"Brush your hair with epoxy resin before reading this creepy collection, otherwise you're liable to lose it when your hair stands on end!" ó Dr. Acula
Acula's Thrilling Tales of the Uncanny
Compiled by Forrest J Ackerman (Dr. Acula)
Edited by Lynne Rock
284 pages, 6"x 9", illustrated
Trade Paper: ISBN 0-918736-30-7 $14.95
Trade Cloth: ISBN 0-918736-61-7 $26.95
The founding editor of Famous Monsters of Filmland brings chills and thrills to a new generation of readers. Dr. Acula has resurrected some very creepy stories from the darkest past and the chilling present, just for you! Youíll find horrors that almost defy description "In Amundsenís Tent" by John Leahy. Weíve got dead people dancing ("Death, I Want to Dance," Arthur Banks) plodding ("The Dead Walk Softly," Sewell Peaslee Wright), just wandering around ("The Dead Woman," Dr. David H. Keller), and even partying the entire night away (in "Bal Macabre," by Gustav Meyrink). Dead lovers travel across thousands of years in "The Curse of Amen-Ra," by Victor Rousseau. Youíll meet bad guys in "Design for Doom," by Eli Colter and Hannes Bokís "The Evil Doll." Oh, and be sure to "respect" the "old man" or youíll end up like the nasty brothers in "The Fifth Candle," by Cyril Mand. Ghosts abound in Terri E. Merritt-Pinckardís "The Hate," and "The Electric Executioner," by Adolphe de Castro, and the jokeís on the pranksters in Cleve Cartmillís "Oscar." Be careful what you wish for or youíll end up like the poor fool in Chester Geierís "A Length of Rope." Amelia Reynolds Longís story, "The Thought Monster," is our only tale that became a Hollywood film. Max Landis is here with his great and slightly nutty short, "After The End." Finally, in the Lovecraftian genre, we offer the fantastic, terrifying tale from Francis Flagg, "The Distortion Out Of Space."