Doug Bradley’s Spinechillers by Doug Bradley (#9-13)
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Overview: Doug Bradley and company offer up some of the finest horror and supernatural stories ever written. In these 13 volumes you will find stories by Rudyard Kipling, Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Ambrose Bierce among others. With guest narrators Robert Englund & Jeffrey Combs, Doug Bradley invites you to come sit by the fireside as they chill you to the bones with these tales. Happy Halloween.
Volume 9 launches with "The Ash Tree", M. R. James’ insight into an enigmatic woman and her rituals around this mysterious tree. A condemned man and over zealous executioners generate shocking results, in Arthur Conan Doyle’s "The Los Amigos Fiasco". An immoral wager leads to terror when the dead rise in Ambrose Bierce’s "A Watcher by the Dead". Lovecraft takes us exploring through a lost world of ancient evil in "The Nameless City". M. Valdemar may be living longer than he bargained for in Edgar Allan Poe’s "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar". H. P. Lovecraft returns with Jeff Combs at the reading helm in "Herbert West: Reanimator, Part 2 – The Plague Daemon". And Edgar Allan Poe concludes Volume Nine with the classic poem "Alone".
Volume Ten launches with Doug Bradley’s well-researched insight into the stories and their authors. This is followed by HP Lovecraft’s evocative tale of exploration, "The Strange High House in the Mist". Next we hear Ambrose Bierce’s truly chilling "A Diagnosis of Death", and Jeffery Combs reads Edgar Allan Poe’s classic revenge tale, "The Cask of Amontillado". The second section presents us with Rudyard Kipling’s tale of ghosts, "They", before the third section takes us down into Arthur Conan Doyle’s "The New Catacomb", in his tale of a heartbroken lover’s revenge. Jeffery Combs brings us part three of "Herbert West Reanimator", and Robert Englund rounds off this volume with his sublime reading of Edgar Allan Poe’s poem "The Sleeper".
Volume 11 begins with Doug’s well-researched insight into the stories and their authors. This is followed by Edgar Allan Poe’s highly acclaimed gothic romance "Ligeia", Ambrose Bierce’s haunting "A Fruitless Assignment", H. P. Lovecraft’s dark and disturbing "Pickman’s Model", Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s sinister masterpiece "Blue John Gap", and more.
Volume 12 begins with Doug Bradley’s well-researched insight into the stories and their authors. This is followed by what H. P. Lovecraft considered to be one of his best stories, "The Music of Eric Zann". "The Tool" by W. F. Harvey is a horrifying tale narrated by an inmate of a mental institution. Next Edgar Allan Poe revisits his terrifying fear of being buried alive in "The Premature Burial". Then an eavesdropper overhears five creepy and scary ghost stories in Charles Dickens "To Be Read at Dusk". Ambrose Bierce’s haunting "The Moonlit Road" relates a murder tale from three perspectives, including the murdered wife’s. Jeffery Combs reads Part 5 of "Herbert West Reanimator" and this volume is completed with Edgar Allan Poe’s "Dreamland". The poem describes the strange sights the speaker sees along his journey in a different and disturbing world.
Volume 13 is the triumphant final volume of Spinechillers begins with Doug Bradley’s personal guide to the writers and the history of the stories. M. R. James’ classic "Number 13" starts off this volume with a mystery about a disappearing and reappearing hotel room, can you guess the room number? Story two is the tale of a cat that can not only talk, but spills secrets that should have been truly left behind. Next, we present one of the most famous stories by H. P. Lovecraft, "The Call of Cthulhu". Doug transports you into Lovecraft’s world of indescribable horror, accompanied by Alistair Lock’s outstanding orchestral score. Edgar Allan Poe’s well-known allegory on our mortality, "The Masque of the Red Death", follows. Then Jeffrey Combs reads the concluding part of Lovecraft’s Herbert West: Reanimator series, "The Tomb Legions". Finishing up Volume 13 is Poe’s 1843-penned poem "The Conqueror Worm".