These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook. As a special bonus, Will Murray has written an introduction especially for this Horror Stories series of eBooks.
It all began with Dime Mystery Magazine in 1933. Its brand of fiction came to be called Weird Menace. The mystery-and-menace formula proved so successful that publisher Popular Publications threw all pretense to the wind and issued a companion title unashamedly dubbed Terror Tales.
Blurbed as “mystery-horror” stories instead of “mystery-terror,” this new magazine was formulated differently than its companion titles. As one editor told writers, “Horror Stories needs the bizarre and the horrible; monsters, torture, butchery—anything that is really horrible. The mystery angle is not so important here.”
In other words, damn the plot. Pour on the menace!
The same crew who filled the pages of the other terror titles got busy keeping this offering on schedule. They comprised a Who’s Who of Popular Publications pulp giants, yarn spinners such as Norvell W. Page, Frederick C. Davis, Wyatt Blassingame, Paul Ernst, Arthur Leo Zagat, Francis James, John H. Knox, and Arthur J Burks.
Once again, we’ve combed through innumerable issues to cull the best––or should we say worst?––offerings torn from the torturous pages of Horror Stories. Read this book with the lights on. You might end up sleeping the same way..
Table of Contents:
Horror Stories — An Introduction
by Will Murray
The Mole Men Want Your Eyes — April-May 1938 issue of Horror Stories
By Frederick C. Davis
Out of the bowels of the earth they came, old and lank and blind. And their cold, dead hands sought warm, fresh youth — Jane, whom I loved, and many more... But the hell we faced was not alone their loss; it was the dreadful knowledge that our doomed loved ones would not be permitted to die!
The Night the Devil Walked — January 1935 issue of Horror Stories
By Hal Field Leslie
On stormy nights the Devil stalked that lonely region, hunting young bodies for his own fiendish purpose...
Satan’s Sweetheart — February 1935 issue of Horror Stories
By Monroe Karasik
Was the phantom cat-creature which wooed her nightly but a figment bred of a beleaguered brain...?
Coming of the Unborn Things — Dec-Jan 1938-39 issue of Horror Stories
by Edith and Ejler Jacobson
From the moment that strange summons kept him from committing the sin that could never be forgiven, Dr. Raymond Oliver entered a world peopled by such grotesque and savage mockeries of nature as could only be spawned in the lowest pits of purgatory!
Honeymoon Curse — March 1935 issue of Horror Stories
by Norvell W. Page
What force transformed Myron and his pretty young bride into self-loathing untouchables, doomed forever to a hideous nightmare life?
The Last Horror — August 1940 issue of Horror Stories
by Wyndham Brooks
Young ladies must eat, so I gratefully accepted the security offered by that lovely girl. I knew nothing of those pitiful creatures, the Unfortunates — nor of the most dreadful horror of all... the Gethsemane of the White Queen!
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