Encyclopedia Phantasmagoria

Guide to the Fontana Ghost, Horror & Tales of Terror series’.

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Posted by demonik on May 29, 2007

illustration copyright Chrissie Demant

 Illustrations by kind permission of Chrissie Demant

The campaign to clog up cyberspace with more worthless horror fiction pondering continues. What to use this for? Well, haven’t tried data-basing before, so I guess I can recycle all that poor man’s E. F. Bleiler garbage as an ENCYCLOPEDIA PHANTASMAGORIA this time.

But which of my top terror idols haven’t  already been put under the gloomy microscope? Gruesome Cargoes has picked on Charles Birkin, Christine Campbell Thomson and John Gawsworth. Loughville singles out poor old R. Chetwynd-Hayes and Vault … well, there can’t be too many horror anthologists Vault haven’t discussed at one time or another. So, given that it’s my current obsession and will be for at least ten minutes, this time its the turn of FONTANA. In short, an annotated guide to the Fontana Horror, Ghost and Tales of Terror series’, Mary Danby’s Frighteners and Robert Muller’s Supernatural.

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Some days later …. 

So I’m a bit dim and realise – too late! –  that it would have been better to post these entries as stubs because essentially, that is what they are, and I’m updating them regularly (for example, in the past 24 hours I’ve added notes on stories by Sydney J. Bounds, Barbara Jane Eyre, de Balzac, L. A. Lewis, Virginia Swain, ‘Roger Malisson’ and Pamela Vincent among others). Anyway, I can’t be bothered with all that re-posting malarkey so this is what we’re stuck with.

I hope it is of use to somebody.

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