Necro Files: Two Decades of Extreme Horror

Author: George R.R. Martin,Edward Lee,Bentley Little,Joe R. Lansdale,Randy Chandler,Graham Masterton

Publisher: Comet Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 270

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Spanning over twenty years, 20 masters and modern authors of hardcore horror share their most bad-ass stories in this special edition from Comet Press. Many hard to find and out of print, some that were banned, Necro Files covers every imaginable mode of mayhem including serial killers, necrophilia, cannibals, werewolves, zombies, sex fetishes, psychopaths, snuff, occult, and more stories that dial into the dark side of human nature. TABLE OF CONTENTS George R.R. Martin — "Meathouse Man" Joe R. Lansdale — "Night They Missed the Horror Show" Ronald Kelly — "Diary" Elizabeth Massie — "Abed" Randy Chandler & t. Winter-Damon — "I am He that Liveth and was Dead ... & Have the Keys of Hell & Death" Edward Lee — "Xipe" Ray Garton — "Bait" Gerard Houarner — "Painfreak" Wayne Allen Sallee — "Lover Doll" Charlee Jacob — "The Spirit Wolves" Brian Hodge — "Godflesh" John Everson — "Every Last Drop" Mehitobel Wilson — "Blind in the House of the Headsman" Monica J. O'Rourke — "An Experiment in Human Nature" Graham Masterton — "The Burgers of Calais" Nancy Kilpatrick — "Ecstasy" Bentley Little — "Pop Star in the Ugly Bar" Wrath James White — "The Sooner They Learn" JF Gonzalez — "Addict"

Why Are Horror Games Appealing?

Author: Gregor Kirchhofer

Publisher: Anchor Academic Publishing

ISBN: 3960671091

Category: Social Science

Page: 36

View: 2008

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This book tries to explore why so many people actively seek out and enjoy horror as a form of entertainment. Why some find pleasure in horror is a question that many have asked before, but never fully answered. This book does not claim to deliver a general answer to that question, but rather offers an overview of the most popular theories and hypothesis, as well as a study focusing on the player affect. The explanations and solutions offered include mostly psychological, emotional or general approaches. Every approach presented has its benefits and flaws and will be discussed accordingly. How these come into play individually, as well as in connection to each other, will constitute a major part of this study. After having provided the general theoretical basis of horror and why it might be so appealing to some people, this study goes on discussing the medium game, and in a further step, tries to explore if the unique characteristics of the medium game change the overall horror experience one might have. Different aspects and properties of the medium in question are discussed in detail – how immersion affects us as consumers, what the role of interactivity is and how they both relate to one another in-game, how this understanding comes into play in a game design context and how it can create a whole different experience for the player, and lastly, how certain game design elements can be utilized to further improve the emotional response.

Kühe

Author: Matthew Stokoe

Publisher: Festa

ISBN: 3865525296

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Ein blutgetränkter Albtraum. Aber auch ein Meisterwerk der Literatur. Steven ist 25 Jahre alt. Im Fernsehen beobachtet er all die perfekten, fröhlichen Menschen und träumt davon, selbst das normale Glück zu finden. Vielleicht mit Lucy, die eine Etage über ihm wohnt - auch wenn ihre Besessenheit für Vivisektionen echt krank ist. Aber Stevens Mutter würde das niemals zulassen. Sie hasst ihn und will ihn zerstören: »Sie verabscheuten einander seit dem Augenblick, als sie ihn aus ihrer Fotze gedrückt hatte. In der zugemüllten Küche hatte sie ihn auf dem Tisch, an dem sie heute noch aßen, aus dem blutigen Schlamassel zwischen ihren Beinen gezogen und verflucht. Und er hatte ihr, da er spürte, dass es sein ganzes Leben lang noch schlimmer kommen würde, gleich in die Augen gepisst.« Als Steven Arbeit in einem Schlachthaus findet, offenbart ihm der unvorstellbar perverse Vorarbeiter Cripps, wie man durch das Töten von Kühen ?echte Erfüllung? findet. Doch die Tiere beginnen mit Steven zu reden und sie bitten um Hilfe ... COWS, weltweit gefeiert als Kult-Klassiker des Urban Horror, gilt als der extremste Roman, der je geschrieben wurde. Abstoßend, traurig, aber auch originell. AMERICAN PSYCHO ist dagegen Kinderkram. Kirkus Review: »Der literarische Underground-Schocker Stokoe schlägt seine Leser mit dieser blutigen, wirklich ekligen Verhöhnung der Normalität voll ins Gesicht.« Publishers Weekly: »Eine Phantasmagorie der extremen Gewalt, des Todes, der Sexualität, der Bestialität, der Selbstchirurgie, der Folter und einer wirklich, wirklich, wirklich schlechten Mutter-Sohn-Beziehung, die da beginnt, wo der Marquis de Sade aufhörte. Stokoe ist ein begabter Schriftsteller, was den Inhalt umso schrecklicher macht ...« Dennis Cooper: »Sehr verstörend und überirdisch begnadet. Die vernichtende Schilderung des Lebens in der britischen Unterschicht. COWS gilt als der mutigste englischsprachige Roman der letzten Jahrzehnte.« FESTA MUST READ: Große Erzähler ohne Tabus. Muss man gelesen haben. Matthew Stokoe wurde 1963 in England geboren. Nach Aufenthalten in den USA und Neuseeland lebt er heute in Australien. Er studierte Wirtschaftslehre, spielte als Gitarrist in unterschiedlichen Bands und arbeitete für die englische Staatsanwaltschaft. 1998 erschien sein Debüt-Roman COWS, der ihn schlagartig berühmt machte. Das Buch verursachte einen echten Schock und gilt als eines der entsetzlichsten in der Geschichte der Literatur. Weitere Romane sind HIGH LIFE (2002), EMPTY MILE (2010) und COLONY OF WHORES (2014). Mit kalter Prosa schildert Stokoe die Entfremdung des Individuums und den gesellschaftlichen Verfall.

Murder Made in Italy

Homicide, Media, and Contemporary Italian Culture

Author: Ellen Nerenberg

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253012422

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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Looking at media coverage of three very prominent murder cases, Murder Made in Italy explores the cultural issues raised by the murders and how they reflect developments in Italian civil society over the past 20 years. Providing detailed descriptions of each murder, investigation, and court case, Ellen Nerenberg addresses the perception of lawlessness in Italy, the country’s geography of crime, and the generalized fear for public safety among the Italian population. Nerenberg examines the fictional and nonfictional representations of these crimes through the lenses of moral panic, media spectacle, true crime writing, and the abject body. The worldwide publicity given the recent case of Amanda Knox, the American student tried for murder in a Perugia court, once more drew attention to crime and punishment in Italy and is the subject of the epilogue.

Year's Best Hardcore Horror Volume 3

Author: Scott Smith,Nathan Ballingrud ,Tim Curran,Brian Hodge,Ryan Harding,Bracken MacLeod,Matt Shaw,Annie Neugebauer,Randy Chandler

Publisher: Red Room Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Comet Press is extremely proud to present its third annual anthology featuring this year's hardcore corps of authors with the best extreme horror fiction of 2017 that breaks boundaries and trashes taboos. It was a killer year for horror fiction of the harder kind. Authors, editors and publishers presented readers with some startling works of horrific imagination, stories graphic in the extreme yet with subtleties suggesting larger meanings, tales that explore humanity by plumbing depths of soulless inhumanity and, in some cases, outright depravity. The stories here represent the best of them, disturbing tales that dig deep and take you into the dark heart of horror itself, unrelenting and unapologetic. “So Sings The Siren” by Annie Neugebauer takes us onto a Dark Fantasy stage for a one-night-only performance of mythological torture. Then Ryan Harding’s “Junk” gets right to the hardcore stuff with the ultimate dick-pic horror tale. Robert Levy’s “The Cenacle” is a literary cemetery feast you may have a hard time stomaching (Tums won’t save you). Nathan Ballingrud’s “The Maw” treads surefootedly on Sci-Fi ground, right up to the edge of the Maw itself in a tale of stunning originality. Luciano Marano made his first pro sell when he sold “Burnt” to DOA III, certainly one of the year’s best anthologies, and the tale has it own fiery fetishistic twist. “The Better Part of Drowning” by Octavia Cade treads waters of both science fiction and fantasy but it’s pure horror at its biting depths. Tim Waggoner’s “Til Death” is Lovecraftian Post-Apocalypse horror at its absolute best. “Letter From Hell” comes with that special delivery you only get from Matt Shaw. Dani Brown gets down and very dirty in her “Theatrum Mortuum,” which may be the most extreme thing you read all year. Glenn Gray’s “Break” is a hard-to-take anatomy lesson given to a man weary of doing hard time. In “Bernadette” Ramiro Perez de Pereda gets medieval in his tale of a djinn summoned by a desperate priest. Brian Hodge takes you on a trip to Mexico you will never forget in “West of Matamoros, North of Hell.” This story is a masterpiece of suspense, a grueling experience that may well leave you exhausted by the end. You might even feel like a vacation afterward, but we’re betting it won’t be to Matamoros. Bracken MacLeod’s “Reprising Her Role” takes us behind the scenes of a porno snuff film for a gut-wrenching reprisal and unexpected bonus footage. A real-life death threat inspired Doug Ford’s “The Watcher” and we think it shows. “Scratching From The Outer Darkness” showcases Tim Curran’s descriptive prowess and gives you a tale of hardcore Cthulhu Mythos. Brace yourself when Adam Howe’s “Foreign Bodies” takes you deep into the bowels of a nasty abyss—which might make a good echo chamber for the laughter Adam’s patented black humor is likely to elicit. Sean Patrick Hazlett introduces us to “Adramelech,” an ancient demon with a taste for broiled children. Daniel Marc Chant’s “ULTRA” jacks into a popular VR game called Slut Slayer. But what if it’s more than a game? Nathan Robinson takes us into the trees with a group of militant environmentalists who will discover a tree hugger of the deadly sort, entirely alien to their experience. Scott Smith (A Simple Plan and The Ruins) wraps up this year’s fat package of the hard stuff in a big bloody bow with “The Dogs.” The canines in this tale are not Man’s Best Friend variety, nor are they Woman’s Besties, as you will see. Thanks for coming along into this year’s heart of hardcore darkness. We hope to see you on the other side.

Extreme Paranormal Investigations

The Blood Farm Horror, the Legend of Primrose Road, and Other Disturbing Hauntings

Author: Marcus F. Griffin

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738729418

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 264

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Foreword by Ghostvillage.com founder and author Jeff Belanger Okie Pinokie and the Demon Pillar Pigs. The Ghost Children of Munchkinland Cemetery. The Legend of Primrose Road. Join Marcus F. Griffin, founder of Witches in Search of the Paranormal (WISP), as he and his team explore the Midwest's most haunted properties. These true case files of extreme paranormal investigations include the creepiest-of-the-creepy cases WISP has tackled over the years, many of them in locations that have never before been investigated. Readers will get an inside glimpse of these previously inaccessible places-such as the former Jeffrey Dahmer property, as WISP searches for the notorious serial killer's spirit-and the farm that belonged to Belle Gunness, America's first female serial killer and the perpetrator of the Blood Farm Horror. Praise: "A hell of a trip. Highly recommended."—Michael McCarty, Bram Stoker Finalist and author of Monster Behind the Wheel

Danse Macabre

Die Welt des Horrors

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 364105401X

Category: Fiction

Page: 800

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»Wir erfinden Horror, damit wir im wahren Leben besser klarkommen.« Stephen King Der Meister des Horrors reicht uns die Hand zum Totentanz. Das Grundlagenwerk über die Geschichte des Horrors in Literatur und Film vom Viktorianischen Zeitalter bis heute. Mit einem neuen Essay: »Über das Unheimliche«

Creekers

Thriller

Author: Edward Lee

Publisher: Festa

ISBN: 3865522734

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 6679

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Überlege Dir gut, ob Du die Tür zu Edward Lees Welt wirklich öffnen willst. - - Phil Straker hat das Städtchen Crick City einst verlassen, um Karriere als Polizist zu machen. Nun kehrt er zurück - gebrandmarkt als Mörder eines Kindes, das er im Dienst unabsichtlich erschoss. Phil bemerkt schon bald, dass in der Stadt, die er doch zu kennen glaubte, etwas Grauenvolles vorgeht. Auf der Suche nach einem vermissten Mädchen führen ihn die Ermittlungen zu den Creekers - einem abscheulicher Clan, der unter primitivsten Bedingungen in den Wäldern lebt und sich seit Jahrhunderten durch Inzucht vermehrt. Über die Creekers gab es immer mysteriöse Gerüchte, Phil kennt sie nur zu gut: Dämonische Rituale, sexuelle Exzesse, Mord und Kannibalismus. Aber das waren nur harmlose Fantasien ... Horror Reader: 'Ein perverses Genie.' Der Verlag warnt ausdrücklich: Edward Lee ist der führende Autor des Extreme Horror. Seine Werke enthalten überzogene Darstellungen von sexueller Gewalt. Wer so etwas nicht mag, sollte die Finger davon lassen. Für Fans dagegen ist Edward Lee ein literarisches Genie. Er schreibt originell, verstörend und gewagt - seine Bücher sind ein echtes, aber schmutziges Erlebnis. Deutsche Erstausgabe. Broschur 19 x 12 cm, Umschlag in Lederoptik.

Year's Best Hardcore Horror

Author: Scott Smith,Luciano Marano,Nathan Robinson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781936964048

Category:

Page: 316

View: 3980

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Comet Press is extremely proud to present its third annual anthology featuring this year's hardcore corps of authors with the best extreme horror fiction of 2017 that breaks boundaries and trashes taboos. It was a killer year for horror fiction of the harder kind. Authors, editors and publishers presented readers with some startling works of horrific imagination, stories graphic in the extreme yet with subtleties suggesting larger meanings, tales that explore humanity by plumbing depths of soulless inhumanity and, in some cases, outright depravity. The stories here represent the best of them, disturbing tales that dig deep and take you into the dark heart of horror itself, unrelenting and unapologetic. "So Sings The Siren" by Annie Neugebauer takes us onto a Dark Fantasy stage for a one-night-only performance of mythological torture. Then Ryan Harding's "Junk" gets right to the hardcore stuff with the ultimate dick-pic horror tale. Robert Levy's "The Cenacle" is a literary cemetery feast you may have a hard time stomaching (Tums won't save you). Nathan Ballingrud's "The Maw" treads surefootedly on Sci-Fi ground, right up to the edge of the Maw itself in a tale of stunning originality. Luciano Marano made his first pro sell when he sold "Burnt" to DOA III, certainly one of the year's best anthologies, and the tale has it own fiery fetishistic twist. "The Better Part of Drowning" by Octavia Cade treads waters of both science fiction and fantasy but it's pure horror at its biting depths. Tim Waggoner's "Til Death" is Lovecraftian Post-Apocalypse horror at its absolute best. "Letter From Hell" comes with that special delivery you only get from Matt Shaw. Dani Brown gets down and very dirty in her "Theatrum Mortuum," which may be the most extreme thing you read all year. Glenn Gray's "Break" is a hard-to-take anatomy lesson given to a man weary of doing hard time. In "Bernadette" Ramiro Perez de Pereda gets medieval in his tale of a djinn summoned by a desperate priest. Brian Hodge takes you on a trip to Mexico you will never forget in "West of Matamoros, North of Hell." This story is a masterpiece of suspense, a grueling experience that may well leave you exhausted by the end. You might even feel like a vacation afterward, but we're betting it won't be to Matamoros. Bracken MacLeod's "Reprising Her Role" takes us behind the scenes of a porno snuff film for a gut-wrenching reprisal and unexpected bonus footage. A real-life death threat inspired Doug Ford's "The Watcher" and we think it shows. "Scratching From The Outer Darkness" showcases Tim Curran's descriptive prowess and gives you a tale of hardcore Cthulhu Mythos. Brace yourself when Adam Howe's "Foreign Bodies" takes you deep into the bowels of a nasty abyss-which might make a good echo chamber for the laughter Adam's patented black humor is likely to elicit. Sean Patrick Hazlett introduces us to "Adramelech," an ancient demon with a taste for broiled children. Daniel Marc Chant's "ULTRA" jacks into a popular VR game called Slut Slayer. But what if it's more than a game? Nathan Robinson takes us into the trees with a group of militant environmentalists who will discover a tree hugger of the deadly sort, entirely alien to their experience. Scott Smith (A Simple Plan and The Ruins) wraps up this year's fat package of the hard stuff in a big bloody bow with "The Dogs." The canines in this tale are not Man's Best Friend variety, nor are they Woman's Besties, as you will see. Thanks for coming along into this year's heart of hardcore darkness. We hope to see you on the other side.

Pragmatics of Human Communication: A Study of Interactional Patterns, Pathologies and Paradoxes

Author: Paul Watzlawick,Janet Beavin Bavelas,Don D. Jackson

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393707229

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

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The properties and function of human communication. Called “one of the best books ever about human communication,” and a perennial bestseller, Pragmatics of Human Communication has formed the foundation of much contemporary research into interpersonal communication, in addition to laying the groundwork for context-based approaches to psychotherapy. The authors present the simple but radical idea that problems in life often arise from issues of communication, rather than from deep psychological disorders, reinforcing their conceptual explorations with case studies and well-known literary examples. Written with humor and for a variety of readers, this book identifies simple properties and axioms of human communication and demonstrates how all communications are actually a function of their contexts. Topics covered in this wide-ranging book include: the origins of communication; the idea that all behavior is communication; meta-communication; the properties of an open system; the family as a system of communication; the nature of paradox in psychotherapy; existentialism and human communication.

Extreme Snowboarding with Lindsey Jacobellis

Author: Claire O'Neal

Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1612287697

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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At ten years old, Lindsey Jacobellis first picked up a snowboard after watching her big brother try it out. Soon she was racing the older boys down the slopes—and beating them. Today, Lindsey is the world’s most successful extreme sports competitor in boardercross—a turning, jumping, heart-stopping downhill race on snowboards—and the halfpipe—a high-flying stylized snowboarding show. On the snow, a driven, fierce athlete emerges from this well-spoken woman with trademark curly blond hair. Her phenomenal talent has taken her from countryside Connecticut to mountains around the world, where she has medaled in a series of X Games, the World Cup, and the Olympics. What a ride!

Fundamentals of Shooter Game Design

Author: Ernest Adams

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0133811050

Category: Computers

Page: 50

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You understand the basic concepts of game design: gameplay, user interfaces, core mechanics, character design, and storytelling. Now you want to know how to apply them to the shooter games genre. This focused guides gives you exactly what you need. It walks you through the process of designing for the shooter game genre and shows you how to use the right techniques to create fun and challenging experiences for your players.

Iridescent

Author: Carol Oates

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1623429048

Category: Fiction

Page: 330

View: 9615

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Candra dreamed of saving the world one person at a time. She never expected to become an angelic weapon and the last hope in a battle against ultimate darkness. Falling for a Nephilim wasn't part of Sebastian's plan. Distraction is something he can't afford when his rival, Draven, wants what Sebastian has. Lies, manipulation, and corruption are twisting the lives of the citizens of Acheron. The Arch is missing from heaven, and a demon is intent on claiming the city. At a time they should be growing closer, grief and paranoia are driving Candra and Sebastian apart. Soon, Candra must face a terrible choice. If the price of restoring heaven is a human soul, who deserves to be saved?

Hacked Again

An Extreme Horror Story

Author: Tim Miller

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781519066312

Category:

Page: 198

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Several years ago Abby was abducted and tortured by an internet stalker named Rodney. Through her own toughness and strength, she managed to escape. During that escape, she had to fight off and kill Erin, another victim who had no problem trading Abby's life for her own. Years later, Abby's physical wounds have healed but the mental wounds live on. Now married with a family, she tries to put the horrible ordeal behind her. However, she begins getting text messages and emails from Rodney once again. Problem is, Rodney is dead. Who could be playing games with her? She saw Rodney die...didn't she? How can Abby keep from getting Hacked Again?

Mabini Shadows (Manila Urban Horror)

Author: Richard Stooker

Publisher: In Dreams Extreme Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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When Dan can finally return to Manila, he remembers his love for the bar girl Lin Lin. So does Raul the police informer. And the Mabini shadows. Now Lin Lin's face consists of a mass of scar tissue, so her shame keeps him away from her old lover. He can't still love her. Or can he? And then Raul wants to tip off the police. While the Mabini shadows lie in way to take their revenge. When Dan first meets Lin Lin on a crowded sidewalk in the notorious Manila bar district of Mabini, he doesn't want a woman for the night. By the time he kisses Lin Lin goodbye to get in the taxi to ride to the airport, he falls in love. Soon after, Mayor Alfredo Lim closes the Mabini bars, and Lin Lin goes to work in a less safe area. Where she meets a customer who doesn't want any other men to see her pretty face . . . so he slashes it with a knife. Now Dan returns to the Philippines, looking to marry Lin Lin. Will he find her, when she doesn't want him to see her scars? If so, will he still love her? The Mabini shadows, who have not forgotten the passions of life, want to know. So does a police informer hoping to profit from getting foreigners arrested for going with prostitutes. WARNING: This short story contains NO explicit sexual content. It is horror/urban fantasy, not erotica. Nightshade Publications first purchased the rights to this short story for inclusion in the magazine HAUNTS, but they didn't put it out before HAUNTS ceased publication. So download Mabini Shadows now.

Ecstatic Writing

Author: Maurice Horn

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595272312

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 168

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This book is a collection of poetry, essays, short stories and ecstatic writing which defies description. The beauty of the place and my memories of those times come from a very special place in my heart. It is drawn from the writing I have done over the course of my life from age fourteen at an Eastern prep school until a thought popped into my head this morning as I was drinking a cup of green tea. For instance, here is the story of how I was born: I was baked inside a TV set for twenty five minutes. The recipe called for fifty.