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The Forbidden Body

release date: Jan 01, 2022
The Forbidden Body
"Throughout history, the religious imagination has attempted to control nothing so much as our bodies: what they are and what they mean; what we do with them, with whom, and under what circumstances; how they may be displayed-or, more commonly, how they must be hidden. Religious belief and mandate affect how our bodies are used in ritual practice, as well as how we use them to identify and marginalize threatening religious Others. This book examines how horror culture treats religious bodies that have stepped (or been pushed) out of their ''proper'' place. Unlike most books on religion and horror, This book explores the dark spaces where sex, sexual representation, and the sexual body come together with religious belief and scary stories. Because these intersections of sex, horror, and the religious imagination force us to question the nature of consensus reality, supernatural horror, especially as it concerns the body, often shows us the religious imagination at work in real time. It is important to note that the discussion in this book is not limited either to horror cinema or to popular fiction, but considers a wide range of material, including literary horror, weird fiction, graphic storytelling, visual arts, participative culture, and aspects of real-world religious fear. It is less concerned with horror as a genre (which is mainly a function of marketing) and more with the horror mode, a way of storytelling that finds expression across a number of genres, a variety of media, and even blurs the boundary between fiction and non-fiction. This expanded focus not only deepens the pool of potential examples, but invites a much broader readership in for a swim"--

All Our Hidden Gifts

release date: Jun 08, 2021
All Our Hidden Gifts
Maeve Chambers doesn''t have much going for her. Not only does she feel like the sole idiot in a family of geniuses, she managed to drive away her best friend Lily a year ago. But when she finds a pack of dusty old tarot cards at school, and begins to give scarily accurate readings to the girls in her class, she realizes she''s found her gift at last. Things are looking up - until she discovers a strange card in the deck that definitely shouldn''t be there. And two days after she convinces her ex-best friend to have a reading, Lily disappears. Can Maeve, her new friend Fiona and Lily''s brother Roe find her? And will Maeve''s new gift be enough to bring Lily back, before she''s gone for good?

The Merry Spinster

release date: Mar 13, 2018
The Merry Spinster
"A collection of darkly mischievous stories based on classic fairy tales"--Front flap.

The Merciless III

release date: Jan 01, 2017
The Merciless III
"Brooklyn knows that there''s no good without evil, no right without wrong. And when a helpless girl calls her teen helpline, whispering that someone is hurting her, Brooklyn knows that she needs to save her anonymous caller, even if it means something bad"--Page 2 of cover.

Curse of Crows

release date: Jan 01, 2017
Curse of Crows
"The Witcher game is based on a novel of Andrzej Sapkowski"

Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy

release date: Nov 15, 2016
Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy
"The ... companion to ''The mortal instruments series''"--Jacket.

The Ghost Fleet

release date: Jan 01, 2015
The Ghost Fleet
"For the world''s most valuable, dangerous, or secretive cargo, you don''t call just any trucking service... you call the Ghost Fleet. One of the world''s most elite truckers takes a forbidden peek at his payload and uncovers a conspiracy that will change him forever!"--

The Secret Path

release date: Aug 05, 2014
The Secret Path
Disregarding a warning that the town of Springfield is called "Spooksville" for a good reason, newcomer Adam accompanies his friends to a secret path at the graveyard that is said to lead to other, more terrifying worlds.

The Howling Ghost

release date: Aug 05, 2014
The Howling Ghost
Playing with her little brother by the ocean, Cindy is stunned when Neil is kidnapped by a ghost and everyone thinks that he really drowned, but a newspaper report about local spook activity compels Cindy to get her brother back.

Poems Dead and Undead

release date: Jan 01, 2014
Poems Dead and Undead
Edited by two award-winning writers, a Halloween-themed collection of monster poems includes entries ranging from ancient Egyptian inscriptions and the Mesopotamian epic Gilgamesh to pieces by Shakespeare and Edgar Allan Poe.

Ghosts Know

release date: Oct 01, 2013
Ghosts Know
After publicly attacking psychic Frank Jasper, who he believes to be a talented charlatan, on his controversial talk radio program, Graham Wilde is plunged into a terrifying nightmare where reality and fantasy blur together after Jasper accuses him of being behind the disappearance of a teenage girl.

Night Pilgrims

release date: Jul 30, 2013
Night Pilgrims
A latest entry in the series that began with the award-nominated Hotel Transylvania finds Saint-Germain living in an Egyptian monastery and guiding a group of pilgrims to underground churches before bonding with a widow and watching the pilgrims succumb to the psychological and religious turmoil of travel in the Holy Land. 10,000 first printing.

Unnatural Creatures

release date: Jan 01, 2013
Unnatural Creatures
The griffin, the sunbird, manticores, unicorns u00ad- all manner of glorious creatures never captured in zoos, museums or photographs are packed vividly into this collection of stories. Neil Gaiman has included some of his own childhood favourites alongside stories classic and modern to spark the imagination of readers young and old. All contributors have given their work free to benefit Dave Eggers'' literacy charity, 826DC. Also includes a new Neil Gaiman Story.

On Fire

release date: Jul 17, 2012
On Fire
"Based on the hit MTV series Teen Wolf--a teenage boy''s life changes forever after he''s bitten by a werewolf.Scott was just a regular guy until one bite changed his life. Now he struggles to understand who he is and what he might become. Is he more wolf than human--or is it the other way around? Whichever it is, it''s not going to be easy. Scott tries to control his urges, but mostly he''s scared that it''s his urges that could end up controlling him. On Fire is the story of what happens when you to walk the line between what you want and what you can''t help from wanting. Will the bite end up being a gift? Or will it be a curse? And what will it all mean for Scott''s relationship with Allison--the girl he can''t get enough of? Only time will tell if he should embrace his newfound powers, or if he should fear them"--

Odd is on Our Side

release date: Jan 01, 2010
Odd is on Our Side
While the town of Pico Mundo, California, prepares for its annual Halloween festivities, young fry cook Odd Thomas can''t shake the feeling that make-believe goblins and ghouls aren''t the only things on the prowl. Original.

An Eyeball in My Garden

release date: Jan 01, 2010
An Eyeball in My Garden
A collection of frightening and not so frightening poems for children.

Scarum Fair

release date: Jan 01, 2010
Scarum Fair
Spooky poems depict the visit a group of children make to a carnival run by monsters and featuring mysterious foods, really scary rides, and other eerie attractions.

The Medusa Effect

release date: Dec 23, 2009
The Medusa Effect
Examines images of horror in Victorian fiction, criticism, and philosophy.

The Vampire's Photograph

release date: Jan 01, 2008
The Vampire's Photograph
Thirteen-year-old vampire Oliver Nocturne becomes involved with the human world despite himself when a human girl named Emalie takes a photograph of him and threatens to expose the existence of vampires.

The Deadly Doll

release date: Sep 01, 2007
The Deadly Doll
When Claudine''s family receives in the mail a beautiful old French doll that has been in the family for generations, no one anticipates its malevolent intentions.

Horror and Evil in the Name of Enjoyment

release date: Jan 01, 2007
Horror and Evil in the Name of Enjoyment
This book argues for the significance of ideology critique and moral judgment in the fields of literary, cultural, political and philosophical studies. By drawing on Slavoj Zizek''s theory of ideology the author examines postmodern horror films like Jonathan Demme''s The Silence of the Lambs, multiculturalism, post-September 11 political discourses and the society of enjoyment in terms of paranoia and perversion and reveals patterns of enjoyment structured through ideological fantasy. The Lacanian/Zizekian theory of ideological fantasy and ethics of psychoanalysis is then applied to broader philosophical, political and cultural contexts.

First Date

release date: Dec 01, 2005
First Date
Thrilled when two new boys in Shadyside begin vying for her attentions, the usually boyfriendless Chelsea Richards finds her joy turn to fear when the FBI informs her that they have tracked a psychotic killer to Shadyside.

The Big Book of Horror

release date: Jan 01, 2006
The Big Book of Horror
Presents abridged and adapted versions of twenty-one horror stories, including Charles Dickens'' "The Signalman" and Edgar Allan Poe''s "The Black Cat."

Hellsing

release date: Jan 01, 2004
Hellsing
Chronicles the exploits of the secret Hellsing Organization, formed by the Hellsing family to protect England and the Protestant church from vampires and other monsters, and its top operative, the vampire Alucard.

Van Helsing's Night Off

release date: Jan 01, 2012
Van Helsing's Night Off
"Mahler has succeeded in injecting human neuroses into the horror realm in a way that most other over-the-top comedians never broached. It resonates with the part of you that understands that even monsters need a dependable tavern in which to drown their sorrows, fears and foibles." -- Jarret Keene, Las Vegas CityLife Austrian cartoonist Nicolas Mahler is famous for his silent and sophisticated comics. Perfect for fans of Edward Gorey, this volume includes humorous comics stories featuring the classic archetypes of the mummy, vampire, wolfman, Frankenstein, and, of course, Van Helsing. These short stories are intriguing, humorous and incredibly illustrated in a whimsical, yet weighted, sketchy style. This first American compilation will be sure to create an instant fan base for Nicolas'' work.

Dark Dreams

release date: Jan 01, 2004
Dark Dreams
A collection of short fiction explores the dark imaginations and experiences of the human mind in tales of horror and suspense by Zane, Tananarive Due, Stephen Barnes, Robert Fleming, and other African-American authors.

3000 Mph in Every Direction at Once: Stories and Essays

release date: Jun 01, 2003
3000 Mph in Every Direction at Once: Stories and Essays
What if everyone actually was famous for exactly fifteen minutes? What if Joey Ramone could save the world? What if the spiritual enlightenment of saints and sages was a sexually transmitted disease? These are the fictions. Neon signs that predict a city''s future. Companies paying people to insult their clients online. Edgar Allan Poe''s New York is still alive, but not well. These are the facts. And they say speculative fiction and personal essays don''t belong in the same book. Whether in the glossy pages of the men''s magazine Razor or the stolen reams of office supplies that make up the zine The Whirligig, the writing of Nick Mamatas is your hitchhiker''s guide to the new, and very weird, millennium. Don''t know where the world is headed? Nick does and it''s 3000 miles per hour in every direction at once.

Poems to Make Your Friends Scream

release date: Jan 01, 2003
Poems to Make Your Friends Scream
Featuring a fantastic array of traditional and modern poems, all guaranteed to make your friends scream! With fresh, stylish illustrations from newcomer Jess Mikhail, this is a collection which will have enormous appeal to anyone who likes a really good fright!* Susie Gibbs is the best-selling anthologist and editor behind many of Macmillan''s most successful collections.* Follow-up to Poems to Freak Out Your Teachers and Poems to Annoy Your Parents.

Asian Horror Encyclopedia

release date: Jan 01, 2001
Asian Horror Encyclopedia
The Asian Horror Encyclopedia is the first reference work of its kind in English. It covers Asian horror culture in literature, art, film and comics. From its roots in ancient Chinese folklore to the best-selling Japanese horror novelists of today, this book is a handy alphabetic reference, collecting scarce information from obscure sources.

The Keep

release date: May 15, 2000
The Keep
With an unseen force killing Nazi soldiers stationed in a castle high in the Transylvanian Alps, the SS brings in an expert on local folklore, a Jewish man, to stop the murders. Reprint.

Terror All Around

release date: Jun 15, 2008
Terror All Around
Among the many strategies of persuasive speech, biblical prophets often employ a rhetoric of horror. Prophets use verbal threats and graphic images of destruction to terrify their audience. Contemporary horror theory provides insight into the rhetoric of horror employed by the prophets. In this book, Amy Kalmanofsky applies horror theory to the book of Jeremiah and considers the nature of biblical horror and the objects that provoke horror, as well as the ways texts like Jeremiah work to elicit horror from their audience. Kalmanofsky begins by analyzing the emotional response of horror as reflected in characters'' reactions to terrifying entities in the book of Jeremiah. Horror, she concludes, is a composite emotion consisting of fear in response to a threatening entity and a corresponding response of shame either directed toward one''s self or felt on behalf of another. Having considered the nature of horror, she turns to the objects that elicit horror and consider their ontological qualities and the nature of the threat they pose. There are two central monstrous figures in the book of Jeremiah-aggressor God and defeated Israel. Both of these monsters refuse to be integrated into and threaten to disintegrate the expected order of the universe. She then presents a close, rhetorical reading of Jeremiah 6 and consider the way this text works to horrify its audience. The book concludes by considering fear''s place within religious experience and the theological implications of a rhetoric that portrays God and Israel as monsters.

Forever Odd

release date: Jan 01, 2006
Forever Odd
In the unique world of Pico, Odd--an unforgettable hero who lives between the living and the dead--takes a stand against evil in a battle where there are no innocent bystanders. Reprint.

Midnight Horror Show

release date: Sep 25, 2020
Midnight Horror Show
It''s end of October 1985 and the crumbling river town of Dubois, Iowa is shocked by the gruesome murder of one of the pillars of the community. Detective David Carlson has no motive, no evidence, and only one lead: the macabre local legend of "Boris Orlof," a late night horror movie host who burned to death during a stage performance at the drive-in on Halloween night twenty years ago and the teenage loner obsessed with keeping his memory alive. The body count is rising and the darkness that hangs over the town grows by the hour. Time is running out as Carlson desperately chases shadows into a nightmare world of living horrors. On Halloween the drive-in re-opens at midnight for a show no one will ever forget. Proudly brought to you by Crystal Lake Publishing-Tales from The Darkest Depths. Interview with the author: What was the inspiration for this novel? In the late 90''s, I produced and starred in a TV show where I hosted public domain horror movies in character as "Boris the Undead Hepcat," kind of a mash-up of Dean Martin and Beetlejuice. The show was definitely amateurish, but also a true labor of love and an ode to all the horror hosts I''d grown up with. Over the years I''d thought about trying to bring the show back, but none of my ideas for it were very satisfying. Then one night I was playing The Cramps during my commute home and kind of letting my mind wander. Listening to Lux Interior tease every possible threat and innuendo out of old rockabilly lyrics put this image in my head - It looked like my old horror host character, but it was something else. Something much darker. A real monster pretending to be a fake one. This book is his story. Tell us a little about your lead characters. David Carlson is police detective haunted by past failures and the everyday tragedies of working class crime. He''s a relative new comer to the town of Dubois ("rhymes with noise") Iowa, but he''s made it his home and is committed to protecting it. While struggling to find clues, Carlson develops a bond with video store clerk James West. James is 19 and still trapped in the small town he never belonged to. He dreams of escape...and finds it at the movies. Why should readers give your work a try? Midnight Horror Show comes from untold hours haunting video stores. From long, lonesome drives through endless cornfields. It comes from desperately searching the airwaves and staying up way too late to get a glimpse of something magical, and terrifying, and true. This book is my love letter to the monsters, who were there for me when no one else was.

Lost in the Dark

release date: Jan 01, 2021
Lost in the Dark
A comprehensive and fun overview of moviegoers'' favorite genre

Battering Rams

release date: Jan 01, 1997
Battering Rams
`Charge,'' came Gramps'' excited voice. I gasped. The frog general was as big as a full-grown cow. He started to roll his tongue back into his mouth. He was going to slurp me up and slide me up and slide me down his throat.

House

release date: Jan 01, 2006
House
Two stranded couples find shelter in an inn but find themselves trapped in a game with rules setting up a life-or-death situation.

The Abominable Snowman of Pasadena

release date: Aug 01, 2003
The Abominable Snowman of Pasadena
Becoming sick of the endless hot weather in their Pasadena home, Jordan and Nicole Blake wish for a real winter and are delighted with an Alaskan family vacation, until they come face-to-face with the abominable snowman.

Croaked

release date: Jan 01, 1997
Croaked
`Charge,'' came Gramps'' excited voice. I gasped. The frog general was as big as a full-grown cow. He started to roll his tongue back into his mouth. He was going to slurp me up and slide me up and slide me down his throat.

The Mortal Instruments 05. City of Lost Souls

release date: Jul 01, 2015
The Mortal Instruments 05. City of Lost Souls
Clary and the Shadowhunters struggle to piece together their shattered world after a betrayal by one of their own leaves them reeling.
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