A Vault of Horror

A Vault of Horror

Written by Keith Topping

From Night of the Demon to House of Whipcord … 80 British horror films that collectively made a lasting impression on the psyche of a nation.

Author Keith Topping chronicles the films that shaped his childhood, taking a wry and often irreverent look at their triumphs and failings, their cast and crew, their continuity blunders and their impact on the genre as a whole.

Published 19 August 2004

From Night of the Demon to House of Whipcord … 80 British horror films that collectively made a lasting impression on the psyche of a nation.

Author Keith Topping chronicles the films that shaped his childhood, taking a wry and often irreverent look at their triumphs and failings, their cast and crew, their continuity blunders and their impact on the genre as a whole.

Illustrated with many rare photographs, this is one film guide guaranteed to raise a smile as we take you back to the terrors of yesteryear.

Includes entries on the following films:

Night of the DemonThe Curse of FrankensteinThe Trollenberg TerrorDracula,The Hound of the BaskervillesThe MummyThe City of the DeadPeeping Tom,Village of the DamnedThe Curse of the WerewolfNight of the EagleThe Kiss of the VampireThe HauntingThe Masque of the Red DeathThe Black TormentDr Terror’s House of HorrorsRasputin – The Mad MonkDracula Prince of Darkness,The Plague of the ZombiesThe WitchesInvasionFrankenstein Created Woman,The SorcerersNight of the Big HeatQuatermass and the PitThe Blood Beast TerrorThe Devil Rides OutMatthew Hopkins Witchfinder GeneralCurse of the Crimson AltarTwisted NerveThe Haunted House of HorrorDracula Has Risen From GraveThe Oblong BoxThe CorpseFragment of FearIncense For The DamnedI Start CountingScream and Scream AgainTaste the Blood of Dracula,The Vampire LoversVirgin WitchThe Blood on Satan’s ClawThe Beast in the Cellar, The Horror of FrankensteinThe House That Dripped BloodLust for a VampireAnd Soon the DarknessAssaultHands of the RipperDr Jekyll and Sister HydeTwins of EvilDoomwatchCrucible of TerrorVampire CircusCaptain Kronos Vampire HunterDemons of the MindRevengeTower of EvilDracula AD 1972FrenzyDr Phibes Rises AgainThe Creeping FleshPsychomaniaNothing But The NightTales That Witness MadnessDeath LineTheatre of Blood~ ~ And Now the Screaming Starts!AsylumThe Wicker ManThe Legend of Hell House,The Satanic Rites of DraculaMadhouseFrom Beyond the GraveThe Beast Must DieThe Legend of the 7 Golden VampiresThe Vault of HorrorVampyresHouse of Whipcord.

Published 19 August 2004

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Rockin’ Keith Topping is an extremely freelance journalist and author whose previous work includes co-editing two editions of The Guinness Book of Classic British TV. He’s also written numerous guides to television series as diverse as The X-FilesThe SweeneyDoctor Who and Roswell for Virgin Books. He’s responsible for four novels, (including the award-winning The Hollow Men), and a novella (Telos’s own Ghost Ship), the Stargate SG-1 guide Beyond the Gate, and the best-selling volumes SlayerHollywood Vampire and Inside Bartlet’s White House. He has contributed to numerous genre magazines, including TV Zone and Shivers, and is a former Contributing Editor of DreamWatch specialising in coverage of US television. Keith was born on Tyneside on the same day in 1963 that his beloved Newcastle United lost 3-2 at home to Northampton Town. Things haven’t improved much since. He regularly appears on local radio and also contributed to the BBC television series I Love the ’70s. His hobbies include socialising with friends, foreign travel, loud guitar-based pop music, trashy British horror movies of the ’60s and ’70s, football, comedy, murder and lots of other stuff.

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Weight .504 kg
Dimensions 21 x 15 x 2 cm

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