Posted by demonik on August 31, 2014
Stephen Laws – Spectre (NEL, 1994, originally Souvenir, 1986)
They’d called themselves the Byker Chapter ….
They were inseparable: six boys and one girl who’d grown up together in the back streets of Newcastle. Now the terraces are long gone, but Richard Eden has his memories – and one special photograph. All that is left of their joy – and betrayal …
Suddenly, impossibly, one by one the images begin to fade, as if his friends had never existed.
Something is stalking the Chapter – closing in for the kill. With each hideous death, another image fades from the photograph. Some spectre from the past, some horror they have unwittingly released, is out there on the darkened streets.Hunting them down.
They can run, but this time there is nowhere they can hide .. .
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Posted by demonik on June 7, 2014
Cyril Donson – Draco The Dragon Man (NEL, Oct. 1974)
Damon Draycot had won world renown as a historian and archeologist. He made many television appearances and his athletic exploits were no less eagerly followed. He was well-known and respected on all sides.
His latest nine-month expedition was potholing in Texas. There were many miles of underground passages to explore for mineralogical, medical and historical facts — and simply to conquer. This proposed feat captures the public imagination, and many are there to wish Draycot luck.
What happens to him underground would not be wished on any other man. Thereafter his life was never to be the same; dogged by an unfathomable curse that led him to shun his fellow creatures, this innocent expedition brought a nightmare of horror and evil into the light of day.
See also Draco the Dragonman thread on the Vault forum
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Posted by demonik on June 7, 2014
Stephen King – The Running Man (NEL, 1993)
THE RUNNING MAN
Every night they tuned in to the nation’s favourite prime-time TV game show:
They, all watched, from the sprawling polluted slums, to the security-obsessed enclaves of the rich. They all watched the ultimate live death game as the contestants tried to beat, not the clock, but annihilation at the hands of the Hunters. Survive thirty days and win the billion dollar jackpot –that was the promise. But the odds were brutal and the game rigged. Best score so far was eight days.
And now there was a new contestant, the latest Running Man, staking his life while a nation watched.
The Running Man is also available as part of the one volume edition The Bachman Books by Stephen King
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Posted by demonik on April 14, 2014
Stephen King – ‘Salem’s Lot (NEL, Feb 1977)
‘If’ novels were awarded certificates like films, this one would get a triple- ‘H” for horror. Philip Steele,THE SUN
Almost overnight, the population of ‘Salem’s Lot has gone from 1319 to nothing. At least, to nothing human.
Thousands of miles from the small New England town of ‘Salem’s Lot, two terrified people still share the secrets of those clapboard houses and tree-lined streets. One is an eleven-year-old boy who never speaks. Only his eyes betray the grotesque events he has witnessed. The other is a man with recurring nightmares of a placid little township transformed into a tableau of unrelenting horror, a man who know s that soon he and the boy must return to Salem’s Lot for a final confrontation with the unspeakable evil that lives on there.
By the author of the great best-seller, CARRIE, and the forthcoming masterpiece, THE SHINING.
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Posted by demonik on December 9, 2012
Laurence James – The Road (NEL, 1983)
The girl, half-naked, eyes demurely downcast, barely flinched as the knife blade pressed caressingly into the soft skin of her right breast.
Around her the chanting had died away and the ritual, rhythmic circling was stilled. A bead of blood … and another, another, sudden and bright in the candlelight, trembled, then trickled down the smooth flesh, splashing silently into the copper bowl.
Then came the incantations. Then the caged wren, bird of prophecy, was released to fly into the early sun.
Later, alone at the wheel of his car, a man cried out in panic as the windscreen exploded back into his face. Behind him, fluttering and broken by the impact, a bird lay on the road.
This was the first death.
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