Author: Pete Johnson
Publisher: Random House
Category: Juvenile Fiction
On the back of the picture were two words which jumped right out at me: THE FRIGHTENERS... When Chloe starts at a new school, she gets off to a really bad start and no-one wants to be her friend - except Aidan. But everyone else seems scared of Aidan - scared of the pictures he draws. Chloe can't imagine why until she picks up one of his drawings of 'The Frighteners'. For now the Frighteners - horrifying monstrous creatures - won't leave her alone...
Why We Love Monsters, Ghosts, Death & Gore
Author: Peter Laws
Publisher: Icon Books
The Frighteners follows the quest of Peter Laws, a Baptist minister with a penchant for the macabre, to understand why so many people love things that are spooky, morbid and downright repellent. He meets vampires, hunts werewolves in Hull, talks to a man who has slept on a mortuary slab to help him deal with a diagnosis, and is chased by a chainsaw-wielding maniac through a farmhouse full of hanging bodies. Staring into the darkness of a Transylvanian night, he asks: What is it that makes millions of people seek to be disgusted and freaked out? And, in a world that worships rationality and points an accusing finger at violent video games and gruesome films, can an interest in horror culture actually give us safe ways to confront our mortality? Might it even have power to re-enchant our jaded world? Grab your crucifixes, pack the silver bullets, and join the Sinister Minister on his romp into our morbid curiosities.
Author: Donald Hamilton
Publisher: Titan Books
No mission fazes Matt Helm, not even this one - to pose as an oil-rich Texas groom to a bride half his age. The aim: to pick up the trail of an illicit arms shipment in Mexico. If Matt fails, the country could burn in the inferno of revolution, right at America’s doorstep. And he doesn’t know that he’s not only the point man, he’s the number one target...
25th Anniversary Edition
Author: Stephen Laws
HOW MUCH DO YOU HATE? Eddie Brinkburn's doing time for a botched garage job that left Sheraton's brother very badly burned. HOW MUCH DO YOU HATE? When Sheraton's gang burn his wife and kids to death, Eddie soon learns the meaning of hate. HOW MUCH DO YOU HATE? And that's how the prison psycho transfers his awesome power to Eddie. A power that Eddie reckons he can control. A power that will enable Eddie to put the frighteners on Sheraton...
Author: Michael Jahn
When a serial killer reaches out from beyond the grave and, in the guise of the Grim Reaper, embarks on a New England killing spree, it is up to a hapless young man with special powers, aided by some friendly earthbound spirits, to stop him. Original. Movie tie-in.
Author: Alan Hayes,Richard McGinlay,Alys Hayes
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Category: Performing Arts
Two Against the Underworld brings together eight years of research to tell the story of The Avengers from both sides of the camera. It has now been further revised following the recovery of the episode Tunnel of Fear. The authors lift the lid on all 26 Series 1 episodes. Comprehensive chapters detail the narratives in extended synopsis form, as well as the production, transmission and reception of each episode, and the talented personnel who made them. The creation of The Avengers, Ian Hendry's departure, the series’ destiny and the mystery of the missing episodes are explored in a series of essays, each of which has been revised. Avengers writer Roger Marshall and Neil Hendry both contribute forewords to this volume. The book also boasts 70 pages of appendices that deal in depth with the unproduced episodes of Series 1, Keel and Steed’s further adventures in the comic strip The Drug Pedlar and the novel Too Many Targets, and much more.
Author: Tony Thorne
Publisher: A&C Black
With more than 7,000 definitions, this book provides a definitive guide to the use of slang today. It deals with drugs, sport and contemporary society, as well as favourite slang topics such as sex and bodily functions. In this convenient paperback edition of the highly acclaimed Dictionary of Contemporary Slang, language and culture expert Tony Thorne explores the ever-changing underworld of the English language, bringing back intriguing examples of eccentricity and irreverence from the linguistic front-line. "Thorne is a kind of slang detective, going down the streets where other lexicographers fear to tread." Daily Telegraph
Die letzte Fahrt der Andrea Gail
Author: Sebastian Junger
Author: Rebecca Romppel
Inhaltsangabe:Einleitung: In den Anfängen des Internets war es zunächst nur möglich, Dateien zu übertragen und textorientierte Seiten darzustellen. Mit der zunehmenden technischen Weiterentwicklung der Web Browser und -Server hat sich dies entschieden geändert. Heutzutage finden sich im World Wide Web nicht nur hauptsächlich graphisch aufbereitete Pages, sondern die Ausführung von kleineren Programmen sowohl clientseitig (über den Einsatz zur Laufzeit interpretierter Scripte oder mittels eines Java-Applets) als auch serverseitig (unter Verwendung der CGI-Schnittstelle) ist ebenfalls möglich geworden. Durch die fortschreitende Verbreitung des PCs sowohl im wirtschaftlichen als auch im privaten Bereich hat sich ebenfalls das Profil der Internetteilnehmer geändert, es hat sich ein relativ großes Kundenpotential herausgebildet, welches Angebote des Internets in zunehmender Weise in Anspruch nimmt. Die Nutzung zugrundeliegender Datenbanken ist heutzutage meistens unerläßlich, sei es, um die Aktualität der Informationen zu gewährleisten, den Arbeitsaufwand der Erstellung von Webpages einzuschränken (diese müßten bei Änderung des Datenbestandes nicht jeweils neu geschrieben bzw. ergänzt werden) oder sogar, um dem Anwender echte Interaktivität zu garantieren mit den Vorteilen, Kosten dadurch einzusparen, daß einzelne Arbeitsschritte (z.B. die sonst übliche Bestellannahme) auf den Kunden selbst verlagert werden, sowie die Zeitdauer der Auftragsbearbeitung verringert wird. Das Ziel dieser Diplomarbeit ist es allerdings, keine organisatorischen sondern technische Lösungen zur Anbindung relationaler Datenbanken an das WWW aufzuzeigen. Das Hauptaugenmerk liegt hierbei auf dem Einsatz sogenannter Desktop-Datenbanken (z.B. MS-Access, Dbase, Paradox, FoxPro etc.), wie sie privat und in Unternehmen zum Einsatz kommen. Generalisiert betrachtet existieren nur drei prinzipielle Methoden der Datenbankanbindung an das Internet: Database-Publishing: Hierunter verbirgt sich die Konvertierung einzelner Tabellen oder Abfragen in statische HTML-Seiten, d.h. dem Anwender wird keine Möglichkeit zur direkten Interaktion mit der Datenbank gegeben. Natürlich handelt es sich um eine minder befriedigende Methode, die Gegenwärtigkeit ist nicht gewährleistet, die Seiten müssen stets manuell aktualisiert werden, dem Anwender verbleiben kaum Gelegenheiten der Selektion eventuell umfangreicher Datenbestände. Datenbankanbindung per CGI-Programm: In diesem Fall verbleibt die Logik [...]
Aus dem Leben eines Kino, TV und Film Fan
Author: Sybille von Goysern
Category: Performing Arts
Gehören Sie auch zu den Menschen die absolute Kinofans sind? Dann wünschen wir Ihnen viel Spaß auf der Reise durch die 20 erfolgreichsten Regisseure nach Oscars der Kinogeschichte. Haben Sie auch schon einige Oscarverleihung live miterlebt bzw. angeschaut und sich gefragt welcher Regisseure eigentlich die meisten Oscar ́s bekommen hat? Diese Frage wird Ihnen in die 20 erfolgreichsten Regisseure nach Oscars beantwortet. Das ideale Buch für Kinofans.
Selected Poems 1976¿2001
Author: Sean O'Brien
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Sean O’Brien is widely acknowledged as one of the most gifted English poets now writing, and as a leading poet-critic. Cousin Coat collects the best of O’Brien’s work to date; long-time O’Brien aficionados will be grateful to have so much of the early work available again, while recent converts will be delighted to find that O’Brien’s boisterous wit, intelligence and astonishing technical fluency were as much in evidence at the outset of his career as they are now. While some of O’Brien’s mises en scène and dramatis personae have remained constant over the years – the urban dystopia, the train, the rain, the underground, the canal, the lugubrious procession of conductors, policemen, head teachers and detectives – their shadows have deepened with O’Brien’s sense of their historicity and mythic power. His imaginative landscape has become impressively varied: as well as blackly paranoid fantasy and scabrous political critique, O’Brien’s work now encompasses English pastoral, comic set-piece and metaphysical lyric, and shows a growing fascination with song-form and dramatic verse. Cousin Coat represents the best introduction to one of the most significant English poets of the last thirty years. ‘The bard of urban Britain’ The Times ‘A collection which holds numerous satisfactions for anyone with a sense of humour and a political consciousness’ Guardian on Ghost Train ‘The most invigorating new book of poems I’ve read this year’ Sunday Telegraph on Downriver
Author: Jim ORE
Publisher: C. BOSLEY PUBLISHING
Science fiction for blokes – that’s what you get. If you’re a bloke and you want action and adventure and the odd joke to liven things up this series is designed to keep you entertained as it follows a group of enhanced humans and aliens through various adventures; all entities are represented as normal people doing reasonably normal things at one moment and travelling through dimensions, Time and galaxies the next.
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: Ian Conrich,Stuart Murray
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
Category: Performing Arts
The most thorough study on the filmmakers who have defined New Zealand cinema from its origins to its current successes.
Author: Marian Keyes
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
Mithilfe ihrer liebenswert-verrückten Familie versucht Anna Walsh, ihr Leben nach einem schweren Schlag wieder in den Griff zu bekommen. Eine erschütternde Enthüllung, zwei Geburten und ein kleines Wunder später ist sie schon fast am Ziel.
(Ayin Tachat Ayin)
Author: Jak. E. Rander
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Over the weekend of 24 June 1996, in the pleasant Victorian holiday town of Harrogate in Northern England, three horrific murders were committed. Although similar, the police believed them to be unconnected. However, as this story unfolds it would seem that they were connected but not in the way it would seem. It would appear they were committed by three unassociated individuals. The first was a beautiful, brilliant student doctor about to become qualified. She had been savagely beaten, raped, and then strangled. Vanessa Machin was twenty-five and a student doctor, who was on the threshold of a medical careera beautiful girl, full of life and vitality. She was found raped and brutally bashed on Saturday morning under bushes near the Church of Christ on the stray (a large grass area in the town). Her injuries were so severe, they shocked the detectives investigating. The second was a young girl with Downs syndrome. She was pleasant and friendly. A funny-looking mongol with her face beaten beyond recognition. She had chocked on her own blood and vomit. Shirley Wilson was a Downs syndrome girl; a dumpy girl so severely beaten that she was unrecongnisable and dumped near the river at Canal Road. This was the next victim found on Sunday morning. Her identity had to be sought by dental records. The third was an ordinary pretty young girl. The attractive twenty-year-old had been brutalised and raped, her injuries beyond belief. Helen Johnson was a shop assistant and like Vanessa was raped and beaten. She was found at Plumpton Rocks, a picnic spot on the Wetherby Road. Each of these girls were found within half a mile of each other on three consecutive nights in the North Yorkshire town of Harrogate, a pleasant old town centred on the stray which was a large open grassed area left to the townsfolk by an ancient philanthropist. Not since the Yorkshire Ripper had such brutality surfaced. Harrogate Police had no precedence for murders like these as nothing like this had happened since the Yorkshire Ripper days, ten years earlier. But Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper, was behind bars leaving them baffled. They could find no witnesses or connections between these three girls. Forensics in 1996 was not as sophisticated as it is today, and they could find no clues as to who or why these crimes were committed
From Prince of Splatter to Lord of the Rings
Author: Ian Pryor
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This fascinating look at the now-celebrated director tells of the inspiration that led to the making of the three world-famous Lord of the Rings films - and the six other films that preceded them. This unauthorized biography, Peter Jackson: From Prince of Splatter to Lord of the Rings, traces the journey of a young movie fanatic, from Sunday afternoons spent fooling around with a camera, through low-budget cult movies, to control of the most ambitious film project ever, on what is probably the best-loved fantasy novel ever written. This in-depth biography explores the many talents of the young Peter Jackson: the making of Bad Taste, Meet the Feebles, Braindead, Heavenly Creatures, Forgotten Silver, The Frighteners, and the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The story behind the Rings - which tells how Jackson got the rights to make the film and the permission and funding to make three films rather than collapsing the story into just one or two films, interviews, and other behind-the-scenes material from the making of the landmark films. Past and future - in which author Ian Pryor considers Jackson's achievements and possible future - including his remake of King Kong. From casts of zombies, traumatized puppets and murderous teenagers, to deal-making in Hollywood, this book is about following one's visions wherever they might lead.