Christopher Lee Would Know About The Archives Of Evil!

Image courtesy of the Vault of Evil.
Image courtesy of the Vault of Evil.

I received an early Christmas gift a couple of weeks back from one of my friends, it’s a book collecting many pages from Guillermo Del Toro’s sketchbooks for his various films entitled Cabinet of Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions.

It is an amazing book filled with sketches and notes from his film work like Cronos, Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth, and Pacific Rim to name just a few. It also contains a small tour through his personal ‘museum’ entitled Bleak House. In his library he has a life-size H.P. Lovecraft keeping an eye on all of the books in the collection…and in that photo there is just a bit of a cover of a book that caught my eye. I did a little guessing and found out the tome was called the Archives of Evil and was edited by none other than Christoper Lee!

Christopher Lee would know a thing or two about evil I would think.
Dracula - Christopher Lee - Hammer Films

It looks to no longer be in print but thanks to the Vault of Evil we know the contents of the collection:

Introduction – Christopher Lee

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – The Adventure Of The Sussex Vampire
H. P. Lovecraft – The Lurking Fear
John Collier – Rope Enough
Jack London – Lost face
Theodore Sturgeon – It
Henry Slesar – The Rats Of Dr. Picard
W. F. Harvey – The Beast With Five Fingers
Ray Bradbury – Skeleton
H. R. Wakefield – The Seventeenth Hole At Duncaster
Saki – Gabriel-Ernest
M. R. James – The Ash Tree
Massimo Bontempelli – The Avenging Film


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Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.

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