Reading List

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Original Stories

The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson (1977)
Arsenic & Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring (1939)
Audrey Rose by Frank de Felitta (1976)
The Bad Seed by William March (1954)
Balaoo by Gaston Leroux (1913) Balaoo the Demon Baboon
The Beast with Five Fingers (Tales of Mystery & the Supernatural) by W.F. Harvey (Paperback – May 15, 2009)
La Sorciere: The Witch of the Middle Ages by Jules Michelet (1862) Belladonna of Sadness
The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe (1843)
The Black Doll by William Edward Hayes (1936)
The Body-Snatcher by Robert Louis Stevenson (1884)
Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey (1949) Paranoiac
The Brides of Dracula by Dean Owen (2011)
Carmilla
 by Sheridan Le Fanu (1872)
Carrie by Stephen King (1975)
The Cat & the Canary: A Melodrama in Three Acts by John Willard (2011)
The Children of Light by H.L. Lawrence (1960) These Are the Damned
The Complete Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe
Conjure Wife by Fritz Leiber Jr. (1943) Weird Woman
Cycle of the Werewolf by Stephen King (1983)
The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham (1951)
The Day the Earth Stood Still & Other Classic SF Novellas by Harry Bates (1940)
Demon Seed by Dean R. Koontz (19
The Devil Rides Out by Dennis Wheatley (1934) The Devil’s Bride
Devilday by Angus Hall (1969) Madhouse
Dial M for Murder by Frederick Knott (1952)
Doctor Syn: A Smuggler Tale of the Romney Marsh by Russell Thorndike (1915) Night Creatures
Dracula by Bram Stoker (1897)
Dracula by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston (1924)
Dracula & Son by Claude Klotz
The Executioners by John D. McDonald (1957) Cape Fear
Fantastic Planet by Stefan Wul (1957)
Farewell to the Master by Harry Bates (1940) The Day the Earth Stood Still
The Food of the Gods & How It Came to Earth by H.G. Wells (1904)
Four Sided Triangle by William F. Temple (1951)
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (1818, Rev. 1834)
The Full Treatment by Ronald Scott Thorn (1959) Stop Me Before I Kill!
The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim (1920)
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (1959)
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle (1902)
Hounds of Dracula by Ken Johnson (1977) Dracula’s Dog
The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo (1831)
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson (1954) The Last Man on Earth, The Omega Man
The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury (1951)
In Search of Dracula: The History of Dracula & Vampires by Radu Florescu (1972)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers by Jack Finney (1955)
The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells (1897)
The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells (1896) The Island of Lost Souls
Jaws by Peter Benchley (1974)
Le Fantome del l’Opera by Gaston Leroux (1939)
Logan’s Run by William F. Nolan & George Clayton Johnson (1967)
The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes (1913)
Make Room! Make Room! by Harry Harrison (1966) Soylent Green
The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo (1869)
Marooned by Martin Caidin (1969)
Metropolis by Thea von Harbou (1925)
The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham (1957) Village of the Damned, Children of the Damned
Monkey Planet by Pierre Boulle (1963) Planet of the Apes
The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell (1924)
The Mystery of Hunting’s End by Mignon G. Eberhart (1930) Mystery House
The Mystery of Marie Roget by Edgar Allan Poe (
The Night of the Hunter by Davis Grubb (1953)
The Night Life of the Gods by Thorne Smith (1931)
Night Watch: A Play of Suspense in Two Acts by Lucille Fletcher (1972
Nightmare by Anne Blaisdell (1962) Die! Die! My Darling!
No Blade of Grass by John Christopher (1956)
Nothing but the Night by John Blackburn (1968)
On the Beach by Nevil Shute (1957)
The Other by Tom Tryon (1971)
The Pack by David Fisher (1977)
The Passionate Witch by Thorne Smith (1942) I Married a Witch
The Penalty by Gouverneur Morris (1913)
The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux (1909)
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (1890)
The Pilgrim Project by Hank Searls (1964) Countdown
The Pit & the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe (1842)
The Pony Cart by Roger Garis Never Take Sweets from a Stranger
Psycho by Robert Bloch (1959)
The Purple Cloud by M.P. Shiel (1901) The World, the Flesh & the Devil
Red Alert by Peter George (1958) Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Love the Bomb
Ritual by David Pinner (1967) The Wicker Man
‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King (1975)
Scream and Scream Again by Peter Saxon (1967)
She: A History of Adventure by H. Rider Haggard (1887)
She Who Is No More by Pierre Boileau & Thomas Narcejac (1951) Diabolique
The Shrinking Man by Richard Matheson (1956)
Simulacron-3 by Danile F. Galouye (1964) World on a Wire
The Skull of the Marquis de Sade and Other Stories by Robert Bloch (1965) The Skull
Some Must Watch by Ethel Lina White (1933) The Spiral Staircase
The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin (1972)
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (1886)
The Strange World of Planet X by Rene Ray (1957) Cosmic Monsters
There Shall Be No Darkness by James Blish The Beast Must Die (uncredited)
Trilby by George du Maurier (1895) Svengali
The Swarm by Arthur Herzog III (1974)
Time After Time by Karl Alexander (1979)
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells (1895)
To the Devil, a Daughter by Dennis Wheatley (1953)
Topper by Thorn Smith (1926)
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James (1898) The Innocents
Ugetsu Monogatari: Tales of Moonlight & Rain by Ueda Akinari (1776) Ugetsu
Uncharted Seas by Dennis Wheatley (1938) The Lost Continent
The Undying Monster by Jessie Douglas Kerruish (1922)
Uneasy Freehold by Dorothy Macardle (1941) The Uninvited
The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells (1897)
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? by Henry Farrell (1960)

Movie Tie-Ins

The Blob by David Bischoff (1988)
The Bride of Frankenstein by Michael Egremont (2012)
Cat People by Gary Brandner
The Day the Earth Stood Still by Arthur Tofte (1976)
Fantastic Voyage by Isaac Asimov
Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man by Phillip J. Riley (1990)
Futureworld by Mayo Simon & George Schneck (1976)
King Kong (Modern Library Classics) by Delos Lovelace (2005)
Kingdom of the Spiders by Bernhardt Hurwood (1977)
The Quatermass Experiment by Nigel Neale (1979)
Quatermass 2 by Nigel Neale (1979)
Quatermass & the Pit by Nigel Neale (1979)
The Stranglers of Bombay by Stuart James
Twins of Evil by Shaun Hutson (2011)
Werewolf of London by Carl Dreadstone (1977)
Westworld by Michael Crichton
X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes by Eunice Sudak (1963)
Young Frankenstein: A Novel by Gilbert Pearlman (1974)
Zardoz by John Boorman with Bill Stair (1974)

Reference Books

70’s Monster Memories
101 Horror Movies You Must See Before You Die
edited by Steven Jay Schneider
Attack of the 50 Foot Woman at Schwab’s Drug Store
by Mark Hanna (2011)
Belladonna of Sadness: A Companion Book to the 1973 Cult Japanese Anime Film by J.C. Gabel, Jessica Hundley (2016)
Boris Karloff: A Gentleman’s Life by Scott Allen Nolen (2005)
Boris Karloff: More Than a Monster by Stephen Jacobs (2011)
Brian DePalma’s Split Screen: A Life in Film
 by Douglas Keesey (2015)
Buried Passions: Maria Marten and the Murder in the Red Barn by Peter Haining
Cat People (BFI Film Classics) by Kim Newman
Cult Horror Films: From Attack of the 50 Foot Woman to Zombies of Mora Tau by Welch Everman (2000)
Dark Shadows Movie Book: House of Dark Shadows & Night of Dark Shadows by Kathryn Leigh Scott
Double DePalma: A Film Study with Brian DePalma by Susan Dworkin (1984)
Dracula 1931 (The Classic Movie Monsters Collection) by Nige Burton (2014)
Father of the Blob: The Making Of A Monster Smash & Other Hollywood Tales by Jack H. Harris (2015)
The Films of Boris Karloff by Richard Bojarski (1974)
Frankenstein 1931 (The Classic Movie Monsters Collection Book 2) by Nige Burton (2015)
The Ghastly One: The Sex-Gore Netherworld of Filmmaker Andy Milligan by Jimmy McDonough (2003)
The Hammer Frankenstein: British Cult Cinema by Bruce G. Hallenbeck (2013)
The Hammer Vampire: British Cult Cinema by Bruce G. Hallenbeck (2013)
King Kong: The History of a Movie Icon from Fay Wray to Peter Jackson by Ray Morton (2005)
Maria Marten or Murder in the Red Barn – A Melodrama by Constance Cox
Mexploitation Cinema: A Critical History of Mexican Vampire, Wrestler, Ape-man & Similar Films, 1957-1977 by Doyle Greene
Murder in the Red Barn: The Tragic Story of Maria Marten and William Corder by Peter Maggs
A Page of Madness: Cinema and Modernity in 1920s Japan (Michigan Monograph Series in Japanese Studies) by Aaron Gerow
Quatermass & the Pit (BFI Film Classics) by Kim Newman (2014)
Quatermass in Television & Movies by Mark F. Cain
Suspiria (Devil’s Advocates) by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas (2015)
Ugetsu: Kenju Mizoguchi, Director (Rutgers Films in Print) by Keiko McDonald (1993)
Unsung Horrors edited by Eric McNaughton & Darrell Buxton (2016)
Vampire Films of the 70s: Dracula to Blacula and Every Fang Between by Gary A. Smith
When Animals Attack: The 70 Best Horror Movies with Killer Animals edited by Vanessa Morgan
White Zombie: Anatomy of a Horror Film by Gary D. Rhodes
Young Frankenstein: A Mel Brooks Book: The Story of the Making of the Film by Mel Brooks (2016)

Other

Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (Universal Filmscripts Series Classic Comedies, Vol 1) by Philip J. Riley (1990)
The Abominable Dr. Phibes: Movie Script, Screenplay
by James Whiton, William Goldstein, Robert Fuest (1971)
The Complete Young Frankenstein: The Final Script
by Louis du Ratte (2014)
Countdown (Dell Movie Classic Comic) 1967
Godzilla vs. Mothra: Battle History (Bamboo Comics, 1992)
Godzilla vs. Mothra (Kodansha Hit Books, 1992)
Godzilla vs. Mothra (Ladybug Comics Special (1993)
House of Dracula (Universal Filmscript Series – Classic Horror, Vol 16) by Philip J. Riley (1993)
House of Frankenstein (Universal Filmscript Series – Classic Horror, Vol 6) by Philip J. Riley (1990)
I Walked with a Zombie Original Screen Play by Curt Siodmak & Ardel Wray (2012)
It! The Terror from Beyond Space
(2-issue comic) from Millennium Publications (1992)
It! The Terror from Beyond Space (3-issue comic) from IDW Publishing (2010)
Mystery of the Wax Museum (Wisconsin/Warner Bros. Screenplays) by Richard Koszarski & Tino Balio (1979)
Return of the Wolf Man by Jeff Rovin (1988)
The Shrinking Man (Graphic Novel) by Ted Adams, author, and Mark Torres, artist (2016)
Son of Frankenstein (Universal Filmscripts Series – Classic Horror, Vol. 3) by Philip J. Riley (1989)
The Wolf Man: Hunter’s Moon by Kentaro Miura (2007)
The Wolf Man vs. Dracula: An Alternate History for Classic Film Monsters by Philip J. Riley (2010)