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Nightmare Fuel

By Nina Nesseth
  • ISBN Code: : 1250765226
  • Publisher : Tor Nightfire
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Performing Arts
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  • Pdf : nightmare-fuel.pdf

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Nightmare Fuel by Nina Nesseth is a pop-science look at fear, how and why horror films get under our skin, and why we keep coming back for more. Do you like scary movies? Have you ever wondered why? Nina Nesseth knows what scares you. She also knows why. In Nightmare Fuel, Nesseth explores the strange and often unexpected science of fear through the lenses of psychology and physiology. How do horror films get under our skin? What about them keeps us up at night, even days later? And why do we keep coming back for more? Horror films promise an experience: fear. From monsters that hide in plain sight to tension-building scores, every aspect of a horror film is crafted to make your skin crawl. But how exactly do filmmakers pull this off? The truth is, there’s more to it than just loud noises and creepy images. With the affection of a true horror fan and the critical analysis of a scientist, Nesseth explains how audiences engage horror with both their brains and bodies, and teases apart the elements that make horror films tick. Nightmare Fuel covers everything from jump scares to creature features, serial killers to the undead, and the fears that stick around to those that fade over time. With in-depth discussions and spotlight features of some of horror’s most popular films—from classics like The Exorcist to modern hits like Hereditary—and interviews with directors, film editors, composers, and horror academics, Nightmare Fuel is a deep dive into the science of fear, a celebration of the genre, and a survival guide for going to bed after the credits roll. “An invaluable resource, a history of the horror genre, a love letter to the scary movie—it belongs on any horror reader’s bookshelf.” —Lisa Kröger, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Monster, She Wrote At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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Ever played with monster blood? Slipped into a werewolf skin suit recently? Or discovered a ghost living next door? How about ventriloquist dummies? Have any warm and cozy feelings about those creepy little things? Didn’t think so. In 1995, R.L. Stine’s best-selling children’s horror stories were brought to the small screen with the live-action Goosebumps television series. The Canadian and American co-production ran for four seasons and in that time spawned quite a few nightmares. Grab this book and join me as we pop some popcorn, refill our drinks, and flick that old TV back on to reminisce and examine in depth all 74 episodes of the series. Featur- ing critical analysis and exclusive interviews with the brains behind the series, this is the book you’ve been waiting for if you have a fear of Slappy, gnomes, killer plants, giant ants, or vampire sponges! Does the show hold up after all these years? What creepy, twisted memories will be dredged up in your subconscious as we pull back the haunted mask on the series? There’s only one way to find out, but I must warn you that nary a plot hole or awkward moment will be forgiven! One thing’s for certain, you’re in for a scare... JOSE PRENDES was born 42,308 years from now. He became the first Chrononaut (time traveler in layman terms), and was deposited in the early 2000s. Stuck in our time stream due to a malfunctioning glorp engine, Jose decided to re-focus his energies into entertainment. Since his stranding, he has written and directed five films, including 2012's The Haunting of Whaley House and 2015's Blood Brothers. He has published multiple books, in fiction and non-fiction, including The Are You Afraid Of The Dark Campfire Companion available through BearManor Media. He has also managed to father two children, Abby and Remy, who are unaware of their father's time-twisting origin story. Jose's wife, Jessica, is aware, but she is an alien, so it's cool. Meanwhile, his alter-ego, Master Chaos, is sharing his movie knowledge daily on Youtube. Now that you have read this, you have instantly become ten times smarter!

HAPPS: An AFK Book (Five Nights at Freddy's: Tales from the Pizzaplex #2))

By Scott Cawthon,Elley Cooper,Andrea Waggener
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Book Code : 1338831704
  • Total of Pages : 207
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 819
  • Pdf File: happs.pdf

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Five Nights at Freddy's fans won't want to miss this collection of three chilling stories that will haunt even the bravest FNAF player... Have you ever wanted something badly, even though you shouldn’t? . . . Steve’s dreams of a video game programming career and starting a family lead him to take a job that seems too good to be true. Aiden and Jace can’t resist scaring some young kids in the tube maze of Freddy Fazbear’s Mega Pizzaplex. And all Billy wants is to become the perfect ideal of what he knows he really is—an animatronic. But in the world of Five Nights at Freddy's, be careful what you wish for . . . In this second volume, Five Nights at Freddy's creator Scott Cawthon spins three sinister novella-length tales from uncharted corners of his series' canon. Readers beware: This collection of terrifying tales is enough to rattle even the most hardened Five Nights at Freddy's fans.

Surfaces and Essences

By Douglas R Hofstadter,Emmanuel Sander
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Book Code : 0465021581
  • Total of Pages : 592
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 552
  • Pdf File: surfaces-and-essences.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Analogy is the core of all thinking. This is the simple but unorthodox premise that Pulitzer Prize -- winning author Douglas Hofstadter and French psychologist Emmanuel Sander defend in their new work. Hofstadter has been grappling with the mysteries of human thought for over thirty years. Now, with his trademark wit and special talent for making complex ideas vivid, he has partnered with Sander to put forth a highly novel perspective on cognition. We are constantly faced with a swirling and intermingling multitude of ill-defined situations. Our brain's job is to try to make sense of this unpredictable, swarming chaos of stimuli. How does it do so? The ceaseless hail of input triggers analogies galore, helping us to pinpoint the essence of what is going on. Often this means the spontaneous evocation of words, sometimes idioms, sometimes the triggering of nameless, long-buried memories. Why did two-year-old Camille proudly exclaim, "I undressed the banana!"? Why do people who hear a story often blurt out, "Exactly the same thing happened to me!" when it was a completely different event? How do we recognize an aggressive driver from a split-second glance in our rearview mirror? What in a friend's remark triggers the offhand reply, "That's just sour grapes"? What did Albert Einstein see that made him suspect that light consists of particles when a century of research had driven the final nail in the coffin of that long-dead idea? The answer to all these questions, of course, is analogy-making -- the meat and potatoes, the heart and soul, the fuel and fire, the gist and the crux, the lifeblood and the wellsprings of thought. Analogy-making, far from happening at rare intervals, occurs at all moments, defining thinking from top to toe, from the tiniest and most fleeting thoughts to the most creative scientific insights. Like Gö, Escher, Bach before it, Surfaces and Essences will profoundly enrich our understanding of our own minds. By plunging the reader into an extraordinary variety of colorful situations involving language, thought, and memory, by revealing bit by bit the constantly churning cognitive mechanisms normally completely hidden from view, and by discovering in them one central, invariant core -- the incessant, unconscious quest for strong analogical links to past experiences -- this book puts forth a radical and deeply surprising new vision of the act of thinking.

The Dream Interpretation Dictionary

By J.M. DeBord
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Visible Ink Press
  • Book Code : 1578596572
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 883
  • Pdf File: the-dream-interpretation-dictionary.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Unravels dream symbols and their meanings What do reoccurring dreams reveal? What's the purpose of nightmares—and can they be stopped? Why do some people show up in dreams? Are some dreams actually warnings? Going beyond superficial explanations, The Dream Interpretation Dictionary: Symbols, Signs and Meanings brings a deep and rich understanding to a variety of images, signs, and symbols. It considers the context to help anyone complete their own personal jigsaw puzzle. It provides the tools to allow anyone to sort through possible connections and to make sense of their dreams. From entries ranging from “Abandonment” to “Zoo,” this massive tome analyzes sex dreams, money dreams, dreams of falling, running, or paralysis and much, much more. It brings profound insights to thousands of dream messages. It shows what to look for and what to ignore and teaches how to master dream interpretation. Examples of symbols are given. The complexity and context of a dream are explored. Signs and their meanings are illustrated. Illuminating the intelligence of dreams, decoding clues, explaining symbols, and revealing the universal meanings of each as well as their subtler associations, The Dream Interpretation Dictionary: Symbols, Signs, and Meanings explores the messages delivered by the unconscious mind during sleep. It examines how dreams connect to daily life. It shows how dreams can lead to deeper understanding and self-awareness. Also included are a helpful bibliography and an extensive index, adding to the book’s usefulness.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

By Hunter S. Thompson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 030774406X
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 991
  • Pdf File: fear-and-loathing-in-las-vegas.pdf

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50th Anniversary Edition • With an introduction by Caity Weaver, acclaimed New York Times journalist This cult classic of gonzo journalism is the best chronicle of drug-soaked, addle-brained, rollicking good times ever committed to the printed page. It is also the tale of a long weekend road trip that has gone down in the annals of American pop culture as one of the strangest journeys ever undertaken. Also a major motion picture directed by Terry Gilliam, starring Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro.

Witches on the Road Tonight

By Sheri Holman
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Book Code : 0802195970
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 746
  • Pdf File: witches-on-the-road-tonight.pdf

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“This richly layered novel” from the acclaimed author of The Dress Lodger explores Americana, witchcraft, love, and betrayal (People, starred review). As a child growing up in Depression-era rural Virginia, Eddie Alley’s quiet life is rooted in the rumors of his mother’s witchcraft. But when an outsider violently disrupts the spell of his mother’s unorthodox life, Eddie is inspired to pursue a future beyond the confines of his dead-end town. He leaves for New York and becomes a television horror-movie presenter beloved for his kitschy comedy. When he opens his family’s door to a homeless teenager working as an intern at the TV station, the boy’s presence not only awakens something in Eddie, but also in his twelve-year-old daughter, Wallis, who has begun to feel a strange kinship to her notorious grandmother. As the ghost stories of one generation infiltrate the next, Wallis and Eddie grapple with the sins of the past in this gripping novel that “explores the dark vein of magic that runs just beneath our real lives” (The New York Times Book Review). “Holman is a master of the miniature. She uses tiny, achingly accurate details to bring each moment to life on the page; her sentences sing . . . [her] most ambitious and successful yet.” —People, starred review “Holman has an imagination that is both capacious and meticulous, and by turns somber and antic . . . Witches on the Road Tonight is a path into her work that beckons, with strange lights and mysterious apparitions.” —Jane Smiley, Los Angeles Review of Books “Mysterious, beautiful, and immediately engrossing . . . A tour de force of meticulous research brought urgently to life by headlong, transporting prose.” —Jennifer Egan, author of Manhattan Beach and A Visit From the Goon Squad

The Iron Sword

By Julie Kagawa
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 0369705645
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 238
  • Pdf File: the-iron-sword.pdf

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As Evenfall nears, the stakes grow ever higher for those in Faery… Banished from the Winter Court for daring to fall in love, Prince Ash achieved the impossible and journeyed to the End of the World to earn a soul and keep his vow to always stand beside Queen Meghan of the Iron Fey. Now he faces even more incomprehensible odds. Their son, King Keirran of the Forgotten, is missing. Something more ancient than the courts of Faery and more evil than anything Ash has faced in a millennium is rising as Evenfall approaches. And if Ash and his allies cannot stop it, the chaos that has begun to divide the world will shatter it for eternity. THE IRON FEY: EVENFALL The Iron Raven The Iron Sword THE IRON FEY: The Iron King The Iron Daughter The Iron Queen The Iron Knight The Iron Prince The Iron Traitor The Iron Warrior Novellas: Shadow’s Legacy (Evenfall #0.5)

Supernatural - Cold Fire

By John Passarella
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Titan Books (US, CA)
  • Book Code : 1781166765
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 902
  • Pdf File: supernatural-cold-fire.pdf

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When a gruesome murder takes place in Braden Heights, Indiana, the local authorities suspect the disemboweled and eyeless corpse is the result of an animal attack. But when another body is discovered, the eyes gouged out, Sam, Dean and Castiel start looking for connections between the victims­—and discover both men were soon-to-be fathers. As the boys hunt the killer, they unearth the town’s troubled past, and secrets some would prefer stay buried forever. A brand-new Supernatural novel, set during season 10, that reveals a previously unseen adventure for the Winchester brothers, from the hit CW series!

Legend of the Mighty Sparrow

By Bryan Fletcher
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1504956893
  • Total of Pages : 548
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 849
  • Pdf File: legend-of-the-mighty-sparrow.pdf

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Bonnies greatest fears have come true: unemployed, homeless, bankrupt, as well as alienated from family and friends. In a desperate effort to salvage her life, she flees California in search of long-lost New York girlfriends. However, she soon discovers them trapped in a complex real -estate scam, as one of them purchased a rundown Gilded Age mansion at the edge of a remote as well as fiercely disputed forest, a place with a reputation; people enter and mysteriously return unfit to live. Unknown to them, this remote forest represents a truly great real-world experiment of the bizarre and grotesque, a neologic syncretism, a frontier without pesky checks and balances, the darker side of free enterprise, the side of obsession and addiction, a brave new world, and a place controlled by powerful special interests too big to fail, controlled by the ultimate insiders, who seem hell bent on a leap fifty years ahead of the competition, in search of pure profit and tremendous control over the world economic system. So they obsessively tinker with nature and ignore the fundamental rules, a tyranny of small decisions, and this great experiment goes wrong, and these ultimate insiders create a magnificent freak, a true techno glory, and yet a serious affront to nature, a gross mockery of nature law, as well as sick abomination associated with a dystopia, and creature or thing far ahead of everyone, beyond foresight, and before black site powers-that-be realize the full potential and implications, and the device gains control over the creator.

Stuff You Should Know

By Josh Clark,Chuck Bryant
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Book Code : 1250268516
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 821
  • Pdf File: stuff-you-should-know.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From the duo behind the massively successful and award-winning podcast Stuff You Should Know comes an unexpected look at things you thought you knew. Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant started the podcast Stuff You Should Know back in 2008 because they were curious—curious about the world around them, curious about what they might have missed in their formal educations, and curious to dig deeper on stuff they thought they understood. As it turns out, they aren't the only curious ones. They've since amassed a rabid fan base, making Stuff You Should Know one of the most popular podcasts in the world. Armed with their inquisitive natures and a passion for sharing, they uncover the weird, fascinating, delightful, or unexpected elements of a wide variety of topics. The pair have now taken their near-boundless "whys" and "hows" from your earbuds to the pages of a book for the first time—featuring a completely new array of subjects that they’ve long wondered about and wanted to explore. Each chapter is further embellished with snappy visual material to allow for rabbit-hole tangents and digressions—including charts, illustrations, sidebars, and footnotes. Follow along as the two dig into the underlying stories of everything from the origin of Murphy beds, to the history of facial hair, to the psychology of being lost. Have you ever wondered about the world around you, and wished to see the magic in everyday things? Come get curious with Stuff You Should Know. With Josh and Chuck as your guide, there’s something interesting about everything (...except maybe jackhammers).