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De Sade: Kiss the Whip

Posted by demonik on October 28, 2010

De Sade: Kiss the Whip (Creation, 2005)

Four acclaimed purveyors of fantastic fiction collide in a pulp inferno of black magic, torture, and sexual depravity: Robert Bloch’s The Skull of the Marquis de Sade, Jean-Paul Denard’s Jacqueline, Daughter of the Marquis de Sade, Richard Matheson’s De Sade (novelized by Henry Clement), and Jeremy Reed’s When the Whip Comes Down.

All four works are dark tributes to the Marquis de Sade, whose literary legacy and reputation continue to inspire writers and filmmakers to this day.

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Peter Haining – The Satanists

Posted by glampunk on August 28, 2007

Peter Haining (ed.) – The Satanists (Neville Spearman, 1969, Mayflower, 1971)

The Satanists

Peter Haining – Modern Satanism: The Facts

Montague Summers – The Satanic Mass
E. F. Benson – The Sanctuary
Algernon Blackwood – Ancient Sorceries
H. P. Lovecraft – The Festival
August Derleth – The Watcher From The Sky
Dennis Wheatley – The Black Magician (extract from “The Satanist”)
Aleister Crowley – The Initiation
Margaret Irwin – The Book
Cleve Cartmill – No News Today
Robert Bloch – Spawn Of The Dark One (AKA Sweet Sixteen)

Black Magic Battle In The Church (short article from ‘The Sun’)

Haining’s essay is pretty sober in comparison to the mighty A. V. Sellwood collaberation “Devil Worship In Britain” (Corgi, 1964)

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Peter Haining – Legends For The Dark

Posted by glampunk on August 28, 2007

Peter Haining (ed.) – Legends For The Dark (Nel, 1968)

Peter Haining Legends For The Dark

Cover: Bruce Pennington

Introduction – Peter Haining

Arthur Porges – Solomon’s Demon
Robert Sheckley – The Altar
August Derleth – Here, Daemos!
Basil Copper – The Academy Of Pain
Robert Bloch – Floral Tribute
Wesley Rosenquest – The Secret Of The Vault
Jules Verne – The Ordeal Of Dr. Trifulgas
Edward D. Ludwig – A Night With Hecate
H. P. Lovecraft – Beyond The Wall Of Sleep
Ray Bradbury – The Scythe

This book was to have been sealed – to keep the horrors in. As it is not, read at your peril.

No-one has ever proved that RAY BRADBURY, ROBERT BLOCH, AUGUST DERLETH and their legendary companions in the dark are not practicing warlocks or ghouls. So no guarentee is given of a safe passage through their tales of secret rituals, Occult religions and Black Magic.

Of course, we can always recommend a good undertaker ….

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