Spooky Encounters

A Gwailo's Guide to Hong Kong Horror

Author: Daniel O'Brien

Publisher: Critical Vision

ISBN: 9781900486316

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 191

View: 6578


Flying ghosts, hopping vampires, seductive spirits, tree demons, evil sorcerers, living skeletons, possessed limbs and giant predatory tongues!

Spooky Southwest

Tales Of Hauntings, Strange Happenings, And Other Local Lore

Author: S. E. Schlosser

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493028006

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 200

View: 9942


A collection of folktales highlighting famous and not-so-famous Southwestern ghosts, mysterious happenings, powers of darkness, and wonders of the invisible world. Here we have a collection of unnerving tales of events that happened—and still do happen—in the collective back yard of the Southwestern states. Accompanied by evocative illustrations, these compelling retellings of popular folktales feature supernatural occurrences and ghosts of all sorts, from cattle rustlers to runaway trains. Pull up a chair or gather round the campfire and get ready for 35 creepy tails of ghostly hauntings, eerie happenings, and other strange occurrences in Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico, and Texas. Set in the American Southwest's historic towns and sparsely populated expanses, the stories in this entertaining and compelling collection will have you looking over your shoulder again and again.

Draculas, Vampires, and Other Undead Forms

Essays on Gender, Race and Culture

Author: John Edgar Browning,Caroline Joan "Kay" S. Picart

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810869233

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 338

View: 4060


Since the publication of Dracula in 1897, Bram Stoker's original creation has been a source of inspiration for artists, writers, and filmmakers. From Universal's early black-and-white films and Hammer's Technicolor representations that followed, iterations of Dracula have been cemented in mainstream cinema. This anthology investigates and explores the far larger body of work coming from sources beyond mainstream cinema reinventing Dracula. Draculas, Vampires and Other Undead Forms assembles provocative essays that examine Dracula films and their movement across borders of nationality, sexuality, ethnicity, gender, and genre since the 1920s. The essays analyze the complexity Dracula embodies outside the conventional landscape of films with which the vampire is typically associated. Focusing on Dracula and Dracula-type characters in film, anime, and literature from predominantly non-Anglo markets, this anthology offers unique perspectives that seek to ground depictions and experiences of Dracula within a larger political, historical, and cultural framework.


The Movies Most Critics Won't Write about

Author: Clive Davies

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 1909394068


Page: N.A

View: 3409


First came video and more recently high definition home entertainment, through to the internet with its streaming videos and not strictly legal peer-to-peer capabilities. With so many sources available, today's fan of horror and exploitation movies isn't necessarily educated on paths well-trodden a " Universal classics, 1950s monster movies, Hammer a " as once they were. They may not even be born and bred on DAWN OF THE DEAD. In fact, anyone with a bit of technical savvy (quickly becoming second nature for the born-clicking generation) may be viewing MYSTICS IN BALI and S.S. EXPERIMENT CAMP long before ever hearing of Bela Lugosi or watching a movie directed by Dario Argento. In this world, H.G. Lewis, so-called a godfather of gore, a carries the same stripes as Alfred Hitchcock, a master of suspense.a SPINEGRINDER is one man's ambitious, exhaustive and utterly obsessive attempt to make sense of over a century of exploitation and cult cinema, of a sort that most critics won't care to write about. One opinion; 8,000 reviews (or thereabouts."

The West in Asia and Asia in the West

Essays on Transnational Interactions

Author: Elisabetta Marino,Tanfer Emin Tunc

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786494735

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 4917


This collection of new essays examines the "transnational turn" in cultural studies between Asia and the West. Drawing on literature, history, culture, film and media studies, scholars from a range of disciplines explore the constructs of "Asia" and "the West" and their cultural collision. Topics include the relationship between European and American writers and Asia, western travelers to the East and eastern travelers to the West, transnational historic figures, the deconstruction of Orientalism, new critical perspectives in transnational studies, the immigrant experience in literature, post-colonial studies, and teaching "the West" in Asia and "Asia" in the West.

Hong Kong Action Cinema

Author: Bey Logan

Publisher: Overlook Books

ISBN: 9780879516635

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 191

View: 3821


Traces the growth of Hong Kong's film industry through the martial arts films of the 1970s and provides information on contemporary stars, directors, and genres

Beyond the Grave

Author: Judith Herbst

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 9780822516279

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 402


Examines and explains several mysteries surrounding death and dying, including spontaneous human combustion, remembering past lives, ghosts, and near-death experiences.

The Burnt Schoolhouse

Overcoming Spiritual Attack

Author: Lonnie Denney

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449744435

Category: Religion

Page: 80

View: 6469


Superstition is a way of life for many people in the mountain communities of northwestern North Carolina and eastern Tennessee. When superstition is blended with Christianity, a hybrid faith emerges that leaves the worshipper without a steady footing for the problems of life. Hybrid Christianity is not only a part of mountain communities; it is also a way of life for many Christians in areas where superstition may not be as noticeable. This book seeks to help you work through your faith in order to burn the things in life that prevent you from walking victoriously with Jesus Christ. Through the personal testimony of Lonnie Denney, you will be able to relate to the struggles and victory that every Christian faces in the modern world. For anyone who has ever questioned their own faith, and especially for those who seek to grow closer and more intimate with the Lord Jesus Christ.