doctor Death strikes at his pursuers with the terrible inventions of his warped brain. This gripping account of a brave detective's struggle against a scientific fiend is packed with thrills and horror. The maddest of the mad scientists - Doctor Death - starred in his own bizarre pulp magazine in early 1935. He consorted with demons, elementals, zombies, disinterred mummies, and other unclean denizens of Hell.
When the tyrannical League of the Cold Worlds devises a super weapon capable of annihilating the defenses of the democratic Alliance of Inner Planets, The Three Planeteers go undercover to choke off Dictator Haskell Trask's critical power supply of radite. But the mission brings them into the realm of the D'Artagnan of space, Lana Cain, legendary leader of the most brazen band of buccaneers ever to ply the space lanes.
The maddest of the Mad Scientists - Doctor Death - starred in his own bizarre pulp magazine in early 1935. He consorted with demons, elementals, zombies, disinterred mummies, and other unclean denizens of Hell. Standing against him were the Secret Twelve, a band of the top U. S. civil and business leaders, headed by Jimmy Holm, a millionaire criminologist and occultist. One of the rare unabashedly supernatural series the pulps ever produced, Doctor Death returns in vintage pulp tales, reissued for today's listeners.
Who is Dr. Rance Mandarin? A wizard of science dedicated to hurling modern man back into the Stone Age! A twisted combination of Albert Einstein and Boris Karloff. The malevolent monster who calls himself Doctor Death! Master of the Black Arts, invoker of evil elementals and generalissimo of an army of marauding Zombies, Doctor Death has decreed that mankind must revert to a more primitive state - or perish!
Doctor Death returns! The most maniacal member of Yale's Skull and Bones society, super scientist Rance Mandarin, is back with a new scheme to hurl mankind back to the Dark Ages, where he believes humanity belongs. Master of Zombies and malevolent elementals, Death seeks to raise the ultimate army of the Undead - mummies!
Back for a third terrible try at conquering the world, Rance Mandarin - the malevolent Zombie master feared by all sane men as Doctor Death - has returned from the grave. Sworn to hurl civilization back into a new Dark Age, Doctor Death has conceived a weird new scheme to achieve his diabolical ends.