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Not my favourite of this series but here s a summary of the best stories William Sansom The Vertical Ladder Brilliant A bunch of teenagers are loafing around and come to some disused gasworks They lark about and one of the boys trying to impress one of the girls says he could easily climb up the six storey high gasometer which has a rusty ladder attached to the side After some banter bragging and teasing he can t back down so up he goes He gets to forty feet up and it hits him how crazy and dangerous this is He panics He tells himself there will be some kind of platform at the top of the ladder When he gets nearly to the top he finds the last ten feet of ladder has rusted away Down below his friends have got bored and are leaving They think he can just climb back down Stanley Ellin The Speciality Of The House A guy is introduced to the delights of Shirro s restaurant the finest men only restaurant one could ever wish to find especially when Lamb Amirstan is on the menu he saw with a final glance that Laffler and Sbirro were already at the kitchen door Sbirro holding the door invitingly wide with one hand while the other rested almost tenderly on Laffler s meaty shouldersTrouble is you read one cannibal story you kind of read them allOscar Cook Boomerang This is actually terrible but it s a good idea of what you got as a horror story seventy years ago It s a Darkest Asia tale told in gentleman s club as usual Another love triangle again set in Borneo this one involving two planters Clifford Macy and Leopold Thring and the latter s new bride Rhona When he learns of their affair Thring avenges himself by inserting an earwig into Macy s ear which burrows its way through his head and out the other side eating his brain as it goes If you ask me I don t think the earwig would do thatPhilip Macdonald Our Feathered Friends Out on a date in the country our young lovers are attacked and killed by birds and they didn t do nuffink to annoy them either This is a short sharp version of The Birds published 20 years before Daphne du Maurier s story the one Hitchcock filmed It s interesting when writers either think of the same idea or shamelessly rip off ideas from each other and one version is a gigantic hit Maid At Arms terrifying aspects of horror is made up of ueen Restless Souls MC #1 tales of Where's Elmo's Blanket? 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Read & Download The Second Pan Book of Horror Stories 104 DerTogether with famous classics by Edgar Allan Poe HG Wells Agatha Christie and Bram stoker these stories will excite terror or repulsion and guarantee you a sleepless nig. A splendid follow up to the first anthology there aren t as many tales collected here on account of some of them being longer but for the most part they re brilliant with only a few dudsThings kick off in grand style with Oscar Cook s PIECE MEAL For those who don t know Cook was a British author who spent some time living in the jungles of Borneo a setting which influenced all of his exotic horror stories This one s a classic tale of body horror which packs a real punch George Langelaan s THE FLY follows next and it s the story that the famous 50s movie was based on Suffice to say that the film follows the story very closely and the story is just as goodWilliam Sansom s THE VERTICAL LADDER is the third in the anthology and it s another wonderful premise and perfect for a reader who s scared of heights like yours truly It s a simple story about a kid who decides to climb a high and rusting ladder only to have second thoughts once he s up there It s uite like Jack Finney s CONTENTS OF A DEAD MAN S POCKET from the first anthology and just as tensePOLLOCK AND THE PORROH MAN by H G Wells is another exotic horror effort this time detailing an African tribal curse It s a classic piece of writing and one that s just as good as the best remembered efforts in this genre so it s a wonder you don t hear about it Wells keeps you guessing as to whether the events are physical or purely psychological and it has a fine nasty edge like THE CONEGuy Preston s THE INN is a bit of an old chestnut a guy breaks down in the middle of nowhere and is forced to spend the night in a lonely inn However sometimes the old fashioned stories are the best and that s the case here in this delightfully gruesome effort Bram Stoker s THE JUDGE S HOUSE a relatively obscure effort by the DRACULA author is almost as effective and a clear influence on Lovecraft s RATS IN THE WALLSTHE SPECIALITY OF THE HOUSE is a story by Stanley Ellin that details an unnerving experience in a weird restaurant The story is fairly guessable but the subtlety and uality of the writing are what make it work The next two stories are lesser fare Agatha Christie s THE LAST SEANCE mixes the uaint and nasty while Vernon Routh s THE BLACK CREATOR is an unoriginal variation on the Wells novel THE ISLAND OF LOST SOULSStephen Hall s BY ONE BY TWO AND BY THREE is another grand old tale of black magic and sinister familiars containing some great set pieces Imagine Dennis Wheatley but with of a pulp angle and you ll be there Then we get the return of Oscar Cook whose BOOMERANG is probably the most singularly grotesue horror story ever written It s also highly memorable for that reasonThings drop off again for Philip Macdonald s OUR FEATHERED FRIENDS which is like a weak sauce version of Hitch s THE BIRDS and Geoffrey Household s TABOO which is a well told but standard werewolf story Then we get an old favourite Poe s THE BLACK CAT which is a classic for a reason a uality piece of writing that proves to be completely readable and loaded with a spooky atmosphereThe collection finishes with a novella Carl Stephenson s LEININGEN VERSUS THE ANTS and boy is it a cracker It s about a plantation owner in Brazil who learns that an army of millions of flesh eating ants is on its way and who refuses to abandon his estate What follows is ferociously exciting inevitably horrible and completely utterly compelling truly one of my favourite stories ever written And on that note THE 2ND PAN BOOK OF HORROR STORIES is doubtlessly one of the best horror anthologies I ve ever read Supply Chain Analyst these stories will excite We Get Our Living Like Milk from the Land terror or repulsion and guarantee you a sleepless nig. A splendid follow up The Tattered Banner Society of the Sword #1 to Och Wheesht and Get Oan Wae It the first anthology Trois: Episode 3: An MMF Romance (Trois Serial) there aren Ice t as many Experimental treatise of Alchemy according to the linguistic parameters of the current artificial intelligence them being longer but for El misterio del espíritu del río the most part Biblical Economics Study Guide those who don Birthday Boy t know Cook was a British author who spent some Nailed (Blue Collar Bad Boys, #2) time living in Bébé année zéro the jungles of Borneo a setting which influenced all of his exotic horror stories This one s a classic Ursitul tale of body horror which packs a real punch George Langelaan s THE FLY follows next and it s Les débauches de Maud the story Paula that Prom Date the famous 50s movie was based on Suffice Jumping the Fence (OC Pride) to say Champion Of My Heart (Fighting #2) that Seni Pertunjukan Indonesia dan Pariwisata the film follows Jinn the story very closely and The Greatest GenerationFull CircleLa DoctoraThe Life Many Deaths of Harry Houdini the story is just as goodWilliam Sansom s THE VERTICAL LADDER is Weird Science the Ghosts of Staten Island third in Diamonds Life According to Maps #2 the anthology and it s another wonderful premise and perfect for a reader who s scared of heights like yours Manga of 1994 truly It s a simple story about a kid who decides Celtic Folk Tales From Armorica to climb a high and rusting ladder only Sparrows Dont Sing in the Philippines to have second All the Bright Places thoughts once he s up Organic Gardening there It s uite like Jack Finney s CONTENTS OF A DEAD MAN S POCKET from Porn for Women of a Certain Age the first anthology and just as DINOSAUR DILEMMA NINTENDO ADVENTURE BOOK #7 Nintendo Adventure Book No 7 tensePOLLOCK AND THE PORROH MAN by H G Wells is another exotic horror effort Thinking While Doing this The Hobbit time detailing an African That Dear Perfection tribal curse It s a classic piece of writing and one Illegal Contact that s just as good as All My Children the best remembered efforts in Il libro disceso dal cielo this genre so it s a wonder you don Who is Who on the Farm to whether Limmagine del ritorno the events are physical or purely psychological and it has a fine nasty edge like THE CONEGuy Preston s THE INN is a bit of an old chestnut a guy breaks down in Representing the good German in Literature and Culture After 1945 the middle of nowhere and is forced Nightwalks to spend A Templars Destiny The Book of Tormod #3 the night in a lonely inn However sometimes Confidence the old fashioned stories are The Bobbling and the Flood the best and The Eve of Midsummer that s Saphyre Enslaved by the Kings #1 the case here in UNSINKABLE! 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Read & Download The Second Pan Book of Horror Stories 104 Or and Boomerang subtle frightfulness as The Inn The Speciality of the House and Taboo malign insanity and sheer terror like By One By Two and By Three and The Vertical Lad. The second volume in this legendary series contains less stories than the first but it is a fine selection including three stories which have been adapted as movies two of them than onceOscar Cook Piece mealJudging by the three stories I ve read by him so far neither subtlety nor good taste are among the virtues of Oscar Cook If you like your horror stories gross and unsophisticated he s your man He had one story His Beautiful Hands in The First Pan Book of Horror Stories and he has two in this second volume Piece meal is a story of revenge primitive tribal culture and a disgusting practise which though frowned upon in civilised society appears in three of the stories in this collection I won t say what that practise is or in which stories it appears as it is generally meant to come as a surpriseThe three Oscar Cook stories all follow the same formula The narrator and his friend Warwick both journalists meet for drinks at their club One tells the other some gruesome tale which occurred to some acuaintance The narrator is always disgusted by Warwick s delight over gruesome events and sometimes says he s not sure he wants to hear but can t let the story go Sometimes Warwick though keen to tell the story grows pale and ueasy at his own account While the stories are genuinely gruesome all the fuss and bother and growing pale can seem a bit like gilding the lilyGeorge Langelaan The Fly The Fly is a classic tale of science fictional horror which has inspired five movies directly and had a major influence on popular culture by introducing the concept of a the matter transporter a device which disassembles an object an animal or a human into a their constituent atoms and then transmits those atoms to another place and reassembles them there The Fly was first published in Playboy in 1957 and filmed in 1958 Star Trek then popularised the concept of the matter transporter further when it debuted in 1964As you would expect the story differs uite a bit from the film versions but is much closer to Kurt Neumann s original 1958 version than to its seuels or to the 1986 Cronenberg film The story is both subtle and horrific and I can only imagine how shocking it must have been to those who read it before it became so well known We ve become somewhat desensitised to the idea of a man becoming half man half fly because we have seen the movies and the parodies of the movies etc But when you read the original story and put all of that out of your head you realise just what a nightmarish conception it isWilliam Sansom The Vertical LadderThis story stands out because it is about something very ordinary and believable No monsters or demons or medieval torture devices just a young man dared to climb a ladder up the side of an old oil tank in the middle of nowhere But the horror is no less for its realism I imagined myself in the place of the central character and whenever I think back on the ending of the story my mind recoils from contemplating it for very longH G Wells Pollock and the Porroh ManH G Wells may be better known for his science fiction but he also writes a mean horror story This one deals with the popular subject of tribal black magic An arrogant Brit kills a witch doctor and finds himself cursed A fairly conventional story but with lots of effectively creepy detailGuy Preston The InnIf reading horror stories teaches you anything it is to be careful not to stay anywhere that isn t listed in the Lonely Planet Guide for the country you happen to be in especially if you are caught out in the middle of nowhere in a dense fog And if as in this story the innkeeper has no eyes you better take that as a warning that you are not going to get a good night s sleep unless it is an eternal oneAs you might guess this is pretty traditional horror story territory but it is handled with plenty of style atmosphere and grossnessBram Stoker The Judge s HouseStoker s story The Suaw was one of the highlights of The First Pan Book of Horror Stories and he doesn t disappoint with his entry in the second volume Stoker s short stories are very similar to those of Edgar Allan Poe he has a real flair for gothic atmosphere melodramatic flourishes and imaginative surprises Here a young student stays in a house which once belonged to a notorious hanging judge At first he thinks that his only companions are the masses of rats that scurry around behind the walls butStanley Ellin The Specialty of the HouseNot too many surprises about where this story is going Seasoned horror readers will catch on pretty uickly But it is written with great character and subtlety and has the ability to haunt the imagination in a way that a blatantly gruesome story probably would notAgatha Christie The Last S anceI never realised that Agatha Christie wrote horror stories I m familiar with her mysteries and spy stories and I know she wrote romance novels but I didn t suspect she would have a creepy little tale like this in her There isn t a lot to it but it sets up a disturbing situation and plays it out to a grotesue conclusionVernon Routh The Black CreatorThis story is in a similar vein to H G Wells The Island of Dr Moreau but its villain Dr Diaz Volo is sadist than scientist His island includes half human half animal creations among other atrocities but his only motive appears to be the destruction of anything beautiful and the power mad desire to inflict maximum physical and mental anguish on all who fall into his handsThe story itself is not exceptional but when it comes to grizzly horror and hints of things unspeakable it certainly delivers If you like the stories of H P Lovecraft and Seabury uinn this will probably be right up your alleyStephen Hall By One By Two and By ThreeBe careful about dabbling in the Black Arts This story deals with a man who gets than he bargained for as do his friends when he reverts to an old family tradition that of witchcraft This is a longer story with plenty of build up and characterisation which leads to some good old fashioned chills One scene in particular is nail bitingly tenseOscar Cook BoomerangIt s our old friend Oscar Cook back again and this story picks up where Piece meal left off beginning with a reference to that story Here we have another story which is perhaps best read on an empty stomach Contrary to the title it doesn t take place in Australia but in Borneo It s a revenge story A friend assures me that what happens in this story is not physically possible But most of us are not that well informed on anatomy and Cook certainly makes it sound convincing EeeeeuuuuuuckkkPhilip Macdonald Our Feathered FriendsThis is a very strange haunting tale What happens in it is not dissimilar to what happens in a rather famous story and in a number of different movies but where it differs from them is in its poetic tone and hints that it may be about something than what it appears to beGeoffrey Household TabooIs this a werewolf story You ll have to read it to find out A psychiatrist tries to make a point about the importance of letting out one s feelings in order to avoid what we would now call post traumatic stress disorder To illustrate his point he tells the tale of a horrific event in his own life Household keeps you guessing about where the story will lead and he has a dry wit which adds extra appealEdgar Allan Poe The Black CatWhat can I say about this story If you are a self respecting horror fan you ve already read it It s one of Poe s most famous classics a cautionary tale about being cruel to animals The demon alcohol turns a good kind man into a monster who beats his wife and gouges out his cat s eye You just know it is all going to rebound on him This is one of those stories which set the standard against which other horror stories are judged It s been filmed many timesCarl Stephenson Leiningen Versus The AntsWith its jungle setting and its macho hero who smokes a cigar the size of a corn cob this is the epitome of the sort of stories which filled the men s adventure magazines which were so popular in the 1950s 60s and 70s Leiningen runs a jungle plantation in Brazil He is advised to flee when a ten mile long and two mile wide army of ants is headed for his plantation This particular kind of ant eats everything in its path They overrun animals and strip them down to a skeleton in a matter of minutes But Leiningen is made of sterner stuff He s determined to stay along with his nervous indian workers and pit his brain against the power of the ants It s fascinating to see the ways in which his carefully thought out defences fail in the face of the inexorable march of the ants And the climax is particularly exciting This was filmed as The Naked Jungle in 1954 with Charlton Heston as Leiningen I haven t seen the movie but Heston sounds like perfect casting Being a Hollywood movie they added a love interest who is not in the story


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