The copy I have is from 1971. Mr. Haining has done a good job of collecting stories from the 1800's to 1960 that have been made into horror films. This book should really appeal to horror film buffs/students. Quite a few of the stories have appeared in other anthologies--because I read some of them in either author anthologies (Poe, Lovecraft, Bradbury) or horror anthologies. Here is a list of the authors: Francis O Mann, Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Gaston Leroux, Somerset Maugham, Tod Robbins, Richard Connell, Bram Stoker (not Dracula),Stephen V Benet, Robert L. Stevenson, W.F. Harvey, Ray Bradbury, George Langelaan, Nikolai Gogol, Ambrose Bierce, H.P. Lovecraft and Robert Bloch. I have seen some of the movies made from these stories. For myself, I liked some of the movies better than the actual stories.