Reading List

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Original Stories

2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke
The Alien Machine
 by Raymond F. Jones (1952) This Island Earth
The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson (1977)
The Anniversary play by Bill McIlwraith
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)
Bell, Book & Candle: A Comedy in Three Acts by John Van Druten
La Sorciere: The Witch of the Middle Ages by Jules Michelet (1862) Belladonna of Sadness
The Big Clock by Kenneth Fearing (1946)
The Birds & Other Stories by Daphne Du Maurier The Birds
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)
Burnt Offerings by Robert Marasco (1973)
 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 Colour Out of Space by H.P. Lovecraft (1927) Die, Monster, Die!
Coma by Robin Cook (1977)
The Complete Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe
Conjure Wife by Fritz Leiber Jr. (1943) Weird Woman
Cycle of the Werewolf by Stephen King (1983)
Dance Macabre by Edgar Allan Poe Castle of Blood
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
The Devil’s Own by Norah Lofts The Witches
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
Don’t Look Now: Selected Stories of Daphne du Maurier by Daphne Du Maurier Don’t Look Now
Dr. Cyclops by Henry Kuttner (1940) Thrilling Wonder Stories, June 1940
Dracula by Bram Stoker (1897)
Dracula by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston (1924)
Dracula & Son by Claude Klotz
The Empire of the Ants by H.G. Wells (1905)
The Executioners by John D. McDonald (1957) Cape Fear
The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty (1971)
The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe (1839)
Fantastic Planet by Stefan Wul (1957)
Farewell to the Master by Harry Bates (1940) The Day the Earth Stood Still
Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Fengriffen & Other Gothic Tales by David Case (1970) And Now the Screaming Starts
The First Men in the Moon by H.G. Wells (1901)
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)
Hangover Square by Patrick Hamilton (1941)
The Hands of Orlac by Maurice Renard (1920) Mad Love
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (1959)
The Horla by Guy de Maupassant (1887) Diary of a Madman
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 Idol play by Martin Brown (1929) The Mad Genius
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)
Kwaidan: Stories & Studies of Strange Things by Lafcadio Hearn
La Otra (Dead Pigeon) by Rian James Dead Ringer
Le Fantome del l’Opera by Gaston Leroux (1939)
The Land That Time Forgot by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Les Maines d’Orlac by Maurice Renard (1920) Mad Love
Ligeia by Edgar Allan Poe (1838)
Logan’s Run by William F. Nolan & George Clayton Johnson (1967)
The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes (1913)
Magic by William Goldman (1978)
Make Room! Make Room! by Harry Harrison (1966) Soylent Green
The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis (1963)
The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo (1869)
Marooned by Martin Caidin (1969)
The Mask of Fu Manchu by Sax Rohmer (1929)
The Meteor by Ray Bradbury It Came from Outer Space
Metropolis by Thea von Harbou (1925)
Metzengerstein (Annotated) A Tale in Imitation of the German by Edgar Allan Poe (1832) Spirits of the Dead
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 Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe (1841)
The Mystery of Hunting’s End by Mignon G. Eberhart (1930) Mystery House
The Mystery of Marie Roget by Edgar Allan Poe (
The Nanny by Evelyn Piper aka Merriam Modell (1965)
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)
The Omen by David Seltzer (1976)
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
The Racer by Ib Melchior Death Race 2000
Ratman’s Notebooks by Stephen Gilbert (1969) Willard
The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe (1845)
Red Alert by Peter George (1958) Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Love the Bomb
Red Planet by John L. Balderston and John Hoare
The Reincarnation of Peter Proud by Max Ehrlich (1973)
Ritual by David Pinner (1967) The Wicker Man
Roller Ball Murder by William Harrison (1973) Rollerball
‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King (1975)
The Satan Bug by Ian Stuart aka Alistair MacLean (1962)
Scream and Scream Again by Peter Saxon (1967)
The Shape of Things to Come by H.G. Wells (1933) Things to Come
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 Sire de Maletroit’s Door by Robert Louis Stevenson The Strange Door
The Skull of the Marquis de Sade and Other Stories by Robert Bloch (1965) The Skull
Solaris by Stanislaw Lem (1961)
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) Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (various); I, Monster
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)
Thy Soul Shall Bear Witness by Selma Lagerlof (1912) The Phantom Carriage
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 Viy: A Horror Novella by Nikolai Gogol (1835) Viy
The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells (1897)
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? by Henry Farrell (1960)
When Worlds Collide by Philip Wylie and Edwin Balmer (1933)
Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell (1938) The Thing from Another World
William Wilson by Edgar Allan Poe (1839) Spirits of the Dead
Witchfinder General by Ronald Bassett (1966)

Movie Tie-Ins

The Blob by David Bischoff (1988)
The Bride of Frankenstein by Michael Egremont (2012)
Cat People by Gary Brandner
Countess Dracula by Michael Parry
Creature from the Black Lagoon by Carl Dreadstone (1977)
Creature from the Black Lagoon by Vargo Statten (2011)
The Day the Earth Stood Still by Arthur Tofte (1976)
The Deadly Mantis: Monsters Series by Thorne (1982)
Dr. Phibes Rises Again by William Goldstein (1972)
Fantastic Voyage by Isaac Asimov
Forbidden Planet by W.J. Stuart aka Philip MacDonald (1956)
Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man by Phillip J. Riley (1990)
Futureworld by Mayo Simon & George Schneck (1976)
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (Godzilla Digest Novel Series) by Scott Ciencin
The Incredible Melting Man by Phil Smith (1978)
King Kong (Modern Library Classics) by Delos Lovelace (2005)
Kingdom of the Spiders by Bernhardt Hurwood (1977)
London After Midnight by Philip J. Riley
London After Midnight: A New Reconstruction Based on Contemporary Sources by Thomas Mann
Night of the Living Dead by John Russo
Phantom of the Paradise by Bjarne Rostaing (1975)
The Quatermass Experiment by Nigel Neale (1979)
Quatermass 2 by Nigel Neale (1979)
Quatermass & the Pit by Nigel Neale (1979)
Reptilicus by Dean Owen (1961)
The Revenge of Frankenstein by Shaun Hutson (2013)
Riders to the Stars by Curt Siodmak (1953)
Scars of Dracula by Angus Hall
Squirm by Richard Curtis (1978)
The Stranglers of Bombay by Stuart James
Tales from the Crypt by Jack Oleck (1972)
THX 1138 by Ben Bova (1971)
Twins of Evil by Shaun Hutson (2011)
Two Thousand Maniacs by Herschell G. Lewis (1988)
The Vault of Horror by Jack Oleck & Albert B. Feldstein (1973)
Werewolf of London by Carl Dreadstone (1977)
Westworld by Michael Crichton
X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes by Eunice Sudak (1963)
X the Unknown by Shaun Hutson (2012)
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)
Atomic Dreams & the Nuclear Nightmare: The Making of Godzilla (1954) by Peter H. Brothers (2015)
Belladonna of Sadness: A Companion Book to the 1973 Cult Japanese Anime Film by J.C. Gabel, Jessica Hundley (2016)
Black Sunday (Devil’s Advocates) by Martyn Conterio (2015)
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
Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari (BFI Film Classics) by David Robinson (2008)
Cabinet of Dr. Caligari: Texts, Contexts, Histories by Michael Budd (1990)
Cat People (BFI Film Classics) by Kim Newman
The Creation of Dino De Laurentiis’ King Kong by Bruce Bahrenburg (1976)
The Creature Chronicles: Exploring the Black Lagoon Trilogy by Tom Weaver, David Shechter, Steven Cronenberg (2014)
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)
Eegah: From Stage to Page: Mystery Science Theater 3000 Movie Transcript, Riff & Sketch Script
Eraserhead (The David Lynch Files Book 1) by Kenneth George Godwin
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)
Godzilla – First (1954-55) by Osamu Kishikawa (1994)
Godzilla on My Mind: Fifty Years of the King of Monsters by William M. Tsutsui
The Hammer Frankenstein: British Cult Cinema by Bruce G. Hallenbeck (2013)
The Hammer Vampire: British Cult Cinema by Bruce G. Hallenbeck (2013)
House on Haunted Hill: A William Castle Annotated Screenplay by William Castle & Robb White (2012)
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
Night of the Living Dead: Behind the Scenes of the Most Terrifying Zombie Movie Ever by Joe Kane
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
Witchcraft Through the Ages: The Story of Haxan, the World’s Strangest Film, and the Man Who Made It by Jack Stevenson (2015)
Young Frankenstein: A Mel Brooks Book: The Story of the Making of the Film by Mel Brooks (2016)


The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (Dell Four Color #944)
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 Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (3-issue comic) by Ian Carney and Michael Hoffman (1992)
Carnival of Souls: Black & White Omnibus Edition by Michael H. Price and Todd Camp
The Complete Young Frankenstein: The Final Script
by Louis du Ratte (2014)
Countdown (Dell Movie Classic Comic) 1967
Creature from the Black Lagoon: Black Water Horror a Tale of Terror for the 21st Centurby Larry Mike Garmon (2002)
Creature from the Black Lagoon: Times Black Lagoon by Paul D. Filippo (2006)
Creature from the Black Lagoon (Universal Filmscripts Series Classic Science Fiction) by Tom Weaver (1992)
Eegah: From Stage to Page: Mystery Science Theater 3000 Movie Transcript, Riff & Sketch Script by MST3K Scribes (2017)
The Ghost of Frankenstein (Universal Filmscripts Series Classic Science Fiction) by Philip J. Riley (1990)
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla Super Data Book (1993)
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)
Indestructible Man (Scripts from the Crypt Collection) by Tom Weaver (2014)
Introducing The Deadly Mantis (Famous Movie Monsters) by Genevieve Rajewski (2006)
Introducing It Came from Outer Space (Famous Movie Monsters) by Simone Payment (2006)
It Came from Outer Space (Monsters Series) by Thorne
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)
Marvel Spotlight Vol. 1 #25: The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad
The Man from Planet X (comic book) by Kurt Schaffenberger (1987)
The Mole People (Movie Monster Series) by Carl R. Green, William R. Sanford & Howard Schroeder
The Mummy: Palimpsesby Peter Milligan, writer, and Ronilson Freire, artist (2017)
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)
This Island Earth (Universal Filmscripts Series Classic Science Fiction) by Philip J. Riley (1990)
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)