Author: Andy Black
Publisher: Noir Publishing
ISBN: 9780953656455
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Performing Arts

Continuing from the success of the first four Necronomicon books, volume five again seeks out controversial and transgressive cinema from around the globe. The dark underbelly of this tome reveals yet more perverse delights within cult, horror and erotic cinema. the cult film genre is still very popular with big budget releases such as Grindhouse 28, 28 Weeks Later and Hostel 2 showing with Residents Evil: Extinction, Rogue & Doomsday, all due at cinemas by December 07.

The Erotic Thriller in Contemporary Cinema

Author: Linda Ruth Williams
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253347130
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Performing Arts

This bold and original book examines in detail a relatively new genre of film—the erotic thriller. Linda Ruth Williams traces the genre’s exploitation of pornography and noir, discusses mainstream stars (including Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone) as well as genre-branded direct-to-video stars, charts the work of key producers and directors, and considers home videos as a distinct form of viewing pleasure. She maps the history of the genre, analyzing hundreds of movies from blockbusters such as Basic Instinct, Fatal Attraction, and In the Cut to straight-to-video film titles such as Carnal Crimes, Sins of Desire, and Night Eyes. Williams’s witty and illuminating readings tell the story of this sensational genre and contribute to the analysis of mainstream screen sex—and its censorship—at the beginning of the 21st century. She shows that as the erotic thriller plays out the sexual fantasies of contemporary America, it also provides a vehicle for marketing those fantasies globally.

Speaking of Monsters

Author: Caroline Joan S. Picart
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137101495
Release Date: 2012-07-16
Genre: Social Science

Employing a range of approaches to examine how "monster-talk" pervades not only popular culture but also public policy through film and other media, this book is a "one-stop shop" of sorts for students and instructors employing various approaches and media in the study of "teratologies," or discourses of the monstrous.


Author: W. Scott Poole
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
ISBN: 9781619024205
Release Date: 2014-08-18
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The new book from award-winning historian W. Scott Poole is a whip-smart piece of pop culture detailing the story of cult horror figure Vampira that actually tells the much wider story of 1950s America and its treatment of women and sex, as well as capturing a fascinating swath of Los Angeles history. In Vampire, Poole gives us the eclectic life of the dancer, stripper, actress, and artist Maila Nurmi, who would reinvent herself as Vampira during the backdrop of 1950s America, an era of both chilling conformity and the nascent rumblings of the countercultural response that led from the Beats and free jazz to the stirring of the LGBT movement and the hardcore punk scene in the bohemian enclave along Melrose Avenue. A veteran of the New York stage and late nights at Hollywood's hipster hangouts, Nurmi would eventually be linked to Elvis, Orson Welles, and James Dean, as well as stylist and photographer Rudi Gernreich, founder of the Mattachine Society and designer of the thong. Thanks to rumors of a romance between Vampira and James Dean, his tragic death inspired the circulation of stories that she had cursed him and, better yet, had access to his dead body for use in her dark arts. In Poole's expert hands, Vampira is more than the story of a highly creative artist continually reinventing herself, but a parable of the runaway housewife bursting the bounds of our straight-laced conventions with an exuberant display of camp, sex, and creative individuality that owed something to the morbid New Yorker cartoons of Charles Addams, the evil queen from Disney's Snow White, and the popular, underground bondage magazine Bizarre, and forward to the staged excesses of Madonna and Lady Gaga. Vampira is a wildly compelling tour through a forgotten piece of pop cultural history, one with both cultish and literary merit, sure to capture the imagination of Vampira fans new and old.

Best Life

Release Date: 2008-10

Best Life magazine empowers men to continually improve their physical, emotional and financial well-being to better enjoy the most rewarding years of their life.

Der K nig in Gelb

Author: Robert W. Chambers
Publisher: Festa
ISBN: 9783865523334
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Fiction

Das Original, bekannt aus der TV-Serie True Detective und die Vorlage zu H. P. Lovecrafts Necronomicon. Der König in Gelb erzählt von einem furchtbaren Buch, das jedem, der darin liest, Wahnsinn und Tod bringt. Bemerkt man die Gefahr, ist es längst schon zu spät. Inhalt: Cassildas Lied - Der Wiederhersteller des guten Rufes - Die Maske - Am Hofe des Drachen - Das Gelbe Zeichen - Die Jungfer d'Ys - Das Paradies der Propheten - Die Straße der Vier Winde - Nachwort von Michael Nagula: Robert W. Chambers: Fantast zwischen Poesie und Dekadenz & Die Bücher des Robert W. Chambers H. P. Lovecraft: »Chambers erklomm beachtliche Gipfel des kosmischen Grauens«. E. F. Bleiler: »Das wichtigste Buch in der amerikanischen Literatur des Unheimlichen zwischen Poe und den Modernen.« Ein gelungenes Werk in der Manier von H. P. Lovecraft. Die Gestalt des Königs in Gelb ist im Cthulhu-Mythos als Avatar von Hastur bekannt. Sein Erscheinen wird durch das Gelbe Zeichen angekündigt. Diese Ausgabe enthält alle unheimlichen Geschichten des Originals sowie ein ausführliches Nachwort zu Leben und Werk Robert W. Chambers (1865 ? 1933).

Simon Gray Unbound

Author: Peter Wolfe
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786485307
Release Date: 2011-03-21
Genre: Performing Arts

The work of English playwright Simon Gray (1936-2008) has always resisted ideological and stylistic labels. His artistic independence has also had an unwelcome side effect: It cost him the critical attention garnered by his peers. This book, the first monograph on Gray, examines his oeuvre from the early plays, which hack away at the formalism and humanism of traditional English satire, to the later ones, in which he explores English professionals and their problems connecting with each other. If Gray remains the least known major English dramatist of his day, he's also one of the boldest and.

The Mammoth Book of Slasher Movies

Author: Peter Normanton
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781780330419
Release Date: 2012-10-18
Genre: Performing Arts

An engrossing A-Z of over 60 gory years of slasher and splatter movies, from Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later to Lucio Fulci's Zombie Flesh Eaters. Here you will find the low-down on over 250 movies with entries from 23 different countries. The index, which includes every movie mentioned in the A-Z and accompanying notes, runs to 540 movies. The book includes the list of video nasties which the UK government attempted to ban.

Fake Boyfriend

Author: Kate Brian
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783644444812
Release Date: 2011-07-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Lane und Vivi sind es leid, ihre beste Freundin Isabelle immer wieder frustriert zu sehen, weil sich deren Freund Shawn nicht entscheiden kann, ob er mit ihr zusammen sein will oder nicht. Also beschließen die beiden kurzerhand, auf MySpace einen Jungen zu kreieren, «Brandon», ganz nach Isabelles Geschmack. Alles läuft bestens. Bis Isabelle sich mit «Mr. Perfect» Brandon treffen will ... Witzig! Cool! Hip! Eine Liebesgeschichte zwischen Internet und wirklichem Leben