Monsters from the Table of Contents

Monsters from the Vault, collecting every single one of my more than four years worth of Vault of Secrets columns from Innsmouth Free Press, is now available for pre-order, and cheaper than cover price! But you don’t have to take my word for it. Here’s the blurb it got from no less a personage than John Langan, author of The Fisherman, among others:monsters

“Orrin Grey’s Monsters from the Vault is a delight.  Grey takes the reader on a film-by-film journey trough some of the lesser-known horror films of the middle decades of the twentieth century, offering incisive and witty analysis of them along the way.  Possessed of an apparently encyclopedic knowledge of these films, Grey points out connections among their directors, writers, actors, and production crews.  The result is a book that can be enjoyed both for its discussions of individual films and for its overview of horror film during this period.  Put this one on the shelf next to Danse Macabre and The Outer Limits Companion–even better, keep it on your desk, so it’s close at hand.”

I’ve already been asked elsewhere about the table of contents, which should be showing up over on the IFP site directly. But for those of you who just can’t wait, I’ll go ahead and post it here, though I warn you, that’s a full 80 movies, so you’re in for a long list of titles, which I’m gonna put behind a cut:

  1. Doctor X (1932)
  2. The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)
  3. Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)
  4. Island of Lost Souls (1932)
  5. The Old Dark House (1932)
  6. Son of Kong (1933)
  7. Mad Love (1935)
  8. Werewolf of London (1935)
  9. Mark of the Vampire (1935)
  10. The Devil-Doll (1936)
  11. The Invisible Ray (1936)
  12. The Return of Doctor X (1939)
  1. Renault’s Secret (1942)
  2. The Undying Monster (1942)
  3. The Boogie Man Will Get You (1942)
  4. The Leopard Man (1943)
  5. The Uninvited (1944)
  6. The Mummy’s Curse (1944)
  7. House of Frankenstein (1944)
  8. House of Dracula (1945)
  9. Dead of Night (1945)
  1. The Thing from Another World (1951)
  2. War of the Worlds (1953)
  3. It Came from Outer Space (1953)
  4. The Mad Magician (1954)
  5. The Quatermass Xperiment (1955)
  6. Tarantula (1955)
  7. The Mole People (1956)
  8. The Deadly Mantis (1957)
  9. The Monster That Challenged the World (1957)
  10. The Monolith Monsters (1957)
  11. The Aztec Mummy (1957)
  12. The Curse of the Aztec Mummy (1957)
  13. The Aztec Mummy vs. the Robot (1958)
  14. The Vampire’s Coffin (1958)
  15. The Brain Eaters (1958)
  16. Fiend Without a Face (1958)
  17. The Atomic Submarine (1959)
  18. The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake (1959)
  19. The Alligator People (1959)
  20. The Tingler (1959)
  21. Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)
  22. Caltiki (1959)
  1. Black Sunday(1960)
  2. 13 Ghosts (1960)
  3. Creature from the Haunted Sea (1961)
  4. Gorgo (1961)
  5. Konga (1961)
  6. Reptilicus (1961)
  7. Night Creatures (1962)
  8. The Cabinet of Caligari (1962)
  9. House of the Damned (1963)
  10. The Old Dark House (1963)
  11. Paranoiac (1963)
  12. Matango (1963)
  13. Black Sabbath (1963)
  14. Castle of Blood (1964)
  15. The Gorgon (1964)
  16. The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb (1964)
  17. The Last Man on Earth (1964)
  18. Curse of the Fly (1965)
  19. Planet of the Vampires (1965)
  20. Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet (1965)
  21. Plague of the Zombies (1966)
  22. The Reptile (1966)
  23. Island of Terror (1966)
  24. It! (1967)
  25. Yongary (1967)
  26. King Kong Escapes (1967)
  27. Spider Baby (1967)
  28. The Living Skeleton (1968)
  29. The Lost Continent (1968)
  30. The Oblong Box (1969)
  1. The Beast in the Cellar (1970)
  2. The Blood on Satan’s Claw (1971)
  3. The Mephisto Waltz (1971)
  4. The Omega Man (1971)
  5. Horror Express (1972)
  6. The House on Skull Mountain (1974)
  7. The Food of the Gods (1976)

 

 

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