From the New York Times best-selling author of The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires comes a hilarious and terrifying haunted house story in a thoroughly contemporary setting: a furniture superstore.

Author: Grady Hendrix

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 159474727X

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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From the New York Times best-selling author of The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires comes a hilarious and terrifying haunted house story in a thoroughly contemporary setting: a furniture superstore. Something strange is happening at the Orsk furniture superstore in Cleveland, Ohio. Every morning, employees arrive to find broken Kjerring bookshelves, shattered Glans water goblets, and smashed Liripip wardrobes. Sales are down, security cameras reveal nothing, and store managers are panicking. To unravel the mystery, three employees volunteer to work a nine-hour dusk-till-dawn shift. In the dead of the night, they’ll patrol the empty showroom floor, investigate strange sights and sounds, and encounter horrors that defy the imagination.

Paperbacks from Hell

A nostalgic and unflinchingly funny celebration of the horror fiction boom of the 1970's and 1980's, complete with story summaries and artist and author profiles.

Author: Grady Hendrix

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 1594749817

Category: DESIGN

Page: 256

View: 113

Take a tour through the horror paperback novels of the 1970s and '80s . . . if you dare. Page through dozens and dozens of amazing book covers featuring well-dressed skeletons, evil dolls, and knife-wielding killer crabs! Read shocking plot summaries that invoke devil worship, satanic children, and haunted real estate! Horror author and vintage paperback book collector Grady Hendrix offers killer commentary and witty insight on these trashy thrillers that tried so hard to be the next Exorcistor Rosemary's Baby. It's an affectionate, nostalgic, and unflinchinglyafunny celebration of the horror fiction boom of two iconic decades, complete with story summaries and artist and author profiles. You'll find familiar authors, like V. C. Andrews and R. L. Stine, and many more who've faded into obscurity. Plus recommendations for which of these forgotten treasures are well worth your reading time and which should stay buried.

Avoiding Computer Nightmares


Author: Howard Hillman

Publisher: Computing McGraw-Hill


Category: Computers

Page: 217

View: 961

For beginning programmers, this compendium of the unpredictable, surprising, and downright frustrating things that can go wrong with a computer offers tips for correcting and avoiding such mishaps

The Supernatural Index

Carol Serling & Martin H. Greenberg , DAW , 1993 Horrorstory : Volume 5 , ed . Karl Edward Wagner , Underwood - Miller , 1989 A Woman's Life , ( ss ) Afterlives , ed . Pamela Sargent & lan Watson , Vintage , 1986 Introduction : A Decade ...

Author: Michael Ashley

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313240300

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 933

View: 488

Indexes story collections by editor, book title, author, and story title

The Resurrectionist

Horrorstor Bedbugs Pride And Prejudice And Zombies Night Of The Living Trekkies Scope our site: Quirkbooks.com Be our friend: Facebook.com/quirkbooks Try our tweets: Twitter.com/quirkbooks.

Author: E. B. Hudspeth

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 1594746249

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 238

An extraordinary biography. A gallery of astonishing work. The legacy of a madman. Philadelphia, the late 1870s. A city of gas lamps, cobblestone streets, and horse-drawn carriages—and home to the controversial surgeon Dr. Spencer Black. The son of a grave robber, young Dr. Black studies at Philadelphia’s esteemed Academy of Medicine, where he develops an unconventional hypothesis: What if the world’s most celebrated mythological beasts—mermaids, minotaurs, and satyrs—were in fact the evolutionary ancestors of humankind? The Resurrectionist offers two extraordinary books in one. The first is a fictional biography of Dr. Spencer Black, from a childhood spent exhuming corpses through his medical training, his travels with carnivals, and the mysterious disappearance at the end of his life. The second book is Black’s magnum opus: The Codex Extinct Animalia, a Gray’s Anatomy for mythological beasts—dragons, centaurs, Pegasus, Cerberus—all rendered in meticulously detailed anatomical illustrations. You need only look at these images to realize they are the work of a madman. The Resurrectionist tells his story.

After Sundown

His novels include My Best Friend's Exorcism, The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires, We Sold Our Souls and Horrorstor. His movies include Mohawk and Satanic Panic.

Author: Mark Morris

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1787584593

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 882

"This rich and masterful collection of horror highlights both up-and-coming and established authors in an interesting twist on the standard anthology [...] Highly recommended for longstanding horror fans and those readers who may not think horror is for them. There is something for everyone in this one." — Booklist This new anthology contains 20 original horror stories, 16 of which have been commissioned from some of the top names in the genre, and 4 of which have been selected from the 100s of stories sent to Flame Tree during a 2-week open submissions window. It is the first of what will hopefully become an annual, non-themed horror anthology of entirely original stories, showcasing the very best short fiction that the genre has to offer. Contents List: BUTTERFLY ISLAND by C.J. Tudor RESEARCH by Tim Lebbon SWANSKIN by Alison Littlewood THAT’S THE SPIRIT by Sarah Lotz GAVE by Michael Bailey WHEREVER YOU LOOK by Ramsey Campbell SAME TIME NEXT YEAR by Angela Slatter MINE SEVEN by Elana Gomel IT DOESN’T FEEL RIGHT by Michael Marshall Smith CREEPING IVY by Laura Purcell LAST RITES FOR THE FOURTH WORLD by Rick Cross WE ALL COME HOME by Simon Bestwick THE IMPORTANCE OF ORAL HYGIENE by Robert Shearman BOKEH by Thana Niveau MURDER BOARD by Grady Hendrix ALICE’S REBELLION by John Langan THE MIRROR HOUSE by Jonathan Robbins Leon THE NAUGHTY STEP by Stephen Volk A HOTEL IN GERMANY by Catriona Ward BRANCH LINE by Paul Finch FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launched in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.

A Checklist of Some New Science Fiction Writers

April 1984 . B5b . First book appearance in The Year's Best Horror Stories : Series XIII edited by Karl Edward Wagner . DAW . 1985 . A paperback original . B5c . First hardcover book appearance in Horrorstory Volume 5 edited by ...

Author: C. P. Stephens

Publisher: Ultramarine Publishing

ISBN: 9780893662714


Page: 135

View: 868

Yes Lord I Have Sinned But I Have Several Excellent Excuses

Now, there is a dramatic example of thisin Mark 5, in which Jesus encounters the Gerasene demoniac—a madmanwho, in horrorstory fashion, runs shrieking out of the tombs. Heis so unbalanced thathebelieves he is held captive by a ...

Author: James W. Moore

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426740972

Category: Religion

Page: 125

View: 330

Why do we try to justify anything and everything we want to do?

Creepy Crawling

6 See, for instance, here: www.digitalspy.com/tv/american-horrorstory/news/a807911/is-charles-manson-a-character-in-american-horrorstory-season-6/. 7 See Gerald Carlin and Mark Jones, “'Helter Skelter' and Sixties Revisionism” and their ...

Author: Jeffrey Melnick

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1628728949

Category: True Crime

Page: 352

View: 723

"Creepy crawling" was the Manson Family's practice of secretly entering someone's home and, without harming anyone, leaving only a trace of evidence that they had been there, some reminder that the sanctity of the private home had been breached. Now, author Jeffrey Melnick reveals just how much the Family creepy crawled their way through Los Angeles in the sixties and then on through American social, political, and cultural life for close to fifty years, firmly lodging themselves in our minds. Even now, it is almost impossible to discuss the sixties, teenage runaways, sexuality, drugs, music, California, and even the concept of family without referencing Manson and his "girls." Not just another history of Charles Manson, Creepy Crawling explores how the Family weren't so much outsiders but emblematic of the Los Angeles counterculture freak scene, and how Manson worked to connect himself to the mainstream of the time. Ever since they spent two nights killing seven residents of Los Angeles—what we now know as the "Tate-LaBianca murders"—the Manson family has rarely slipped from the American radar for long. From Emma Cline's The Girls to the recent TV show Aquarius, the family continues to find an audience. What is it about Charles Manson and his family that captivates us still? Author Jeffrey Melnick sets out to answer this question in this fascinating and compulsively readable cultural history of the Family and their influence from 1969 to the present.

Terrors of Uncertainty Routledge Revivals

first modern horrorstory«(The Castleof Otranto), and heargues thatastoriesof the sinister supernatural really began to comeinto their ownafter belief inthe uncanny had been almost extinguished«, so that the horrorstory as a distinct ...

Author: Joseph Grixti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317638077

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 214

View: 573

From Frankenstein and Dracula to Psycho and The Chainsaw Massacre, horror fiction has provided our culture with some of its most enduring themes and narratives. Considering horror fiction both as a genre and as a social phenomenon, Joseph Grixti provides a theoretical and historical framework for reconsidering horror and the cultural apparatus that surrounds it. First published in 1989, this book looks at shifts in the genre’s meaning – its fascination with excess, its commentaries on the categories and boundaries of culture – and at interpretations of horror from psychology, psychoanalysis, sociology, cultural and media studies. Terrors of Uncertainty brings together a provocative range of perspectives from across the disciplines, which combine to raise important questions about the relationship between fiction and society, and the way in which we use fiction to resolve or evade our fears of uncertainty.

C Primer Plus

Length ) ; What will happen in the second line if C : \ MyTestFiles \ HorrorStory.txt does not already exist ? 10. Briefly explain the difference between a file's full name and a file's relative name . 11. If a C # program ends normally ...

Author: Klaus Michelsen

Publisher: Sams Publishing

ISBN: 9780672321528

Category: Computers

Page: 971

View: 231

C# Primer Plus teaches the C# programming language and relevant parts of the .NET platform from the ground up, walking you through the basics of object-oriented programming, important programming techniques and problem solving while providing a thorough coverage of C#'s essential elements - such as classes, objects, data types, loops, branching statements, arrays, and namespaces. In early chapters guided tours take you sightseeing to the main attractions of C# and provide a fast learning-path that enables you to quickly write simple C# programs. Your initial programming skills are then gradually expanded, through the many examples, case studies, illustrations, review questions and programming exercises, to include powerful concepts - like inheritance, polymorphism, interfaces and exception handling, along with C#'s most innovative features - such as properties, indexers, delegates and events. With C# Primer Plus's dual emphasis on C# as well as fundamental programming techniques, this friendly tutorial will soon make you a proficient C# programmer building Windows applications on the .NET platform.

The Great God Pan

The novella begins with an experiment to allow a woman named Mary to see the supernatural world. This is followed by an account of a series of mysterious happenings and deaths over many years surrounding a woman named Helen Vaughan.

Author: Arthur Machen


ISBN: 9781790582785


Page: 64

View: 966

The Great God Pan is a horror and fantasy novella by Welsh writer Arthur Machen. The novella begins with an experiment to allow a woman named Mary to see the supernatural world. This is followed by an account of a series of mysterious happenings and deaths over many years surrounding a woman named Helen Vaughan. At the end, the heroes confront Helen and force her to kill herself. She undergoes a series of supernatural transformations before dying and she is revealed to be the child of Mary and the god Pan. ============ KEYWORDS/TAGS: horror books - horror novels - horrorstor - horror books for teens and young adults - horror collection - horror fiction - horror history - horror movie books - horror novels paperback - horror paperback books - horror paperbacks - horror romance - horror stories - horror short stories books - horror stories for teens - horror teen

FBI Authorization

That transfer caused severe economic hardship to my family , and the Government could easily alleviate any future horror stor ies by making several constructive changes such as I have outlined below : 1 .

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights



Category: Indian reservations

Page: 901

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Uncanny Magazine Issue 25

Author: Isabel Yap

Publisher: Uncanny Magazine


Category: Fiction

Page: 153

View: 719

The November/December 2018 issue of Hugo Award-winning Uncanny Magazine. Featuring new fiction by Isabel Yap, T. Kingfisher, Naomi Kritzer, Monica Valentinelli, and Cassandra Khaw. Reprinted fiction by Sofia Samatar, essays by Diana M. Pho, Steven H Silver, Sarah Goslee, and Nilah Magruder, poetry by Beth Cato, Hal Y. Zhang, Leah Bobet, and Sharon Hsu, and interviews with Isabel Yap and Monica Valentinelli by Caroline M. Yoachim, a cover by John Picacio, and an editorial by Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas.