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Keith Topping's 'A Vault of Horror'

14/10/2004. Contributed by Jessica Martin

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From Night of the Demon to House of Whipcord ... 80 British horror films which collectively made a lasting impression on the psyche of a nation. Author Keith Topping chronicles the films which shaped his childhood, taking a wry 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, publisher Telos say this is a film guide made to raise a smile as they take you back to the terrors of yesteryear.

Includes entries on the following films: Night of the Demon, The Curse of Frankenstein, The Trollenberg Terror, Dracula, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Mummy, The City of the Dead, Peeping Tom, Village of the Damned, The Curse of the Werewolf, Night of the Eagle, The Kiss of the Vampire, The Haunting, The Masque of the Red Death, The Black Torment, Dr Terror's House of Horrors, Rasputin The Mad Monk, Dracula Prince of Darkness, The Plague of the Zombies, The Witches, Invasion, Frankenstein Created Woman, The Sorcerers, Night of the Big Heat, Quatermass and the Pit, The Blood Beast Terror, The Devil Rides Out, Matthew Hopkins Witchfinder General, Curse of the Crimson Altar, Twisted Nerve, The Haunted House of Horror, Dracula Has Risen From Grave, The Oblong Box, The Corpse, Fragment of Fear, Incense For The Damned, I Start Counting, Scream and Scream Again, Taste the Blood of Dracula, The Vampire Lovers, Virgin Witch, The Blood on Satan's Claw, The Beast in the Cellar, The Horror of Frankenstein, The House That Dripped Blood, Lust for a Vampire, And Soon the Darkness, Assault, Hands of the Ripper, Dr Jekyll and Sister Hyde, Twins of Evil, Doomwatch, Crucible of Terror, Vampire Circus, Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter, Demons of the Mind, Revenge, Tower of Evil, Dracula AD 1972, Frenzy, Dr Phibes Rises Again, The Creeping Flesh, Psychomania, Nothing But The Night, Tales That Witness Madness, Death Line, Theatre of Blood, ~ ~And Now the Screaming Starts!, Asylum, The Wicker Man, The Legend of Hell House, The Satanic Rites of Dracula, Madhouse, From Beyond the Grave, The Beast Must Die, The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires, The Vault of Horror, Vampyres, House of Whipcord

Keith Topping is a journalist and author of 20 books including two editions of The Guinness Book of Classic British TV, and guides to TV series as diverse as The X-Files, Star Trek, The Avengers and Roswell for Virgin Books, four BBC Doctor Who novels (including the award-winning The Hollow Men) and Slayer: An Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

It comes illustrated with black and white photographs and a full colour section of film posters.

432pp. A5 paperback. ISBN 1-903889-58-8 (pb) 12.99 UK

More details at www.telos.co.uk

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