‘What are the possibilities of my strength? That is a thought I have never had before. What if some morning as the old woman stood at the head of the staircase she were suddenly to feel a weight thrusting against the back of her legs? What if she were to lunge forward, grasping at the air, striking her thin skull against the edge of a stair? What would become of me if she were found unmoving at the bottom of the stairway?’
Such are the thoughts of Baxter, a sociopathic bull terrier on the hunt for the perfect master, as he contemplates the demise of his first victim. The basis for the acclaimed 1989 film Baxter, Ken Greenhall’s utterly chilling and long-unobtainable Hell Hound (1977) has earned a reputation as a lost classic of horror fiction. This first-ever reissue includes a new introduction by Grady Hendrix.
‘An unsung classic of the bizarre that ranks with Crash and The Wasp Factory.’ - Fright.com
‘Deserves to be much more well-known and not simply as a “cult classic” . . . I cannot recommend it highly enough!’ - Too Much Horror Fiction
‘An author who has been criminally neglected by modern readers . . . It’s time to start celebrating Ken Greenhall.’ - Jonathan Janz