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Haunted Castles: The Complete Gothic Stories (Penguin Horror) Kindle Edition
Praise for Penguin Horror Classics:
“The new Penguin Horror editions, selected by Guillermo del Toro, feature some of the best art-direction (by Paul Buckley) I've seen in a cover in quite some time.” – Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing
"Each cover does a pretty spectacular job of evoking the mood of the title in bold, screenprint-style iconography." – Dan Solomon, Fast Company --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
About the Author
--This text refers to the hardcover edition.
GUILLERMO DEL TORO is a Mexican director, producer, screenwriter, novelist, and designer. He both cofounded the Guadalajara International Film Festival and formed his own production company—the Tequila Gang. However, he is most recognized for his Academy Award-winning film, Pan’s Labyrinth, and the Hellboy film franchise. He has received Nebula and Hugo awards, was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award, and is an avid collector and student of arcane memorabilia and weird fiction.
- ASIN : B00C5R7C5W
- Publisher : Penguin Classics (1 October 2013)
- Language : English
- File size : 2578 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 258 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #399,377 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Plus; Book and Series Description, About the Author, Title, Copyright, Dedication, Epigraph, Haunted Castles Dark Mirrors; On the Penquin Horror Series by Guillermo Del Toro.
Ray Russell was born in the early 1920s. His novels are now mostly out of print, keep your eyes open for stray copies, I was surprised and delighted to find this short story collection.
It's probably worth mentioning much of Russell's work heralds from the 1960s - 1970s. It has that vibe and you need to approach his stories without prejudice. What you'll find is an odd blend of the mysterious and grotesque wrapped in a thick blanket of modern Gothic; castles, deformity, torture chambers, beautiful women and insanity feature large.
Scary?. Not for any fan of contemporary horror but; Ray Russell regularly crossed the boundaries between what was or wasn't acceptable. He mixed it up. His style of Modern Gothic/Classic Horror/Playboy was 'horror for the masses' and influenced some of the most popular of our current crop of horror writers.
I can't recommend highly enough. A must for fans of real horror writing.