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Classics of the Supernatural

Classics of the Supernatural

Auteur

Robert Bloch, John Carpenter, Peter Haining (redacteur), James Herbert, Shirley Jackson, Montague Rhodes James, Eric Keown, Gerald Kersh, Nigel Kneale, Dorothy Macradle, Daphne du Maurier, Michael McDowell, John Boynton Priestley, Thorne Smith

Eerste Uitgave

1995

Uitgave

1998

Uitgeverij

Severn House Publishers

Vorm

kortverhalen

Taal

Engels

Bladzijden

264 bladzijden

Gelezen

2009-07-21

Score

7/10

Verhalen

Inhoud

Cinema audiences all over the world enjoy a good ghost story, and for over half a century stories by the famous writers of supernatural fiction have been adapted for the screen. Classics of the Supernatural brings together the best of these chilling, inspirational tales.

Collected here for the first time are short stories and self-contained episodes from works which inspired such classic pictures as The Old Dark Horse, The Ghost Goes West, Dead of Night, Ghost Story and Beetlejuice. As several of those stories have not appeared in paperback before or have long been out of print, Classics of the Supernatural is amust for anyone who loves a chilling tale.

Bespreking

Not really what it promises

The problem with creating a horror anthology is finding a common denominator for the stories collected. Just ghost stories was clearly a theme too broad for editor Peter Haining, so he narrowed it down to ghost stories that were made into film. At least that is what he claims in his introduction. But you get seriously disappointed when it becomes clear that it collects stories by authors who have written stories that were made at one point into a celluloid version. A neat marketing trick? Sadly enough, the average story included is not that remarkable. Only a few exceptions like Casting the Runes by M.R. James and Lucy Comes To Stay by Robert Bloch.