Column: The Vault of Secrets: The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)

By Orrin Grey

The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959). Director: Terence Fisher. Cast: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Andre Morell.

Welcome back to the Vault of Secrets, where, every other week, we’ll be unearthing a classic (or not-so-classic) vintage horror film for your delectation. Tonight’s installment is a Hammer classic pairing – Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee – but it isn’t a Dracula or a Frankenstein or even The Mummy. Instead, it’s an adaptation of the famous Sherlock Holmes novel …

Orrin GreyColumn: The Vault of Secrets: The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)

Review: Shadows Over Baker Street

By Danielle DeLisle

Reaves, Michael and Pelan, John, eds. Shadows Over Baker Street. Del Rey, 2003. 464pp. ISBN-13: 978-0345455284.

Ever wondered what it might be like if Sherlock Holmes contended with the Great Old Ones? If you have, then you need to check out this book. Shadows Over Baker Street is a collection of 20 short stories by authors like Neil Gaiman, Barbara Hambly, Caitlin Kiernan, and Poppy Z. Brite. Each tale has a link with the world of …

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Review: Gaslight Grotesque

By Orrin Grey

Campbell, J.R. & Prepolec, Charles, ed. Gaslight Grotesque: Nightmare Tales of Sherlock Holmes. EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, 2009. US $16.95. ISBN 978-1894063319.

In spite of (or perhaps because of) the legendary rationality and scepticism of Sherlock Holmes, there seems to be an undeniable allure for both writers and readers in stories that place him in situations both supernatural and irrational. Gaslight Grotesque is not the first themed anthology predicated on this premise — it’s …

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