Prior to the explosion of pulp horror in the 1970’s, the paperback market - as far as horror was concerned – was dominated by mild and whitewashed tales, seemingly stuck in a trench from a more drab and cautious yesteryear.  The covers declared stories of “eerie adventure” and “tales of the unexpected”.  Gothic romances clung to the pores of such horror.  And then, within the space of just five years, three game-changing titles hit the shelves – in the form of Ira Levin’s ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ (1967), Thomas Tryon’s ‘The Other’ (1971) and William Peter Blatty’s ‘The Exorcist’ (1971)...(more)

From Guy N Smith’s gigantic flesh-hungry crabs in ‘Night Of The Crabs’ to James Herbert’s swarming hordes of savage black rats in ‘The Rats’; creatures on the rampage have always been a sure-fire premise for delivering an action-packed and nail-biting pulp horror novel.

Over the years, horror authors have produced novels utilising a veritable array of creatures. DLS Reviews offers up an impressively comprehensive list of these novels, broken down by the various species of rampaging beastie.

 

 

Whether it’s a zombie outbreak, a post-nuclear dystopian world, a plague epidemic, a massive natural disaster or an extra-terrestrial threat... end of the world fiction will always catch the imagination of its readers.  Although this is certainly not a complete list, DLS Reviews does however offer up an impressive list with accompanying reviews of a large number of post-apocalyptic novels.  And the list will keep on growing until the end if days...

 

 

 


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