Cover of: The Ghouls | Peter Høeg, Peter Haining


  • Foreword
    Vincent Price
  • Afterword
    Christopher Lee

The Ghouls

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Published by Stein and Day in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

from the dust-jacket:
"The Ghouls: edited by Peter Haining, with an introduction by Vincent Price and an afterword by Christopher Lee"

"Will any of us ever forget the first time we saw Phantom of the Opera with Lon Chaney? Or The Beast with Five Fingers with Peter Lorre? Or Die, Monster, Die with Boris Karloff? Whether we saw them as first-run films at the local theater or are only now becoming addicted to 'Chiller Theater' on television, the ghoul-watchers among us are in for a rare treat.

The Ghouls is a horror film buff's dream. Peter Haining has collected the stories on which eighteen of the very best horror films were based..."

"...In his introductions to each story, Mr. Haining provides a brief look at the story itself and the films made from it, including some fascinating bits of information about the making of the motion picture."

Stories included:
The Devil in a Convent
The Lunatics
Puritan Passions
Phantom of the Opera
The Magician
Most Dangerous Game
Dracula's Daughter
All that Money Can Buy
The Body Snatcher
The Beast with Five Fingers
Beast from 20,000 Fathoms
The Fly
Black Sunday
Incident at Owl Creek
Die, Monster, Die!
The Skull
The Oblong Box

Table of Contents

Editor's Foreword 11
Introduction Vincent Price 13
The Devil in a Convent Francis Oscar Mann 17
The Lunatics Edgar Allan Poe 26
Puritan Passions Nathaniel Hawthorne 43
Phantom of the Opera Gaston Leroux 62
The Magician Somerset Maugham 124
Freaks Tod Rohhins 137
Most Dangerous Game Richard Connell 154
Dracula's Daughter Bram Stoker 170
All That Money Can Buy Stephen Vincent Benet 182
The Body Snatcher Robert Louis Stevenson 196
The Beast With Five Fingers W. F. Harvey 213
The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms Ray Bradbury 238
The Fly George Langelaan 246
Black Sunday Nikolai Gogol 277
Incident at Owl Creek Ambrose Bierce 312
Monster of Terror H. P. Lovecraft 321
The Skull Robert Bloch 348
The Oblong Box Edgar Allan Poe 366
Afterword Christopher Lee 377
Cast and Credits 379


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
PZ1.H1255 Gh, PN6071.H727 Gh

The Physical Object

383 p.
Number of pages

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