When her heart is stolen by a seductive stranger, a young woman is swept away to a house atop a mountain of blood-red clay: a place filled with secrets that will haunt her forever.
Between desire and darkness, between mystery and madness, lies the truth behind Crimson Peak. From acclaimed director Guillermo del Toro.
Mark Salisbury - Prometheus
Visionary filmmaker Ridley Scott returns to the genre he helped define, creating an original science fiction epic set in the most dangerous corners of the universe. The movie takes a team of scientists and explorers on a thrilling journey that will test their physical and mental limits and strand them on a distant world, where they will discover the answers to our most profound questions and to life's ultimate mystery. With an introduction by Scott himself, this lavish book will be the only publication to accompany Prometheus. Stunning production art and behind the scenes photos will grant the reader a window on the process of creating this astounding new epic.
Jack Night - The Dead of Winter
For the Anderson family, Rockwell is the picture perfect small town. A wholesome place to start over. But as the autumn days begin turning to winter something is awakened deep within the woods. Something bent on revenge. Cut off from the rest of the world they must fight to stay alive as the haunting presence lays claim to Rockwell, exposing the dark secrets of the town that created it. Fans of Stephen King or Bentley Little should find themselves completely at home within the words and worlds of Jack Night.
Barbara Erskine - House Of Echoes
The past isn't always dead or buried... When Joss Grant, adopted at birth, inherits Belheddon Hall – a beautiful old house on the East Anglian coast – it is like a dream come true. Eager to begin a new life there with Luke, her husband, and Tom, her small son, she is also impatient to find out about her newly discovered family who lived there for generations. But not long after they move in, Tom wakes screaming at night. Joss hears echoing voices and senses an invisible presence, watching her from the shadows. Are they spirits from the past? Or is she imagining them? As she learns, with mounting horror, of Belheddon's tragic and dramatic history, her fear grows very real, for she realises that both her family and her own sanity are at the mercy of a violent and powerful energy which seems beyond anyone's control.
Ira Levin - Rosemary's Baby
A masterpiece of spellbinding suspense, where evil wears the most innocent face of all… Rosemary Woodhouse and her struggling actor husband Guy move into the Bramford, an old New York City apartment building with an ominous reputation and mostly elderly residents. Neighbors Roman and Minnie Castavet soon come nosing around to welcome the Woodhouses to the building, and despite Rosemary's reservations about their eccentricity and the weird noises that she keeps hearing, her husband takes a special shine to them. Shortly after Guy lands a plum Broadway role, Rosemary becomes pregnant, and the Castavets start taking a special interest in her welfare. As the sickened Rosemary becomes increasingly isolated, she begins to suspect that the Castavets' circle is not what it seems… “Suspense is beautifully intertwined with everyday incidents; the delicate line between belief and disbelief is faultlessly drawn.” —The New York Times “A succession of solid and quite legitimate surprises. The suspense is admirably sustained.” —The New Yorker “A darkly brilliant tale of modern devilry that induces the reader to believe the unbelievable. I believed it and was altogether enthralled.” —Truman Capote
William Hope Hodgson - Carnacki the Ghost-Finder
Detective stories in which the great Thomas Carnacki investigates the supernatural using scientific tools, such as photography, and tools that are augmented by theories of the supernatural, such as the electric pentacle, which uses vacuum tubes to repel supernatural forces.
J. A. Kerswell - The Slasher Movie Book
The slasher movie is the most reviled but successful of horror’s subgenres. Taking its cue from Hitchcock, grind-house movies, and the gory Italian giallo thrillers of the 1970s, slasher movies brought a new high in cinematic violence and suspense to mainstream cinema. For six bloody years (1978–1984)—the “golden age” of slashers—cinema screens and video stores were stalked by homicidal maniacs with murder and mayhem on their minds. The Slasher Movie Book details the subgenre’s surprising beginnings, revels in its g(l)ory days, and discusses its recent resurgence. Packed with reviews of the best (and worst) slasher movies and illustrated with an extensive collection of distinctive and often graphic color poster artwork from around the world, this book also looks at the political, cultural, and social influences on the slasher movie and its own effect on other film genres.
Edward Lee - The House
TWO OF EDWARD LEE'S MOST INFAMOUS NOVELLAS IN ONE BOOK! THE PIG: You know, the traditional tale of a man with big city dreams and how one wrong deal can put you in the woods filming porn with junkie whores, sexual freaks, psycho mobsters and, oh yeah...a pig. THE HOUSE: Thirty years ago a lot of very bad things happened in the way out in the woods. Things that scarred this house forever. Now Melvin is there to investigate the so-called haunted house. He doesn't believe. But he soon will as his dreams smash head first into the memories of a man sentenced to film the most atrocious sex acts imaginable and to experience the nightmare all over again.
Alex Irvine - Supernatural - John Winchester's Journal
Sam and Dean Winchester know all the secrets their father recorded in his journal. Now you can, too. On November 2, 1983, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a demonic supernatural force. In the wake of the tragedy, their father, John, set out to learn everything he could about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the back roads of America . . . and how to kill it. In his personal journal, he not only compiled folklore, legend, and superstition about all manner of otherworldly enemies but he also recorded his experiences—hunting the creature that killed his wife even as he raised his two sons. Part prequel, part resource guide, John Winchester's Journal finally gives fans the ultimate companion book for Supernatural. It's all here: the exorcism Sam and Dean used in "Phantom Traveler," John's notes on everything from shape-shifters to Samuel Colt, Dean's first hunt, Sam's peewee soccer team . . . and John's single-minded pursuit of a growing and deadly evil.
Ismeretlen szerző - Alien: The Archive
_Alien_ is one of the most original, thrilling, and beautiful franchises in cinema history. From Ridley Scott's elegant horror masterpiece and James Cameron's visceral and heart-pounding _Aliens_, to David Fincher's nihilistic _Alien 3_, and Jean-Pierre Jeunet's twisted _Alien Resurrection_, these are the films that birthed a monster and a cultural phenomenon. _Alien: The Archive_ is a beautiful celebration of these landmark films, delving deep into the process of how all four films were created. From the earliest script ideas to final cut, this book showcases the making of the series in exhaustive and exclusive detail. Featuring storyboards from Ridley Scott, exclusive concept designs from Ron Cobb and Syd Mead, behind-the-scenes imagery of the xenomorphs being created, deleted scenes, unused ideas, costumes, weapons, and much more. This must-have retrospective also includes brand new interviews with Ridley Scott, Sigourney Weaver, H. R. Giger, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Jenette Goldstein, and those whose vision and originality created a cinema legend. This book is for all fans of _Alien_, art lovers, and cinema and science fiction historians. _Alien: The Archive_ is the final word on the series and showcases the breathtaking creation of a terrifying and beautiful filmic nightmare.
Jim Spenser - The Nightmare Never Ends
The official history of Freddy Krueger and the Nightmare on Elm Street films, written with the cooperation of New Line Cinema. The book includes all the facts and inside information (much of it never revealed anywhere before) that every fan of the world's favorite "Dream Killer" will be "dying" to read about. Photos, charts, diagrams, and memorabilia throughout, plus a 16-page color photo insert.
David Seltzer - The Omen
A young nurse hangs herself for the sake of a small boy....A priest is speared to death for revealing the horrifying truth about the child's birth...A world-renowned diplomat and his wife are stalked from Rome to London to Jerusalem by the son they once thought was human. A terrifying new shocker of supernatural evil, THE OMEN blend statling facts with the compelling fiction into a thriller as forceful and frightening as ROSEMARY'S BABY and THE EXCORCIST. Each thrilling page probes into and age-old prediction of doom for humanity. In what sinister way will the Earth meet its fateful end? Will the master of darkness be able to carry out his malevolent plan to enslave the souls of all mankind? Will the one mortal who knows of his presence be able to dispel the evil in time to save the world from everlasting damnation? Sure to send chills down the spines of even the most hardened readers, THE OMEN will long be lauded as a masterpiece of pulse of pulse-ponding suspense and monumental horror.
Tony Williams - The Cinema of George A. Romero
The Cinema of George A. Romero: Knight of the Living Dead is the first in-depth study in English of the career of this foremost auteur working at the margins of the Hollywood mainstream in the horror genre. In placing Romero's oeuvre in the context of literary naturalism, the book explores the relevance of the director's films within American cultural traditions and thus explains the potency of such work beyond 'splatter movie' models. The author explores the roots of naturalism in the work of Emile Zola and traces this through to the EC Comics of the 1950s and on to the work of Stephen King. In so doing, the book illuminates the importance of seminal Romero texts such as Night of the Living Dead (1968), Creepshow (1982), Monkey Shines (1988), The Dark Half (1992). This study also includes full coverage of Romero's latest feature, Bruiser (2000), as well as his screenplays and teleplays.
Carol J. Clover - Men, Women, and Chain Saws
Do the pleasures of horror movies really begin and end in sadism? So the public discussion of film assumes, and so film theory claims. Carol Clover argues, however, that these films work mainly to engage the viewer in the plight of the victim-hero, who suffers fright but rises to vanquish the forces of oppression.
Stanislav Grof - HR Giger and the Zeitgeist of the Twentieth Century
Stanislav Grof, the pioneer of consciousness research, in a unique essay, interprets HR Giger’s visionary world for the first time from the perspective of transpersonal psychology. To date, HR Giger’s images have been described in myriad variations, but never before within the context of the social relevance of his art. With his interpretation of the claustrophobic, nightmarish aspects of Giger’s art, Grof allows for a new, more profound understanding of the overall work.
Guillermo del Toro - Marc Zicree - Guillermo del Toro - Cabinet of Curiosities
An intimate look into one of the most imaginative minds of this century, Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities reproduces the notes, the drawings, the untold creatures, and ideas of things to come that fill del Toro's fabled illustrated notebooks This book will be a visual treasure trove for del Toro fans, as readers get a look at reproductions of his actual journal pages, filled with his handwriting, illustrations, notes in Spanish and English, as well as new annotations that add context and clarity. Sketches, notes, and inspirations for del Toro's movies Cronos, Blade 2, Hellboy, Hellboy 2, Pan's Labyrinth, and even his upcoming 2013 movie Pacific Rim will be included. Co-author Marc Scott Zicree has his own following in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy world, with his Magic Time series and The Twilight Zone Companion remaining favorites among sf/f fans. This book includes diary entries and illustrations for the following del Toro movies, both green lit and not: Cronos At the Mountains of Madness (as yet unmade) The Count of Monte Cristo Mephisto’s Bridge Mimic The Devil’s Backbone Don’t be Afraid of the Dark Blade 2 Hellboy Pan’s Labryrinth Hellboy 2 Pacific Rim
Chas. Balun - Connoisseur's Guide to Contemporary Horror Film
Celebrate the best and the bloodiest Splatter films of the modern times with the controversial editor of Deep Red magazine and the author of Horror Holocaust and the Gore Score. Full-throttle, no bullshit reviews with a unique and provocative rating system; rare stills, photos, and ad mats from foreign, domestic and underground titles; filmographies of cutting edge directors and a comprehensive video directory.
Alex Irvine - The Supernatural Book of Monsters, Spirits, Demons, and Ghouls
Fans of the blockbuster television phenomenon can rejoice! A one-of-a-kind compilation of all of Sam and Dean's demon-busting knowledge, The Supernatural Book of Monsters, Spirits, Demons, and Ghouls contains illustrations and detailed descriptions that catalogue the more than two dozen otherworldly enemies that most people believe exist only in folklore, superstition, and nightmares:vampires, ghosts, revenants, reapers, and even bloody clowns. You'll find within these pages Sam and Dean's notes, observations, and memories interwoven with sections of John Winchester's invaluable journal, making this book the perfect companion to every thrilling episode—and an essential weapon in the secret war against the hidden creatures of the darkness!
Gina Damico - Croak
Fed up with her wild behavior, sixteen-year-old Lex's parents ship her off to upstate New York to live with her Uncle Mort for the summer, hoping that a few months of dirty farm work will whip her back into shape. But Uncle Mort’s true occupation is much dirtier than that of shoveling manure. He’s a Grim Reaper. And he’s going to teach Lex the family business.
James Redfield - The Celestine Prophecy: The Making of the Movie
In 1993, a relatively unknown psychotherapist from Birmingham, Alabama, self-published a spiritual adventure novel with an intriguing title: The Celestine Prophecy. James Redfield and his partner-wife, Salle, then peddled it to bookstores throughout the South, giving a copy to any bookseller who would agree to read it. The word of mouth quickly spread, and the Redfields sold 100,000 copies before Warner Books picked it up and made it the bestselling American book in the world in 1995 and 1996. Today there are more than 12 million copies of The Celestine Prophecy in print in more than 50 languages around the world. A decade later, in March 2004, the principal filming of The Celestine Prophecy began in the tropical forest of Washington Oaks State Gardens, south of St. Augustine, Florida. Directed by Armand Mastrioanni from a screenplay co-written by James Redfield and Emmy-nominated producer Barnet Bain, the film dramatically brings the Nine Insights from printed page to silver screen. This making-of-the-movie book documents this astonishing achievement and takes you inside the imagination of the remarkable people who came together to fulfill James Redfield's ultimate vision. From preproduction to the final wrap and editing, here are the producers, the director, actors, and crew caught in the moviemaking process. Lavishly illustrated with more than 160 full-color photos, The Celestine Prophecy: The Making of the Movie features production stills, production design artwork, and frames from the movie. Here, too, is a narrative not only of the journey from book to film, but also of the heroic quest that John, played by Matthew Settle, takes for us and with us. On one level, it is a riveting adventure story fraught with danger and suspense. On another level, it is a spiritual journey with the power to transform. Just as the novel's Nine Insights ignited a worldwide dialog about spiritual awareness and the evolutionary future of humanity, the film is certain to reignite and expand that dialog to a whole new audience.