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The Horror Reviews

I grew up on horror novels. I remember picking up James Herberts and Guy N Smiths when I was less than ten years old, and I've been an avid reader and collector ever since. At some point, when still a kid, I started an encyclopaedia of the modern horror novel, which would contain reviews and bibliographic information on all the horror novels I could find. It was never going to be finished, I knew that, but it was something I felt I needed to do. Looking at it in 2005, after about ten years of inactivity, I still see over 100,000 words and realise that, as bad as much of it is, it must have had a great effect on my future writing. It could even be called the real beginning to The Million Word March.

Here's what there is so far, in review format, as it does contain information that I haven't seen elsewhere on the net. Bear in mind, though, that I was very young when I wrote a good portion of it. I have a much more critical eye today, as well as a lot more experience with both good and bad literature, and it would be written very differently if I were to start now. Maybe one day I'll take up this project again and make it a little more consistent.

The Reviews

Note: there are two versions of this page: listed by author (this one) and listed by title.

Paul Adams

Devour

Robert Alexander

Demonstrand
The Soul Eater

Michael Falconer Anderson

Black Trinity
The Clan of Golgotha Scalp
God of a Thousand Faces
The Unholy
The Woodsmen

Etienne Aubin

Dracula and the Virgins of the Undead
The Terror of the Seven Crypts

Mike Baker

Adam

John Blackburn

A Beastly Business
A Book of the Dead
Children of the Night
A Ring of Roses
A Scent of New-Mown Hay

James Blackstone

Torched!

Nick Blake

Chainsaw Terror

Robert Bloch

American Gothic

Norman Bogner

Snowman

Gary Brandner

The Brain Eaters
Carrion
Echoes
Hellborn
The Howling
Quintana Roo
Return of the Howling
Walkers

Margaret Carr

The Witch of Wykham

David Case

And Now the Screaming Starts...

Emma Cave

The Blood Bond

Evan Chandler

Dying Light

Glenn Chandler

The Sanctuary
The Tribe

Robert Charles

The Burning
Flowers of Evil

Suzy McKee Charnas

The Vampire Tapestry

Paddy Chayefsky

Altered States

Simon Ian Childer

Tendrils
Worm

G C Clewett

Blood Dynasty

Nancy A Collins

In the Blood
Sunglasses After Dark
Tempter
Wild Blood

Ralph Comer

The Witchfinders

Brian Cooper

Stones of Evil

Louise Cooper

Crown of Horn

Basil Copper

The Curse of the Fleers
The Great White Space
Necropolis

Jere Cunningham

The Abyss

Ann Curd

Night of the Devil

James Darke

The Escape
The Feud
The Killing
The Meeting
The Plague
The Prisoner
The Torture
The Trial

Ian Dear

Village of Blood

Ivor Drummond

The Necklace of Skulls

Eric Ericson

The Sorcerer

James Farber

Blood Island
Nightmare's Child

Daniel Farson

Transplant

Alan Dean Foster

Alien

Guy Fraser

Monster

Bill Garnett

The Crone
Down-Bound Train
The Shadow
The Unbegotten

Ray Garton

Live Girls

Leo Giroux, Jr

Dark Ashram

Ron Goulart

Bloodstalk
Deadwalk
On Alien Wings

Clay Grant

The Demon Samurai

John Halkin

The Unholy

Angus Hall

To Play the Devil

Barbara Hambly

Immortal Blood

Laurell K Hamilton

Guilty Pleasures
The Laughing Corpse

Richard Harrington

Hellfire Today

Steve Harris

The Hoodoo Man
Wulf

James Herbert

The Dark
Domain
Fluke
The Fog
The Jonah
Lair
The Magic Cottage
Moon
The Rats
The Spear
The Survivor

Joseph Howard

Damien - Omen II

Shaun Hutson

Breeding Ground
The Skull
Slugs
Spawn
The Terminator

John Hyde

Amen

David James

Croc

Laurence James

Paradise Lost
The Road

Edward Jarvis

Maggots
Pestilence

Martin Jenson

The Echo on the Stairs
An Odour of Decay
The Village of Fear

K W Jeter

Mantis

Mendal W Johnson

Let's Go Play at the Adams'

Shelley & Paul N Katz

Alligator

Richard Kelly

Midnight's Lair
Tread Softly

Stephen King

It

M E Knerr

Sasquatch

Harry Adam Knight

Carnosaur
The Fungus
Slimer

Robert Knight

Plasmid

Jeffrey Konvitz

The Apocalypse
The Sentinel

Gordon McGill

The Abomination - Omen V

Richard Laymon

Alarums
Allhallow's Eve
The Beast House
Beware!
Blood Games
The Cellar
Darkness, Tell Us
Flesh
Funland
Night Show
One Rainy Night
Out are the Lights
Resurrection Dreams
Savage
The Stake
The Woods are Dark

Michael R Linaker

Scorpion
Scorpion: Second Generation
The Touch of Hell

David Lippincott

Black Prism

Robert Lory

Dracula Returns
Dracula's Brothers
Dracula's Gold
The Drums of Dracula
The Hand of Dracula
The Witching of Dracula

Thomas Luke

The Hell Candidate
Phobia

Brian Lumley

Blood Brothers
Bloodwars
The Burrowers Beneath
Deadspawn
Deadspeak
Demogorgon
The House of Doors
The Last Aerie
Necroscope
Psychamok
Psychomech
Psychosphere
The Source
Wamphyri!

Richard Lupoff

Lovecraft's Book

Michael Mannion

Death Cloud

Marc Marais

Duel for a Dark Angel

George R R Martin

Fevre Dream

Graham Masterton

Black Angel
Burial
Charnel House
Death Dream
Death Trance
The Devils of D-Day
The Djinn
Family Portrait
Fireflash 5
Flesh and Blood
The House That Jack Built
The Hymn
The Manitou
Mirror
Night Plague
Night Warriors
The Pariah
Plague
Prey
Revenge of the Manitou
Ritual
The Sleepless
The Sphinx
Spirit
Tengu
The Walkers
The Wells of Hell

Richard Matheson

I am Legend

Robert R McCammon

Baal

Gordon McGill

Armageddon 2000 - Omen IV
The Final Conflict - Omen III

David J Michael

Death Tour

James Moffatt

The Naked Light

Pierce Nace

Eat Them Alive

Andrew Neiderman

Brainchild

Gavin Newman

The Hangman

Tom Owen

Circus of Horrors

Frank S Pepper

Big Deep

Daniel Rhodes

Next, After Lucifer

Anne Rice

Interview with the Vampire
The Vampire Lestat

Jon Ruddy

The Bargain

Peter Saxon

Black Honey
Corruption
The Curse of Rathlaw
The Darkest Night
Dark Ways to Death
The Disorientated Man
The Haunting of Alan Mais
The Killing Bone
Satan's Child
Through the Dark Curtain
The Torturer
The Vampires of Finistere

David Seltzer

The Omen

Nick Sharman

The Cats
Childmare
Judgement Day
The Scourge
The Surrogate

Guy N Smith

Abomination
Accursed
Alligators
Bats Out of Hell
The Black Fedora
Blood Circuit
The Blood Merchants
Cannibal Cult
Caracal
Crabs on the Rampage
The Dark One
Dead End
Deathbell
Doomflight
The Druid Connection
Entombed
The Ghoul
The Graveyard Vultures
The Island
Killer Crabs
The Knighton Vampires
Locusts
The Lurkers
Manitou Doll
The Master
Night of the Crabs
The Origin of the Crabs
The Pluto Pact
The Resurrected
Return of the Werewolf
Satan's Snowdrop
The Slime Beast
The Son of the Werewolf
The Sucking Pit
Thirst
Throwback
The Undead
The Unseen
Warhead
Werewolf By Moonlight
Witch Spell
Wolfcurse

Martin Cruz Smith

Nightwing

S P Somtow

Vampire Junction

Peter Stafford

The Wild White Witch

Thomas Sullivan

Born Burning

Richard Tate

Birds of a Bloodied Feather

William Tedford

Liquid Diet

Jack Hamilton Teed

The Blood of Dracula

Peter Tremayne

Nicor!

Steve Vance

The Abyss

Ruth Hurst Vose

Torture Chamber

Grahame Webb

Killer Croc!

F Paul Wilson

The Keep
The Tomb
The Touch


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