Encyclopedia of the Undead

A Field Guide to Creatures That Cannot Rest in Peace: Easyread Large Edition


Author: Bob Curran

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1442958707

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 492

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WHAT LURKS OUT THERE IN THE FOG? WHAT WAS THAT EERIE SOUND IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT? WHAT FLITTED BY AT THE END OF THE STREET, JUST BEYOND THE FARTHEST LAMP? ....From earliest times, tales of the restless dead and their fellow travellers have terrified mankind. Whether around a remote campfire or in the middle of a bustling city, the unquiet spirits and attendant creatures that have tormented men since the prehistoric darkness haven't gone away; they still have the power to strike fear in our hearts. Encyclopedia of the Undead traces those shadowy shapes that lurk just outside the range of human vision and inhabit our most potent and frightening tales - vampires, werewolves, ghouls, and monsters, every one of them the stuff of nightmares. Drawing on a wide range of belief and literature, it traces these horrors from their earliest recorded inceptions and charts their impact upon the human mind. You'll find detailed descriptions of terrors from all over the world - from the mist shrouded mountains of Eastern Europe to the sweltering jungles of the Caribbean islands; from the dark, stone-lined tombs of the uncoffined dead beneath the remote New England hills to the dark magic that lurks beneath the thriving, colourful surface of a city such as New Orleans. Encyclopedia of the Undead also details some of the things that gnaw at the edges of men's minds - Incubi and Succubi, the Mara, and the dark legends that have influenced writers such as H.P. Lovecraft. This is a book for all those who are interested in the darker side of the human mind, one that examines the beliefs and imaginings that form the basis of our worst fears. Within its pages, history and terror mix to create the things that lurk in the darkest corners of our perceptions.

Jason Strange: Basement of the Undead


Author: Jason Strange

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1434299538

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 72

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Three boys discover something terrifying in their school basement. Zombies!

The Undead Mother

Psychoanalytic Explorations of Masculinity, Femininity, and Matricide


Author: Christina Wieland

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 9781855759138

Category: Psychology

Page: 251

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Wieland argues that the Western psyche is based upon denial of the power of the mother. Through clinical material and re-readings of myths, fairytales, and other cultural artefacts, she demonstrates how this act of universal matricide has wrought havoc.

The Living and the Undead

Slaying Vampires, Exterminating Zombies


Author: Gregory A. Waller

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252090332

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 408

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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.

The Penguin Book of the Undead

Fifteen Hundred Years of Supernatural Encounters


Author: Scott G. Bruce

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698406605

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 6438

The walking dead from 15 centuries haunt this compendium of ghostly visitations through the ages, exploring the history of our fascination with zombies and other restless souls. Since ancient times, accounts of supernatural activity have mystified us. Ghost stories as we know them did not develop until the late nineteenth century, but the restless dead haunted the premodern imagination in many forms, as recorded in historical narratives, theological texts, and personal letters. The Penguin Book of the Undead teems with roving hordes of dead warriors, corpses trailed by packs of barking dogs, moaning phantoms haunting deserted ruins, evil spirits emerging from burning carcasses in the form of crows, and zombies with pestilential breath. Spanning from the Hebrew scriptures to the Roman Empire, the Scandinavian sagas to medieval Europe, the Protestant Reformation to the Renaissance, this beguiling array of accounts charts our relationship with spirits and apparitions, wraiths and demons over fifteen hundred years, showing the evolution in our thinking about the ability of dead souls to return to the realm of the living—and to warn us about what awaits us in the afterlife. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Paxton VS The Undead


Author: Kristen Middleton

Publisher: Kristen Middleton


Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Written by NY Times Bestselling author, Kristen Middleton. Meet Paxton. A man who barely survived a plane crash and is now slapped in the face with a zombie apocalypse. Unfortunately, Paxton hasn't been out of his apartment for the last year, due to his Agoraphobia. But, he knows that the only way to survive this horror is to leave the safety of his home, whether he likes it or not. Especially, since Coborn's no longer delivers.... Dark humor, profanity, and violence. Pre-order coming soon. KEYWORDS: zombie horror, young adult, horror books to read, teen books, adult zombie books, monster books horror, zombie stories, dystopian, zombie apocalypse, walking dead, dark fantasy, humor, paranormal romance, scary stories, zombie series, zombie stories, supernatural, free supernatural, free horror, dystopian, fantasy, zombie books 2017, teen books, adventure books, zombie apocalypse series, zombie thriller, post-apocalyptic, zombie horror, zombie Armageddon, zombie series, dystopian

Plague of the Undead


Author: Gary Cross

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1742288774

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 300

View: 2019

Northern Italy, September 10, 1650 The boy knew his father was going to kill him. Just like he'd killed everyone else tonight. The boy's mother, his two older sisters and baby brother, the servants. All of them dead. When Lucius is ten years old his father returns home one evening as a vampire and destroys his entire family. By luck Lucius is spared. Fifteen years later Lucius has joined the elite group of vampire hunters that saved his life that night. Now it's his turn to lead the hunt - this time on the trail of a master vampire who has survived hundreds of years and is intent on turning the world into a vampire race. Through Paris and the wilds of Europe Lucius tracks his quarry, eventually running him to ground in the plague-infested streets of London. But this is no ordinary vampire and the skills Lucius has used in the past have no effect on this extraordinary foe. Will Lucius be able to survive or will he too enter the realm of the undead?

A Vampire Trilogy: Tides of the Undead


Author: N. E. Tovell

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781462061488

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

View: 6898

Newlyweds Galian and Delbeth McDermot are the willing participants of an arranged vampire marriage to fulfill an ancient Celtic Prophesy. Moving to Ireland, they take their destined place as harbingers of a new world order. Delbeth knows that Galian is the only vampire willing to tolerate her willful ways and unique Faerie gifts, but neither suspects that their enemies lurk in the shadows, preparing to destroy their fated existence. Accustomed to the constant threats from the Croatian Tribunal, Delbeth is unaware that she has endangered Galianuntil he informs her that he will also be killed if she is captured. Cedric, their trusted bodyguard, has his work cut out for him, but even more surprising are the long-held secrets Galian reveals to Delbeth as their plane soars through the clouds to their new home. Hours later, Delbeth finds herself in a strange house, in a strange woods, in a strange country, facing a plot more sinister than neither she nor Galian ever imagined. As Delbeth and Galian prepare to bring new leadership and hope to a world facing the terrifying possibility of extinction, both are left wondering if they can even trust one another.

Approaching the Undead:


Author: Baron Specter

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1614788162

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 4459

Stan Summer has always lived next to Hilltop Cemetery. So when Amy Martinez moves in nearby, she asks Stan to show her the graveyard. Stan brings Amy to Deadman's Hill, his favorite place in the cemetery--at least it was until a strange red fog started chasing him. When Amy and Stan approach the fog, it splits into balls of colored light. Some of the balls are playful and some are just plain mean. Can Amy, Stan, and the rest of the Zombie Hunters find a way to help the lights find peace? Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Calico is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Basement of the Undead


Author: Jason Strange,Phil Parks

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1434234339

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 62

View: 3016

Three boys discover something terrifying in their school basement. Zombies!

The Undead!


Author: Steven Roberts

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1477762078

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 6241

Stories of the undead have existed at one time in almost every culture in the world. Today they are thought by most people to be the subject of legends or fairy tales, though they are very popular today in horror movies. This title talks about some of the different kinds of undead, such as mummies and zombies and what the true story behind some of the tales about these creatures might be. The story of Mercy Brown, a supposed vampire in Rhode Island in the late 1800s is delved into in greater detail.

A Vampire Trilogy: Isle of the Undead


Author: N.E. Tovell

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475910001

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

View: 8302

Eight years have passed since Galian McDermot moved to Ireland to take his place in the Celtic world as the Tribunal Judicial Officer and King. The unlikely union of Galian and Delbeth has survived all attempts to destroy them. Together, they now live in a converted castle on the Isle of Man that holds their growing family of blended vampireseach with his or her own special faerie gift. Galian and Delbeth now have proof that it was Delbeths former boyfriend, Johan, who assassinated the old Tribunal. Worse yet, before his death, he recruited other conspirators in South America to carry out his plan for world domination and they are continuing his evil plan to develop his own world order in South America. Unknown to mortals, Delbeth and Galian begin populating the world with their special offspring while others secretly toil to destroy creation. But when Delbeths grandfather asks the family to raise two infant faerie girls, they agree, setting off a chain of events that culminates in a final battle where the Celtic plan is finally revealed. As their fae spell comes to fruition, Delbeth and Galian bring the world hope as they govern from the Isle of Man and attempt to defend against the forces bent on their destruction.

Handling the Undead


Author: John Ajvide Lindqvist

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429940696

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 1786

In his new novel, John Ajvide Lindqvist does for zombies what his previous novel, Let the Right One In, did for vampires. Across Stockholm the power grid has gone crazy. In the morgue and in cemeteries, the recently deceased are waking up. One grandfather is alight with hope that his grandson will be returned, but one husband is aghast at what his adored wife has become. A horror novel that transcends its genre by showing what the return of the dead might really mean to those who loved them.

Back from the Undead

The Bloodhound Files


Author: DD Barant

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 1466801433

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 2781

Back from the Undead DD Barant Another work day, another case for the Bloodhound Files. But this time, Jace is truly stumped: How is she, a mere human, supposed to penetrate the dark heart of a child-trafficking ring of pire orphans—one that turns out to be part of a blood-farm operation, in the crime-ridden border city of Vancouver, British Columbia? Jace is in over her head. But with the help of her former lover, Tanaka—whose family is one of the last samurai clans left in Japan—she stands a chance at seeking justice for the condemned children... Until the Yakuza tries to put an end to Jace's investigation. Jace risks more than death—this time, it's the fate of her very soul that's in danger . . .

The Undead Pool (Hollows) - 101 Amazing Facts You Didn't Know

Fun Facts and Trivia Tidbits Quiz Game Books


Author: G Whiz

Publisher: GWhizBooks.com

ISBN: 1498906176


Page: N.A

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Did you know Harrison has been writing for over twenty years and more of half of her work has been published? Or, did you know she created her first stories when she was fifteen years old and discovered her talent for writing? What are the amazing facts of The Undead Pool (Hollows) by Kim Harrison? Do you want to know the golden nuggets of facts readers love? If you've enjoyed the book, then this will be a must read delight for you! Collected for readers everywhere are 101 book facts about the book & author that are fun, down-to-earth, and amazingly true to keep you laughing and learning as you read through the book! Tips & Tricks to Enhance Reading Experience • Enter "G Whiz" after your favorite title to see if publication exists! ie) Harry Potter G Whiz • Enter "G Whiz 101" to search for entire catalogue! • Tell us what title you want next! • Combine your favorite titles to receive bundle coupons! • Submit a review and hop on the Wall of Contributors! “Get ready for fun, down-to-earth, and amazing facts that keep you laughing & learning!" - G Whiz "10/10" Keiona - I love sports "10/10" Krista - Love books "9/10" Penelope Hunt - Reader from Lima, Ohio "9/10" Callie - Perfect "9/10" Angie - Bookworm and LOVER of TFIOS DISCLAIMER: This work is a derivative work not to be confused with the original title. It is a collection of facts from reputable sources generally known to the public with source URLs for further reading and enjoyment. It is unofficial and unaffiliated with respective parties of the original title in any way. Due to the nature of research, no content shall be deemed authoritative nor used for citation purposes. Refined and tested for quality, we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back.

The Undead

Organ Harvesting, the Ice-Water Test, Beating Heart Cadavers--How Medicine Is Blurring the Line Between Life and Death


Author: Dick Teresi

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 0307907112

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 3815

Important and provocative, The Undead examines why even with the tools of advanced technology, what we think of as life and death, consciousness and nonconsciousness, is not exactly clear and how this problem has been further complicated by the business of organ harvesting. Dick Teresi, a science writer with a dark sense of humor, manages to make this story entertaining, informative, and accessible as he shows how death determination has become more complicated than ever. Teresi introduces us to brain-death experts, hospice workers, undertakers, coma specialists and those who have recovered from coma, organ transplant surgeons and organ procurers, anesthesiologists who study pain in legally dead patients, doctors who have saved living patients from organ harvests, nurses who care for beating-heart cadavers, ICU doctors who feel subtly pressured to declare patients dead rather than save them, and many others. Much of what they have to say is shocking. Teresi also provides a brief history of how death has been determined from the times of the ancient Egyptians and the Incas through the twenty-first century. And he draws on the writings and theories of celebrated scientists, doctors, and researchers—Jacques-Bénigne Winslow, Sherwin Nuland, Harvey Cushing, and Lynn Margulis, among others—to reveal how theories about dying and death have changed. With The Undead, Teresi makes us think twice about how the medical community decides when someone is dead.

The Undead

Headshot Quartet (Four Zombie Novellas)


Author: D. L. Snell,John Sunseri,Ryan C. Thomas,David Dunwoody

Publisher: Permuted Press

ISBN: 1934861006

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

View: 5011

Four novellas present different versions of the classic zombie invasion: a mob hitman in Aruba must hide from zombies, his fellow mobsters, and creatures in the water; a man awakens in a zombie-swarmed alley with no memory of his past; three art students are terrified by the legacy of what lives beneath a New England cemetary; and a CIA agent discovers that zombies are being controlled by someone with a new bio-weapon up for bid on the black market.

Screening the Undead

Vampires and Zombies in Film and Television


Author: Leon Hunt,Sharon Lockyer

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857735438

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 9498

The vampire and the zombie, the two most popular incarnations of the undead, are brought together for a forensic critical investigation in Screening the Undead. Both have a long history in popular fiction, film, television, comics and games; the vampire also remains central to popular culture today, from literary ‘paranormal romance’ to cult TV and movie franchises - by turns romantic, tortured, grotesque, countercultural, a goth icon or lonely outsider. The zombie can shamble or, nowadays, sprint with alarming velocity, and even dance. It frequently lends itself to metaphor and can stand in for fascism or ecological disaster, but is perhaps most frequently a harbinger and instrument of the apocalypse. Leading writers on Horror and cult media consider the sexy vampire and the grotesque zombie, as well as hybrid figures who do not fit neatly into either category. These are examined across a range of contexts, from the Swedish vampire to the Afro-American Blacula, from the lesbian vampire to the gay zombie, from the Spanish Knights Templar riding skeletal horses to dancing Japanese zombies. Screening the Undead sheds new light on these two icons of terror - and desire - whose popular longevity has taken them ‘Beyond Life’.

The Undead Candidate


Author: J. Gerard Michaels

Publisher: J Gerard Michaels

ISBN: 193918102X

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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