Saturday, March 31, 2018

TM Gallery: Kitten, Pleasure Island

Kitten by Dallas Mayo

A completely sensual woman who played with the desire of everyone she me - male or female

Pleasure Island by Alix York

Friday, March 30, 2018

TM Gallery: The Foe of Barnabas Collins, House of Dark Laughter, The Sledge-Hammer Crimes

The Foe of Barnabas Collins by Marilyn Ross

House of Dark Laughter by Melissa Napier

The Shadow: The Sledge-Hammer Crimes

Thursday, March 29, 2018

TM Gallery: Nick Carter, The Tigress, The 6th Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories

Nick Carter Magazine, November 1933

The Tigress by John Saxon
She hated men - but knew how to love them

The 6th Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

TM Gallery: Colossus, Satan's Swarm,

Colossus by D.F. Jones
Charles Forbin has dedicated the last ten years of his life to the construction of his own supercomputer, Colossus, rejecting romantic and social endeavors in order to create the United States' very first Artificially Intelligent defense system. Colossus is a supercomputer capable of in-taking and analyzing data rapidly, allowing it to make real time decisions about the nation's defense. But Colossus soon exceeds even Forbin's calculated expectations, learning to think independently of the Colossus Programming Office, processing data over one hundred times faster than Forbin and his team had originally anticipated. The President hands off full control of the nation's missiles and other defense protocols to Colossus and makes the announcement to the world that he has ensured peace. However, the USSR quickly announces that it too has a supercomputer, Guardian, with capabilities similar to that of Colossus. Forbin is concerned when Colossus asks-asks-to communicate with Guardian. The computer he built shouldn't be able to ask at all

Penetrator 49: Satan’s Swarm

Mark Hardin races against time to stop a mad plot to unleash a plague of insects on the U.S.

Paperback from Amazon

A Cure for Cancer by Michael Moorcock
A mirror-image of his former self, Jerry Cornelius returns to a parallel London, armed with a vibragun and his infamous charisma and charm to boot. On the trail of the grotesque Bishop Beesley, Jerry hunts for a mysterious device capable of manipulating the cosmos. Corruption, violence and greed are rife in a war-torn Europe, but Jerry is against history; he is outside of history. He lusts for the equilibrium of anarchy, for randomness supreme—lock up your daughters (and sons), Jerry Cornelius is back.

Dunked into the ether of Chaos, the second book in the Cornelius Quartet, A Cure for Cancer, was one of the first novels of its form, using hypermedia to spin a web of hauntingly surreal scenes, wickedly funny social satire and sci-fi vignettes that resonate deeply for the modern reader. 

Monday, March 26, 2018

TM Gallery: The Enemy Within, The Park is Mine, Beyond the Veil

Hawk 8: The Enemy Within by Dan Streib
Hawk is faced with the most calamitous case of his danger-ridden career. His friend, President Warren Stone, is losing his sanity—and control of the country.

The streets are in turmoil. The Russians are advancing on the Mid-East oil fields. And Hawk’s being shot at from all sides: the FBI, the CIA, the KGB, and a golden-haired beauty.

It’s Hawk’s job to discover if the President’s loss of sanity is for real, or it it’s been brought on by a deadly enemy within—before the world is engulfed by the fireball of a nuclear holocaust.

Michael Hawk is an investigative journalist with a knack for getting the scoop. Part Anderson Cooper, part Indiana Jones, with all of James Bond’s magnetic charm, he saves the day and gets the girl in the end.

The Park is Mine

A vietnam vet (Tommy Lee Jones) takes forceful control of Central Park to remember those who served and died in the Vietnam War.

Beyond the Veil by Neil Thanet (Lionel Fanthorpe)
Valli had always lived for the Dance. She expressed her very soul through the sinuous, mystic movements that were as old as the East itself. Like all true artists she was a perfectionist. Her mind, as lithe as her body, was always searching for new material. At last she discovered a temple, old and deserted, hidden by Time and the mysterious, impenetrable jungle. In the temple she saw a series of carvings depicting an ancient sacred dance. It was a dance such as she had never imagined possible. Slowly at first and then with increasing speed she began to copy the movements recorded so faithfully by the timeless stone.
A strange feeling possessed her as the rhythm of the ancient dance obsessed her whole being. Dark beings of terrifying supernatural aspect glided from the crumbling walls an joined in the ancient rhythm.
Not until it was too late did Valli realise that the Forbidden Dance had resurrected forces of cosmic evil which had been sleeping in the lost temple.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

TM Gallery - Patrol of the Murder Masters, Track of the Moon Beast, Pick-Up

G-8 and his Battle Aces: Patrol of the Murder Masters by Robert J. Hogan

February 1937

Back issue from AbeBooks

Track of the Moon Beast
During a meteor storm a fragment hits Paul Carlson, embedding deep within his skull. From that moment on is mutates into a giant reptilian beast at night and goes on the hunt. Professor Salina soon discovers that just such a thing has happened before in human history, but that doesn’t help Paul. Can he and the people he attacks be saved? 

Pick-Up by Charles Willeford
First published as an unheralded paperback original, Pick-Up is an authentic underground classic, an explosive bulletin from the urban underbelly of mid-1950s America. It was Charles Willeford’s second novel, after a rough and wandering earlier life that had taken him from Depression-era hobo camps and soup kitchens to wartime battlefields. The unblinking story of two lost and self-destructive drifters—a failed painter working as a counterman in a cheap diner and a woman in flight from domestic violence—trying to find a place for themselves in the back streets of San Francisco, Pick-Up is hardboiled writing at its nihilistic best: Willeford’s preferred title for the book was Until I Am Dead. Its bleak vision of life beyond the edge is haunted by rape, racism, alcoholism, suicide, and inescapable poverty, yet shot through with a tenderness and compassion sustained against all odds in a society offering few breaks to its outcasts and misfits. Pick-Up’s many twists and violent turns culminate in an ending that continues to surprise, confirming it as what critic Woody Haut has called “a  razor-sharp narrative that rips open the genre.” 

Saturday, March 24, 2018

TM Gallery: The Brute Man, Visiting Hours, The Sky Block

The Brute Man
A facially deformed and mentally unhinged man wreaks his revenge on those who deformed him with a series of brutal murders. 
On Amazon Video

Visiting Hours
Academy Award® winner Lee Grant (1975: Best Supporting Actress, Shampoo) stars as outspoken TV journalist Deborah Ballin, whose crusade against domestic violence enrages a creepo loner (a truly disturbing performance by Michael Ironside, Scanners) in Visiting Hours. He brutally attacks the anchorwoman in her home, but Ballin survives and is hospitalized. Her assailant is further enraged: He is haunted by a horrific childhood trauma...and now he has hidden himself inside the hospital to finish what he started. Can anybody (including her concerned boss (William Shatner), a frantic nurse (Linda Purl, Homeland) or Deborah herself stop the psycho’s killing spree before it reaches sick new extremes? Time to find out.

The Sky Block by Steve Frazee
They were out to kill him before he could find the secret weapon that would destroy America 

Thursday, March 22, 2018

TM Gallery: Night's Yawning Peal, Green Hornet, Monster on the Campus

Night's Yawning Peal by August Derleth

Green Hornet TV Series, starring Bruce Lee

Monster on the Campus
An amazing scientific discovery turns deadly in Monster on the Campus, a classic sci-fi horror film set in the backdrop of a 1950’s college campus. Professor Donald Blake (Arthur Franz) has made an amazing discovery - the fossilized remains of a coelacanth, a rare, primitive fish. When the researching professor comes in contact with the fish’s irradiated blood, he transforms into a vicious, prehistoric creature, thirsty for blood. Suddenly, things get really scary when he starts raising havoc on the unsuspecting community of coeds!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

TM Gallery: The Evil People, Out are the Lights

The Evil People ed Peter Haining

Out are the Lights by Richard Laymon
The vampire movie came first - the girl died in a welter of blood as the vampire bit clean through her jugular. Then came the spider film, followed by the story of the axeman. This was a horror movie series to end them all. The action seemed real, but it couldn't be - could it? 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

TM Gallery: Madman, Hellhole, Sweet Sugar

At a summer camp for youths, cockey pre-teen calls out the name of mass serial killer "Madman Marz". Suddenly, counselors are being maimed and slaughtered in various ways by the backwoodsman who has returned when his name was called. 

An unlucky woman's mother is murdered by a scarf-wielding killer named Silk, leaving the woman injured, traumatised and suffering from amnesia. 

Sweet Sugar
Prostitute Sugar is set up by a corrupt politician. She is convinced of the futility of appealing her case in the courts and signs on to a chain gang run by the notorious Dr. John who performs cruel medical experiments on the people who work for him. 

Monday, March 19, 2018

TM Gallery: New Gladiators, Blackmailer, Strictly for the Boys

Rome 2033 aka New Gladiators
Gladiators of the future fight to the death live on the world's top rated television show! Directed by horror icon Lucio Fulci and starring Fred Williamson and Jared Martin.
On Amazon Video

Blackmailer by George Axelrod

From the Academy Award nominated screenwriter of Breakfast at Tiffany's andThe Manchurian Candidate comes a breathtaking story of murder and mischief…

It's the story of a big-game hunter, fisherman, fighter, visitor to Cuba, drunk, and Nobel Prize-winning author, recently deceased of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, whose final unpublished manuscript could fetch a mint…

It's the story of a short, balding man with a high-pitched voice and a vicious wit, whose cocktail parties are the talk of the town, especially when a beautiful woman dies at one of them…

It's the story of Hollywood’s sexiest starlet, who manages to conceal things even when she’s wearing nothing but a towel…

…and it’s the story of Dick Sherman, intrepid New York publisher, on the trail of the literary find of the century – and the killer who will stop at nothing to keep it from being found.

Strictly for the Boys by Harry Whittington
A gay divorcee stalks the cocktail jungle
Amy can’t help the way the boys look at her. It isn’t her fault. But Burt doesn’t see it that way. He is convinced that Amy is cheating on him and as her husband, he has a right to knock some sense into her. Burt doesn’t mean to hurt her, he just can’t control himself. So when Amy runs back to her mother, she expects a little sympathy. But Stella’s got problems of her own and no time for Amy’s change of heart. She lets her move back home but does everything she can to get Amy and Burt back together. Amy takes a new job, and still Burt follows her around, trying to find out who the new man in her life must be. And this time he’s right—this time there’s Terry, and a new chance at love. But for Burt, Amy belongs to him and him alone, and he will kill any man that gets in his way.