Behind the Horror

Behind the Horror

Author: Lee Mellor

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241478233

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 309

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Uncover the twisted tales that inspired the big screen's greatest screams. Which case of demonic possession inspired The Exorcist? What horrifying front-page story generated the idea for A Nightmare on Elm Street? Which film was based on the infamous skin-wearing murderer Ed Gein? Unearth the terrifying and true tales behind some of the scariest Horror movies to ever haunt our screens, including the Enfield poltergeist case that was retold in The Conjuring 2 and the serial killers who inspired Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs. Behind the Horror dissects these and other bizarre tales to reveal haunting real-life stories of abduction, disappearance, murder, and exorcism.

The Science of Women in Horror

The Science of Women in Horror

Author: Meg Hafdahl

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781510751767

Category: Science

Page: 264

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From scream queens to femmes fatale, horror isn’t just for the boys. Gothic media moguls Meg Hafdahl and Kelly Florence, authors of The Science of Monsters, and co-hosts of the Horror Rewind podcast called “the best horror film podcast out there” by Film Daddy, present a guide to the feminist horror movies, TV shows, and characters we all know and love. Through interviews, film analysis, and bone-chilling discoveries, The Science of Women in Horror uncovers the theories behind women’s most iconic roles of the genre. Explore age-old tropes such as “The Innocent” like Lydia in Beetlejuice, “The Gorgon” like Pamela Voorhees in Friday the 13th, and “The Mother” like Norma Bates in Pyscho and Bates Motel, and delve deeper into female-forward film and TV including: The Haunting of Hill House Teeth Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Buffy the Vampire Slayer And so much more! Join Kelly and Meg in The Science of Women in Horror as they flip the script and prove that every girl is a “final girl.”

The Filmmaker's Book of the Dead

The Filmmaker's Book of the Dead

Author: Danny Draven

Publisher: Focal Press

ISBN: 1138908819

Category: Horror films

Page: 456

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Produce, direct, promote and sell your own chilling horror film with real-world advice from award-winning producer/director/writer Danny Draven! The second edition is completely updated with information on new technology, new exclusive interviews with industry pros, new photos and samples from the production of recent horror movies, new behind-the-scenes video, information on modern distribution methods and delivery and more! From the history of horror and the technique of the scare to pre-production and distribution, this complete, full-color guide to filmmaking uncovers all the insider secrets for creating your own spine-tingling horror film from start to finish. The 2nd Edition features all NEW interviews from industry professionals such as: Mick Garris (Sleepwalkers, Bag of Bones, Desperation, The Stand) John Ottman (Composer/Editor of X:Men: Days of Future Past, The Usual Suspects) Mark Ordesky & Jane Fleming (Producers of Lovely Molly, Exists) Kane Hodder (Jason from the Friday the 13th, part 7 to 10, Hatchet) Tibor Takacs (Director of The Gate, Spiders 3D, Megasnake) John Debney (Composer of Predators, Sin City, End of Days) Jojo Draven (Composer of Ghost Month, Reel Evil) Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes, Weird Science) Mike Mendez (Director of The Gravedancers, Big Ass Spider!) Neal Marshall Stevens (Screenwriter of Thir13en Ghosts, Hellraiser: Deader) Chris Alexander (Editor in Chief of Fangoria Magazine) Jessica Cameron (Actress/Director of Truth or Dare) Denise Gossett (Founder of Shriekfest Film Festival) A newly updated companion website that features: *Behind the scenes videos for films films such as Puppet Master, Blood Dolls, Trancers, Subspecies, Reel Evil, Ghost Month and more! *A revised collection of horror movie trailers! * Sample scripts, schedules, storyboards, agreements and more! Other featured interviews include: James Wan (Saw, Insidious, The Conjuring) Robert Englund (Freddy from Nightmare on Elm Street) Robert Kurtzman (From Dusk Til Dawn) Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator, From Beyond, Dagon) Tom Savini (Night of the Living Dead) Lloyd Kaufman (Toxic Avenger) Charles Band (Parasite, Metalstorm, Ghoulies) John D. LeMay (Friday the 13th: The Series) David DeCoteau (Puppet Master 3, Sorority Babes in the Slimball Bowl-O-Rama) Debbie Rochon (Tromeo & Juliet) Reggie Bannister (Phantasm) Sam McCurdy (Director of Photography of Dog Soldiers, The Decent, The Hills Have Eyes 2) Nathan Barr (Composer of Hostel,True Blood, Hemlock Grove) Jim Dooley (Composer of When A Stranger Calls) Chuck Williams (Bubba Ho-Tep) Herschell Gordon Lewis (Blood Feast, Wizard of Gore) H.P. Lovecraft's Notes on Writing Weird Fiction And many more...

Game Design Deep Dive: Horror

Game Design Deep Dive: Horror

Author: Joshua Bycer

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000451108

Category: Computers

Page: 144

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The Game Design Deep Dive series examines a specific game system or mechanic over the course of the history of the industry. This entry will examine the history and design of the horror genre and elements in video games. The author analyzes early video game examples, including the differences between survival, action-horror, and psychological horror. Thanks to recent hits like Five Night’s at Freddy’s, Bendy and the Ink Machine, and recent Resident Evil titles, the horror genre has seen a strong resurgence. For this book in the Game Design Deep Dive series, Joshua Bycer will go over the evolution of horror in video games and game design, and what it means to create a terrifying and chilling experience. FEATURES • Written for anyone interested in the horror genre, anyone who wants to understand game design, or anyone simply curious from a historical standpoint • Includes real game examples to highlight the discussed topics and mechanics • Explores the philosophy and aspects of horror that can be applied to any medium • Serves as a perfect companion for someone building their first game or as part of a game design classroom Joshua Bycer is a game design critic with more than eight years of experience critically analyzing game design and the industry itself. In that time, through Game-Wisdom, he has interviewed hundreds of game developers and members of the industry about what it means to design video games. He also strives to raise awareness about the importance of studying game design by giving lectures and presentations. His first book was 20 Essential Games to Study. He continues to work on the Game Design Deep Dive series.

Beyond the Living Dead

Beyond the Living Dead

Author: Bruce Peabody

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476642628

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 221

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In 1968, George Romero's film Night of the Living Dead premiered, launching a growing preoccupation with zombies within mass and literary fiction, film, television, and video games. Romero's creativity and enduring influence make him a worthy object of inquiry in his own right, and his long career helps us take stock of the shifting interest in zombies since the 1960s. Examining his work promotes a better understanding of the current state of the zombie and where it is going amidst the political and social turmoil of the twenty-first century. These new essays document, interpret, and explain the meaning of the still-budding Romero legacy, drawing cross-disciplinary perspectives from such fields as literature, political science, philosophy, and comparative film studies. Essays consider some of the sources of Romero's inspiration (including comics, science fiction, and Westerns), chart his influence as a storyteller and a social critic, and consider the legacy he leaves for viewers, artists, and those studying the living dead.

100+ Horror Collection. Scary Stories to Read in Bed Tonight. Illustrated

100+ Horror Collection. Scary Stories to Read in Bed Tonight. Illustrated

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing

ISBN: PKEY:SMP2200000097996

Category: Fiction

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The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown. These facts few psychologists will dispute, and their admitted truth must establish for all time the genuineness and dignity of the weirdly horrible tale as a literary form… As may naturally be expected of a form so closely connected with primal emotion, the horror-tale is as old as human thought and speech themselves. H. P. Lovecraft Horror intends to create an eerie and frightening atmosphere for the reader. Prevalent elements include ghosts, demons, vampires, werewolves, ghouls, the Devil, witches, monsters, dystopian and apocalyptic worlds, serial killers, cannibalism, psychopaths, cults, dark magic, Satanism, the macabre, gore, and torture. Edgar Allan Poe The Murders in the Rue Morgue The Gold Bug The Black Cat The Pit and the Pendulum The Tell-Tale Heart The Fall of the House of Usher The Masque of the Red Death The Cask of Amontillado The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar Hop-Frog The Raven Bram Stoker Dracula Mary Shelley Frankenstein Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Carmilla Robert Louis Stevenson The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde H.P. Lovecraft The Alchemist At the Mountains of Madness Azathoth The Beast in the Cave Beyond the Wall of Sleep The Book The Call of Cthulhu The Case of Charles Dexter Ward The Cats of Ulthar The Colour out Of Space Dagon The Descendant The Doom that Came to Sarnath The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath The Dunwich Horror The Evil Clergyman Ex Oblivione Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family The Festival From Beyond The Haunter of the Dark He Herbert West-Reanimator The History of The Necronomicon The Horror at Red Hook The Hound Hypnos Ibid In the Vault the Little Glass Bottle Memory The Moon-Bog The Music of Erich Zann The Nameless City Nyarlathotep Old Bugs The Other Gods The Outsider Pickman's Model The Picture in the House Polaris The Quest of Iranon The Rats in the Walls A Reminiscence of Dr. Samuel Johnson The Secret Cave or John Lees Adventure The Shadow Out Of Time The Shadow Over Innsmouth The Shunned House The Silver Key The Statement of Randolph Carter The Strange High House in the Mist The Street The Temple The Terrible Old Man The Tomb The Transition of Juan Romero The Tree Under the Pyramids The Very Old Folk What the Moon Brings The Whisperer in Darkness The White Ship Supernatural Horror in Literature Algernon Blackwood The Willows Francis Marion Crawford The Doll's Ghost Robert W. Chambers The King in Yellow M.R. James Canon Alberic's Scrap-Book Lost Hearts The Mezzotint The Ash-Tree Number 13 Count Magnus The Treasure Of Abbot Thomas A School Story The Rose Garden The Stalls Of Barchester Cathedral The Diary Of Mr. Poynter An Episode Of Cathedral History The Story Of A Disappearance And An Appearance An Evening's Entertainment A Warning To The Curious A Neighbour's Landmark The Uncommon Prayer-Book The Haunted Dolls' House Wailing Well There Was A Man Dwelt By A Churchyard Rats After Dark In The Playing Fields The Experiment The Malice Of Inanimate Objects A Vignette

Horror Literature from Gothic to Post-Modern

Horror Literature from Gothic to Post-Modern

Author: Michele Brittany

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476637914

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

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From shambling zombies to Gothic ghosts, horror has entertained thrill-seeking readers for centuries. A versatile literary genre, it offers commentary on societal issues, fresh insight into the everyday and moral tales disguised in haunting tropes and grotesque acts, with many stories worthy of critical appraisal. This collection of new essays takes in a range of topics, focusing on historic works such as Ann Radcliffe's Gaston de Blondeville (1826) and modern novels including Max Brooks' World War Z. Other contributions examine weird fiction, Stephen King, Richard Laymon, Indigenous Australian monster mythology and horror in picture books for young children.

Reading Rocky Horror

Reading Rocky Horror

Author: Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230616820

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

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The first scholarly collection devoted to The Rocky Horror Picture Show, dissecting the film from diverse perspectives including gender and queer studies, disability studies, cultural studies, genre studies, and film studies.

The Films of Terence Fisher

The Films of Terence Fisher

Author: Wheeler Winston Dixon

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9781911325352

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 480

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Tracing the entire career of the British director Terence Fisher, best known for his Gothic horror films for Hammer—such as The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) and Dracula (1958)—The Films of Terence Fisher covers not only his horror films, but also his film noirs, comedies, and early apprenticeship work to create a full picture of Fisher's life and work. Brimming with rare stills, interviews, and detailed analysis of Fisher's films—both for Hammer as well as his earlier work—this is the ultimate "one-stop" book on Terence Fisher, both in his horror films, and his entire body of work, as well as his legacy to the British cinema.