Any thoughts on Dennis Wheatley ?

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I picked up a copy of his book The Found Atlantis published 1936. I have heard the name before , due a Hammer film The Lost Continent made about the IN 1968 which based off of one his novel , I think.
 

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He wrote alot of supernatural horror stories in the mid 20th century. A number were made into 1960s films. Rather out of fashion now.
I had a friend who thought that The Haunting of Toby Jug was the scariest thing he had ever read.
 

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I've read a lot of Dennis Wheatley, yes they are a bit out dated but still a good read. The Haunting of Toby Jug I read it as a teen, do remember it being disturbing and need to find a copy to re-read.

The Devil Rides Out, is one of those books you never forget.
 

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They Found Atlantis is the first only book ive seen or own by him. Ive never seen any of his other books on store shelves.
 

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I haven't read They Found Atlantis.
The ones I do remember

The Forbidden Territory
The Devil Rides Out
Strange Conflict
They Used Dark Forces
The Satanist
To The Devil a Daughter
Gateway to Hell.
I've read others but can't remember.
 

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I haven't read They Found Atlantis.
The ones I do remember

The Forbidden Territory
The Devil Rides Out
Strange Conflict
They Used Dark Forces
The Satanist
To The Devil a Daughter
Gateway to Hell.
I've read others but can't remember.
This book I have appears to be an adventure novel .
 

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I've never seen any of his other books on store shelves.
This was quite some time ago... 1980? I was a student. You never see Westerns on store shelves today either, but there was huge shelf space devoted just to Westerns in libraries back then... Ah! Yes, the old days!!!
 

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I found a couple of new printings of Wheatley books a couple (or maybe five) years ago.

I'd just like to stick in a plug for The Devil Is a Gentleman: The Life and Times of Dennis Wheatley, by Phil Baker. A very enjoyable bio.
 

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I remember watching and being terrified of The Devil Rides Out as a kid, but I've not actually read any of his books.
 

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The Devil Rides Out (1968) and To The Devil, a Daughter (1976) were filmed, both with Christopher Lee, both from Hammer. Don't recall seeing the latter but the former is enjoyable, with a screenplay by Richard Matheson. Pops up in the U.S. on TMC every so often.

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The Devil Rides Out (1968) and To The Devil, a Daughter (1976) were filmed, both with Christopher Lee, both from Hammer. Don't recall seeing the latter but the former is enjoyable, with a screenplay by Richard Matheson. Pops up in the U.S. on TMC every so often.

Randy M.
I may have seen both of those. bot, Im not sure .:unsure:
 
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