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!
I found Horror Times Ten the other day at the Junior League Bargain Box at Cameron Village for a quarter.
Boy do those covers take me back. Almost as much as the "Alfred Hitchcock" collections do.
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...
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
THINGS WITH CLAWS is one of the greatest horror titles ever.
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.
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!
God, I love books like this. After Borders, Barnes & Noble and Amazon all but killed the joy of book browsing the only way I can fully rekindle that joy is by hitting the used book store stacks and finding a vintage paperback horror anthology from the sixties with glorious, crazy cover art. I was only a tyke during the early sixties horror boom but it maintains an irresistable hold on me to this day. It doesn't hurt that so many of the stories are great either.
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