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Dark and deep beneath the pavement of London's Swallow Street , is the dark and dreadful place known as the Monster Club. Vampires and Ghouls, Mocks and Shadmocks mingle with the macabre membership, lurking in the dark places, waiting to pounce on all that lives in the light... (back cover copy)

CONTENTS
Prologue
The Werewolf and The Vampire
Monster Club Interlude: 1
The Mock
Mo...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published February 29th 1992 by Severn House Publishers (first published 1975)
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    A.P. Sessler
    Having been a fan of the movie for years I finally had to purchase this book and learn about the great R. Chetwynd Hayes, who I immediately found out is not the protagonist in the book version.
    The book is definitely darker than the movie, which is much more tongue-in-cheek in its framing device.
    I now wish the movie had kept with the monsterology of the book, which is quite trend-setting or breaking in my opinion. It details how monsters breed, feed, and exist.
    I wish RCH's more-deserving monsters...more
    jennifer
    "Monsters Rule OK!
    Sorry, but anyone who's a fan of the fantastic 1980 movie based on this book would get that. This is a collection of short stories, published in 1975, tied together by the story within the story.
    A man, Donald, finds a starving man on the streets of London. He takes him home and makes him a meal but the starving man is actually a vampire who hasn't feed in weeks. As an apology for attacking Donald, the vampire takes him to an underground club where all the members are monsters-...more
    Patrick Day
    British short stories as witty as they are horrific. I picked this up because I saw the film adaptation of "The Humgoo" when I was a kid and it messed me up. The story is just as good, but so are the rest. "The Shadmock," with it's ever polite yet bloodthirsty ghouls, is another favorite.
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    Aug 09, 2014 Lisa rated it 4 of 5 stars
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    I have always loved this creepy book I got from my grandmother. I've never seen the movie but I plan to now, having re-read this book again!
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    It was an original read.
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    Ronald Henry Glynn Chetwynd-Hayes aka Angus Campbell.

    Ronald Chetwynd-Hayes was an author, best known for his ghost stories. His first published work was the science fiction novel The Man From The Bomb in 1959. He went on to publish many collections and ten other novels including The Grange, The Haunted Grange, And Love Survived and The Curse of the Snake God. He also edited over 20 anthologies. Se...more
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