The Frighteners

Why We Love Monsters, Ghosts, Death & Gore

Author: Peter Laws

Publisher: Icon Books

ISBN: 1785782215

Category: Psychology

Page: N.A

View: 1533

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.

Matt Helm - The Frighteners

Author: Donald Hamilton

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 1785654853

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 3718

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...

The Frighteners

Author: Pete Johnson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448100135

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 1332

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...

The Frighteners

25th Anniversary Edition

Author: Stephen Laws

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998067926

Category:

Page: 436

View: 7404

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...

The Frighteners

Author: Donald Hamilton

Publisher: Fawcett

ISBN: 9780449145210

Category: Fiction

Page: 314

View: 3047

When Matt Helm gets handed an assignment to impersonate a newlywed oilman, Horace Cody--who is involved in arms dealings--he has a sinking feeling that his Mexico honeymoon is not going to be all relaxation and romance

Two Against the Underworld - The Collected Unauthorised Guide to the Avengers

Author: Alan Hayes,Richard McGinlay,Alys Hayes

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1326919318

Category: Performing Arts

Page: N.A

View: 6310

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.

The Frighteners

Author: Michael Jahn

Publisher: Berkley

ISBN: 9781572971875

Category: Fiction

Page: 246

View: 8264

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.

Anything You Can Imagine: Peter Jackson and the Making of Middle-earth

Author: Ian Nathan

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0008192480

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 592

View: 4891

The definitive history of Peter Jackson’s Middle-earth saga, Anything You Can Imagine takes us on a cinematic journey across all six films, featuring brand-new interviews with Peter, his cast & crew. From the early days of daring to dream it could be done, through the highs and lows of making the films, to fan adoration and, finally, Oscar glory.

Dictionary of Contemporary Slang

Author: Tony Thorne

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140810220X

Category: Reference

Page: 512

View: 9434

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

Von Neuseeland nach Mittelerde

die Welt des Peter Jackson

Author: Ursula Vossen,Harald Harzheim

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783894723491

Category:

Page: 155

View: 3920

Untersuchung von Möglichkeiten und Softwareprodukten zur Anbindung relationaler Datenbanksysteme an WWW-Anwendung

Author: Rebecca Romppel

Publisher: diplom.de

ISBN: 3832420525

Category: Computers

Page: 194

View: 7335

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 [...]

Die 20 erfolgreichsten Regisseure nach Oscars

Aus dem Leben eines Kino, TV und Film Fan

Author: Sybille von Goysern

Publisher: neobooks

ISBN: 3847684779

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 154

View: 4831

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.

Cousin Coat

Selected Poems 1976¿2001

Author: Sean O'Brien

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 144723104X

Category: Poetry

Page: 150

View: 6964

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

the TIME ENFORCER

Author: Jim ORE

Publisher: C. BOSLEY PUBLISHING

ISBN: 0993086349

Category: Fiction

Page: 61

View: 2182

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.

Halloween

Everything Important About the Most Popular Secular Holiday

Author: LEONARD R. N. ASHLEY

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469179504

Category: Reference

Page: 539

View: 4309

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.

Horror

Geschichte und Mythologie des Horrorfilms

Author: Georg Seesslen,Fernand Jung

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Horror films

Page: 1135

View: 9235

New Zealand Filmmakers

Author: Ian Conrich,Stuart Murray

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814330173

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 374

View: 4290

The most thorough study on the filmmakers who have defined New Zealand cinema from its origins to its current successes.

Contemporary Theatre, Film, and Television

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780787690410

Category: Motion pictures

Page: N.A

View: 9895

Vol. 1 includes cumulative index to Who's who in the theatre, 17th edition.