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by Darren
Sat 5 Dec, 2015 19:18:40
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Phil Baker "Dennis Wheatley" lecture in 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 7158

Phil Baker "Dennis Wheatley" lecture in 2016

Hi folks, The illustrious DW biographer, Phil Baker, is giving a lecture on DW to the Dracula Society on 12th March 2016. I used to be a member of the Dracula Society when I lived in London in the early 90s, and they were great social evenings, usually in a private room in a central London pub, with...
by Darren
Thu 26 Nov, 2015 21:15:35
Forum: General Topics
Topic: How Was It For You? (The Haunted Airman)
Replies: 29
Views: 26253

Dartington Hall is definitely on my "to visit" list. It's history/mythology covers the age of Wheatley, a progressive school opening not long before DW started writing and closing due to a series of scandals only a few years after DW's death. There is really atmospheric footage on youtube: https://w...
by Darren
Tue 17 Nov, 2015 21:25:10
Forum: General Topics
Topic: How Was It For You? (The Haunted Airman)
Replies: 29
Views: 26253

Dennis Wheatley Sequels

What titles come to mind?

I'll start with the obvious: The Devil Rides Back

Another obvious one is Black September - I'm sure DW would have an exciting plot with that one.

Any others?
by Darren
Sun 15 Nov, 2015 17:25:43
Forum: General Topics
Topic: How Was It For You? (The Haunted Airman)
Replies: 29
Views: 26253

A wasted opportunity. Everyone is in agreement. What a waste!! It is frustrating because it is well made, with good actors, a good set and atmosphere. The worry is that viewers may blame DW for the poor story. What a waste!!!! :smt093 A good thing to come out of it is that the music by Daniel Pember...
by Darren
Sun 15 Nov, 2015 14:22:07
Forum: General Topics
Topic: DW Audiobooks
Replies: 11
Views: 12064

I thought it magical. It was (almost) like coming across the book for the first time. It is a very different experience. Nick Dow mentioned in his audiobook talk at the 2009 convention that you "always pick up something new every time". I really enjoyed listening to The Ka of Gifford Hilary. I had ...
by Darren
Sat 14 Nov, 2015 08:53:17
Forum: General Topics
Topic: DW Audiobooks
Replies: 11
Views: 12064

There are a few DW audiobooks currently available free to listen to on YouTube. Christopher Lee reading The Devil Rides Out - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyjmu918Es4 Christopher Lee reading Strange Conflict - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEAcCKSItnM and, Nick Mercer reading The Haunting of To...
by Darren
Fri 13 Nov, 2015 00:57:32
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Terrific value for money, but ...
Replies: 3
Views: 5460

Very clever, Cibator. :smt023
by Darren
Thu 12 Nov, 2015 19:09:19
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Terrific value for money, but ...
Replies: 3
Views: 5460

And how was the collation, Charles? Was it up to scratch? Does it compare well to The Sword of Fate? :-k
by Darren
Thu 12 Nov, 2015 17:19:02
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Other possible genres...
Replies: 10
Views: 9128

duncanpaul17 wrote:However, although thinking about what other genres he could have written in, I still wish he had written more Black Magic Stories.
Duncan
So do I - especially as they are so good. And whenever I mention DW to people, those that have heard of him usually refer to him as the "horror writer".
by Darren
Thu 12 Nov, 2015 17:10:21
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Other possible genres...
Replies: 10
Views: 9128

Shane - I didn't get on with Herbert's Crickley either - I threw the towel in halfway through. It's interesting how you refer to Jack Nicholson "hamming it up". For many of the scenes Nicholson (and the others) provided (in some instances) over 50 different performances, pushing their acting skills ...
by Darren
Wed 11 Nov, 2015 17:09:59
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Other possible genres...
Replies: 10
Views: 9128

Stephen King's The Shining and James Herbert's The Ghosts of Sleath are two of my favourite ghost stories. I remember as a teenager gripping the books as I read them. Now you mention them I must check out Peter Straub and Shirley Jackson - they are two authors that all the modern great horror writer...
by Darren
Sun 8 Nov, 2015 18:48:59
Forum: General Topics
Topic: An improving book!
Replies: 10
Views: 8398

I have noticed that Unchartered Seas is the one book by DW that is quite well-known - and, indeed, actually been read - by readers/colleagues/friends whom are not Dennis Wheatley fans, and is not part of his Black Magic compendium. I wonder if it is because of the "Lost Continent" film - it is also ...
by Darren
Tue 3 Nov, 2015 19:27:59
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The 2015 Convention
Replies: 20
Views: 20710

It was a great weekend - they get better and better. I thought the mist was necessary to ensure we didn't get followed as we left the hotel and made our ways home.

I look forward to the recommendation, KLP85. See you next year.
by Darren
Sun 25 Oct, 2015 21:51:52
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Menu for launch party of the Forbidden Territory
Replies: 2
Views: 3657

Menu for launch party of the Forbidden Territory

This wonderful museum of ours just gets better and better. What an amazing discovery featured in the latest "What's New?" section, and what a menu!! . I love my drink and I wish I could partake in that selection. And as for the late Empress Eugenie's cellar - take a look at it: https://www.relaischa...
by Darren
Sun 25 Oct, 2015 18:10:51
Forum: General Topics
Topic: SIAPW - RITHW - SFTCTT
Replies: 8
Views: 73096

Great minds, etc., Shane. I too will go for CB William 'Conky Bill' Verney to SIAPW (he reminds me of our very own CB!!), and somewhat surprisingly (with the quantity and quality available in DW's books) my RITHW is also Molly Fountain. I've just finished revisiting TTDAD, and it is my first reading...

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