Description : Be afraid, be very afraid...a century of cinema nightmare with John Landis, in ePub format for iPad From B-movie bogeymen and outer space-oddities to big-budget terrors, Monsters in the Movies by horror film maestro John Landis celebrates the greatest monsters ever to creep, fly, slither, stalk or rampage across the Silver Screen. Feast your eyes on a petrifying parade of voracious vampires, flesh-eating zombies and slavering werewolves as Landis explores the historical origins of archetypal monsters. Now in an ePub-friendly condensed format, Monsters in The Movies is filled with the author's own fascinating and entertaining insights into the world of movie-making along with contributions from some of the world's leading directors including Joe Dante and Guillermo del Toro, actors and special-effects wizards. Illustrated with movie stills and posters from the unrivalled archives of the Kobal Collection, the book will keep you entertained right until the curtain comes down. Get ready to sit on the edge of your seat - Monsters in the Movies is a gripping read.
Description : From Lisi Harrison, the New York Times bestselling author of The Clique and Alphas, comes a new series with a fresh twist on high school, romance, and the "horrors" of trying to fit in. The monster community has kept a low profile at the local high school, but when two new girls enroll, the town will never be the same. Created just fifteen days ago, Frankie Stein is psyched to trade her father's formaldehyde-smelling basement lab for parties and prom. But with a student body totally freaked out by rumors of monsters stalking the halls, Frankie learns that high school can be rough for a chic freak like her. She thinks she finds a friend in fellow new student Melody Carver-but can a "normie" be trusted with her big secret?
Description : More than 30 essays by some of film's most distinguished critics are included in this volume, which presents the latest developments in genre study, including teen films, genre hybridity, neo-noir & genre in the age of globalization, & an up-to-date bibliography.
Description : A Caldecott Award-winning author-artist creates an ingenious way for kids to chase away their nighttime monsters. Turning the pages of this die-cut book makes the Big Green Monster ultimately disappear. Full color.
Description : Fiction. 2005: The world is tormented by Psycho Sexual vampires. From rapist stepfathers to the gruesome murder of a disgraced cover girl to a covert Bush Administration plot to annihilate libido in the Middle East, Spooky Bonsai, a sixteen year old kleptomanic from Brooklyn, is going to settle the score. Equipped with a pair of prototype Alexander McQueen boots, a black belt in karate, an inexhaustable supply of cigarettes, enough hormones to drown a buffalo, an Italian switchblade, and her trademark green lipstick, Spooky will fight and fuck her way into the heart of an erotic mystery. In MONSTER SKIN, Melancton Hawks invites you to discover a neon flavored New York City populated by fashion mavericks, sex toy queens, hackers, politicians, ninjas, monsters, gods, maniacs, and angry, dysfunctional teenagers.
Description : Unleash the Beasts! For millennia historians, artists and scientists have chronicled their ideas and discoveries of mythological and magical monsters in encyclopedias known as bestiaries. From Asia to America, Japan to the jungles of South Africa, the vast menagerie of exotic and legendary creatures has populated the imaginations of all cultures for centuries. Beautifully illustrated and fantastically detailed, Dracopedia: The Bestiary is a modern, but no less unsettling reimagining of the ancient version. It is an A-to-Z artist's guide to animals of the legendary world. Some, like the griffin and yeti, may be familiar to you. Others--like the enigmatic questing beast and ferocious manticore--may seem new and strange. Some may even haunt your dreams. Inside the bestiary, you will find: Secrets of each animal's evolution--origins, habitat, anatomy, diet and more. Fantastic illustrations created using pencil sketches and digital coloring. Four-stage demonstrations taking you from concept and design to under-painting and finishing details. &break;By drawing on the forms and features of more pedestrian animals, you'll learn how to give shape to the bizarre creatures that roam the depths of your imagination, adding to the bestiary of the ages.
Description : Dark Dossier Magazine is a monthly Print & digital magazine devoted to fiction & nonfiction stories of Ghosts, Aliens, Monsters, & Killers. Every issue of Dark Dossier brings you original and reprint stories from a variety of authors. From bestselling and award-winners to the newcomers you haven't heard of yet. When you read Dark Dossier, we hope you enjoy the unique stories from these great writers. We publish ebook issues the first week of the month, which are available for sale in epub, mobi, & pdf format from many retailers. WRITERS IN THIS ISSUE: Roy Dorman Andrew Bell Walter G. Esselman Lucas Chapman Clark Roberts Timothy Wlkie
Description : Dark Dossier Magazine is a print & digital magazine (ezine) that is published bi-monthly (4 issues). In Dark Dossier's pages, you will find fiction and nonfiction stories about Ghosts, Aliens, UFO's, Monsters, & Killers. Every issue of Dark Dossier brings you original and reprint stories from a variety of authors. From bestselling and award-winners to the newcomers you haven't heard of yet. When you read Dark Dossier, we hope you enjoy the unique stories from these great writers. Our current publication schedule is bimonthly (4-issues) but starting in 2018 it will be a monthly magazine. We publish ebook & print issues the first week of the month, which are available for sale in epub, mobi, & pdf format from many retailers. STRANGE DOORS BY WALTER G ESSELMAN THE DEAD COME BACK BY JEREMIAH MINIHAN INVASION BY ALAN MEYROWITZ A LITTLE DIFFERENT BY RICK MCQUISTON LAST RITES BY JUSTIN GULESERIAN MR. SMILEY BY JEFF DOSSER NETHERTOWN: SEASON ONE BY JAMIE EVANS Looking to get published? Send Dark Dossier Magazine your stories! Visit darkdossier.com today!
Description : Writing at the time of the collapse of the Roman Empire, St. Augustine both revolutionized and brought to a close antiquity's idea of freedom. A man was not a slave by nature or by law, as Aristotle claimed. His freedom was a function of his moral state. A man had as many masters as he had vices. This insight would provide the basis for the most sophisticated form of social control known to man. Fourteen hundred years later, in a world eager to reject the intellectual patrimony of the West, a decadent French aristocrat turned that tradition on its head when he wrote that "the freest of people are they who are most friendly to murder". Like St. Augustine, the Marquis de Sade would agree that freedom was a function of morals. Freedom for the Marquis de Sade, however, meant willingness to reject the moral law. Unlike St. Augustine, the Marquis de Sade proposed a revolution in sexual morals to accompany the political revolution then taking place in France. Libido Dominandi -- the term is taken from Book I of Augustine's City of God -- is the definitive history of that sexual revolution, from 1773 to the present. Unlike the standard version of sexual revolution, Libido Dominandi shows how sexual liberation was from its inception a form of control. The logic is clear enough: Those who wished to liberate man from the moral order needed to impose social controls as soon as they succeeded because liberated libido led inevitably to anarchy. Over the course of two hundred years, those techniques became more and more refined, eventuating in a world where people were controlled, not by military force, but by the skillful management of their passions. It was Aldous Huxley who wrote in his prefaceto the 1946 edition of Brave New World that "as political and economic freedom diminishes, sexual freedom tends compensatingly to increase". This book is about the converse of that statement. It explains how the rhetoric of sexual freedom was used to engineer a system of covert political and social control. Over the course of the two-hundred-year span covered by this book, the development of technologies of communication, reproduction, and psychic control -- including psychotherapy, behaviorism, advertising, sensitivity training, pornography, and, when push came to shove, plain old blackmail -- allowed the Enlightenment and its heirs to turn Augustine's insight on its head and create masters out of men's vices. Libido Dominandi is the story of how that happened.