Hemlock Grove

A Novel

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Author: Brian McGreevy

Publisher: FSG Originals

ISBN: 1429942622

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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An exhilarating reinvention of the gothic novel, inspired by the iconic characters of our greatest myths and nightmares. The body of a young girl is found mangled and murdered in the woods of Hemlock Grove, Pennsylvania, in the shadow of the abandoned Godfrey Steel mill. A manhunt ensues—though the authorities aren't sure if it's a man they should be looking for. Some suspect an escapee from the White Tower, a foreboding biotech facility owned by the Godfrey family—their personal fortune and the local economy having moved on from Pittsburgh steel—where, if rumors are true, biological experiments of the most unethical kind take place. Others turn to Peter Rumancek, a Gypsy trailer-trash kid who has told impressionable high school classmates that he's a werewolf. Or perhaps it's Roman, the son of the late JR Godfrey, who rules the adolescent social scene with the casual arrogance of a cold-blooded aristocrat, his superior status unquestioned despite his decidedly freakish sister, Shelley, whose monstrous medical conditions belie a sweet intelligence, and his otherworldly control freak of a mother, Olivia. At once a riveting mystery and a fascinating revelation of the grotesque and the darkness in us all, Hemlock Grove has the architecture and energy to become a classic in its own right—and Brian McGreevy the talent and ambition to enthrall us for years to come.

Mastering Fear

Women, Emotions, and Contemporary Horror

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Author: Rikke Schubart

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 150133672X

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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Mastering Fear analyzes horror as play and examines what functions horror has and why it is adaptive and beneficial for audiences. It takes a biocultural approach, and focusing on emotions, gender, and play, it argues we play with fiction horror. In horror we engage not only with the negative emotions of fear and disgust, but with a wide range of emotions, both positive and negative. The book lays out a new theory of horror and analyzes female protagonists in contemporary horror from child to teen, adult, middle age, and old age. Since the turn of the millennium, we have seen a new generation of female protagonists in horror. There are feisty teens in The Vampire Diaries (2009–2017), troubled mothers in The Babadook (2014), and struggling women in the New French extremity with Martyrs (2008) and Inside (2007). At the fuzzy edges of the genre are dramas like Pan's Labyrinth (2006) and Black Swan (2010), and middle-age women are now protagonists with Carol in The Walking Dead (2010–) and Jessica Lange's characters in American Horror Story (2011–). Horror is not just for men, but also for women, and not just for the young, but for audiences of all ages.

Horror Television in the Age of Consumption

Binging on Fear

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Author: Kimberly Jackson,Linda Belau

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351716271

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Characterized as it is by its interest in and engagement with the supernatural, psycho-social formations, the gothic, and issues of identity and subjectivity, horror has long functioned as an allegorical device for interrogations into the seamier side of cultural foundations. This collection, therefore, explores both the cultural landscape of this recent phenomenon and the reasons for these television series’ wide appeal, focusing on televisual aesthetics, technological novelties, the role of adaptation and seriality, questions of gender, identity and subjectivity, and the ways in which the shows’ themes comment on the culture that consumes them. Featuring new work by many of the field’s leading scholars, this collection offers innovative readings and rigorous theoretical analyses of some of our most significant contemporary texts in the genre of Horror Television.

Holstein-Friesian Herd Book

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Author: Holstein-Friesian Association of America

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cattle

Page: N.A

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Hiking Connecticut and Rhode Island

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Author: Rhonda and George Ostertag,George Ostertag

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762793759

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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Lace up your boots and sample some of the best trails in New England. Trek through verdant forests in south-central Connecticut. Amble along secluded rivers and bays at wildlife sanctuaries in Rhode Island. Veteran hikers and outdoor writers Rhonda and George Ostertag will introduce you to these trails and more. Use this guide for: up-to-date trail information; accurate directions to popular as well as less-traveled trails; difficulty ratings for each hike; detailed trail maps; zero-impact camping tips. Whether you are a day-tripper or long-distance hiker, old hand or novice, you'll find trails suited to every ability and interest in Connecticut and Rhode Island.

The North American Porcupine

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Author: Uldis Roze

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801446467

Category: Nature

Page: 282

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"Long and sympathetic watching, radio tracking, chemical analysis are all part of this naturalist's ingenious and peaceable arsenal of inquiry into the lives of porcupines."—Scientific American