The Gates

Author: Iain Rob Wright

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781518801846

Category: End of the world

Page: 337

View: 5393


"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.


Author: Iain Rob Wright

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533587978


Page: 302

View: 8857


A world ending thrill ride of epic proportions. With so many characters and so many twists, it's like the horror equivalent of Game of Thrones. Iain Rob Wright is sick and twisted. - David Moody, author of the Autumn series. Continue the epic story of mankind's epic struggle against extinction in Book 2 of the "Hell on Earth Series": LEGION. What will you do when the world ends? That's a question that needs answering quickly when the gates to Hell open up all over Earth. Taking place across the globe is an apocalypse like no other, as humanity finds itself at war against a smart and merciless foe. Follow the struggles of survival with several characters as things go from bad to worse. Humanity is dwindling. 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 and that a group of humans seem to be helping the enemy. 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 the least safest thing a person can do. The world is at war, but Richard still has a duty to keep the peace and protect the citizens of the United Kingdom. Yet, how can he do that when his own family are in danger? People are looking to him for leadership, but how do you lead army of civilians to certain death? The world must come together and fight back against the unstoppable Legions of Hell, because no one is coming to help them. The monsters are real and they will not stop. Welcome to Hell.

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

View: 1157


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.

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


Page: 696

View: 3984


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!

Encyclopedia of Film Themes, Settings and Series

Author: Richard B. Armstrong,Mary Willems Armstrong

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476612307

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 237

View: 4509


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.

Zombie Theory

A Reader

Author: Sarah Juliet Lauro

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 1452955522

Category: Social Science

Page: 531

View: 5245


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.

War in the Heavenlies

Author: Daniel F. Owsley

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 1468901680

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 9789


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."

Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Horror Fiction

Author: Don D'Ammassa

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438109091

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 497

View: 3386


Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Horror Fiction provides comprehensive coverage of the major authors and works in these popular genres. Each entry includes a brief discussion of the author's life and work and includes a full bibliography. Each entry on

Creature Features

The Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Movie Guide

Author: John Stanley

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 596

View: 5966


Brand new updated edition of the only true bible for sci-fi, fantasy and horror movie buffs. Shockers, schlockers, blockbusters, bombs, cult raves, rare gems, classics, groundbreakers, gorefests, space operas, sorcery and everything else in between! And yes, it does include Euro-splatter.

The Devils of D-Day

Author: Graham Masterton

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504025571

Category: Fiction

Page: 243

View: 6080


Unsealing the hatch of a rusty old WWII tank will unleash a demonic nightmare in this novel by “the master of modern horror” (Library Journal). Thirty-five years have passed since the Allied invasion of Normandy on D-Day turned the tide of World War II against Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Reich, and it’s been more than three decades since the residents of the tiny French village of Le Vey witnessed the horrific slaughter of hundreds of German soldiers by thirteen black tanks. One of the tanks remains on the outskirts of town—its hatch mysteriously sealed, trapping its controller inside—only to be discovered by American surveyor and cartographer Dan McCook. Driven by curiosity and an inexplicable compulsion, McCook is about to do the unthinkable and release what lives within the tank upon an unsuspecting world. And once the monstrous occupant reunites with others of its demonic kind, a new world war will begin, one that threatens to wash the earth in blood and drag every man, woman, and child through the fiery gates of hell. A chilling and ingeniously original tale of demonic possession and apocalyptic possibilities, The Devils of D-Day is classic horror at its best, from the award-winning author of The Manitou.