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 : An award-winning scholar and author charts four hundred years of monsters and how they reflect the culture that created them Leo Braudy, a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, has won accolades for revealing the complex and constantly shifting history behind seemingly unchanging ideas of fame, war, and masculinity. Continuing his interest in the history of emotion, this book explores how fear has been shaped into images of monsters and monstrosity. From the Protestant Reformation to contemporary horror films and fiction, he explores four major types: the monster from nature (King Kong), the created monster (Frankenstein), the monster from within (Mr. Hyde), and the monster from the past (Dracula). Drawing upon deep historical and literary research, Braudy discusses the lasting presence of fearful imaginings in an age of scientific progress, viewing the detective genre as a rational riposte to the irrational world of the monstrous. Haunted is a compelling and incisive work by a writer at the height of his powers.
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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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.
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 : When it is discovered that the Judges--the mythical assassins who walk the shadows to silence criminals--are real, the Galactic Federation begins the manhunt to bring down the dangerous vigilantes. Darek Wayker, an innocent delivery boy, is the first suspect...and the first to be sentenced to death. Aided by his friends, Darek escapes the clutches of the government and flees to a distant world. But the world is nothing like he imagined. Monsters lurk at every step and all signs of civilized life have mysteriously vanished. With no way off the planet, Darek loses all hope. But when he finds two others who are also stranded there--the reckless heroine called Azura and the cold-blooded assassin named Sorren--they set off on a journey across the desolate land. Together, they must battle terrifying beasts, incite a revolution, survive a horde of wrathful spirits, and uncover a plot so frightening that it will change the fate of the universe...forever. A story packed with action, suspense, comedy and mystery, The Judge is an intense thrill ride from start to finish!
Description : The exciting new story of Magic’s latest release, Throne of Eldraine. The young warrior-mage twins Rowan and Will Kenrith quest for their missing father, the High King. Rowan and Will’s powers are strong, but the world of Eldraine is a dangerous place! A thrilling mashup of Arthurian legend and Grimm’s fairy tales seen through the unique lens of Magic: The Gathering, here you will find magic, monsters, and mystery true to both traditions.