Creepy Beautiful Illustrations by Fred Banbery

The Water Ghost of Harrowby Hall

Just the name Hitchcock conjures up memories of huddling in the dark with images of bewildered eyes full of fright.

All of the following illustrations were the work of the great Fred Banbery (1913 – 1999). Banbery often included drawings featuring Hitchcock himself. He also illustrated a total of six Paddington picture books although his artwork has never appeared on any of the merchandising products.

This is the cover of Alfred Hitchcock’s Haunted Houseful (1963)- nine cool stories about haunted houses and ghosts for boys and girls.

The Title Page


PhotobucketThe Wastwych Secret written by Contance Savery

Cover of Ghostly Gallery (1962)

Inside Cover


Let’s Haunt A House

PhotobucketDust jacket for a 1959 compilation of mystery and suspense stories under Hitchcock’s name

PhotobucketAlfred Hitchcock Solve-Them-Yourself Mysteries, published in 1963

(source: The Skull & Pumpkin, Illustration Station, Raining Rita

-Some spooky music by Perks’s (of perks and mini) album Bonus Beast. Download song#1here

Song #2

Song #3


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