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Update Regarding New Van Melsen Series

Update Regarding New Van Melsen Series

September 23, 2022

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”The Crooked Smile” / A Rare Weird Tale by Bryan Irvine

”The Crooked Smile” / A Rare Weird Tale by Bryan Irvine

September 20, 2022

"The Crooked Smile" is a short Weird Tale by the little-known author, Bryan Irvine. In the story, a man seeks retribution, with unfortunate consequences.

”House of the Griffin” by Will Garth

”House of the Griffin” by Will Garth

September 18, 2022

"House of the Griffin" is a short story by Will Garth, the 'house pseudonym’, used by numerous Strange Stories authors, including August Derleth, Edmond Hamilton, and Henry Kuttner, to name but a few. The story first appeared in Strange Stories in its October 1939 edition. “Forces of Terror Strike from, the Void to Be Stayed Only by Stronger Forces for Good!”

”The Seance” / A Classic Ghost Story by Ronal Kayser

”The Seance” / A Classic Ghost Story by Ronal Kayser

September 13, 2022

"The Seance" is a ghost story by the American author, Ronal Kayser. As the title suggests, the story, which first appeared in Weird Tales in April 1936, tells of an unusual seance conducted by a fake medium.

”The Haunted Dolls’ House” by M. R. James

”The Haunted Dolls’ House” by M. R. James

September 11, 2022

"The Haunted Dolls' House" is a short story by British author, M. R. James. The tale first appeared in the British magazine, Empire Review, in March of 1923, and tells of an individual who acquires a curiously low-priced antique dolls’ house, complete with a family of ‘ghostly’ figurines.

”The Brain-Eaters” by Frank Belknap Long

”The Brain-Eaters” by Frank Belknap Long

September 6, 2022

"The Brain-Eaters" is a short story by the American author, Frank Belknap Long. First published in the June 1932 edition of Weird Tales, the story tells of dead men who sat in a boat, and a weird horror from four-dimensional space…

”The Phantom Coach” by Amelia B. Edwards

”The Phantom Coach” by Amelia B. Edwards

September 4, 2022

"The Phantom Coach" is a classic ghost story by English author, Amelia B. Edwards (1831-1892). The tale tells of a young man who becomes lost on the moors during a snow storm. He seeks shelter with a strange and reclusive scientist, who tells him of a stage coach that might be able to take him home...

”The Hunters from Beyond” by Clark Ashton Smith

”The Hunters from Beyond” by Clark Ashton Smith

August 30, 2022

"The Hunters from Beyond" is a short story by Clark Ashton Smith. Highly reminiscent of Lovecraft’s Pickman’s Model, the tale first appeared in the October 1932 edition of STRANGE TALES OF MYSTERY AND TERROR. “Living gargoyles, most hideous, come to the sculptor Sincaul from outland realms of evil.”

”The Green Meadow” by H. P. Lovecraft

”The Green Meadow” by H. P. Lovecraft

August 28, 2022

"The Green Meadow" is a short story by H. P. Lovecraft and Winifred V. Jackson. The tale, which first appeared in The Vagrant in 1927, tells of a small notebook discovered within a meteorite in Maine.

”A Night of Horror” by Dick Donovan

”A Night of Horror” by Dick Donovan

August 23, 2022

"A Night of Horror" is a short story by the British writer, Dick Donovan. The tale, which first appeared in Donovan’s 1899 collection, TALES OF TERROR, is a classic ghost story, set in a haunted castle in the remote hills of Wales.

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