Alfred Hitchcocks Monster Museum

Alfred Hitchcocks Monster Museum [PDF / Epub] ☉ Alfred Hitchcocks Monster Museum By Alfred Hitchcock – Heartforum.co.uk Contents Introduction A Variety of Monsters essay by Alfred Hitchcock The Day of the Dragon novelette by Guy Endore The King of the Cats shortstory by Stephen Vincent Ben t Slime novelette by Josep Contents Introduction A Variety Monster Museum PDF/EPUB ì of Monsters essay by Alfred Hitchcock The Day of the Dragonnovelette by Guy Endore The King of the Catsshortstory by Stephen Vincent Ben t Slimenovelette by Joseph Payne Brennan The Man Who Sold Rope to the Gnolesshortstory by Margaret St Clair writing as Idris Seabright Henry Martindale, Great Daneshortstory by Miriam Allen deFord The Microscopic Giantsshortstory by Paul Ernst The Young Onenovelette by Jerome Bixby Doomsday Deferredshortstory by Murray Leinster as by Will F Jenkins Shadow, Shadow, on the Wallshortstory by Theodore Sturgeon The Desrick on Yandroshortstory by Manly Alfred Hitchcocks Kindle - Wade Wellman The Wheelbarrow Boyshortstory by Richard Parker Homecomingshortstory by Ray Bradbury variant of The Homecoming.

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  • Hardcover
  • 207 pages
  • Alfred Hitchcocks Monster Museum
  • Alfred Hitchcock
  • 07 March 2019
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  1. Nandakishore Varma says:

    My first taste of the Hitchcock collections, as a pre teen As collections go, this is only mediocre but I read it at the correct age I remember two stories terrified me Slime by Joseph Payne Brennan and The Young One by Jerome Bixby I couldn t enjoy Homecoming , one of Ray Bradbury s finest, as it was too mature for my tastes back then.

  2. Rhys says:

    One of the most important books of my youth and therefore my entire reading life Allow me to explainIt is a collection of stories that gives a slightly false impression of being for children The stories are not children s fiction They are adult stories of weirdness and imagination and every single one is excellent There isn t a bad story in the volume They opened my mind to the possibilities of weird fiction.This was the book that introduced me to the work of Ray Bradbury The final st One of the most important books of my youth and therefore my entire reading life Allow me to explainIt is a collection of stories that gives a slightly false impression of being for children The stories are not children s fiction They are adult stories of weirdness and imagination and every single one is excellent There isn t a bad story in the volume They opened my mind to the possibilities of weird fiction.This was the book that introduced me to the work of Ray Bradbury The final story in this collection is Homecoming which also happens to be the first story in his first collection, Dark Carnival and it s a remarkable piece, a horror comedy, poetic and strange, uplifting and downbeat at the same time A story that seems to be a parody but actually isn t Bradbury subsequently became an extremely important influence on me In fact I wouldn t be a writer today if I hadn t discovered his work.But that s the last story in this book Let s consider the othersThe first story in this collection, The Day of the Dragon by Guy Endore is another extremely strong piece, well written, ingenious, darkly funny Endore is sadly underrated these days It s surely time for his rediscovery What impressed me about this story was the fact that the basic idea is just so ingenious The prose itself is also of a very high quality The King of the Cats by Stephen Vincent Benet is marvellous It reads like the sort of story Saki might have written but didn t Slime by Joseph Brennan often seems to be the favourite of many of those who have read this book It s a very effective story, essentially a tale of pure horror The Man Who Sold Rope to the Gnoles by Idris Seabright takes characters and situations invented by Lord Dunsany and gives them an even darker twist than they originally had Gone to the Dogs by Miriam Allen deFord is a humorous story about transformation The Microscopic Giants by Paul Ernst is a wonderfully disturbing story about a new form of life found deep underground, where the enormous pressures of the rock mean that any entities that exist must be extremely dense This was the first oxymoron title I ever encountered and I still think it s marvellous my favourite oxymoron title of all is probably The Dark Light Years by Brian Aldiss The Young One by Jerome Bixby is, in some ways, the most conventional tale in this book, but there is a delightful twist at the end which should be obvious but somehow isn t And again, the quality of the prose is superb Doomsday Deferred by Will Jenkins Another masterpiece This story is about a gestalt entity in the Brazilian jungle The Desrick on Yandro is perhaps the best story Manly Wade Wellman ever wrote It is certainly the best and most inventive and perfectly paced of his series of Silver John tales The Wheelbarrow Boy by Richard Parker was my very first introduction to Kafkaesque fiction, that deadpan delivery of the most outrageous and absurdist happenings.I had just re read this book after 38 or so years It was magnificent

  3. Paulo "paper books always" Carvalho says:

    This is an anthology brought to us by the master of horror Alfred Hitchock Unfortunally I didn t connect to most stories.Some stories were outdated in my opinion with all storiesthan 60 years old The Day of the Dragon by Guy Endore 1934 The King of the Cats by Stephen Vincent Ben t 1929 Slime by Joseph Payne Brennan 1953 The Man Who Sold Rope to the Gnoles by Idris Seabright 1951 Henry Martindale, Great Dane by Miriam Allen deFord 1954 The Microscopic Giants by Paul Erns This is an anthology brought to us by the master of horror Alfred Hitchock Unfortunally I didn t connect to most stories.Some stories were outdated in my opinion with all storiesthan 60 years old The Day of the Dragon by Guy Endore 1934 The King of the Cats by Stephen Vincent Ben t 1929 Slime by Joseph Payne Brennan 1953 The Man Who Sold Rope to the Gnoles by Idris Seabright 1951 Henry Martindale, Great Dane by Miriam Allen deFord 1954 The Microscopic Giants by Paul Ernst 1936 The Young One by Jerome Bixby 1953 Doomsday Deferred by Will F Jenkins 1949 Shadow, Shadow on the Wall by Theodore Sturgeon 1950 The Desrick on Yandro by Manly Wade Wellman 1952 The Wheelbarrow Boy by Richard Parker 1953 Homecoming by Ray Bradbury 1943 My favourite wereThe Day of the Dragon is about an experiment gone wrong where alligators turn into dragons Excelent After all the crocodiles have millions of years old soSlime It s a story about something that has lived in the botton of the ocean for all eternity and now it came to our doorstep It is black and pure evil It remind me of an episode of Star Trek called Skin of Evil where Yar was killed.The Microscopic Giants tells us a tale about deep exploration and what might live there Gnomes or Dwarves that could tranverse walls Doomsday Deferred by Paul Ernst is a story about a man who went toso he could capture a butterfly There is met a man who is willing to help if he brings cattle for him He even gives gold nuggetts to swift the deal because he can t leave his farm In the end we understand that the man and the army ants share a bound hive mind Quite good story.The Young One is a tale about werewolves but with a twist I really enjoy this tale I could picture myself in it.I can t reccommend to anyone but one who wish to knowabout horror fiction done throughout the time not counting with thosefamous like HP Lovecraft, Robert Howard or Clark Ashton Smith Most of these stories are going to be free in a couple of years Wait and then go read it at Project Gutenberg

  4. Andi says:

    I absolutely adore this book my favorite from the Alfred Hitchcock Presents series, which I read at far too early and impressionable age.This series introduced me to H.P Lovecraft, Theodore Sturgeon, Ray Bradbury, and manyThe stories contained in this volume are some of the best, in my opinion well worth re reading as an adult I spent quite a bit of time tracking down all the volumes for my daughter, so that she d have the opportunity to read them as I did but perhaps at a SL I absolutely adore this book my favorite from the Alfred Hitchcock Presents series, which I read at far too early and impressionable age.This series introduced me to H.P Lovecraft, Theodore Sturgeon, Ray Bradbury, and manyThe stories contained in this volume are some of the best, in my opinion well worth re reading as an adult I spent quite a bit of time tracking down all the volumes for my daughter, so that she d have the opportunity to read them as I did but perhaps at a SLIGHTLY less early age, heh

  5. Kate Brown says:

    I just love the Alfred Hitchcock short story collections Monster Museum is definitely strange and not for those who don t like fantasy, a little gore, and some messed up plots Overall, the stories are a bit long to be taught in one classroom lesson Most would have to be taught over a two day span to allow for a thorough reading and then discussion analysis I still think there are a few pieces I could pull and use with my 7th graders Another great, rare find For a longer, creepy tale I wo I just love the Alfred Hitchcock short story collections Monster Museum is definitely strange and not for those who don t like fantasy, a little gore, and some messed up plots Overall, the stories are a bit long to be taught in one classroom lesson Most would have to be taught over a two day span to allow for a thorough reading and then discussion analysis I still think there are a few pieces I could pull and use with my 7th graders Another great, rare find For a longer, creepy tale I would use Slime by Joseph Payne Brennan Other good stories from the collection include The Man Who Sold Rope to the Gnoles by Idris Seabright, Henry Martindale, Great Dane by Miriam Allen deFord, and The Wheelbarrow Boy by Richard Parker

  6. Christopher Slaughter says:

    Valley Institute Elementary School had a number of Alfred Hitchcock selections for young readers I remember reading several of the Three Investegators books The Mystery of the Green Ghost, comes to mind More important were three short story collections Monster Museum, Ghostly Gallery, and Haunted Houseful These books were constantly in my posession when one was due, I would check out another The illustrations particularly in Monster Museum were as chilling as the storie Valley Institute Elementary School had a number of Alfred Hitchcock selections for young readers I remember reading several of the Three Investegators books The Mystery of the Green Ghost, comes to mind More important were three short story collections Monster Museum, Ghostly Gallery, and Haunted Houseful These books were constantly in my posession when one was due, I would check out another The illustrations particularly in Monster Museum were as chilling as the stories I ve found two of the three so far gifts for my daughter Harper to enjoy as she gets older

  7. Jannell says:

    I read this as a kid and it spooked me I forgot until I saw it here while searching for another book Highly recommended for young readers who aren t too scared to be a little spooked.

  8. Nicola Mansfield says:

    This is a great collection of mostly science fiction from the fifties with a few from earlier days These stories were all previously published in the sci fi magazines of the era and were curated together here with a theme of monsters and chosen as appropriate for young readers I loved these Alfred Hitchcock collections as a kid and I m pleased to say I thoroughly enjoyed reading this as an adult The selection of authors contains a few famous names, and other lesser known names but research This is a great collection of mostly science fiction from the fifties with a few from earlier days These stories were all previously published in the sci fi magazines of the era and were curated together here with a theme of monsters and chosen as appropriate for young readers I loved these Alfred Hitchcock collections as a kid and I m pleased to say I thoroughly enjoyed reading this as an adult The selection of authors contains a few famous names, and other lesser known names but research shows they were all prolific short story writers I really enjoyed the selection only finding one dud in the whole group and several very excellent ones 1 The Day of the Dragon by Guy Endore 1934 An apocalyptic tale of how an underappreciated professor brings about the apocalypse He determines to experiment on alligator brains to improve their slothfulness and eventually succeeds but his experiments not only become lively they start to change, evolve as it were, until they become dragons, eventually mating, man eating The narrator, one of the last of the human race left living underground records the tale from the beginning for posterity s sake, in case the human race does survive, which he admits is not likely Readable, but scientifically dated from the thirties 3 5 2 The King of the Cats by Stephan Vincent Benet 1929 Wickedly delicious I loved this Rather like a fairy tale in some ways, but contemporary A man is in love with a Siamese princess who is visiting New York but then a famed conductor comes to town whose claim to fame is that he has a tail A bit of a mystery follows with the paranormal Romantic gothic Delightful 5 5 3 Slime by Joseph Payne Brennan 1953 This was written five years before the cult hit movie The Blob but is basically the same thing Here the slime is some sort of primordial beast from the sea who makes its way to land and starts absorbing living beings leading its way up to humans As typical with 50s monster movies, the army is called in, well the Home Guard in this case, and they figure out its weakness and save the world Typical of its genre 3 5 4 The Man Who Sold Rope to the Gnoles by Idris Seabright 1951 Macabre little tale of a salesman who goes to a house inhabited by unknown creatures to sell his wares It ends as one would expect 3 5 5 Henry Martindale, Great Dane by Miriam Allen deFord 1954 My favourite story so far A writer of short fiction wakes up one morning, with shades of Kafka, to find he has turned into a great dane He and his wife wait a week to see if he ll change back but he doesn t and they determine he has the body of a dog, the instincts of the dog, but has retained his human eyes, human voice, and human brain They pack up and move to the country where no one will know them In this, I felt the most for the wife who was given little choice in the matter and I think the real monster here was not the dog the husband turned into but the husband s true self that never changed and held an unfortunate dominance over the woman until the to me tragic end Of course, she had plenty of opportunities to change the outcome but never took any A freaky story 5 5 6 The Microscopic Giants by Paul Ernst 1936 A copper mining operation taking place in the depths of the earth for the war effort has the miners discovering fossilized tiny little feet Until the footprints start to multiply and then a tiny person is seen and the two men in charge go to investigate A great sci fi story from this age, filled with pseudo science but creepy nonetheless 4 5 7 The Young One by Jerome Bixby 1953 I really liked this A family moves to America from Hungary deciding it is time to give up the old ways and get by as humans in the New World which doesn t believe in their kind Their young son knows he s different but doesn t know what he is yet, but after he befriends a local boy whose insatiable curiosity makes him play a trick on the young boy to learn his secret himself, he luckily keeps his life and makes the boy s parents decide it is time to tell their son the truth Fun and unexpected turn of events 5 5 8 Doomsday Deferred by Will F Jenkins 1949 Really enjoyed this A man goes to the Brazil jungle to find a rare butterfly and gets caught up in a horrifying insect invasion A hive collective of army ants are controlling a lone family far out in the jungle but the entomologist realizes how close they are to gaining control of mankind With his insect knowledge, he saves the day, South America and perhaps the world Good old fashioned apocalyptic fifties fiction 5 5 9 Shadow, Shadow on the Wall by Theodore Sturgeon 1950 A vicious stepmother gets hers after she locks a boy in his room with all his toys removed while his dad is away on business Creepy 4 5 10 The Desrick on Yandro by Manly Wade Wellman 1952 This has to come in as my second favourite A creepy story written like a Smoky Mountain legend A guitar playing hitch hiker ends up taking a power hungry, greedy rich man back to his grandfather s origins in the Smokies Well told 5 5 11 The Wheelbarrow Boy by Richard Parker 1953 A strange little magical tale which seems to be bemoaning the loss of corporal punishment in the schools I think it may have been meant as satire at the time it was written Doesn t hold up well 2 5 12 Homecoming by Ray Bradbury 1946 I like this story, it s a fun family to imagine Bradbury paints the characters vividly so we can see how wild this Hallowe en homecoming party must be But it is a sad story and even though mortal Timothy is assured by both his mother and a favourite Uncle that he is loved and will be even beyond death, I can t help but think that doesn t satisfy Timothy I think Timothy wants them to tell him that if he dies they will use their powers to bring him back, and he is dejected by their assurances that he will have it better as a mortal This story always leaves me feeling sad for Timothy 4 5

  9. Kevin says:

    This horror anthology is the usual mixed bag We have solid work from masters of the craft, like the contributions from Jerome Bixby, Theodore Sturgeon and Ray Bradbury Will F Jenkins is new to me, but I d put his story about ravenous soldado ants up there too At the other end of the spectrum we have dross from rank amateurs, like Slime , a rote monster mash in which the denizens of a small town devoured by a carnivorous blob from the ocean floor Just as bad is The Day of the Dragon , in w This horror anthology is the usual mixed bag We have solid work from masters of the craft, like the contributions from Jerome Bixby, Theodore Sturgeon and Ray Bradbury Will F Jenkins is new to me, but I d put his story about ravenous soldado ants up there too At the other end of the spectrum we have dross from rank amateurs, like Slime , a rote monster mash in which the denizens of a small town devoured by a carnivorous blob from the ocean floor Just as bad is The Day of the Dragon , in which a silly mad scientist does heart surgery on a pair of crocodiles, thereby creating a race of dragons Yes, really SyFy channel execs take note the movie rights are probably still available.We have also a few spins on obscure folk tales The Desrick on Yandro has this vibe down pretty well Less so The Man Who Sold Rope to the Gnoles and The King of the Cats.Then there are a slew of oddities, variable in quality I daresay there are a lot of these Literal shaggy dog story Henry Martindale, Great Dane is amusing but doesn t really seem to fit with the rest of the collection Nor does The Wheelbarrow Boy , in which a teacher transforms an unruly pupil into a wheelbarrow, and looks to have his job on the line when the boy refuses to turn back

  10. Anthony Wilson says:

    First, a warning I read this book about 25 years ago I have no recollection of several of the stories in this collection Then again, the fact that I still remember any of them is probably significant Slime by Joseph Payne Brennan is the best story in this collection it has stuck with me for decades, I recently re read it and it has lost nothing over the years of course it has plenty of problems now I read it as an adult, but I can still see why eight year old me loved it The Day of th First, a warning I read this book about 25 years ago I have no recollection of several of the stories in this collection Then again, the fact that I still remember any of them is probably significant Slime by Joseph Payne Brennan is the best story in this collection it has stuck with me for decades, I recently re read it and it has lost nothing over the years of course it has plenty of problems now I read it as an adult, but I can still see why eight year old me loved it The Day of the Dragon by Guy Endore has also stuck, although I suspect that this story, and many of the other stories in this collection, would have dated less well That isn t necessarily a problem for me, since most of the joy of reading old science fiction is about making the effort to see a story from the perspective of the time when they were written, but some may not like it.For young children just getting a taste of how SF and horror have changed over the years, this has got to be on the list

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