The Weird and the Eerie

Author: Mark Fisher

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 1910924393

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 144

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What exactly are the Weird and the Eerie? In this new essay, Mark Fisher argues that some of the most haunting and anomalous fiction of the 20th century belongs to these two modes. The Weird and the Eerie are closely related but distinct modes, each possessing its own distinct properties. Both have often been associated with Horror, yet this emphasis overlooks the aching fascination that such texts can exercise. The Weird and the Eerie both fundamentally concern the outside and the unknown, which are not intrinsically horrifying, even if they are always unsettling. Perhaps a proper understanding of the human condition requires examination of liminal concepts such as the weird and the eerie. These two modes will be analysed with reference to the work of authors such as H. P. Lovecraft, H. G. Wells, M.R. James, Christopher Priest, Joan Lindsay, Nigel Kneale, Daphne Du Maurier, Alan Garner and Margaret Atwood, and films by Stanley Kubrick, Jonathan Glazer and Christoper Nolan.

The Weird World of Eerie Publications

Comic Gore That Warped Millions of Young Minds

Author: Mike Howlett

Publisher: Feral House

ISBN: 1936239213

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 340

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Eerie Publications' horror magazines brought blood and bad taste to America's newsstands from 1965 through 1975. Ultra-gory covers and bottom-of-the-barrel production values lent an air of danger to every issue, daring you to look at (and purchase) them. The Weird of World of Eerie Publications introduces the reader to Myron Fass, the gun-toting megalomaniac publisher who, with tyranny and glee, made a career of fishing pocketbook change from young readers with the most insidious sort of exploitation. You'll also meet Carl Burgos, who, as editor of Eerie Publications, ground his axe against the entire comics industry. Slumming comic art greats and unknown hacks were both employed by Eerie to plagiarize the more inspired work of pre-Code comic art of the 1950s. Somehow these lowbrow abominations influenced a generation of artists who proudly blame career choices (and mental problems) on Eerie Publications. One of them, Stephen R. Bissette (Swamp Thing, Taboo, Tyrant), provides the introduction for this volume. Here's the sordid background behind this mysterious comics publisher, featuring astonishingly red reproductions of many covers and the most spectacularly creepy art.


On Mourning, Melancholy and Mark Fisher

Author: Matt Colquhoun

Publisher: Repeater

ISBN: 1912248883

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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Egress is the first book to consider the legacy and work of the writer, cultural critic and cult academic Mark Fisher. Narrated in orbit of his death as experienced by a community of friends and students in 2017, it analyses FisherÕs philosophical trajectory, from his days as a PhD student at the University of Warwick to the development of his unfinished book on Acid Communism. Taking the word ÒegressÓ as its starting pointÑa word used by Fisher in his book The Weird and the Eerie to describe an escape from present circumstances as experiences by the characters in countless examples of weird fictionÑEgress considers the politics of death and community in a way that is indebted to FisherÕs own forms of cultural criticism, ruminating on personal experience in the hope of making it productively impersonal.

Eerie in the Mirror

Author: Robert James

Publisher: Camelot

ISBN: 9780380801060

Category: Children's stories

Page: 122

View: 8111


When Stanley accidently hurls a rock through a mirror in Eerie, he somehow creates replicas of himself and of his best friend, Mitchell, that have the power to destroy both themselves and their creator. Original.

Weird Wild West

True Tales of the Strange and Gothic

Author: Keven McQueen

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 0253043689

Category: History

Page: 192

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The Wild West is infamous for its outrageous stories, cowboys, and gun battles. But the region is also known for its ghost stories, unexplained deaths, bizarre murders, and peculiar burials. In Weird Wild West, author Keven McQueen brings together a fabulous collection of tales of the darker and stranger side of Texas, Oklahoma, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Idaho, Montana, Colorado, Wyoming, Oregon, and Washington. Exploring mysterious deaths, true crime stories, and paranormal activity, this eerie collection uncovers long buried and disturbing stories of the region. Included are the unforgettable tales of the body-snatching of Billy the Kid, the revenge curse of a former deputy district attorney in Colorado, and the weird tale of Mr. Moon, who couldn’t keep his dearly departed wife in the ground despite his best efforts. An intriguing, frightful, and entertaining exploration of the strange and gothic side of the Western states, Weird Wild West promises to send chills down your spine.

Terrors of the Night

Canadian Accounts of Eerie Events and Weird Experiences

Author: John Robert Colombo

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1459722310

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 236

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Terrors of the Night is a collection of more than 100 accounts of eerie events and weird experiences that have been recorded by Canadians over the last 400 years. These incredible accounts come from all parts of the country and concern witchcraft, peculiar weather conditions, wild beasts, hardly human creatures, omens, prophecies, powers beyond ours, miraculous cures, and bizarre behaviour generally. The narratives, often in the words of witnesses themselves, are taken from the columns of old newspapers, journals, and correspondence. It is an engrossing and unsettling experience to read these stories because the reader keeps asking the question, "Could such things happen?"

The Weird Club

The Search for the Jersey Devil

Author: Randy Fairbanks,Mark Moran,Mark Sceurman

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781402742286

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 143

View: 8807


Curious when he finds some mysterious balls of light in his photographs during a class trip, New Jersey boy Mark begins a "Weird Club" to investigate strange phenomena, and his first case involves the Jersey Devil.

The House and the Brain, A Truly Terrifying Tale

Paranormal Parlor, A Weiser Books Collection

Author: Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton,Varla Ventura

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 1619400073

Category: Fiction

Page: 43

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Varla Ventura, Coast to Coast favorite, Weird News blogger on Huffington Post, and author of The Book of the Bizarre and Beyond Bizarre, introduces Weiser Books’ new Collection of forgotten occult classics. Paranormal Parlor is an eerie assemblage of affordable digital editions, curated with Varla’s sixth sense for tales of the weird and unusual. An empty house, where no one dares live. A landlord who swears no one can make it through a single night. A brave, or foolish, young man with a scientific mind, who takes the challenge and locks himself in for a night he will never forget. And of course, it is a dark and stormy night... Apparitions, dark magic, floating objects, and paralyzing terror all wait any one who dares enter the doorway of this London haunted house. Written by Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton, most known for the classic horror intro "It was a dark and stormy night" Lytton takes his place in the archives of the most frightening fiction with The House and the Brain. Originally published in 1859 as The Haunters and the Haunted, or The House and the Brain this story will make even the most modern reader's blood curl.