Cabinet 15: Horror
Nightmare Stories. Compiled by Charles Higham. London ; Melbourne: Horwitz, 1962. Pulp Literature Special Collections PN6071.H727 N53
Spine-tingling Tales. Compiled by Charles Higham. 2nd ed. Sydney: Horwitz, 1965. Pulp Literature Special Collections PN6071.H727 S64 W42
Although horror pulps were not as popular as detective and romance, Australian publishers still committed themselves to pushing out ‘spine-tingling’ titles in that genre. The Australian Charles Higham compiled for Horwitz a number of titles that mixed horror with witchcraft, vampirism, ghosts and the occult. More often than not the stories he used were written by overseas writers such as Bram Stoker, Edgar Allan Poe, and Sheridan Le Fanu. Almost all the Horwitz horror covers were done by the Australian artist Frank Benier.