Get Spooked and Spooky with these Great Halloween Titles!
Vampires of Lore: Traits and Modern Misconceptions
VAMPIRE. the word immediately conjures up bloodstained fangs, an aversion to sunlight, bats, garlic, and wooden stakes. These undead immortals have haunted our favorite books, television shows, and movies for decades. This exploration of a seemingly supernatural topic delves into past traditions around the world and how those traditions have affected our pop-culture modern-day monster. Explore belief systems as well as origins of various notions we all seem to have about vampires, and unearth the bloody dirt about this mystical creature. Discover differences and similarities between the realm of folklore and what modern media has taught us. Did villagers really use wooden stakes, garlic, and mirrors? What about vampires turning into bats or hypnotizing victims? Did they really cause disease, turn into dogs, and sleep in coffins? Topics are arranged by trait so that the reader can consider each characteristic before believing or dismissing it. So . . . if you’re ready, let’s hunt some vampires.
This collection of carefully curated lists, articles, and interviews celebrates the beleaguered horror genre across different media while tracing the history of its acceptance into popular culture. Divided into four sections—Film, Television, Literature & Comic Books, and Music—this book groups horror movies from the Silent Era to today, as well as classic horror books and cult musical albums, into top-13 lists. Enjoy detailed reviews and analysis in categories such as the 13 Most Deranged Horror Director Debuts, the 13 Horror Movie Adaptations That Are Better Than the Book, and the 13 Most Terrifying Horror Film Soundtracks. These chapters, together with in-depth conversations with musicians, demonstrate how horror has penetrated our culture in more ways than we know. Fans of experimental cinema, heavy metal, industrial music, comics, and the occult will be delighted to see their favorite, yet far too often critically marginalized, works of art reviewed with a fresh, exhilarating voice.
In a profession dominated by logic, law, evidence, and science, are there some things you can’t explain? Join a veteran crime scene investigator exploring 26 chilling experiences spanning two decades. His true stories will leave you wondering if it is a criminal, or something else, going bump in the night. Meet a young girl who receives a visit from her mother … the day after her mother is murdered. Find out whether spirits follow those investigating their deaths home … and then stay. Discover whether it is possible for someone who is not dead to be haunting his own office, and investigate a child’s toy telephone acting as a link to the other side. Can you believe in something incredible? This collection of strange and frightening tales is perfect for any campfire experience!
Paranormal Research: A Comprehensive Guide to Building a Strong Team by Jack Kenna
Join paranormal investigator Jack Kenna from Paranormal Survivor and Haunted Case Files as he provides the steps necessary to build and grow a successful paranormal team and to research and investigate haunted locales. Find out how to find and work with clients. Examine the most common equipment used—including how the
tools work, when to use them, and tips and techniques for optimizing their use to improve capturing quality evidence. Jack and his S.P.I.R.I.T.S. team also take you on several exclusive investigations, offering insights by team members: Visit the Deane Winthrop House to hear a ghostly sea captain telling stories—is his shadow still roaming the basement? Meet a child spirit at Houghton Mansion—did she really die in a fire? This comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide brings a commonsense approach to ghost hunting and offers a wealth of knowledge and experience for a start-to-finish setup for paranormal investigations.
Interview with the Boogeyman: A Monster for All Times by Benjamin S. Jeffries
A whimsical, funny, informative, and scary biographical history of the world’s greatest villain: the Boogeyman He is every nightmare you’ve ever had and every fright made flesh. He is the most feared villain in the history of the world, haunting us past childhood, lingering in the background of the darkest recesses of our souls. Now—for the first time ever—meet the infamous Boogeyman
as he steps out of the darkness and into the limelight. Written in a clever interview style, this whimsical, funny, informative, and scary biographical history of the world’s greatest fiend takes the reader on an escapade into terror that began in the dank world of the Dimmuborgir Lava Fields in Iceland and culminates in the surreal landscape of today’s modern monsters. From folklore to contemporary horror, through a series of engaging questions, diary entries, and author research, the evolution of the Boogeyman continues to develop as he takes credit here for the most disturbing and bloodthirsty creatures ever to scare us silly.
Haunted Asylums by E. R. Vernor
Supernatural tales from 56 asylums across the country
Pumpkin Cinema: The Best Movies for Halloween by Nathaniel Tolle
The definitive guide for choosing the perfect Halloween movies