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Mina And The Undead

Author : Amy McCaw
ISBN : 1912979470
Genre : New Orleans (La.)
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'A dark and thrilling tale of the paranormal. With haunted houses, family secrets and murder galore, this delicious and gruesome tale of the macabre will ignite a whole new generation of vampire fans.' Lauren James'Brimful of nostalgia and cinematic atmosphere. A thrilling read and a clever new twist on the vampire stories you love.' Laura WoodNew Orleans Fang Fest, 1995. Mina's having a summer to die for.17-year-old Mina, from England, arrives in New Orleans to visit her estranged sister, Libby. After growing up in the town that inspired Dracula, Mina loves nothing more than a creepy horror movie. She can't wait to explore the city's darkest secrets - vampire tours, seedy bars, spooky cemeteries, disturbing local myths...And it gets even better when Mina lands a part-time job at a horror movie mansion and meets Jared, Libby's gorgeous housemate, co-worker and fellow horror enthusiast.But the perfect summer bliss is broken when, while exploring the mansion, Mina stumbles upon the body of a girl with puncture marks on her neck, clutching a lock of hair that suspiciously resembles Libby's...Someone is replicating New Orleans' most brutal supernatural killings. Mina must discover the truth and prove her sister's innocence before she becomes the victim of another myth.Perfect for fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Stranger Things.

Mina And The Undead

Author : Amy McCaw
ISBN : 9781912979707
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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New Orleans Fang Fest, 1995. Mina’s having a summer to die for. Mina arrives in New Orleans to visit her estranged sister, Libby. She loves nothing more than a creepy horror movie and can’t wait to explore the city’s darkest secrets—vampire tours, seedy bars, spooky cemeteries, disturbing local myths . . . Mina lands a part-time job at a horror movie mansion and meets Jared, Libby’s gorgeous housemate and fellow horror enthusiast. But the perfect summer bliss is broken when she stumbles upon the body of a girl with puncture marks on her neck, clutching a lock of hair that suspiciously resembles Libby’s. Someone is replicating New Orleans’ most brutal supernatural killings. Mina must discover the truth and prove her sister’s innocence before she becomes the victim of another myth. ‘A fun romp through nineties pop culture – vampires, Buffy, The Crow . . . need I say more?’ DAWN KURTAGICH

Wicked Little Deeds

Author : Kat Ellis
ISBN : 9780241397077
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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*THE BRAND NEW TERRIFYING THRILLER FROM KAT ELLIS* 'Riverdale meets The Haunting of Hill House' - Amy McCaw, author of Mina and the Undead 'Kat Ellis wields an oppressive atmosphere like a sharply honed blade' - Sera Milano, author of This Can Never Not Be Real 'Horrifyingly good fun!' Kathryn Foxfield, author of Good Girls Die First From its creepy town mascot to the story of its cursed waterfall, Burden Falls is a small town dripping with superstition. Ava Thorn knows this well - since the horrific accident she witnessed a year ago, she's been plagued by nightmares. But when her school nemesis is brutally murdered and Ava is the primary suspect, she starts to wonder if the legends surrounding the town are more fact than fiction. Whatever secrets Burden Falls is hiding, there's a killer on the loose, and they have a vendetta against the Thorns... Praise for Harrow Lake: 'A captivating and creeping mystery full of brilliantly twisting turns and dark secrets' - Holly Jackson, bestselling author of A Good Girls' Guide to Murder 'If you like Stephen King, snap this up!' - Cass Green, Sunday Times bestselling author of In a Cottage in a Wood 'Scream meets The Babadook in small-town USA' - Kirsty Logan, award-winning author of The Gracekeepers

The Living And The Undead

Author : Gregory A. Waller
ISBN : 0252090330
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With a legacy stretching back into legend and folklore, the vampire in all its guises haunts the film and fiction of the twentieth century and remains the most enduring of all the monstrous threats that roam the landscapes of horror. In The Living and the Undead, Gregory A. Waller shows why this creature continues to fascinate us and why every generation reshapes the story of the violent confrontation between the living and the undead to fit new times. Examining a broad range of novels, stories, plays, films, and made-for-television movies, Waller focuses upon a series of interrelated texts: Bram Stoker's Dracula (1897); several film adaptations of Stoker's novel; F. W. Murnau's Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror (1922); Richard Matheson's I Am Legend (1954); Stephen King's 'Salem's Lot (1975); Werner Herzog's Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979); and George Romero's Night of the Living Dead (1968) and Dawn of the Dead (1979). All of these works, Waller argues, speak to our understanding and fear of evil and chaos, of desire and egotism, of slavish dependence and masterful control. This paperback edition of The Living and the Undead features a new preface in which Waller positions his analysis in relation to the explosion of vampire and zombie films, fiction, and criticism in the past twenty-five years.

Draculas Vampires And Other Undead Forms

Author : John Edgar Browning
ISBN : 9780810869233
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Since the publication of Dracula in 1897, Bram Stoker's original creation has been a source of inspiration for artists, writers, and filmmakers. From Universal's early black-and-white films and Hammer's Technicolor representations that followed, iterations of Dracula have been cemented in mainstream cinema. This anthology investigates and explores the far larger body of work coming from sources beyond mainstream cinema reinventing Dracula. Draculas, Vampires and Other Undead Forms assembles provocative essays that examine Dracula films and their movement across borders of nationality, sexuality, ethnicity, gender, and genre since the 1920s. The essays analyze the complexity Dracula embodies outside the conventional landscape of films with which the vampire is typically associated. Focusing on Dracula and Dracula-type characters in film, anime, and literature from predominantly non-Anglo markets, this anthology offers unique perspectives that seek to ground depictions and experiences of Dracula within a larger political, historical, and cultural framework.

The Naked And The Undead

Author : Cynthia Freeland
ISBN : 9780429964787
Genre : Social Science
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Horror is often dismissed as mass art or lowbrow entertainment that produces only short-term thrills. Horror films can be bloody, gory, and disturbing, so some people argue that they have bad moral effects, inciting viewers to imitate cinematic violence or desensitizing them to atrocities. In The Naked and the Undead: Evil and the Appeal of Horror, Cynthia A. Freeland seeks to counter both aesthetic disdain and moral condemnation by focusing on a select body of important and revealing films, demonstrating how the genre is capable of deep philosophical reflection about the existence and nature of evil?both human and cosmic. In exploring these films, the author argues against a purely psychoanalytic approach and opts for both feminist and philosophical understandings. She looks at what it is in these movies that serves to elicit specific reactions in viewers and why such responses as fear and disgust are ultimately pleasurable. The author is particularly interested in showing how gender figures into screen presentations of evil.The book is divided into three sections: Mad Scientists and Monstrous Mothers, which looks into the implications of male, rationalistic, scientific technology gone awry; The Vampire's Seduction, which explores the attraction of evil and the human ability (or inability) to distinguish active from passive, subject from object, and virtue from vice; and Sublime Spectacles of Disaster, which examines the human fascination with horror spectacle. This section concludes with a chapter on graphic horror films like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Written for both students and film enthusiasts, the book examines a wide array of films including: The Silence of the Lambs, Repulsion, Frankenstein, The Fly, Dead Ringers, Alien, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Interview with the Vampire, Frenzy, The Shining, Eraserhead, Hellraiser, and many others.

Undead Or Alive

Author : Cynthia Eden
ISBN : 9781942840190
Genre : Fiction
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Don’t fear Death. Desire him. Cassius “Cass” Garvan is the last Reaper. One of the baddest of the bad…Cass can literally kill with a touch. He’s the bounty hunter who always brings in his prey, undead or alive. This time, he has a new target…the all-too-tempting Amber Fortune. Hunting her down was the easy part. Giving her up? Cass isn’t so sure that he can let her go. Amber has been on the run for decades, and she isn’t about to surrender herself to the Reaper. Sure, maybe she does have a weakness for bad boys. Maybe she does like guys who have dark sides—and a man can’t get darker than Death. And when Cass kisses her, she doesn’t fear his touch. She wants him. Wanting a Reaper can be a very dangerous thing. When Amber finds herself trapped with the Reaper for forty-eight hours, she knows that she is in for the most dangerous time of her very long life. If she hopes to escape the torment coming her way, then Amber has to convince Cass to let her escape. Does Death have a heart? Amber is about to find out. She’ll use every trick in her playbook to get Cass on her side. But even as she works to seduce him, Amber has to be very careful and not let Cass break through her control. Because everyone knows… Once you fall for Death, there is no turning back. Author’s Note: UNDEAD OR ALIVE is part of the “Bad Things” paranormal romance series. Each book in the series is a complete stand-alone read. The "Bad Things" Series: THE DEVIL IN DISGUISE - Book 1 ON THE PROWL - Book 2 UNDEAD OR ALIVE - Book 3 BROKEN ANGEL (Coming December of 2016) - Book 4 Author's note: All books in this series are stand-alone titles.

The Unwanted Undead Adventurer Volume 4

Author : Yu Okano
ISBN : 9781718321069
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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By drinking a vial of vampire blood, Rentt Faina, undead adventurer, successfully achieved his next stage of existential evolution and has become a lesser vampire! Rentt, now short on funds, sets off on a journey to retrieve items required to craft equipment and weapons for his disciple, Alize. With his faithful mouse familiar, Edel, Rentt sets off to the New Moon Dungeon, slaying his share of forest wolves and lizardmen. But is he prepared for the legendary monster that's appeared in the labyrinth's boss chamber, in place of the usual earth dragon...? Meanwhile, a priestess-saint and Gold-class vampire hunter show up at the doors of the Stheno Company, where the sale of the tarasque is to be negotiated. But they're here for one reason: the suspicion that a certain adventurer is actually a vampire in hiding... An undead with a dream, eternally striving toward the rank of Platinum-class, even in undeath! All this and much more in the fourth volume of Rentt's undead adventures!

Samurai Vampire Book Ii Sword Of The Undead

Author : Steven Fujita
ISBN : 9781483579108
Genre : Fiction
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This is a reissue of the novella, originally titled, Sword of the Undead In 1872, Jonathan Harker travels to Japan to inform Lord Hidetora Kageura that the castle the lord commissioned to be built in Los Angeles, California, has been completed. Leaving Harker for dead, Kageura relocates to the United States. Meanwhile, Harker's friend, Lucy, dies from a mysterious ailment, which Dr. Van Helsing determines is a vampire's bite. Harker, still alive, returns to the United States, but now his wife, Mina, is the vampire's target. Sword of the Undead introduces a new vampire: a Japanese samurai lord, and a new vampire slayer, legendary historical swordsman, Yagyu Jubei. Jubei arrives at the Harker household looking for a mutual acquaintance, but instead encounters the vampire. Incorporating real events in Japanese and United States history, Sword of the Undead combines old-fashioned horror with classic Japanese samurai drama resulting in an enjoyable re-telling of the Dracula story...with a twist. The book contains a glossary to help with unfamiliar terms.

Undead Apocalyse

Author : Stacey Abbott
ISBN : 9780748694938
Genre : Performing Arts
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Explores the intersection of the vampire and zombie with 21st Century dystopian and post-apocalyptic cinemaTwenty-first century film and television is overwhelmed with images of the undead. Vampires and zombies have often been seen as oppositional: one alluring, the other repellant; one seductive, the other infectious. With case studies of films like I Am Legend and 28 Days Later, as well as TV programmes like Angel and The Walking Dead, this book challenges these popular assumptions and reveals the increasing interconnection of undead genres. Exploring how the figure of the vampire has been infused with the language of science, disease and apocalypse, while the zombie text has increasingly been influenced by the trope of the areluctant vampire, Stacey Abbott shows how both archetypes are actually two sides of the same undead coin. When considered together they present a dystopian, sometimes apocalyptic, vision of twenty-first century existence.Key featuresRather than seeing them as separate or oppositional, this book explores the intersection and dialogue between the vampire and zombie across film and televisionMuch contemporary scholarship on the vampire focuses on Dark Romance, while this book explores the more horror-based end of the genreOffers a detailed discussion of the development of zombie televisionProvides a detailed examination of Richard Mathesons I Am Legend, including the novel, the script, the adaptations and the BBFCs response to Mathesons script

Child And Youth Agency In Science Fiction

Author : Ingrid E. Castro
ISBN : 9781498597395
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This collection merges representations of children and youth in various science fiction texts with childhood studies theories and debates. Set in the past, present, and future, science fiction landscapes and technologies sometimes constrain, but often expand, agentic expression, movement, and collaboration.

Economics Of The Undead

Author : Glen Whitman
ISBN : 9781442235038
Genre : Business & Economics
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Whether preparing us for economic recovery after the zombie apocalypse, analyzing vampire investment strategies, or illuminating the market forces that affect vampire-human romances, Economics of the Undead: Zombies, Vampires, and the Dismal Science gives both seasoned economists and layman readers something to sink their teeth into. Undead characters have terrified popular audiences for centuries, but when analyzed closely, their behaviors and stories—however farfetched—mirror our own in surprising ways. The essays collected in this book are as humorous as they are thoughtful, as culturally relevant as they are economically sound, and provide an accessible link between a popular culture phenomenon and the key concepts necessary to building one’s understanding of economic systems big and small. It is the first book to apply and combine economics and our society’s fascination with the undead, and is an invaluable resource for those looking to learn economic fundamentals in a fun and innovative way. Contributions by: Kyle William Bishop, Eleanor Brown, Ian Chadd, Darwynn Deyo, Steven Horwitz, Daniel Farhat, Jean-Baptiste Fleury, Enrique Guerra-Pujol, Brian Hollar, Sebastien Lecou, Joseph Mandarino, Alain Marciano, Fabien Medvecky, David T. Mitchell, Michael O’Hara, M. Christine Phillips, A. Lynn Phillips, G. Michael Phillips, Lorna Piatti-Farnell, Robert Prga, Hollis Robbins, Sarah Skwire, Ilya Somin, David Tufte, Mary Jo Tufte, and Charlotte Weil

Projected Fears Horror Films And American Culture

Author : Kendall R. Phillips
ISBN : 9780313017964
Genre : Performing Arts
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Movie audiences seem drawn, almost compelled, toward tales of the horrific and the repulsive. Partly because horror continues to evolve radically—every time the genre is deemed dead, it seems to come up with another twist—it has been one of the most often-dissected genres. Here, author Kendall Phillips selects ten of the most popular and influential horror films—including Dracula, Night of the Living Dead, Halloween, The Silence of the Lambs, and Scream, each of which has become a film landmark and spawned countless imitators, and all having implications that transcend their cinematic influence and achievement. By tracing the production history, contemporary audience response, and lasting cultural influence of each picture, Phillips offers a unique new approach to thinking about the popular attraction to horror films, and the ways in which they reflect both cultural and individual fears. Though stylistically and thematically very different, all of these movies have scared millions of eager moviegoers. This book tries to figure out why.

The Vampire Book

Author : J Gordon Melton
ISBN : 9781578593484
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Revised, updated, and enlarged, this vast reference is an alphabetic tour of the psychosexual, macabre world of the blood-sucking undead. Digging deep into the lore, myths, and reported realities of vampires and vampire legends from across the globe, many facets are uncovered—historical, literary, mythological, biographical, and popular. From Vlad the Impaler and Barnabas Collins to Dracula and Lestat, this exhaustive guide furnishes more than 500 essays, a vampire chronology, and 60 pages of vampire resources. Complete with detailed illustrations and photographs, the third edition of this popular authority includes a wealth of current events, including the Twilight phenomenon; contemporary authors of vampire romance; the growth and development of genuine, self-identified vampire communities; and prominent TV shows from Buffy to True Blood.

Mina Harker The Curse Of The Vampire

Author : Louise Lake
ISBN : 9781326252281
Genre : Fiction
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Sometimes Life Sucks... Seven years after the eventful night that Mina was almost turned into a vampire, she is now happily married to Jonathan Harker and has a lovely son called Quincy until her past comes back to haunt her. Mina’s life is thrown into turmoil as a gypsy sorceress with a hidden agenda casts a spell from the book of the dead to bring Dracula back from his grave. Mina’s worst nightmares are unleashed as her husband and child are brutally slaughtered and she is reborn with a bloodthirsty appetite and dark vengeance. Seeking revenge and to be reunited with her loved ones, Mina battles against all odds and survives into the twenty first century, until a handsome stranger arrives to document Mina’s life who is not quite what he seems...

A History Of The Undead

Author : Charlotte Booth
ISBN : 9781526769091
Genre : Social Science
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Are you a fan of the undead? Watch lots of Mummy, zombie and vampire movies and TV shows? Have you ever wondered if they could be 'real'? This book, A History of the Undead, unravels the truth behind these popular reanimated corpses. Starting with the common representations in Western Media through the decades, we go back in time to find the origins of the myths. Using a combination of folklore, religion and archaeological studies we find out the reality behind the walking dead. You may be surprised at what you find.

Undead In The West

Author : Cynthia J. Miller
ISBN : 9780810885448
Genre : Performing Arts
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Zombie Culture by McIntosh and Leverette (Scarecrow, 2010), 420 pages, paper, $50 LTD sales: 850 ($26,461) From the Arthouse to the Grindhouse by Cline and Weiner (Scarecrow, 2010), 362 pages, cloth, $55. LTD sales: 253 ($9,855)

Reading Fin De Si?cle Fictions

Author : Lyn Pykett
ISBN : 9781317892458
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The fin de siècle, the period 1880-1914, long associated with decadence and with the literary movements of aestheticism and symbolism, has received renewed critical interest recently. The essays in this volume form a valuable introduction to fin de siècle cultural studies and provide a commentary on important aspects of current critical debate and the place of culture in society.

Irishness And Post Modernism

Author : John S. Rickard
ISBN : UOM:39015017434021
Genre : English literature
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From Yeats's "indomitable Irishry" to Joyce's "old sow that eats her farrow" to Eavan Boland's "Mise Eire," modern Irish writers have constructed notions of Ireland and Irishness that conflict not only with each other but often also with the culture and politics of modern Ireland. At the same time, many of these same authors have been appropriated by an international criticism that prefers to see them not primarily as Irish writers working within a colonial or postcolonial framework but as literary modernists or postmodernists participating in the transnational avant-garde of twentieth-century letters. The nine essays collected in this issue of Bucknell Review approach this critical intersection between the national and transnational categories of Irishness and (post)modernism from different theoretical perspectives. In its own way, each essay seeks to investigate the consequences of abstract categories such as Irishness, modernism, and postmodernism when they are applied to a variety of modern Irish writers. The question of what nationality means - how it is constituted, how it operates, what value it has - is clearly once again becoming a central topic in contemporary world events. Nationalism calls into question concepts such as modernism and postmodernism, with their assumption of a transnational culture that brings artists in different countries into an aesthetic community in which issues of nationality are more often effaced in favor of more general aesthetic and philosophical issues. Clearly, many writers labeled as "modernist" or "postmodernist" do not fall easily into either side of this dichotomy. Similarly, few if any of the writers discussed here fit simply into any available construction of Irishness. The essays in this volume extend this inquiry into Irish culture and writing from the 1890s to the present. Textual tensions mirror larger conflicts between English and Irish and modernist and postmodernist in essays on Bram Stoker's Draccula and Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray. Another explores the importance of a "collaborative modernity" in shaping W. B. Yeats's adaptation to the role of modern Irish poet, while two essays on James Joyce reconsider him as modernist. Samuel Beckett is read as modernist and postmodernist, and we see the poetry of Eavan Boland at the intersection of Irishness, modernism, and women's writing. Seamus Heaney and Ciaran Carson provide the poetic material for a reading of the tropic discourse used to handle images of the body amid the violence and dismemberment of Northern Irish writing, and the final essay questions a "state of chassis" in Ireland. These nine essays by leading scholars in Irish studies make a new and important contribution to questions of nationality and cosmopolitanism in Irish letters.

The Living And The Undead

Author : Gregory Albert Waller
ISBN : UOM:39015010828948
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Examines and compares vampire stories as portrayed in fiction, plays, and movies, and looks at how each work treats the themes of violence, egotism, fear, and chaos

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