Thursday, May 24, 2012

Frigid Horror Fiction: The Cool Out

Anyone else in need of some chilling horror fiction with appropriate cover art to fend off the coming summertime blues? I've said before that freezing temperatures and blinding snow are settings for great horror. Two classic tales from the first half of the 20th century, At the Mountains of Madness and "Who Goes There?", help prove my point, while two classics of the vintage era, The Shining and Ghost Story, nearly secure it. But wait - there's more. Ahh, that's the stuff.

16 comments:

rolomo said...

Great cover on the John Campbell collection.
- twilightridge.net

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Doug said...

Wow!
I aleready have Arkham edition of ATMOM, but I sure do want to get a copy of Camüpbell's "Who goes there"!!

Take care and enjoy the long weekend.
Doug

Doug said...

Hi Will,
do you know this one?


http://www.isfdb.org/wiki/images/a/ae/THTHNG1966.jpg

Will Errickson said...

Doug, I've never seen that one, but it's the Brit publication of Campbell's story. Don't see a whole lot of UK editions here in the States.

Hannah Roeleveld said...

Love the blog by the way. And I completely agree. Especially with The Shining, it was pure brilliance and true horror.

If you want, check out my review at my blog: http://flirtingwithfear.blogspot.com/2012/02/perplexed-trepidation.html

Missesgrim said...

LOVE your blog!!
Winter horror stories are definitely my favourites. Really like that "Who goes there" cover!

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