Friday, December 16, 2011

Horror Anthologies of the 1960s

Such horrific delight. You don't get covers like these anymore. Enjoy.

8 comments:

Jose said...

Whooooo-wee! Now that's what I'm talking about! The anthologies by Alden H. Norton have gorgeous covers... I've long cherished the "Masters of Horror" scan and I have the "Horror Times Ten" image posted on the MAD HOUSE blog. The utter blatantness of "Things with Claws" and "Ghosts, Castles, and Victims" is a scream. No debate on what you're getting there!

Tim Botta said...

I found Horror Times Ten the other day at the Junior League Bargain Box at Cameron Village for a quarter.

Tim Mayer said...

Boy do those covers take me back. Almost as much as the "Alfred Hitchcock" collections do.

Will Errickson said...

The Norton stuff is great. And damn, Tim B, that's like a few blocks from where I live! It really does have the coolest cover art - nothing says horror like sickly putrescent grey-green. Just bought a Hitchcock collection, haven't read it yet, but it's got some Richard Stark in there I'm excited about...

Aaron Mason said...

That "Masters of Horror" cover is great - looks a lot like the Euro "Zombie Flesh Eaters" poster.

Great post Will, they really don't do covers like that anymore.

- Aaron

Kevin said...

THINGS WITH CLAWS is one of the greatest horror titles ever.

William Malmborg said...

These look great. I wish anthologies like these were still coming out in the numbers that they used too. I will have to pick up a few of these if I can find them.

highwayknees said...

I've been collecting these since the days of my youth when they were firt released! Love em. I have all those here except for Tales of Love and Death-which I haven't even seen before! Strange Beasts and Unnatural Monsters was the one that kicked it all off for me . Still love that title!