In the vein of THE EVIL DEAD, TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, and WRONG TURN - HORROR IN THE WOODS will leave you exhausted and drained. A brutal, violent tale that hurtles along at break-neck pace - one that horror fans should not miss!
Author: Lee Mountford
FINDING THAT DESECRATED BODY WAS ONLY THE BEGINNING...For Ashley and her three friends, it was supposed to be an adventure-filled weekend. A chance to get away from the hustle-and-bustle of city life, and experience the peaceful tranquility of nature.But when they ventured into those woods, their trip turned into a horror far beyond what they could have ever imagined.Because these four friends have wandered into the territory of the violent, grotesque Webb family. A group of psychopaths who have a taste for human meat. And they are hungry!Ashley and her friends must face this evil head on, and worse, discover the shocking secret behind the family's existence...In the vein of THE EVIL DEAD, TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, and WRONG TURN - HORROR IN THE WOODS will leave you exhausted and drained. A brutal, violent tale that hurtles along at break-neck pace - one that horror fans should not miss!
People snatched soundlessly, never to be seen again. Or returned; dead. A strange and highly unusual predator. Highly intelligent. Very successful. And able to overpower someone in an instant.... This is a puzzle. An often deadly one.
Author: Steph Young
HORROR in the WOODS: Disappearing & Missing people. Unexplained Encounters: True Stories.: Unexplained Disappearances & Missing people. Strange & Unexplained Mysteries. People are going missing in the Woods, being taken, but by who, or what...? True tales of horrifying disappearances in the woods... and the possible answers behind it. The Woods will never be the same again...Steph Young has appeared on National radio shows including "Coast to Coast Am," "Midnight in the Desert," "Where did the road go?" "The Unexplained," & "Darkness Radio." Steph Young is an independent researcher, addicted to researching all Supernatural, Paranormal, Esoteric and enigmatic Mysteries. Each book seems to lead to further questions and searches for answers, as the Mysteries inevitably deepen & develop into ever more complex riddles in the spectrum of the Unknown....Creepy true tales of strange disappearances in the woods, unexplained vanishings & mysterious Deaths. Creepy Mysteries of the Unexplained. Unexplained Disappearances & Missing people; True Stories.....Things can get strange when you're alone in the woods....and something in the woods is taking People; something unknown that we cannot define; something that others have had the misfortune to encounter. People snatched soundlessly, never to be seen again. Or returned; dead. A strange and highly unusual predator. Highly intelligent. Very successful. And able to overpower someone in an instant.... This is a puzzle. An often deadly one. People are disappearing in the Woods. Screams heard in the distance; or, just ominous silence... The primal fear of something dangerous lurking, coming closer.....For some people, this can turn into a deadly reality. For those left behind, there is only confusion, fear, panic.....The Woods will never be the same again....
Here, as we examine this environment in the context of the horror genre, the
focus is, of course, on the forest's more ominous manifestations. Nowadays, there
is little practical reason to be afraid of the woods. For the majority of us in the
Author: Kevin Corstorphine
Category: Literary Criticism
This handbook examines the use of horror in storytelling, from oral traditions through folklore and fairy tales to contemporary horror fiction. Divided into sections that explore the origins and evolution of horror fiction, the recurrent themes that can be seen in horror, and ways of understanding horror through literary and cultural theory, the text analyses why horror is so compelling, and how we should interpret its presence in literature. Chapters explore historical horror aspects including ancient mythology, medieval writing, drama, chapbooks, the Gothic novel, and literary Modernism and trace themes such as vampires, children and animals in horror, deep dark forests, labyrinths, disability, and imperialism. Considering horror via postmodern theory, evolutionary psychology, postcolonial theory, and New Materialism, this handbook investigates issues of gender and sexuality, race, censorship and morality, environmental studies, and literary versus popular fiction.
Don't go in the woods...For 12-year-old Garrett and his four best friends, the idyllic summer of 1989 crashes to a halt when his older brother vanishes. Something is very wrong in Sallow Creek, Pennsylvania.
Author: Tony Urban
Something is lurking within the woods... For 12-year-old Garrett and his four best friends, this summer is supposed to be unforgettable. Games at the carnival, riding bikes on back roads, renting movies to watch in their clubhouse. It's as close to perfect as a boy's life could be... until Garrett's older brother vanishes. And then things get really weird. Something is wrong in Sallow Creek, Pennsylvania. Something is changing their neighbors, infecting their families. Something is coming for them. For fans of books and movies like Stranger Things, Stephen King, Stand By Me, The Goonies, etc. comes a thrilling new novel from #1 best-selling horror author Tony Urban. Growing up has never been so scary.
Through a series of articles in Film Comment , Wood worked out an elaborate
and attractive model of the workings of the horror genre , and in his book ,
Hollywood From Vietnam to Reagan , he assembled material from these articles
into a ...
Author: Stephen Prince
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Category: Performing Arts
In this volume, Stephen Prince has collected essays reviewing the history of the horror film and the psychological reasons for its persistent appeal, as well as discussions of the developmental responses of young adult viewers and children to the genre. The book focuses on recent postmodern examples such as The Blair Witch Project. In a daring move, the volume also examines Holocaust films in relation to horror. Part One features essays on the silent and classical Hollywood eras. Part Two covers the postWorld War II era and discusses the historical, aesthetic, and psychological characteristics of contemporary horror films. In contrast to horror during the classical Hollywood period, contemporary horror features more graphic and prolonged visualizations of disturbing and horrific imagery, as well as other distinguishing characteristics. Princes introduction provides an overview of the genre, contextualizing the readings that follow. Stephen Prince is professor of communications at Virginia Tech. He has written many film books, including Classical Film Violence: Designing and Regulating Brutality in Hollywood Cinema, 19301968, and has edited Screening Violence, also in the Depth of Field Series.
Wood also combines Marx with Freud, by attending to film's relationship with
ideology and by emphasizing the "return of the repressed" in horror films via the
monster, which represents forms of sexuality that are inimical to the status quo.
Author: Bill Nichols
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Performing Arts
Fifty theoretical essays by distinctively original and influential film critics and filmmakers are grouped in categories having to do with general considerations, structuralism-semiology, political factors, genre, feminism, auteur theory, and mise-en-scene
Seized and bound, stripped of their valuables and shackled to the Trees. To wait. In the woods. In the dark... What readers are saying about The Woods Are Dark: 'This is the best Richard Laymon I have read.
Author: Richard Laymon
Publisher: Hachette UK
A normal American town. A group of travellers. A deadly monster. Richard Laymon's The Woods Are Dark thrills with suspense and vivid accounts of pure terror. Perfect for fans of Stephen King and Dean Koontz. In the woods are six dead trees. The Killing Trees. That's where they take them. Innocent travellers on the road in California. Seized and bound, stripped of their valuables and shackled to the Trees. To wait. In the woods. In the dark... What readers are saying about The Woods Are Dark: 'This is the best Richard Laymon I have read. So compelling that I literally could not stop reading. It's an erotic thriller that will have your heart racing from the first page to the last' 'A brilliant read. A typical Laymon book full of suspense and thrill. A satisfying read that leaves the reader wanting more' 'Five stars'
Dale McFarland, writing in The Guardian in 2001, inadvertently alludes to a “
structure of feeling” noting the threatening features of Woods's work and points to
the similarities with contemporary horror cinema: As he comments, these aren't ...
Author: Dana Och
Category: Social Science
This volume investigates the horror genre across national boundaries (including locations such as Africa, Turkey, and post-Soviet Russia) and different media forms, illustrating the ways that horror can be theorized through the circulation, reception, and production of transnational media texts. Perhaps more than any other genre, horror is characterized by its ability to be simultaneously aware of the local while able to permeate national boundaries, to function on both regional and international registers. The essays here explore political models and allegories, questions of cult or subcultural media and their distribution practices, the relationship between regional or cultural networks, and the legibility of international horror iconography across distinct media. The book underscores how a discussion of contemporary international horror is not only about genre but about how genre can inform theories of visual cultures and the increasing permeability of their borders.
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Author: Julian Hanich
Category: Social Science
Hanich looks at fear at the movies – its aesthetics, its experience and its pleasures--in this thought-provoking study. Looking at over 150 different films including Seven, Rosemary's Baby, and Silence of the Lambs, Hanich attempts to answer the paradox of why we enjoy films that thrill us, that scare us, that threaten us, that shock us –affects that we otherwise desperately wish to avoid.
Sometimes, it revealed the nearer recesses of the woods, or, displaying some
opening in their summits, illumined the ground beneath with partial splendour,
the thick foliage of the trees preserving the surrounding scene in deep shadow.
Author: Théophile Gautier
Category: Family & Relationships
e-artnow presents you this meticulously edited horror collection carefully selected gothic classics, greatest supernatural mysteries, ghost stories and macabre tales: Introduction: Supernatural Horror in Literature by H. P. Lovecraft Edgar Allan Poe: The Tell-Tale Heart The Murders in the Rue Morgue… Bram Stoker: Dracula The Jewel of Seven Stars… Mary Shelley: Frankenstein The Mortal Immortal… Gaston Leroux: The Phantom of the Opera Washington Irving: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Rip Van Winkle… H. P. Lovecraft: The Call of Cthulhu The Dunwich Horror… Henry James: The Turn of the Screw… Arthur Conan Doyle: The Hound of the Baskervilles… Robert Louis Stevenson: Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde… H. G. Wells: The Island of Doctor Moreau Matthew Gregory Lewis: The Monk Ann Radcliffe: The Mysteries of Udolpho Wilkie Collins: The Woman in White The Haunted Hotel The Dead Secret… Charles Dickens: The Mystery of Edwin Drood The Hanged Man's Bride The Haunted House… Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray… Richard Marsh: The Beetle Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: Carmilla Uncle Silas… Nikolai Gogol: Dead Souls… Rudyard Kipling: The Phantom Rickshaw… James Malcolm Rymer: Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street Robert E. Howard: Cthulhu Mythos The Weird Menace Stories… M. R. James: Ghost Stories of an Antiquary A Thin Ghost and Others John Meade Falkner: The Nebuly Coat The Lost Stradivarius Nathaniel Hawthorne: Rappaccini's Daughter The Birth Mark… Lucy Maud Montgomery: The Closed Door The Red Room… Edith Nesbit: The Ebony Frame From the Dead Jane Austen: Northanger Abbey Charlotte Brontë: Jane Eyre Emily Brontë: Wuthering Heights Mary Louisa Molesworth: The Shadow in the Moonlight… John Buchan: The Wind in the Portico Witch Wood Cleveland Moffett: The Mysterious Card Possessed George W. M. Reynolds: Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf Lafcadio Hearn: A Ghost… Jerome K. Jerome: Told After Supper Catherine Crowe: Ghosts and Family Legends H. H. Munro: The Wolves of Cernogratz John Kendrick Bangs: Ghosts That Have Haunted Me Francis Marion Crawford: The Dead Smile… Frederick Marryat: The Were-Wolf…
We decided to go somewhere remote, and away from civilization, deep in the woods of a town called Momence. We took a drive out to the woods south of town
. Well here we are, said Ernie, lets pitch camp and start a fire. Soon darkness
Author: Jesse Rodriguez
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Once upon a time in the village of Bradley, witches, warlocks, and ghosts ruled the land, and the people lived in terror. Each story brings you closer to the reality of the fear that lurks around every corner. Jesse Rodriguez’s first book of horror opens the gateway to a new world of unknown dangers at every corner in his hometown. Read through these chilling tales of fright that remind you of that childhood nightmare, when you thought there was a monster in your closet, and was he really was?
... breathes a browner horror on the woods” (ll. 165, 167–70). Early in Eloisa, St.
Preux evokes a similar scene to convey his misery. Exiled in the mountains
above Julie's home, he confesses to her that the horrors of [my location] are
Author: Claudia T. Kairoff
Publisher: JHU Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Anna Seward and her career defy easy placement into the traditional periods of British literature. Raised to emulate the great poets John Milton and Alexander Pope, maturing in the Age of Sensibility, and publishing during the early Romantic era, Seward exemplifies the eighteenth-century transition from classical to Romantic. Claudia Thomas Kairoff’s excellent critical study offers fresh readings of Anna Seward’s most important writings and firmly establishes the poet as a pivotal figure among late-century British writers. Reading Seward’s writing alongside recent scholarship on gendered conceptions of the poetic career, patriotism, provincial culture, sensibility, and the sonnet revival, Kairoff carefully reconsiders Seward’s poetry and critical prose. Written as it was in the last decades of the eighteenth century, Seward’s work does not comfortably fit into the dominant models of Enlightenment-era verse or the tropes that characterize Romantic poetry. Rather than seeing this as an obstacle for understanding Seward’s writing within a particular literary style, Kairoff argues that this allows readers to see in Seward’s works the eighteenth-century roots of Romantic-era poetry. Arguably the most prominent woman poet of her lifetime, Seward’s writings disappeared from popular and scholarly view shortly after her death. After nearly two hundred years of critical neglect, Seward is attracting renewed attention, and with this book Kairoff makes a strong and convincing case for including Anna Seward's remarkable literary achievements among the most important of the late eighteenth century.
The tension and confusion increase as the filmmakers get lost in the woods,
particularly when they spend one day walking due south and find that they have,
impossibly, gone in a circle. One of the scariest and simplest scenes comes when
Author: Bruce F. Kawin
Publisher: Anthem Press
Category: Performing Arts
Horror films can be profound fables of human nature and important works of art, yet many people dismiss them out of hand. ‘Horror and the Horror Film’ conveys a mature appreciation for horror films along with a comprehensive view of their narrative strategies, their relations to reality and fantasy and their cinematic power. The volume covers the horror film and its subgenres – such as the vampire movie – from 1896 to the present. It covers the entire genre by considering every kind of monster in it, including the human.
You think you know the story. Five friends go to a remote cabin in the woods. Bad things happen. If you think you know the story, think again.
Author: Tim Lebbon
Publisher: Titan Books
You think you know the story. Five friends go to a remote cabin in the woods. Bad things happen. If you think you know the story, think again. From Joss Whedon, the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Drew Goddard, writer of Cloverfield, comes a mind-blowing horror film that turns the genre inside out. This is the official movie novelization.
Author: William "Trilbee" CarlislePublish On: 2013
'The Cabin in the Woods' also displays some great production values despite its
modest $12 million budget. Make-up effects are top-notch with some great
imaginative concepts, not to mention fantastic lighting and set design. Veteran horror ...
Author: William "Trilbee" Carlisle
Category: Motion pictures
Trilbee is an amateur online film critic. He may love the medium, but that doesn't mean he's easy to impress. His first book 'At the Movies with Trilbee: A Year in Film' has Trilbee review more than 70 movies from 2012. Including: Avengers Assemble, Skyfall, The Dark Knight Rises, The Amazing Spider-Man, Chronicle, Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2, The Hobbit, The Hunger Games, Ice Age 4, Brave, Ted, Men in Black 3, The Imposter, Dredd, Prometheus, Life of Pi, Looper and many many more! All these reviews offer in-depth, insightful and honest analysis and gives the reader a comprehensive guide for what movies to watch (and avoid) from one of the biggest years in movie history!
'Five friends go to a remote cabin in the woods. Bad things happen. If you think
you know the story, think again.' The tag line for postmodern horror comedy The
Cabin in the Woods (2011) emphasises the fact that the basic premise of the film
Author: B. Murphy
Category: Performing Arts
The Rural Gothic in American Popular Culture argues that complex and often negative initial responses of early European settlers continue to influence American horror and gothic narratives to this day. The book undertakes a detailed analysis of key literary and filmic texts situated within consideration of specific contexts.
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But should not the natural horror we feel at the thought of endless misery, and our
strong desire that it may be prevented, have an influence upon our judgment as
to the meaning of the Scriptures 7 To answer this, take another case.
And so the people got to look upon the deep with horror , as the abode of all that
was terrible in nature . Such feeling has been well expressed in Schiller's
celebrated poem , " The Diver . " Below , at the foot of that precipice drear ,
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