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Alexander Thynne – Blue Blood

Posted by demonik on March 28, 2011

Alexander Thynne – Blue Blood (Star, 1974)

Possessed by the devil in a MANSION OF MADNESS
An English Lord who covers the walls of his stately home with erotic art…
A beautiful wife caught up in the maelstrom of being a film star and international jet. setter…
A butler who can turn his hand to anything, until you wonder what he might turn his hand to next…
A young simple-minded nanny, a stranger in a still stranger setting…
And, at the centre of the mounting suspense, a young daughter whose mysterious cuts and bruises suggest the presence of forces beyond the imagination…

Thynne’s violent psychological thriller leaves it open until the final freakish finale when subtle suggestions of indefinable menace become reality.


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Joseph Howard – Damien: Omen II

Posted by demonik on August 13, 2009

Joseph Howard – Damien: Omen II (Futura, 1978-1987)


From the Screenplay by Stanley Mann & Michael Hodges


Robert Thorn saw Satan in his child. And Thorn died violently. Seven years later, Damien has been adopted by his uncle. Richard Thorn commands an international industrial empire.
A position of awesome potential power.
A position for which Damien is the heir apparent.
And as he grows in knowledge, he grows in evil …

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Gordon McGill – Amityville 3-D

Posted by demonik on August 13, 2009

Gordon McGill – Amityville 3-D (Futura, 1984)




When John Baxter falls in love with the house at 112 Ocean Street, Amityville, he is not impressed by the tales of horror that come with it.

That is his first mistake.

His second mistake is to ignore the warnings: the bizarre ‘accidents’ to those around him, the sudden plunging into darkness, the freezing wind, the
mysterious photographs. Nothing can convince him.

Until the hand of death reaches out to touch his loved one. And suddenly he is caught up in the terror and anguish that every occupant of that
house has known – cursed forever, never to be free.

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Kevin Lyons – Van Helsing

Posted by demonik on November 12, 2008

Kevin Lyons – Van Helsing (HarperCollins, 2004)



Deep in the mountains of nineteenth-century Carpathia lies the mysterious and mythic land of Transylvania, a world where evil is ever-present, where danger rises as the sun sets, and where monsters such as Count Dracula, the Wolf Man and Frankenstein’s Monster take form and inhabit man’s deepest nightmares — terrifying legends who outlive generations, defying repeated attacks from the doomed brave souls that challenge them in their never-ending war upon the human race.

Engaged by a secret society, only a lone force of good stands against them —the legendary monster hunter Van Helsing, a man revered by some and feared by many. In his ongoing battle to rid the earth of these fiendish beings, Van Helsing must now travel to Transylvania to bring down the lethally seductive, enigmatically powerful Count Dracula, where he joins forces with the fearless Anna Valerious, a woman out to rid her family of a generations-old curse by defeating the vampire. But unknown to all, the immortal Dracula will stop at nothing to unleash his master plan of subverting human civilization and ruling over a world of havoc, fear and darkness….

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