Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Scream and Scream Again by Peter Saxon

Scream and Scream Again
originally the Disorientated Man
by Peter Saxon (Stephen D. Francis)
Paperback Library 1966


A vampire rape-killer hunts young girls in London.  A spy is killing his way up the ranks in Communist East Germany.  And an Olympic runner in England finds himself strapped to a hospital gurney, and each time he wakes he's missing another limb.

But mostly, cops chase a guy around a quarry.

I've been looking for an affordable copy of this for years ever since I fell in love with the nonsensical 1970 Amicus movie.

The movie follows the book to the letter, except for the ending, which is more ambiguous than the kind of stupid book ending, and better for it.  And, seriously, that quarry chase lasted forever in both.

Peter Saxon is a house name used by a variety of writers, mostly for the Guardians series of occult investigator novels.  Stephen D. Francis was better known for the British hardboiled Hank Janson series .

There was no inscription, but the copy I got happened to be from the estate of horror writer and Fangoria journalist Philip Nutman.

Get the movie from Amazon.

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Look for more horror in the Trash Menace Bookstore.

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