Riccardo Freda

Riccardo Freda Author Roberto Curti
ISBN-10 9781476628387
Year 2017-03-13
Pages 376
Language en
Publisher McFarland
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In an eclectic career spanning four decades, Italian director Riccardo Freda (1909–1999) produced films of remarkable technical skill and powerful visual style, including the swashbuckler Black Eagle (1946), an adaptation of Les Miserables (1947), the peplum Theodora, Slave Empress (1954) and a number of cult-favorite Gothic and horror films such as I Vampiri (1957), The Horrible Dr. Hichcock (1962) and The Ghost (1963). Freda was first championed in the 1960s by French critics who labeled him “the European Raoul Walsh,” and enjoyed growing critical esteem over the years. This book covers his life and career for the first time in English, with detailed analyses of his films and exclusive interviews with his collaborators and family.

Monster 30

Monster   30 Author Tim Paxton
ISBN-10 1535081651
Year 2016-07-28
Pages 164
Language en
Publisher
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MONSTER! #30 is the better part of 164 pages thick, and just as chock-a-block with monstrous goodness as ever. As for the contents, it's the usual unusual mash-up of more modern and vintage monster material; a tasty smorgasbord/cornucopia of the old, the new and the not-quite-so-old-or-new. As per our hunky three-eyed cover boy (the title critter from his newest movie TRICLOPS!), we've got lashings of loving reportage on the DIY-with-TLC creature features of regional American filmmaker Brett Piper, one of whose many specialties in practical special effects is stop-motion animation (forget CGI!). In addition, we have an in-depth essay on the early works of David Cronenberg, with an especial focus on his still-disturbingly-effective 1979 "monster kid" shocker THE BROOD. Also in this issue, by way of a moving and touching Special Tribute/Remembrance by someone who knew him, we pay our last respects to the much-loved and sadly recently late Vince Rotolo, "King of the Monster Podcasters" and a MonsterBash regular who shall be sorely missed. We've also got the second and final part of our feature article "Bathed in Blood", covering the cinematic excesses of notorious vampiristic aristocrat Countess Elizabeth Báthory. In addition to all this, we've got oodles of creature feature reviews and eye-catching original artwork besides. Just for the record, our roster of talent for MONSTER! #30 is: Stephen D. Sullivan, Eric Messina, Michael Hauss, Dennis Capicik, Christos Mouroukis, Stephen R. Bissette, C. Michael Hall, Andy Ross, Martín Núñez, Kinshuk Gaur, Salvatore Tarantola, Tony Strauss, Brian Harris, Steve Fenton, and Tim Paxton. Detailed video availability (most of it correct, as per usual, we hope!) rounds things out. Enjoy!

The Werewolf Filmography

The Werewolf Filmography Author Bryan Senn
ISBN-10 9780786479108
Year 2017-02-06
Pages 408
Language en
Publisher McFarland
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From the horrific to the heroic, cinematic werewolves are metaphors for our savage nature, symbolizing the secret, bestial side of humanity that hides beneath our civilized veneer. Examining acknowledged classics like The Wolf Man (1941) and The Howling (1981), as well as overlooked gems like Dog Soldiers (2011), this comprehensive filmography covers the highs and lows of the genre. Information is provided on production, cast and filmmakers, along with critical discussion of the tropes and underlying themes that make the werewolf a terrifying but fascinating figure.

I Will Fight Monsters for You

I Will Fight Monsters for You Author Santi Balmes
ISBN-10 9781497692756
Year 2015-03-03
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher Open Road Media
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Two little girls—one human and the other a monster—are afraid to go to sleep for fear of what’s living under their beds. This beautiful and humorous tale is a perfect bedtime story for anyone who is afraid of (or wants to become friends with) a monster! This is a fixed-format ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book.

The Frightfest Guide to Exploitation Movies

The Frightfest Guide to Exploitation Movies Author Alan Jones
ISBN-10 1903254876
Year 2016-10-15
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher
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World renowned film critic Alan Jones takes you on a startling tour through the extremes of the exploitation movie's Golden Era of 1935-1985. With an introduction by Combat Shock writer/director Buddy Giovinazzo, The FrightFest Guide to Exploitation Movies fully captures the range of the entire exploitation spectrum. Enter, if you dare, into the sordid, sleazy underworld of Z-studio slime and punishment, where orgies of the dead, cesspools of vice and shameless desires featured tantalising titles, lurid artowrk, daring advertising campaigns and overblown hype.

The Nian Monster

The Nian Monster Author Andrea Wang
ISBN-10 9780807556429
Year 2016-12-01
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher Albert Whitman and Company
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Tong tong! The legendary Nian monster has returned at Chinese New Year. With horns, scales, and wide, wicked jaws, Nian is intent on devouring Shanghai, starting with Xingling! The old tricks to keep him away don't work on Nian anymore, but Xingling is clever. Will her quick thinking be enough to save the city from the Nian Monster?

80s Action Movies on the Cheap

 80s Action Movies on the Cheap Author Daniel R. Budnik
ISBN-10 9780786497416
Year 2017-03-24
Pages 260
Language en
Publisher McFarland
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"The 1980s was the decade when the action film as we know it came into being. Nonstop, big-budget excitement became the standard for the summer blockbusters. Homages made with lesser budgets followed every hit action movie. Providing detailed commentary on more than 300 films, this book explores '80s low budget action cinema"--

There s a Monster in Your Book

There   s a Monster in Your Book Author Tom Fletcher
ISBN-10 9780141385617
Year 2017-08-17
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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A mischievous monster has invaded the pages of YOUR book! Tom Fletcher's warm, witty and perfectly-judged narrative voice brings this wonderfully inventive debut solo picture book to life, inviting readers to create magic inside the book. Children will love interacting by tilting, spinning, shaking and blowing, and then seeing the impact as each page is turned. A fantastic celebration of all the fun that can be had with a book, with a wonderful wind-down bedtime ending!

Cinema Somnambulist

Cinema Somnambulist Author Richard Glenn Schmidt
ISBN-10 1516899253
Year 2016-08-17
Pages 270
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Every film fan experiences a seemingly incalculable number of images during their cinematic pursuits. While some walk, run, or skip happily through film fandom, the terminally nostalgic Richard Glenn Schmidt sleepily stumbles through the superabundance of his filmic obsessions in an attempt to embrace them all. Contained within these pages are his musings on the utterly perverse films of Jess Franco, the purple cinema of Prince, the peculiar insanity of the films of 1976, the peregrine world of Asian horror, and much, much more! Somewhere between the waking world and the flickering dream of cinema, walks the Cinema Somnambulist. It's like the old saying goes, "every blogger has his day".

When Animals Attack

When Animals Attack Author Vanessa Morgan
ISBN-10 9090300287
Year 2016-11-24
Pages
Language en
Publisher Moonlight Creek Publishing
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The definitive horror movie guide for fans of killer animals and "revenge of nature" films. When Animals Attack: The 70 Best Horror Movies with Killer Animals provides a fascinating and entertaining insight into the cinematographic world of animals on the rampage. From well-known predators such as sharks and lions to unusual killing machines like turkeys, elephants, frogs, cats, and rabbits, there is no shortage of the species on display in this book. Leading horror writers and filmmakers present their favorite "animals attack" films through in-depth essays. Some of the films are touching, some are repulsive, and some are just plain silly. Not all of these horror movies line up with the critical consensus, yet they have one thing in common: they have made the heart of the writer beat faster with excitement.

Tickle Monster

Tickle Monster Author Edouard Manceau
ISBN-10 1419717316
Year 2015-08
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher Abrams Appleseed
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At bedtime, a brave child makes a monster disappear by tickling its various parts, such as its teeth so it cannot bite, and the parts transform into new objects that create a non-threatening scene.

Horror Cinema

Horror Cinema Author Jonathan Penner
ISBN-10 3836561859
Year 2017-05-25
Pages 640
Language en
Publisher Taschen
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Film Frights Revised and expanded, the ultimate guide to horror cinema Get ready to quake in fear with this revised and expanded edition of our history of horror cinema. This chilling volume packs 640 pages full with the finest slashers, ghosts, zombies, cannibals, and more, curating the very creepiest screen creations from the flickering spooks of the 1920s to the special-effect terrors of the 21st century. Across 10 illustrated chapters, the compendium gets under the skin of some of horror's favorite figures and themes, whether the sci-fi dystopia, the haunted house, the female killer, or the werewolf. Each classic device is explored in aesthetic and historical terms, probing horror's manipulation of archetypal human fears as much as socially and culturally specific anxieties. A subsequent Top 50 movies section brings readers up close and trembling with 50 horror showpieces, from black-and-white classics like Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Godzilla to Rosemary's Baby, The Wickerman, The Shining, The Blair Witch Project, and much, much more. Throughout, the book's featured images, among them many unique visuals from the David Del Valle archive, include movie posters, set designs, film stills, and on-set shots. About the series: Bibliotheca Universalis-- Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, democratic price! Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible, open-minded publishing. Bibliotheca Universalis brings together nearly 100 of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia. Bookworm's delight -- never bore, always excite!

Handbook to Bigfoot Nessie and Other Unexplained Creatures

Handbook to Bigfoot  Nessie  and Other Unexplained Creatures Author Tyler Omoth
ISBN-10 9781515713111
Year 2016-08-01
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher Capstone
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Legendary creatures abound. From Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster to Mothman and the Chupacabra, sightings of mystifying beings have spanned the globe throughout the ages. Paranormal Handbooks presents the details in all their spellbinding mystery.

Foundations of Marketing

Foundations of Marketing Author William M. Pride
ISBN-10 9781305405769
Year 2016-01-11
Pages 544
Language en
Publisher Cengage Learning
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Discover the essentials in today’s marketing and examine the latest trends with the significant visuals and stimulating, timely discussions found in Pride/Ferrell’s popular FOUNDATIONS OF MARKETING, 7E. You’ll find meaningful coverage of current marketing strategies and concepts, including social media, sustainability, globalization, customer relationship management, supply chain management, and digital marketing. This edition introduces emerging topics, such as social and environmental responsibility, entrepreneurship, and new trends in marketing, as the authors depict the changing nature of business and prepare readers for success in a competitive world. Captivating photos, screenshots, advertisements, and examples from actual life illustrate current issues, while the book’s proven learning features help you develop the decision-making and marketing skills you need for professional success. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Follow the Firefly

Follow the Firefly Author Jill Penrod
ISBN-10
Year 2017-05-18
Pages
Language en
Publisher Jill Penrod
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Finn Jansen isn’t broken. Yes, he lost his mother. Yes, his dad and brother had their issues. Yet none of it was about Finn, and he hates that everyone sees him as broken. But Piper Johnson, a girl he barely knows, suspects there’s more to Finn. Unfortunately, Finn is her sister’s best friend, and her sister is jealous, so Piper has to watch Finn from afar through middle and high school, rarely able to participate in his life. Worse, she’s smart and moves ahead in school, so she can’t participate in anyone’s life. Loneliness becomes the only sure thing in her world. But Finn Jansen is indeed broken, and God wants to fix him, which means events fall into place that stretch Finn to his breaking point and beyond. He finds himself a foster child living next door to his best friend, but even the blessings there can’t quiet the voice inside that tells him he’s a monster, that his family’s hardships are his fault and he will never be worthy of love. Piper is the only one who can bring Finn around, and he’s the only one who can see her true value and cure her desperate loneliness. Through a series of painful events, God pushes them together toward a situation where each must put him or herself aside and look out for someone else. Follow the Firefly is book three in the Terry’s Garden series, stories about a love that touches generations and the garden where God heals broken hearts. Christian fiction for teens and the young at heart.