The Gates

Author: Iain Rob Wright

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781518801846

Category: End of the world

Page: 337

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"Guy Granger is a Coast Guard captain in search of his kids. Mina Magar is a photojournalist taking pictures of horror she had never imagined. Rick Bastion is a fading popstar with his head in a bottle and little care about survival. Tony Cross is stuck on the Iraq-Syria Border, but fighting insurgents is no longer a priority. There's much worse threat to world peace now. Follow them all as they try to stay alive" -- back cover.
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Living with the Living Dead

The Wisdom of the Zombie Apocalypse

Author: Greg Garrett

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190260475

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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When humankind faces what it perceives as a threat to its very existence, a macabre thing happens in art, literature, and culture: corpses begin to stand up and walk around. The dead walked in the fourteenth century, when the Black Death and other catastrophes roiled Europe. They walked in images from World War I, when a generation died horribly in the trenches. They walked in art inspired by the Holocaust and by the atomic attacks on Japan. Now, in the early twenty-first century, the dead walk in stories of the zombie apocalypse, some of the most ubiquitous narratives of post-9/11 Western culture. Zombies appear in popular movies and television shows, comics and graphic novels, fiction, games, art, and in material culture including pinball machines, zombie runs, and lottery tickets. The zombie apocalypse, Greg Garrett shows us, has become an archetypal narrative for the contemporary world, in part because zombies can stand in for any of a variety of global threats, from terrorism to Ebola, from economic uncertainty to ecological destruction. But this zombie narrative also brings us emotional and spiritual comfort. These apocalyptic stories, in which the world has been turned upside down and protagonists face the prospect of an imminent and grisly death, can also offer us wisdom about living in a community, present us with real-world ethical solutions, and invite us into conversation about the value and costs of survival. We may indeed be living with the living dead these days, but through the stories we consume and the games we play, we are paradoxically learning what it means to be fully alive.
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Legion

Author: Iain Rob Wright

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781913523237

Category: Fiction

Page: 342

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Humanity bleeds, its jugular torn and bleeding. The world needs heroes... But all it has is darkness. People need to stand and fight... Before it's too late. What will you do when the world ends? A question that needs answering quickly when the gates to Hell open all over Earth. Taking place across the globe is an apocalypse like no other, and humanity finds itself at war against a smart and merciless foe. A foe that knows no bounds to suffering. Vamps has never been anything more than a kid on the streets, but when those streets become a war zone, he and his childhood friends are forced to step up and become heroes--not an easy thing to do for a bunch of gangsters. It doesn't help matters that a rival gang is also out for their blood. Hernandez is a US Navy Lieutenant with a bright, neatly planned future. That is until the world ends and a chance encounter with a rogue Coast Guard Captain leaves his future in disarray. It will take a lot of hard work, planning, and manipulation to take back the reigns of his destiny, and punish those who have crossed him. Richard Honeywell is a police office at a time when being a police officer is a death wish. The world is at war, but Richard still has a duty to protect the citizens of the United Kingdom. Yet, how can he do that when his own family is in danger? The world must come together and fight back against the unstoppable Legions of Hell. The monsters are real and they will not stop. Welcome to Hell.
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Apocalypse Gate Trilogy

(full Serieis - Portal Zero, Worlds Merge, Ruin Prevails) an Emp End of the World Survival Series about Americans Resisting Monsters, Weird Cosmic Horror, and Portals from the Unknown

Author: Eddie Patin

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781985079083

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Page: 696

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The FULL TRILOGY! Sometimes, things go horribly wrong. In the arena of worldwide politics and major scientific research, projects can be so big and all-encompassing that the little things can be missed. And when certain details are not anticipated-like the burst of a massive Electromagnetic pulse being an unforeseen side effect of the activation of an inter-dimensional portal-there may be unintended consequences. Especially when that EMP blast leaves the scientists disabled, and their new open gateway creates an out-of-control chain reaction of other portals to random dimensions and far-off places throughout the universe popping up all over Earth-each accompanied by their own EMP bursts as well... A whole world can change because of the little things. Worlds can collide... Entire pieces of a world can be lost into the dark, unknown spaces in between... These are the stories of everyday Americans trying to survive on an Earth devastated by the total collapse of electronics and man-made power, and ravaged by the otherworldly dangers that emerged from the Apocalypse Gate... --- Part 1 - Portal Zero Where were you when the lights went out and the monsters came? In the near future, a government experiment out of control opens gateways to other worlds and dimensions all over planet Earth, plunging everyday people into a nightmare of grim survival against the horrific and bizarre... Portal Zero. The beginning of the end. --- Part 2 - Worlds Merge Are you prepared for a S H T F scenario? Ready for an EMP and the total collapse of society? What if an obscene variety of bizarre and horrific monsters and environments were pouring into an apocalyptic America from portals to multiple worlds and dimensions, all torn through space-time all over the country? What if you didn't even recognize the city around you anymore? What would you do when Worlds Merge? --- Part 3 - Ruin Prevails Zombies, Werewolves, Aliens, Demons and Hell-Cosmic Horror and Nightmares from your Darkest Dreams crawl at you through the Gates... These aren't your typical movie monsters. And these aren't your typical heroes. Nothing will ever be the same. Ruin Prevails. --- Do you love guns, tactical realism, and monsters? Are you a fan of cosmic horror and dark fantasy / sci-fi? Love the Mist and Cabin in the Woods? Lovecraft? Doom? Stranger Things? EMP and Prepper Survival? This story is full of terror, suspense, and bad language. If you can dig it, strap in for a ride to Hell! Read the Apocalypse Gate Trilogy now!
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Encyclopedia of Film Themes, Settings and Series

Author: Richard B. Armstrong,Mary Willems Armstrong

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476612307

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 237

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The first editon was called “the most valuable film reference in several years” by Library Journal. The new edition published in hardcover in 2001 includes more than 670 entries. The current work is a paperback reprint of that edition. Each entry contains a mini-essay that defines the topic, followed by a chronological list of representative films. From the Abominable Snowman to Zorro, this encyclopedia provides film scholars and fans with an easy-to-use reference for researching film themes or tracking down obscure movies on subjects such as suspended animation, viral epidemics, robots, submarines, reincarnation, ventriloquists and the Olympics (“Excellent” said Cult Movies). The volume also contains an extensive list of film characters and series, including B-movie detectives, Western heroes, made-for-television film series, and foreign film heroes and villains.
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Zombie Theory

A Reader

Author: Sarah Juliet Lauro

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 1452955522

Category: Social Science

Page: 531

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Zombies first shuffled across movie screens in 1932 in the low-budget Hollywood film White Zombie and were reimagined as undead flesh-eaters in George A. Romero’s The Night of the Living Dead almost four decades later. Today, zombies are omnipresent in global popular culture, from video games and top-rated cable shows in the United States to comic books and other visual art forms to low-budget films from Cuba and the Philippines. The zombie’s ability to embody a variety of cultural anxieties—ecological disaster, social and economic collapse, political extremism—has ensured its continued relevance and legibility, and has precipitated an unprecedented deluge of international scholarship. Zombie studies manifested across academic disciplines in the humanities but also beyond, spreading into sociology, economics, computer science, mathematics, and even epidemiology. Zombie Theory collects the best interdisciplinary zombie scholarship from around the world. Essays portray the zombie not as a singular cultural figure or myth but show how the undead represent larger issues: the belief in an afterlife, fears of contagion and technology, the effect of capitalism and commodification, racial exclusion and oppression, dehumanization. As presented here, zombies are not simple metaphors; rather, they emerge as a critical mode for theoretical work. With its diverse disciplinary and methodological approaches, Zombie Theory thinks through what the walking undead reveal about our relationships to the world and to each other. Contributors: Fred Botting, Kingston U; Samuel Byrnand, U of Canberra; Gerry Canavan, Marquette U; Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, George Washington U; Jean Comaroff, Harvard U; John Comaroff, Harvard U; Edward P. Comentale, Indiana U; Anna Mae Duane, U of Connecticut; Karen Embry, Portland Community College; Barry Keith Grant, Brock U; Edward Green, Roosevelt U; Lars Bang Larsen; Travis Linnemann, Eastern Kentucky U; Elizabeth McAlister, Wesleyan U; Shaka McGlotten, Purchase College-SUNY; David McNally, York U; Tayla Nyong’o, Yale U; Simon Orpana, U of Alberta; Steven Shaviro, Wayne State U; Ola Sigurdson, U of Gothenburg; Jon Stratton, U of South Australia; Eugene Thacker, The New School; Sherryl Vint, U of California Riverside; Priscilla Wald, Duke U; Tyler Wall, Eastern Kentucky U; Jen Webb, U of Canberra; Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock, Central Michigan U.
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Creature Features

The Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Movie Guide

Author: John Stanley

Publisher: Berkley

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 596

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Thoroughly updated to incorporate the latest releases, this offbeat movie guide presents critical and humorous reviews of science fiction, fantasy, and horror films from every medium, offering thousands of capsulized reviews, a five-star rating system, video and laserdisc distribution information, and more. Original.
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A Dictionary of the Bible: Volume II: (Part I: Feign -- Hyssop)

Author: James Hastings

Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.

ISBN: 9781410217240

Category: Religion

Page: 460

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For over a century the ten-volume Dictionary of the Bible has been the definitive reference. "It is a Dictionary of the Old and New Testaments, together with the Old Testament Apocrypha, according to the Authorized and Revised English Versions, and with constant reference to the original tongues. ... Articles have been written on the names of all Persons and Places, on the Antiquities and Archaeology of the Bible, on its Ethnology, Geology, and Natural History, on Biblical Theology and Ethic, and even on the obsolete or archaic words occurring in the English Versions." James Hastings (1852-1922) was a distinguished scholar and pastor. He was founder and editor of the Expository Times and is also well known for editing the Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics, the Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels, and the Dictionary of the Apostolic Church.
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War in the Heavenlies

Author: Daniel F. Owsley

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 1468901680

Category: Religion

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Dynamite truly comes in a small package in this literature of the Dead Sea Scroll's most important prophecy of the ages. Not since the Book of Revelation and the Prayer of Jabez has there been such a power packed punch in Christian writing. For the time is just ahead when the devil shall no longer be the accuser of the brethren after the rapture is passed. At that time the pearly gates of Heaven shall be locked once and for all as all of the powers of the air are finally cast down upon the earth once and for all. And it's also predicted that those world shattering times will be filled with incredible gross spiritual darkness since the Holy Ghost shall no longer abide within anyone on the planet. And when that time comes forth all of the sulphuric stinkiness of Hell shall overflow the globe. For those shall be frightful days full of fright, and days of darkest night. It shall also then be days of fears, days of many fears, and days that shall burn as an oven. Only then shall the Apocalypse of Lazurus come forth like some perverse winds of destruction that shall cause the spirit of death to make the four horsemen of the book of Revelation to look like some clown rodeo riders in comparison to his nastiness, which will set the lands aflame with the kind of horror that true terror has always been full of. For that prophet who Christ raised from the dead penned this 2,000 years ago: 1"Behold the dreadful wailing of the sodomites who wallow in morbific blood issuing forth from the putrid bladder of Satan. Your guts will be spun on the loom of judgement, to drip like pus into the mouths of the unconverted. 2 You will become like shit on the shoe of Lucifer, the gristle in a pool of Demonic vomit. You will also become the genital warts that adorn the arse of Hades. 3 All of this and more shall you become in the final days of Man. The dragon and beast cast into Hell, Death into the valley of Jehoshaphat. 4 The earth shall shake at the end of days, Men will flee into holes and caves. 5 All hail the swarm of demons that cometh like flies from the bottomless pit. 6 Hark the horns of Armageddon for they herald the messianic oracle of slaughter and wrath. Apocalypse, an oracle of darkness, and brimstone and fire. 7 Apocalypse, the whore of Babylon and the Demonic holocaust. 8 Apocalypse, the shattered universe, and a fellowship of death. 9 Apocalypse, the number of the beast, and the devouring locust. 10 Apocalypse, a holy revelation, and the seventh seal of God. 11 Apocalypse, Seducer of earth, and pale horse of death from the flames of the Satanic war machine that's born of the dragon of chaos, way before the dead will be reborn."
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Death's Apprentice: A Grimm City Novel

Author: Kayar Adasan

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ISBN: N.A

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Death’s seventeen-year-old apprentice must learn to stand on his own as he leads an uprising against the Devil Forget about Once Upon a Time . . . Built on top of the gates of Hell, Grimm City is the Devil’s capital on earth. A place where every coffee shop, nightclub and shopping mall is the potential hunting ground for a ghost, a demon, or any of the other supernatural entities that inhabit the Grimm City world. Death’s seventeen-year-old apprentice, Nathaniel, comes into his own as he leads an uprising against the Devil with the help of a half-dead wraith and a giant hit-man. What results is a bloody, brutal revolt that calls upon the loyalties of both the living and the dead. Based not only upon the Brothers Grimm well-known fairy tales, but also upon their “unknown” sagas and essays, K. W. Jeter & Gareth Jefferson Jones's Death's Apprentice is the first novel to be based upon the entire Grimm canon. Such a comprehensive, in-depth adaptation of the works of the Brothers Grimm has never been published before! Review "With bold storytelling, one-of-a-kind characters, and a flair for both the rhythm of fairy tales and the atmosphere of noir fiction, this dark fantasy deserves a wide audience." —Library Journal (starred) "Completely unsanitized and totally terrifying!" —best-horror-movies.com “An edge-of-your-seat thrill ride through a dark world borne of our deepest fears where demons and witches fly the skies, the dead stalk the earth, and a trio of unlikely champions battle the Devil for humanity’s future. Deftly-plotted, intensely visceral, and written with a muscular style that transports the reader right into the thick of the action, this first installment in the Grimm City series had me at the first fight scene. The urgency was manifested so completely I couldn’t stop reading, nor could I turn the pages fast enough. A horror-packed, cinematic tour-de-force through an apocalyptic world imagined in thrilling detail.” —Jo Treggiari, author of *Ashes, Ashes "A dark tale of Death, the Devil, and destiny." —Jennifer Estep, New York Times* bestselling author of the Elemental Assassin series "A kaleidoscopic, neon masterpiece, K.W. Jeter’s and Gareth Jefferson Jones’s Death’s Apprentice is a spellbinding work of modern dark fantasy, the first entry in a new series based upon the tales and writings of the Brothers Grimm. With a surgeon’s eye for detail, as well as epic scope, Jeter and Jones have created a mesmerizing mash-up of classic folklore and post-punk horror-noir that pulses with sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Death’s Apprentice manages to both entertain and resonate on the deepest levels of Jungian dream logic – the Grimms would be delighted! A major new series as well as an irresistible hero are born. Highly recommended!" —Jay Bonansinga, Bram Stoker Award Finalist and New York Times bestselling coauthor of The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor About the Author K. W. JETER is the international and New York Times bestselling author of science fiction novels including Farewell Horizontal, Death Arms and Madlands, horror/thrillers including The Night Man, Soul Eater and Dark Seeker, and media tie-ins including the Star Wars: Bounty Hunter Wars trilogy and the authorized Blade Runner book sequels The Edge of Human and Replicant Night. After living in both England and Spain, he currently resides in San Francisco, California. GARETH JEFFERSON JONES became a writer after enjoying a successful career as an actor. For the last twenty years he has lived in Germany, where he has worked as a screenwriter, a documentary maker, and a story editor for TV. Death’s Apprentice is his literary debut.
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