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Freaks Or Spurs Fantasy and Horror Classics

Author : Tod Robbins
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Tod Robbins' 'Spurs' centres on the macabre consequences of a circus romance between a midget performer and a bareback rider. The basis for the Tod Browning film Freaks, it is a weird classic of early 20th century horror.Many of the horror stories of monsters and ghouls, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Werewolf Fantasy and Horror Classics

Author : Clemence Housman
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Clemence Housman was an author and suffragist best-known for her 1896 novella The Were-Wolf, praised by H. P. Lovecraft for “attain[ing] a high degree of gruesome tension and achiev[ing] to some extent the atmosphere of authentic folklore.” Many of the horror stories of monsters and ghouls, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Broken Fang Fantasy and Horror Classics

Author : Uel Key
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Uel Key was the pseudonym of Samuel Whittell Key. Key penned a number of short stories, all of which featured Professor Arnold Rhymer, an occult detective and doctor, as their protagonist. Key's stories appeared in the prestigious Pearson's Magazine in 1917 and 1918 and were later anthologised in The Broken Fang and Other Experiences of a Specialist in Spooks. That collection's title tale is widely regarded as Key's best tale. Many of the horror stories of monsters and ghouls, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Who s who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction

Author : Michael Ashley
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Freaks and Fantasies

Author : Tod Robbins
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FREAKS AND FANTASIES is a collection of short stories by Tod Robbins, who is known for writing the story "Spurs" that inspired the film, FREAKS. In his introduction, Chris Mikul tells you all about this mysterious writer who influenced so many pulp writers. The stories in the book are: Crimson Flowers - The Thrill Book, 1 October 1919 Silent, White and Beautiful - Smart Set, April 1918 Spurs - Munsey's Magazine, February 1923 Who Wants a Green Bottle? - All-Story Weekly, 12 December 1918 The Bibulous Baby - The Thrill Book, 1 July 1919 Wild Wullie the Waster - All-Story Weekly, 14 February 1920 Toys of Fate - Munsey's Magazine, January 1921 An Eccentric - The Thrill Book, 1 October 1919 (credited to 'Roy Leslie') The Whimpus - Famous Fantastic Mysteries, Septem-ber/October 1939 A Bit of a Banshee - Forum, December 1924 The Son of Shaemas O'Shea - Who Wants a Green Bottle? and Other Uneasy Tales (Philip Allan, 1926) A Voice from Beyond - The Thrill Book, 15 July 1919 Cock-Crow Inn - Mystery Magazine, 1 March 1926 The Confession - Thrills (Philip Allan, 1935)

Hideous Progeny

Author : Angela Smith
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Twisted bodies, deformed faces, aberrant behavior, and abnormal desires characterized the hideous creatures of classic Hollywood horror, which thrilled audiences with their sheer grotesqueness. Most critics have interpreted these traits as symptoms of sexual repression or as metaphors for other kinds of marginalized identities, yet Angela M. Smith conducts a richer investigation into the period's social and cultural preoccupations. She finds instead a fascination with eugenics and physical and cognitive debility in the narrative and spectacle of classic 1930s horror, heightened by the viewer's desire for visions of vulnerability and transformation. Reading such films as Dracula (1931), Frankenstein (1931), Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931), Freaks (1932), and Mad Love (1935) against early-twentieth-century disability discourse and propaganda on racial and biological purity, Smith showcases classic horror's dependence on the narratives of eugenics and physiognomics. She also notes the genre's conflicted and often contradictory visualizations. Smith ultimately locates an indictment of biological determinism in filmmakers' visceral treatments, which take the impossibility of racial improvement and bodily perfection to sensationalistic heights. Playing up the artifice and conventions of disabled monsters, filmmakers exploited the fears and yearnings of their audience, accentuating both the perversity of the medical and scientific gaze and the debilitating experience of watching horror. Classic horror films therefore encourage empathy with the disabled monster, offering captive viewers an unsettling encounter with their own impairment. Smith's work profoundly advances cinema and disability studies, in addition to general histories concerning the construction of social and political attitudes toward the Other.

Fantasy and Horror

Author : Marshall B. Tymn
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More than 2,300 works of fiction and poetry are discussed, each cross-referenced to other works with similar or contrasting themes. Winners and nominees for major awards are identified. Books that are part of a series are flagged, with a complete list of books in series included in a final chapter, along with a comprehensive list of awards, of translations, and of young adult and children's books.

The Year s Best Fantasy and Horror Seventh Annual Collection

Author : Terri Windling
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Collects fantasy, horror, fairy tales, and gothic stories chosen from the past year, including works by Ursula K. LeGuin, Neil Gaiman, and Bill Lewis.

Library of Congress Catalogs

Author : Library of Congress
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Let s Scare em

Author : Rick Atkins
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Since the sound film appearances of Boris Karloff as Frankensteins monster, Bla Lugosi as the Count, and Lon Chaney as the Wolf Man, audiences have enjoyed horror and fantasy thrillers. This work documents and illustrates the suspension of disbelief and audience manipulation integral to these three decades of horror, fantasy, and monster movies with interviews, with 122 photographs and a filmography of 251 of the best known (and some not so known) releases, beginning with The Cat Creeps (1930) through The Innocents (1961). Leading producers, directors, actors (e.g., Carl Laemmle, Jr., Kenneth Strickfaden, William Castle, John Carradine, and Forrest J Ackerman) discuss the genre, their colleagues, directing styles, business deals and moviemaking secrets. The extensive filmography covers 251 films and gives credits for the original story, screenwriter, camera, and production crew, and cast members and their roles.

Science Fiction Fantasy Horror

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A comprehensive bibliography of books and short fiction published in the English language.

National Union Catalog

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Something about the Author

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An easy-to-use source for librarians, students and other researchers, each volume in this series provides illustrated biographical profiles of approximately 75 children's authors and artists. This critically acclaimed series covers more than 12,000 individuals, ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries typically cover: personal life, career, writings, works in progress, adaptations, additional sources. A cumulative author index is included in each odd-numbered volume.While Gale strives to replicate print content, some content may not be available due to rights restrictions.Call your Sales Rep for details.

Horror Fantasy in the Movies

Author : Tom Hutchinson
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Science Fiction Horror Fantasy Film and Television Credits

Author : Harris M. Lentz
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Updates and adds to Mr. Lentz's Science Fiction, Horror & Fantasy Film and Television Credits and his Supplement 1 for all works through

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Indexes to the literature

Author : R. Reginald
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Science Fiction Horror Fantasy Film and Television Credits Actor and actress credits Director producer screenwriter cinematographer special effects technician make up artist art director and other credits

Author : Harris M. Lentz
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Using popular games as a metaphor for our temporal lives, this six-session DVD curriculum neatly sorts out what's fleeting and what's permanent in God's kingdom. Being Master of the Board is not the point; being rich toward God is. Winning the game of life on Earth is a temporary victory; loving God and other people with all our hearts is an eternal one.

The New York Times Film Reviews

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Fantastic Cinema

Author : Peter Nicholls
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Encyclopedia of Occultism Parapsychology

Author : Leslie Shepard
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A compendium of information on the occult sciences, magic, demonology, superstitions, spiritism, mysticism, metaphysics, psychical science, and parapsychology, with biographical and bibliographical notes and comprehensive indexes.