Icons of Horror and the Supernatural: An Encyclopedia of Our by S. T. Joshi

By S. T. Joshi

Horror and the supernatural have interested humans for hundreds of years, with the various so much valuable figures showing time and again throughout time and cultures. those figures have starred within the world's most generally learn literary works, preferred motion pictures, and so much beautiful tv sequence. as a result of their recognition and effect, they've got attained iconic prestige and a distinct position within the renowned mind's eye. This booklet 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 means of a number one authority at the topic and is offered to scholars and normal 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 condo * 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. each one access discusses the imperative features of the icon and its lasting impact. integrated are illustrations, sidebars of fascinating details, and extracts from key texts. Entries checklist works for extra analyzing, and the Encyclopedia closes with a particular, normal bibliography. positive aspects and merits: * Overviews quite a lot of supernatural lore. * Entries are written via major professionals on horror and the supernatural. * considerably longer than conventional encyclopedia entries, yet now not as long or intimidating as books, the essays are definitely the right measurement for pupil examine. * Serves as a port of access and start line for college students writing papers. * Entries contain sidebars and cite works for extra analyzing. * encompasses a bibliography of significant 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 themes 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 subject matters of well known curiosity. * is helping scholars and normal readers comprehend modern movie, tv, and tradition. * helps the literature curriculum through aiding scholars relate quite often taught literary works to modern tradition.

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Jackson, and Charles Martin Smith. Roswell is a sort of semi-documentary-style, semi-fictional treatment of the famous Roswell UFO case of 1947. The story line revolves around Jesse Marcel (in real life the chief intelligence officer, in 1947, of the 509th Bomb Group at Roswell Army Air Field) returning to Roswell, New Mexico, after thirty years to attend a reunion of the 509th, with flashbacks showing Marcel’s memories from 1947. Rancher Mack Brazel (played by Dwight Yoakam) brings a boxful of strange metallic debris to town and the events begin.

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.

Then in 1974 a copyright lapse due to a clerical error placed the film in the public domain. When television stations around the country began to take advantage of the opportunity to run the film free of royalty charges, a new generation of viewers rediscovered and fell in love with it, thus transforming it into a widely beloved ‘‘holiday classic,’’ and thus rendering the supporting character of Clarence the most famous cinematic angel of them all. Over the course of subsequent decades, angels became the subject of a bona fide national obsession in the United States.

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