House of Psychotic Women

Author: Kier-La Janisse

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 1903254825

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 360

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Cinema is full of neurotic personalities, but few things are more transfixing than a woman losing her mind onscreen. Horror as a genre provides the most welcoming platform for these histrionics: crippling paranoia, desperate loneliness, masochistic death-wishes, dangerous obsessiveness, apocalyptic hysteria. Unlike her male counterpart - ‘the eccentric’ - the female neurotic lives a shamed existence, making these films those rare places where her destructive emotions get to play. HOUSE OF PSYCHOTIC WOMEN is an examination of these characters through a daringly personal autobiographical lens. Anecdotes and memories interweave with film history, criticism, trivia and confrontational imagery to create a reflective personal history and a celebration of female madness, both onscreen and off. This critically-acclaimed publication is packed with rare images that combine with family photos and artifacts to form a titillating sensory overload, with a filmography that traverses the acclaimed and the obscure in equal measure. Films covered include The Entity, Paranormal Activity, Singapore Sling, 3 Women, Toys Are Not for Children, Repulsion, Let’s Scare Jessica to Death, The Haunting of Julia, Secret Ceremony, Cutting Moments, Out of the Blue, Mademoiselle, The Piano Teacher, Possession, Antichrist and hundreds more. Prior to this ebook edition, Kier-La's highly acclaimed book has already been issued twice in hardcover and twice in paperback, garnering extensive press coverage. Endorsement including the following: “God, this woman can write, with a voice and intellect that’s so new. The truth in the most deadly unique way I’ve ever read.” – Ralph Bakshi, director of ‘Fritz the Cat’, ‘Heavy Traffic’, ‘Lord of the Rings’, etc. “Fascinating, engaging and lucidly written: an extraordinary blend of deeply researched academic analysis and revealing memoir.” – Iain Banks, author of ‘The Wasp Factory’

Satanic Panic

Author: Kier-La Janisse,Paul Corupe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781903254868

Category: Devil

Page: 368

View: 7575


In the 1980s, it seemed impossible to escape Satan's supposed influence. This percolating cultural hysteria is now known as the Satanic Panic, a period in which a fascinating cultural legacy of Satan-battling media. This book is an in-depth exploration of how a controversial culture war played out during the decade and how widespread fear of a Satanic conspiracy was illuminated and propagated through almost every culture pathway, from heavy metal to Dungeons & Dragons role playing games, Christian comics, direct-to-CHS scare films and even home computers.

The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 12

Author: Stephen Jones

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780337124

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

View: 3004


The World Fantasy Award-winning anthology series reaches its twelfth spectacular volume. Collecting around a quarter of a million words by some of the biggest names and rising stars of the genre, this latest annual showcase of all things dark and deadly includes stories and novellas by Ramsey Campbell, Dennis Etchison, Terry Lamsley, Tim Lebbon, Paul J. McAuley, Kim Newman, Michael Marshall Smith and Hollywood director Mick Garris. Also featuring the most comprehensive overview of the year, a fascinating necrology and a list of useful contacts, this is the one book that all lovers of the supematural and psychological terror will want on their shelves.

Videohound's Golden Movie Retriever 2000

Author: Martin Connors,Jim Craddock

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781578590421

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1734

View: 2819


Describes and rates more than twenty thousand videos, and provides indexes by theme, awards, actors, actresses, and directors

VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever

Author: Jim Craddock

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787657550

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1468

View: 4709


Describes and rates more than twenty thousand videos, and provides indexes by theme, awards, actors, actresses, and directors.

VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever 1999

Author: Martin Connors,Jim Craddock

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 1815

View: 1470


This comprehensive guide contains the most extensive listing of movies available on video--with 1,000 new movies, added categories, and more--plus a multitude of cross-referencing within its 13 primary indexes.

The Wife

Author: Meg Wolitzer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416584889

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 2418


Now a major motion picture starring Glenn Close in her Golden Globe–winning role! One of bestselling author Meg Wolitzer’s most beloved books—an “acerbically funny” (Entertainment Weekly) and “intelligent…portrait of deception” (The New York Times). The Wife is the story of the long and stormy marriage between a world-famous novelist, Joe Castleman, and his wife Joan, and the secret they’ve kept for decades. The novel opens just as Joe is about to receive a prestigious international award, The Helsinki Prize, to honor his career as one of America’s preeminent novelists. Joan, who has spent forty years subjugating her own literary talents to fan the flames of his career, finally decides to stop. Important and ambitious, The Wife is a sharp-eyed and compulsively readable story about a woman forced to confront the sacrifices she’s made in order to achieve the life she thought she wanted. “A rollicking, perfectly pitched triumph…Wolitzer’s talent for comedy of manners reaches a heady high” (Los Angeles Times), in this wise and candid look at the choices all men and women make—in marriage, work, and life.

Bag of Bones

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848940947

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 7296


When Mike Noonan's wife dies unexpectedly, the bestselling author suffers from writer's block. Until he is drawn to his summer home, the beautiful lakeside retreat called Sara Laughs. Here Mike finds the once familiar town in the tyrannical grip of millionaire Max Devore. Devore is hell-bent on getting custody of his deceased son's daughter and is twisting the fabric of the community to this purpose. Three year old Kyra and her young mother turn to Mike for help. And Mike finds them increasingly irresistible. But there are other more sinister forces at Sara Laughs - and Kyra can feel them too....