By S. T. Joshi
Horror and the supernatural have involved humans for hundreds of years, with a number of the so much crucial figures showing again and again throughout time and cultures. those figures have starred within the world's most generally learn literary works, hottest movies, and so much pleasing tv sequence. due to their reputation and impact, they've got attained iconic prestige and a unique position within the renowned mind's eye. This ebook overviews 24 of the main major icons of horror and the supernatural. integrated are alphabetically prepared prolonged entries at the icons. every one access is written by way of a number one authority at the topic and is on the market to scholars and common readers. one of the icons mentioned are: * The Alien * The Angel and The Demon * The Cosmic Horror * The Curse * The Cthulhu Mythos * The satan * The Doppelganger * The Ghost * The Ghoul * The Haunted condominium * The Immortal * The Monster * the mother * The Psychic * the ocean Creature * The Serial Killer * The Siren * The Small city Horror * The Sorcerer * The city Horror * The Vampire * The Werewolf * The Witch * And The Zombie. every one access discusses the imperative characteristics of the icon and its lasting effect. integrated are illustrations, sidebars of attention-grabbing details, and extracts from key texts. Entries record works for additional analyzing, and the Encyclopedia closes with a particular, basic bibliography. positive aspects and advantages: * Overviews a variety of supernatural lore. * Entries are written through top professionals on horror and the supernatural. * considerably longer than conventional encyclopedia entries, yet no longer as long or intimidating as books, the essays are the suitable measurement for pupil examine. * Serves as a port of access and start line for college students writing papers. * Entries comprise sidebars and cite works for extra studying. * contains a bibliography of vital works on horror and the supernatural. * Spans a extensive time period, from the classical epics of Homer to the novels of Stephen King. * Illustrations aid scholars visualize the subjects of the entries. * Covers an enormous variety of cultures. * is helping scholars comprehend a long literary and cultural culture. * Fosters an appreciation for cultural range. * Encourages scholars to analyze themes of well known curiosity. * is helping scholars and basic readers comprehend modern movie, tv, and tradition. * helps the literature curriculum through assisting scholars relate in most cases taught literary works to modern tradition.
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Rovin, Jeff. Aliens, Robots, and Spaceships. New York: Facts on File, 1995. Strieber, Whitley. Majestic. 1989. New York: Berkley, 1990. Weldon, Michael. The Psychotronic Encyclopedia of Film. New York: Ballantine, 1983. Wells, H. G. The War of the Worlds. 1898. New York: HarperCollins, 2001. Courtesy of Photofest. The Angel and the Demon by Matt Cardin INTRODUCTION Even a cursory survey of the supernatural horror genre reveals the important role that the angel and the demon have long played in it.
This telepathic talent rubs off on the others, and they still have it in adulthood. Annually they take a vacation together at a remote cabin in the Maine woods, but one trip proves momentous when an alien spacecraft crashes somewhere nearby and the military cordons off the area, trapping the four men (and several hundred other people) within the perimeter. The commanding officer of this operation, a man named Kurtz, is so insanely diligent in his duties that the reader may well end up wondering who the real menace is, the aliens or Kurtz.
The phenomenon, whatever its explanations, persists, and the worlds of literature and film are quite likely to continue both to reflect and to drive the public interest in the topic. 29 Icons of Horror and the Supernatural 30 BIBLIOGRAPHY Burleson, Donald R. The Golden Age of UFOs. Roswell, NM: Black Mesa Press, 2001. Friedman, Stanton. Crash at Corona. New York: Paragon House, 1992. Jung, C. G. Flying Saucers. Trans. C. Hull. New York: MJF Books, 1978. King, Stephen. Dreamcatcher. New York: Pocket, 2001.
Icons of Horror and the Supernatural: An Encyclopedia of Our Worst Nightmares, Volumes 1-2 by S. T. Joshi