A 60th Anniversary Anthology Retrospective of the First 30 Years of Arkham House
Author: Peter A. Ruber
Publisher: Arkham House Pub
Some of the writers August Derleth published during his 32 year reign at Arkham House have become legends among collectors and connoisseurs of weird fiction. Others have faded into unfortunate obscurity. Peter Ruber now brings 21 writers to life in detailedbiographical essays that document little-known events through exhaustive research, and their long correspondence with August Derleth. These essays and an extensive introduction provide a rare and sometimes controversial insider's history of Arkham House, in which the editor also challenges some of the myths perpetuated by misinformed critics over the last three decades. With the addition of 21 rare stories and letters (most published here for the first time), the 445 pages of "Arkham"s Masters of Horror" form a book within a book. This unique and important anthology is required reading for everyone who enjoys weird fiction, and is interested in learning more about Arkham House, its founder, and the writers who made the era from 1939 to 1971 one of the most exciting in the history of specialty press publishing. Featured writers include: H.P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, Robert Bloch, Henry S. Whitehead, Robert E. Howard, H. Russell Wakefield, Seabury Quinn, Vincent Starrett, E. Hoffmann Price, Carl Jacobi, Donald Wandrei, Ramsey Campbell, and many others.
Author: Triskaideka Books
Welcome to a world hidden behind the blinds of reality, a landscape waiting to be molded into a thing of pain and torture.This anthology is not for the faint-hearted. The ideas, themes, and disturbing images portrayed within these pages will send your brain into overdrive on the road to madness.Say hello to a new breed of horror writers.
The Genre at the Turn of the Millennium
Author: Steffen Hantke
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Category: Performing Arts
Creatively spent and politically irrelevant, the American horror film is a mere ghost of its former self-or so goes the old saw from fans and scholars alike. Taking on this undeserved reputation, the contributors to this collection provide a comprehensive look at a decade of cinematic production, covering a wide variety of material from the last ten years with a clear critical eye. Individual essays profile the work of up-and-coming director Alexandre Aja and reassess William Malone's muchmaligned Feardotcom in the light of the torture debate at the end of President George W. Bush's administration. Other essays look at the economic, social, and formal aspects of the genre; the globalization of the U.S. film industry; the alleged escalation of cinematic violence; and the massive commercial popularity of the remake. Some essays examine specific subgenres-from the teenage horror flick to the serial killer film and the spiritual horror film-as well as the continuing relevance of classic directors such as George A. Romero, David Cronenberg, John Landis, and Stuart Gordon. Essays deliberate on the marketing of nostalgia and its concomitant aesthetic, and the curiously schizophrenic perspective of fans who happen to be scholars as well. Taken together, the contributors to this collection make a compelling case that American horror cinema is as vital, creative, and thought-provoking as it ever was.
Investigating the Dark Side of the Small Screen
Author: Lorna Jowett,Stacey Abbott
Category: Performing Arts
Horror is one of the most pervasive of contemporary TV genres with shows like True Blood, Being Human, The Walking Dead and American Horror Story making a bloody splash across our television screens. Yet not too long ago critics and horror writers claimed that television and horror were incompatible bedfellows. TV Horror: Investigating the Dark Side of the Small Screen explores the often contradictory relationship between horror and television and shows how this most adaptable genre has continued to be a part of the broadcast landscape, unsettling audiences and pushing the boundaries of acceptability. Lorna Jowett and Stacey Abbott demonstrate how TV horror continues to provoke and terrify audiences by bringing the monstrous and the supernatural into the home, whether through adaptations of Stephen King and classic horror novels, or by reworking the gothic and surrealism in Twin Peaks and Carnivàle. They uncover the omnipresence of horror in mainstream television from procedural dramas to children’s television and, through close analysis of landmark TV auteurs including Rod Serling, Nigel Kneale, Dan Curtis and Steven Moffat, as well as case studies of Dark Shadows, Dexter, The League of Gentlemen, Pushing Daisies, Torchwood, and Supernatural. They expand debates about the nature of horror by exploring its evolution on television. The historical breadth of the discussion, alongside detailed analysis of an exciting and diverse selection of television series, makes this book a must-have for those studying TV genre, as well as for anyone with a taste for the gruesome and the macabre.
Everything Important About the Most Popular Secular Holiday
Author: LEONARD R. N. ASHLEY
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
This big, informed, witty, and entertaining book, actually several books in one, covers all the aspects of the secular holiday unlike any other. Only the exhaustive is interesting. - Thomas Mann HALLOWEEN HISTORY AND TRADITION, THE JACK-O- LANTERN, TRICK OR TREAT, HOLIDAY FOLKLORE, MASKS AND VARIOUS COSTUMES, HALLOWEEN BUSINESS, HALLOWEEN AROUND THE WORLD, HALLOWEEN PARADES AND PARTIES, HALLOWEEN RECIPES AND PARTY IDEAS, HALLOWEEN STORIES AND OTHER LITERATURE, HUNDREDS OF BIG AND SMALL SCREEN DELIGHTS FOR YOUR WATCHING AT HALLOWEEN WITH A FULL, CASUAL, GIANT ANNOTATED FILMOGRAPHY, & COMMENTS ON HORROR IN ARTS OF YESTERDAY AND TODAY.
Author: Alison Littlewood
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
Cass und ihr Sohn Ben ziehen nach Darnshaw: ein ruhiges und abgelegenes Städtchen. Die Bewohner nehmen sie freundlich auf, doch schon bald erweist sich ihre Herzlichkeit als trügerisch. Immer stärker drängen sie in Cass' und Bens Leben, ziehen den Jungen immer mehr in ihre Fänge. Als der Wintereinbruch Darnshaw von der Außenwelt komplett abschneidet, geht das Grauen erst richtig los. Cass erkennt, dass Ben in großer Gefahr ist und die Bewohner einen schrecklichen Plan verfolgen. "Ein starkes Debüt! Einige Bilder begegneten mir in meinen Albträumen wieder" TTA Press.
An Anthology from The Horror Zine
Author: Cheryl Kaye Tardif,Scott Nicholson,Bentley Little,Elizabeth Massie,Jeff Bennington,Simon Clark,Yvonne Navarro,Lisa Morton
Publisher: Imajin Books
Fear casts a long shadow, and shadows take many shapes… From award-winning editor, Jeani Rector, who brought you the terrifying anthology, WHAT FEARS BECOME, comes a wicked brew of spine-tingling fiction. Featuring never before published works from best-selling authors such as Bentley Little, Yvonne Navarro, Scott Nicholson, Melanie Tem, Elizabeth Massie, Earl Hamner, Simon Clark, Cheryl Kaye Tardif, Ronald Malfi, Lisa Morton, Jeff Bennington, JG Faherty and many others, this chilling collection of works also includes a foreword from Joe R. Lansdale. From classic horror and exciting suspense to Twilight Zone-type speculative fiction with twisted endings, SHADOW MASTERS: An Anthology from The Horror Zine delves into the darkest corners of our nightmares and delivers the shivers.
Author: Brian Keene
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
Das Grauen nimmt kein Ende New York nach der Apokalypse: Ein kleines Häufchen Überlebender hat sich unter der Führung des ehemaligen Milliardärs Darren Ramsey in einem Wolkenkratzer verschanzt und versucht verzweifelt, sich den Auswirkungen der Katastrophe entgegenzustemmen. Doch in den Straßen der Stadt rüsten seelenlose Kreaturen zur letzten Schlacht – Wesen, die nur ein Ziel kennen: die Vernichtung der Menschheit!
Author: Clive Reznor
Publisher: AOE Studios
HE IS WATCHING YOU It's the fear we all have using the internet. Who is watching? What have I left out there? David Clegg feels that same fear when his postings on the Dark Web draw the attention of a mysterious hacker named KUTTNER who takes complete control of his computer. KUTTNER offers Clegg the means to see behind the closed doors and inside the secret labs; to be a witness to a series of nightmares created by mankind's misuse of technology. Through six twisted tales of terror shown to him through a video feed on his computer, Clegg is given one chance — and only one chance — to interact with those he is watching. Would You Be a Hero or a Voyeur? The Immanent World: 404 is a Dark SciFi journey into the immanent world - the world where the divine and demonic are not outside our natural world, but very much a part of it. For fans of: Black MirrorHorrorGenre FictionMetaphysical Sci FiHorror Anthology Series
Category: Television broadcasting
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
Scott nimmt rasend schnell ab. Sein korpulentes Aussehen ändert sich trotzdem nicht. Und noch unheimlicher: Wenn er auf die Waage steigt, zeigt sie jeweils das gleiche Gewicht an, egal wie viel er momentan trägt, ob Kleidung oder gar Hanteln. Scott hat Angst, dass man ihn zum medizinischen Versuchskaninchen macht. Aber er muss es jemand erzählen. Zu Dr. Ellis hat er Vertrauen, aber auch der weiß keinen Rat. In seiner netten Wohngegend in der Kleinstadt Castle Rock gerät Scott in einen eskalierenden Kleinkrieg. Der Hund der neuen Nachbarn – zwei Lesben – verrichtet sein Geschäft ständig bei ihm im Vorgarten. Die eine Frau ist eigentlich recht freundlich, die andere aber eiskalt. Die beiden haben gerade ein Restaurant eröffnet, von dem sie sich viel erhoffen. Die Einwohner von Castle Rock wollen aber nichts mit Homopaaren zu tun haben, da ist großer Ärger vorprogrammiert. Als Scott endlich kapiert, was Vorurteile in einer Gemeinschaft anrichten, überwindet er den eigenen Groll und tut sich mit den beiden zusammen. Merkwürdige Allianzen, der jährliche Stadtlauf und Scotts mysteriöses Leiden fördern bei sich und anderen eine Menschlichkeit zutage, die zuvor unter einer herzlosen Bequemlichkeit vergraben lag.
Author: Scott M. Goriscak
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Welcome to the Dark Side is Scott M. Goriscak's fourth collection of horror. Scott Goriscak has a wonderful ability to draw readers right into the story. It's engaging enough that as he builds tension, you're carried right along, almost forgetting it's horror until he hits you right between the eyes with it. Great collection for any of his fans or any fans of horror in general.
Featuring Herbert West--Reanimator and More!
Author: H. P. Lovecraft
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
Six chilling stories offer compelling journeys into the land of the undead: "Herbert West—Reanimator," "In the Vault," "The Thing on the Doorstep," "Pickman's Model," "Cool Air," and "The Outsider."
New Stories by the Masters of Modern Horror
Author: Douglas E. Winter
This collection of twelve original horror tales includes contributions by such noted writers of the genre as Stephen King, Dennis Etchison, Clive Barker, Ramsey Campbell, and Peter Straub
Brand New Horror Stories by Masters of the Macabre
Author: Paul Tremblay,Tim Lebbon,Priya Sharma
Publisher: Titan Books
An electrifying anthology of new horror stories by award-winning masters of the genre. Twenty-one brand-new stories of the ominous and terrifying from some of the horror genre’s most talented writers. In ‘The Dead Thing’ Paul Tremblay draws us into the world of a neglected teenage girl and her younger brother and the evil that lurks at the heart of their family. In Gemma Files’ ‘Bulb’ a woman calls in to a podcast to tell the terrifying story of why she has escaped off-grid. And Rio Youers’ ‘The Typewriter’ tells in diary form of the havoc wreaked by a malevolent machine. Infinitely varied and beautifully told, New Fears 2 is an unmissable collection of horror fiction.
Brand New Horror Stories by Masters of the Macabre
Author: Ramsey Campbell,Alison Littlewood,Stephen Gallagher
Publisher: Titan Books
FEAR COMES IN MANY FORMS The horror genre's greatest living practitioners drag our darkest fears kicking and screaming into the light in this collection of nineteen brand-new stories. In "The Boggle Hole" by Alison Littlewood an ancient folk tale leads to irrevocable loss. In Josh Malerman's "The House of the Head" a dollhouse becomes the focus for an incident both violent and inexplicable. And in "Speaking Still" Ramsey Campbell suggests that beyond death there may be far worse things waiting than we can ever imagine... Numinous, surreal and gut wrenching, New Fears is a vibrant collection showcasing the very best fiction modern horror has to offer.