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by ericmocata
Wed 11 Nov, 2015 07:16:19
Forum: General Topics
Topic: An improving book!
Replies: 10
Views: 8191

I was actually referring to the "old chap" part, Shane. Or does that mean you guys still say that? I did always think it was odd that it was always coffee that was served after ten. Was it common in the '30s for the English to drink coffee, especially fairly late at night? Actually, I did ...
by ericmocata
Mon 9 Nov, 2015 22:38:18
Forum: General Topics
Topic: An improving book!
Replies: 10
Views: 8191

Ah, cheer up, Steve. I am under forty and I have heard of Dennis Wheatley. Hey, I've even read a couple of his books! :D Actually, I am not sure offhand how many I have read, but I know it is more than half of them. Most of the ones I haven't read are probably Roger Brook novels, plus a few of the D...
by ericmocata
Mon 12 Oct, 2015 20:20:59
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Which of DW's characters...
Replies: 22
Views: 15779

Hmm, I think I would have to say Damien Mocata, of course, would be high up on my list. Before his death, of course. I just think he'd be an interesting person to hang out with for a bit. Besides, I am sure we'd have some stuff in common and plenty to talk about. Maybe learn a couple of "tricks...
by ericmocata
Tue 15 Sep, 2015 00:09:35
Forum: V for Vengeance
Topic: V for Vengeance
Replies: 5
Views: 24115

I just finished this one. Overall, I have rather enjoyed the other Sallust novels that I have read (Black August, Contraband, They Used Dark Forces, Scarlet Impostor, Faked Passports, and The Black Baroness). This one, while it wasn't bad, just seemed a bit dull and dragged in many places. It almost...
by ericmocata
Mon 17 Aug, 2015 02:55:38
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Dennis Wheatley Podcasts
Replies: 76
Views: 64313

Thank you kindly, Darren. That's pretty much what we were going for. The entire album has a legend/mythology theme to it. We chose titles that we felt fit each piece that dealt with some legend or dark part of history. None of it is really uplifting, happy stuff. Your comments remind me of how Night...
by ericmocata
Thu 11 Jun, 2015 22:37:18
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Happy Birthday, Sir Christopher
Replies: 15
Views: 16283

I heard about this while at work this morning. I overheard somebody say something like, "What? Man that sucks, he was my favorite Dracula." The first thing that came to mind was that Mr. Lee had died, so I looked him up online and sure enough, he had. On the good side of things, the man ha...
by ericmocata
Sat 18 Apr, 2015 21:01:55
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Heron Edition Illustrations
Replies: 8
Views: 7553

I don't have any of the Heron editions, so I can't really comment on the illustrations they included. I have always wondered, however, what these books were bound in. It is my understanding that it is a "leather-like" material. What exactly is that? Is this some of that "Corinthian Le...
by ericmocata
Sun 18 Jan, 2015 23:14:30
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Fu Manchu Article in Fortean Times
Replies: 17
Views: 16573

I am looking forward to this one-- for sure (take a shot, Darren). I dig the Rohmer stuff that I have read thus far, which is right a couple of the Fu Manchu books, Brood of the Witch Queen, and Romance of Sorcery. I have even less luck finding Rohmer's books than I do finding Wheatley's. I wonder i...
by ericmocata
Sat 15 Nov, 2014 19:16:17
Forum: The Devil Rides Out
Topic: The Devil Rides Out - The Masterpiece
Replies: 12
Views: 20416

I'll just use this as an excuse to say that The Devil Rides Out is a classic novel. This is a shocking revelation, I know. It has atmosphere, suspense and a grand sense of adventure. The film version is one I would actually like to see remade, but not because the original was bad, rather because so ...
by ericmocata
Sat 15 Nov, 2014 19:07:02
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Dennis Wheatley's Limericks from the Great War
Replies: 12
Views: 9648

I just wish somebody would type these out, as I have some difficulty reading Wheatley's handwriting. Of course, his poor spelling doesn't help. I got that there was a bishop from Birmingham and some frisky business ensues, but there are various words that I can't make out, so I have to guess at what...
by ericmocata
Fri 31 Oct, 2014 18:10:25
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Dennis Wheatley Podcasts
Replies: 76
Views: 64313

I am glad you enjoyed the emails I sent to them, Darren. I just sent them another, since they were interested in the horror fest I went to last weekend. This time I wrote a bit about the Devil Rides Out movie, since I didn't before. They are quite likeable and funny guys that genuinely love what the...
by ericmocata
Wed 10 Sep, 2014 00:24:48
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Rollo Ahmed Article in latest issue of FT
Replies: 13
Views: 8867

I finally got a copy of this issue a few weeks back. I have not yet found the follow-up issue, though. It was an expensive magazine, but it was still cheaper than what it would have cost for me to order it online and have it shipped here. The price for the magazine online was usually much lower than...
by ericmocata
Wed 10 Sep, 2014 00:21:53
Forum: To The Devil a Daughter
Topic: TO THE DEVIL-A DAUGHTER
Replies: 19
Views: 23654

I have been a fan of the film version since before I knew who Dennis Wheatley was. I rented it on VHS from a video store and it stuck in my mind. It wasn't until I got my first Dennis Wheatley novels, Haunting of Toby Jugg and Ka of Gifford Hillary (the stupid-looking Mandarin paperbacks), that I pu...
by ericmocata
Mon 7 Jul, 2014 23:33:07
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 50 year anniversary of They Used Dark Forces
Replies: 4
Views: 5340

I like the Sallust books in general. It's been a good few years since I read They Used Dark Forces, but I remember liking it, although it was a bit disappointing on certain levels. Mainly, the fact that it is usually referred to as a black magic story, which it really isn't. Astrology isn't black ma...
by ericmocata
Fri 4 Jul, 2014 01:35:10
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Rollo Ahmed Article in latest issue of FT
Replies: 13
Views: 8867

As it turns out, this magazine is available in the U.S. However, it looks like we're behind a month or two. I found one store that had what was labeled as the June issue and had British super heroes on the cover. Then I found the July issue at a different store, which had something else on the cover...

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