How to Draw Chiller Monsters, Werewolves, Vampires, and Zombies

Author: J. David Spurlock

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0823095320

Category: Art

Page: 144

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Featuring the artwork of such notables as animator David Hartman, Hollywood monster designer Kerry Gammill and Marvel Comics Spider-Man artist John Romita Sr., a primer for aspiring artists provides specific guidelines for drawing a variety of popular monster characters. Original.
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The Gruesome Guide to World Monsters

Author: Judy Sierra,Henrik Drescher

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 076361727X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 63

View: 3217

Make room in your suitcase for this monstrously entertaining guide to fantastic creatures around the world — and how to elude them. I did not make any of this up. Do you know why you should have baby teeth handy when visiting the Midwest? Or why you should bring a cucumber with you when swimming in Japan? How good are you at solving Russian riddles? From Boston to Bejing, from Moscow to Mali, any place you visit has its own terrifying tales of very real creatures. Complete with handy "gruesomeness ratings," this guide offers all the important facts on some sixty-three folkloric monsters and how (if possible!) to survive an encounter with them. Meticulously researched by Judy Sierra and illustrated in grotesque detail by Henrik Drescher, here is the ultimate resource for any world traveler, armchair or otherwise, hoping to make it home alive.
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Monsters

A Bestiary of the Bizarre

Author: Christopher Dell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500292556

Category:

Page: 216

View: 1874

Monsters have preoccupied mankind from the earliest times: even cave art includes animal-human monsters. Certainly monsters were present in the ancient religions of Egypt and Mesopotamia; the Old Testament describes the giant land and sea monsters Behemoth and Leviathan, while in the world of Classical mythology, monsters embody the fantasies of the gods and the cruellest punishments of human beings. While we may no longer worry about being eaten by trolls on the way home, there remains a fascination with these creatures who have shadowed us throughout history. This book explores monsters down the ages and throughout the world. It provides a dark yet engrossing visual history of the human mind, lit up by flashes of wild and unearthly inspiration.
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Creature Features

Draw Amazing Monsters & Aliens

Author: Randy Martinez

Publisher: IMPACT

ISBN: 9781600611438

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 795

Prepare to scare . . . Open this book, grab a pen, and give life to the monsters that lurk in your imagination. Creature Features shows you how to draw all things creepy, slimy and fantastical. More than 40 step-by-step demonstrations take you from start to finish as you master techniques for drawing the scariest beings on the planet and beyond, including dragons, zombies, vampires, aliens, demons, werewolves and many more. Author Randy Martinez takes a no-fear approach to drawing. As an officially licensed artist for Lucasfilm, Ltd., he's mastered the art of drawing full-color images of some of your most favorite creatures from popular comics and films. Taking it one step at a time, you'll be drawing like a pro right down to the last detail—from evil eyes and terrifying teeth to pointy nails and sharp scales. With Creature Features, being freaky has never been more fun. Get in touch with your dark side, and get drawing today!
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Violets Are Blue

Author: James Patterson

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780759526549

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 2497

D.C. Detective Alex Cross has seen a lot of crime scenes. But even he is appalled by the gruesome murders of two joggers in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park - killings that look more like the work of savage beasts than humans. Local police are horrified and even the FBI is baffled. Then, as Cross is called in to take on the case, the carnage takes off, leaving a trail of bodies across America and sweeping him to Savannah, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Los Angeles . . as his nemesis, the merciless criminal known as the Mastermind, stalks him, taunts him, and once again, threatens everything he holds dear...
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Born at Midnight

Author: C. C. Hunter

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429965828

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 416

View: 7108

Don't miss this spectacular new young adult fantasy series from C.C. Hunter! Born at Midnight will steal your heart and haunt your dreams. Welcome to Shadow Falls camp, nestled deep in the woods of a town called Fallen... One night Kylie Galen finds herself at the wrong party, with the wrong people, and it changes her life forever. Her mother ships her off to Shadow Falls—a camp for troubled teens, and within hours of arriving, it becomes painfully clear that her fellow campers aren't just "troubled." Here at Shadow Falls, vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters, witches and fairies train side by side—learning to harness their powers, control their magic and live in the normal world. Kylie's never felt normal, but surely she doesn't belong here with a bunch of paranormal freaks either. Or does she? They insist Kylie is one of them, and that she was brought here for a reason. As if life wasn't complicated enough, enter Derek and Lucas. Derek's a half-fae who's determined to be her boyfriend, and Lucas is a smokin' hot werewolf with whom Kylie shares a secret past. Both Derek and Lucas couldn't be more different, but they both have a powerful hold on her heart. Even though Kylie feels deeply uncertain about everything, one thing is becoming painfully clear—Shadow Falls is exactly where she belongs...
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The Beautiful and the Cursed

Author: Page Morgan

Publisher: Penguin Group

ISBN: 0385679092

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

View: 9840

It was bizarre and inexplicable, and after it happened, Ingrid Waverly was forced to leave her life in London behind. She had to trade a world full of fancy dresses and society events for exile in gothic Paris with her mother and her younger sister, Gabby. In Paris there are no grand balls or glittering parties, and disturbingly, the house rented by Ingrid's twin brother, Grayson, isn't a house at all. It's an abbey. A creepy, old abbey with a roof lined in stone gargoyles that could almost be mistaken for living, breathing creatures. And to top it all off, Grayson is missing. Yet no one seems to be concerned about Grayson's whereabouts save for Luc, a devastatingly handsome servant who has some deep and dark secrets of his own. There's one secret about the city that even Luc can't keep hidden, though: there's a murderer on the loose. And every day that Grayson is missing means there's less chance he's still alive. Ingrid is sure her twin isn't dead--she can feel it deep in her soul--but she knows that he's in grave danger, and that it's up to her and Gabby to find him before all hope is lost. And yet the path to him is more dangerous than she could ever imagine.
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The Complete Guide to Mysterious Beings

Author: John A. Keel

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780765345868

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 352

View: 9112

The author of The Mothman Prophecies presents a comprehensive encyclopedia of the unexplained, featuring eyewitness accounts of strange creatures and bizarre phenomena from around the world, ranging from the Loch Ness Monster and the Abominable Snowman to UFOs, vampires, werewolves, and more. Reprint.
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Lord of the Vampires

Author: Gena Showalter

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459212444

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 1888

Once upon a time…the Blood Sorcerer vanquished the kingdom of Elden. To save their children, the queen scattered them to safety and the king filled them with vengeance. Only a magical timepiece connects the four royal heirs…and time is running out…. Nicolai the Vampire was renowned for his virility, but in a twist of fate "The Dark Seducer" had become a sex slave in the kingdom of Delfina—stripped of his precious timepiece and his memory. All that remained was a primal need for freedom, revenge—and the only woman who could help him. In her dreams, a wanton vampire called to Jane Parker, drawing her to his dark sexuality and his magical realm. But for a human, all was not a fairy tale in Delfina. Jane was the key to Nicolai's memory…but exploiting her meant dooming the only mortal he craved.
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By Blood We Live

Author: Glen Duncan

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0385350384

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 5836

The final battle between werewolves and vampires has an unexpected twist: love. With twenty thousand years under his belt, Remshi is the oldest vampire in existence. He is searching for the werewolf named Talulla, who haunts his dreams as a memory from his ancient past. But he is not the only one seeking Talulla: She is being hunted by the Militi Christi, a fanatical Christian cult hell-bent on wiping out werewolves and vampires alike. Inexplicably pulled toward one another, and with no other choice, Remshi and Talulla must join forces to protect their families, fulfill an ancient prophecy and - through a love that should be impossible - ensure the survival of their species.
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Darkness Becomes Her

Author: Kelly Keaton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0857071467

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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Ari can't help feeling lost and alone. With her teal coloured eyes and freakish silver hair that can't be changed or destroyed, she has always stood out. And after growing up in foster care, she longs for some understanding of where she came from and who she is. When her search for answers uncovers just one message with the word 'RUN'from her long dead mother, Ari can sense that someone, or something, is getting closer than they should. But it's impossible to protect herself when she doesn't know who or what she's running from, or why she is being pursued. Ari knows only one thing for certain: she must return to her birthplace of New 2, the lush rebuilt city of New Orleans. Here, Ari discovers that she is seemingly normal; however, every creature she encounters, no matter how deadly or horrifying, appears to be afraid of her. Determined to find out why, Ari begins to uncover the truth about her life, but it seems that some truths are too disturbing and too terrifying to ever be revealed.
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Boris and Bella

Author: Carolyn Crimi,Gris Grimly

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780152059002

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Bella Legrossi and Boris Kleanitoff, the messiest and cleanest monsters in Booville respectively, do nothing but argue until the night of Harry Beastie's Halloween party.
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Hell Beasts

How to Draw Grotesque Fantasy Creatures

Author: Jim Pavelec

Publisher: IMPACT

ISBN: 9781581809268

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 6535

Draw the stuff of which nightmares are made. If you harbor a love of imagery most foul, of demons and monsters and devils of all sorts ... then welcome to the book from hell. Within its pages lurk sadistic orcs, flesh-eating zombies, blood-thirsty dragons, unholy monstrosities and dreaded beasts of legend and lore. If you dare to open this book and unleash such horror, venture forth and learn everything a good monster-maker needs to know: How to spawn a loathsome range of creatures, step by gruesome step: Humanoid Monsters, Reptiles and Aquatic Creatures, Winged Beasts, Quadrupeds and more ... in 29 demonstrations. Masterful techniques for drawing the massive biceps of the Gaki, the jagged tentacles of the Leviathan, the wicked curved claws of the Hellhound, blood-dripping fangs, putrefied decaying wounds and other deadly features and really gross details. Tips for making your creatures even creepier with the skillful use of point-of-view, iconic and action poses, color and shadow. Hell Beasts will empower you to bring forth the sinister beings that lurk in the deepest, darkest shadows of your imagination. Summon them to claw at bedroom windows and wreak havoc in the dreams of your unsuspecting audience for years to come.
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The Legend of Darklore Manor and Other Tales of Terror

Author: Joseph Vargo,Joseph Iorillo

Publisher: Monolith Graphics

ISBN: 0978885767

Category: Fiction

Page: 211

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Enter a dark realm of living gargoyles, slithering shadows, diabolical dolls, haunted havens and undead nightmares risen from the grave. This illustrated anthology contains thirteen tales of terror from Joseph Vargo and Joseph Iorillo, including the novella based on Nox Arcana¿s haunting music album, Darklore Manor¿a legendary Victorian mansion with a dark and sinister history, a cursed bloodline plagued by black magic, murder, and vengeful ghosts.
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Monsters

A Bestiary of Devils, Demons, Vampires, Werewolves, and Other Magical Creatures

Author: Christopher Dell

Publisher: Inner Traditions

ISBN: 9781594773945

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 1908

From myth to manga, an artistic visual history of the human mind through an imaginative collection of fantastical monsters from around the world • Includes more than 300 color illustrations • Reveals monsters to be essential companions to the gods and the necessary complement to the perfect human archetype of the hero Every culture on earth has its own monsters. Their stories, their curious habits and diets, and the ways in which they can be warded off create a picture of imaginations running riot. But what does our creation of monsters say about humankind? Why do we find one-eyed giants both in Japan and ancient Greece, or the same dragons in Europe and China? Hindu legends abound with creatures that are half man, half beast. Pliny described the monstrous races that lurked on the edges of Roman civilization. Even modern imagination is populated by monstrous beings such as the Loch Ness Monster and Bigfoot. This universal fascination with monsters is as old as humanity and continues to grow with each generation. Why? Because monsters respond to a sense of the supernatural that lies deep within us. The battle between order and chaos, good and evil, is made visible through gods and monsters. Introducing a bestiary of bizarre creatures from the furthest reaches of artists’ imaginations, this book offers a unique visual history of the human mind through a collection of fantastical monsters drawn from all over the world--from the earliest prehistoric depictions to the classical world, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance, up to the first glimmer of modern science and Romantic horror. From myth to manga, from dreams to nightmares, Christopher Dell’s mythic-religious study of monsters shows them to be essential companions to the gods as well as the necessary complement to the perfect human archetype of the hero.
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They Thirst

Author: Robert R. McCammon

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453231498

Category: Fiction

Page: 468

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A vampire turns Los Angeles into a city of the dead in this novel by the New York Times–bestselling and Bram Stoker Award–winning author of Swan Song. The Kronsteen castle, a gothic monstrosity, looms over Los Angeles. Built during Hollywood’s golden age for a long-dead screen idol with a taste for the macabre, it stands as a decaying reminder of the past. Since the owner’s murder, no living thing has ever again taken up residence. But it isn’t abandoned. Prince Conrad Vulkan, Hungarian master of the vampires, as old as the centuries, calls it home. His plan is to replace all humankind with his kind. And he’s starting with the psychotic dregs of society in the City of Angels. The number of victims is growing night after night, and so is Vulkan’s legion of the dead. As a glittering city bleeds into a necropolis, a band of vampire hunters takes action: an avenging young boy who saw his parents devoured; a television star whose lover has an affinity for the supernatural; a dying priest chosen by God to defend the world; a female reporter investigating a rash of cemetery desecrations; and LAPD homicide detective Andy Palatazin, an immigrant who survived a vampire attack in his native Hungary when he was child and has been hunting evil across the globe for decades. Palatazin knows that to stop the Prince of Darkness, one must invade his nest. He knows it’s also a suicide mission. But it’s the only way to save the city—and the world—from vampire domination. “Suspenseful, exciting, and visceral,” They Thirst is one of the earliest novels by the versatile author of such masterpieces as Boy’s Life, The Wolf’s Hour, and the Matthew Corbett series (Kirkus Reviews).
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'Salem's Lot

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780385528221

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 3052

Stephen King’s second novel, the classic vampire bestseller ’SALEM’S LOT, tells the story of evil in small-town America. For the first time in a major trade edition, this terrifying novel is accompanied by previously unpublished material from King’s archive, two short stories, and eerie photographs that bring King’s fictional darkness and evil to vivid life. When Stephen King’s classic thriller’SALEM’S LOT hit the stands in 1975, it thrilled and terrified millions of readers with tales of demonic evil in small-town America. Now, thirty years later and still scaring readers witless, ’SALEM’S LOT reemerges in a brilliant new edition, complete with photographs, fifty pages of deleted and alternate scenes, and two short stories related to the events of the novel. While the original edition of ’SALEM’S LOT will forever be a premier horror classic, ’SALEM’S LOT: ILLUSTRATED EDITION, with the inclusion of material from King’s archive, is destined to become a classic in its own right and a must-have for all Stephen King fans. In this edition, the hair-raising story of Jerusalem’s Lot, a small town in Maine whose inhabitants succumb to the evil allure of a new resident, is told as the author envisioned it, complete with fifty pages of alternate and deleted scenes. With a new introduction by the author, two short stories related to the events and residents of Jerusalem’s Lot, the lavishly creepy photographs of Jerry Uelsmann, and a stunning new page design, this edition brings the story to life in words and pictures as never before. No library will be complete without this ideal collector’s item for any King aficionado, the definitive illustrated edition of the great ’SALEM’S LOT.
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13 Bullets

Author: David Wellington

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 9780307393609

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 6290

The first book in the Laura Caxton Vampire series from the author of the Monster Island trilogy. All the official reports say that vampires are dead--extinct since the late ’80s, when FBI agent Arkeley defeated the last vampire in a fight that nearly killed him. But when state trooper Laura Caxton calls the FBI looking for help in the middle of the night, Arkeley is unsurprised to hear that it sounds like a vampire attack. He’s been expecting such a call to come eventually. Sure, it has been years since any signs of an attack, but Arkeley knows what most people don’t: there is one left. In an abandoned asylum she is rotting, plotting, and biding her time in a way that only the undead can. Laura Caxton is out of her league on this case and more than a little afraid. Arkeley made it clear there is only one way out. The worst thing is the feeling that the vampires want more than just her blood. They want her for a reason, one she can’t guess; a reason her sphinxlike partner knows but won’t say; a reason she has to find out-or die trying. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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