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: 2788


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: 2439


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: 8937


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: 6669


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 Best of the Harveyville Fun Times!

Author: Mark Arnold

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1847283683

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 400

View: 4364


(Paperback Edition) A sampling of the best material from the long-running "Harveyville Fun Times!" fanzine featuring articles about various Harvey Comics characters such as Casper, Richie Rich, Hot Stuff and Sad Sack. Edited by Mark Arnold.

Beyond the Grave

Author: Judith Herbst

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 9780822516279

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 9979


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: 987


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.

Haunted Love

Tales of Ghostly Soulmates, Spooky Suitors, and Eternal Love

Author: Chris Gonsalves

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762761857

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 9025


Romance is undeniably otherworldly. Heart racing, breath quickening, senses ablaze—it's all part of what makes love so frighteningly grand. As Francois de La Rouchefoucauld said four centuries ago, “It is with true love as it is with ghosts; everyone talks about it, but few have seen it.” And yet, there are those who have seen both. Welcome to Haunted Love. With settings ranging from southern Florida to South Korea, Haunted Love delivers a rich and varied collection of tales that touch the heart and tingle the spine. The book features lush historical narratives that capture all of the tenderness, heartbreak, and raw emotion of the love affairs along with the chillingly detailed encounters with the ghosts these ill-fated romances left behind.