The Amityville Horror

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN : 1416507698
Pages : 338 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (416 users)

Download or read book The Amityville Horror written by Jay Anson and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2005-08 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides a chilling account account of the four weeks of terror experienced by an Amityville, Long Island, family after moving into a house in which a particularly gruesome mass murder had once been committed. Reissue.

The Amityville Horror

Publisher : Gallery Books
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ISBN : 1982138262
Pages : 256 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (982 users)

Download or read book The Amityville Horror written by Jay Anson and published by Gallery Books. This book was released on 2019-12-03 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “A fascinating and frightening book” (Los Angeles Times)—the bestselling true story about a house possessed by evil spirits, haunted by psychic phenomena almost too terrible to describe. In December 1975, the Lutz family moved into their new home on suburban Long Island. George and Kathleen Lutz knew that, one year earlier, Ronald DeFeo had murdered his parents, brothers, and sisters in the house, but the property—complete with boathouse and swimming pool—and the price had been too good to pass up. Twenty-eight days later, the entire Lutz family fled in terror. This is the spellbinding, shocking true story that gripped the nation about an American dream that turned into a nightmare beyond imagining—“this book will scare the hell out of you” (Kansas City Star).

The Amityville Massacre: The DeFeo Family's Nightmare (A True Crime Short)

Publisher : R. Barri Flowers
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Download or read book The Amityville Massacre: The DeFeo Family's Nightmare (A True Crime Short) written by R. Barri Flowers and published by R. Barri Flowers. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From award winning criminologist R. Barri Flowers and the bestselling author of Murder of the Banker’s Daughter and Murder at the Pencil Factory comes a riveting new historical true crime short, The Amityville Massacre: The DeFeo Family’s Nightmare. In the wee hours of the morning on November 13, 1974, shots rang out in the upscale home at 112 Ocean Avenue in Amityville, New York, a village within the town of Babylon. The house belonged to forty-three-year-old Ronald DeFeo, Sr. and his forty-two-year-old wife, Louise, who lived there with their five children, ranging in age from nine to twenty-three. The DeFeos and four of their children were shot to death, execution style, while in bed. The lone survivor of the family, Ronald “Butch” DeFeo, Jr., twenty-three, was suspected of being the shooter. The police investigation of the mass murder, the bizarre story within the story, insanity, the trial of the accused, and the aftermath, are explored in this truth is far scarier than fiction tale of darkness and horror. The case inspired The Amityville Horror movies and books, in delving into psychic phenomenon and the supernatural. The Amityville Massacre includes a complete bonus story, Murder in Bellevue: The Killing of Alan and Diane Johnson, as well as excerpts from other bestselling truce crime shorts by R. Barri Flowers. Follow the author in Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Goodreads, LibraryThing, YouTube, Flickr, Wikipedia, and www.rbarriflowers.net and www.rbarriflowers.com.

The A to Z of Horror Cinema

Publisher : Scarecrow Press
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ISBN : 9780810870505
Pages : 432 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (87 users)

Download or read book The A to Z of Horror Cinema written by Peter Hutchings and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2009-09-02 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Horror is one of the most enduring and controversial of all cinematic genres. Horror films range from the subtle and the poetic to the graphic and the gory but what links them all is their ability to frighten, disturb, shock, provoke, delight, irritate, amuse, and bemuse audiences. Horror's capacity to serve as an outlet to capture the changing patterns of our fears and anxieties has ensured not only its notoriety but also its long-term survival and its international popularity. Above all, however, it is the audience's continual desire to experience new frights and evermore-horrifying sights that continue to make films like The Exorcist, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, Night of the Living Dead, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Psycho, Ringu, and The Shining captivate viewers. The A to Z of Horror Cinema traces the development of horror cinema from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries. Entries cover all the major movie villains, including Frankenstein and his monster, the vampire, the werewolf, the mummy, the zombie, the ghost, and the serial killer; the film directors, producers, writers, actors, cinematographers, make-up artists, special effects technicians, and composers who have helped to shape horror history; significant production companies and the major films that have come to stand as milestones in the development of the horror genre; and the different national traditions in horror cinema as well as horror's most popular themes, formats, conventions, and cycles.

Historical Dictionary of Horror Cinema

Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN : 1538102447
Pages : 446 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (538 users)

Download or read book Historical Dictionary of Horror Cinema written by Peter Hutchings and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2017-11-22 with total page 446 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Historical Dictionary of Horror Cinema traces the development of the genre from its beginnings to the present. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries.

Jealous Rage: Stunning True Tales of Intimates, Passion, and Murder (Volume 1)

Publisher : R. Barri Flowers
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Download or read book Jealous Rage: Stunning True Tales of Intimates, Passion, and Murder (Volume 1) written by R. Barri Flowers and published by R. Barri Flowers. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From R. Barri Flowers, award-winning criminologist and the bestselling author of Murder at the Pencil Factory, Murder Chronicles, Murder During the Chicago World’s Fair, Serial Killer Couples, and The Sex Slave Murders, comes the gripping historical true crime anthology, Jealous Rage: Stunning True Tales of Intimates, Passion, and Murder (Volume 1). Each chapter will chronicle a riveting, real life, age-old murder case involving jealousy, betrayal, and homicidal fury between spouses, lovers, and others caught in the fatal crossfire, and justice being served or not. Chapter 1: Murder of the U.S. Attorney: Congressman Sickles’ Crime of Passion in 1859 Chapter 2: Murder of the Doctor’s Wife: The 1867 Crimes of Bridget Durgan Chapter 3: Murder of the French Lover: The Killing of Madame Lassimonne in 1892 Chapter 4: Murderess on the Loose: The 1922 Hammer Wrath of Clara Phillips Chapter 5: Killer of Her Husband’s Secretary: The 1935 Love Triangle Ire of Etta Reisman Chapter 6: Murdered by the King of Western Swing: The Beating Death of Ella Mae Cooley in 1961 Chapter 7: Murder of the Horse Trainer’s Rival: The 1978 Bitter Breakup of Buddy Jacobson and the Model Chapter 8: Murder of a Star Quarterback in 2009: The Tragic Tale of Steve McNair and Sahel Kazemi Bonus material includes two complete and captivating historical true crime shorts, The Amityville Massacre: The DeFeo Family's Nightmare, and Missing or Murdered: The Disappearance of Agnes Tufverson; as well as excerpts from the author’s bestselling books The Sex Slave Murders: The True Story of Serial Killers Gerald & Charlene Gallego; The Dreadful Acts of Jack the Ripper and Other True Tales of Serial Murder and Prostitutes; Murder During the Chicago World's Fair: The Killing of Little Emma Werner; and Murders in the United States: Crimes, Killers, and Victims of the Twentieth Century.

Horror Films of the 1970s

Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 9780786491568
Pages : 684 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (491 users)

Download or read book Horror Films of the 1970s written by John Kenneth Muir and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2012-11-22 with total page 684 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The seventies were a decade of groundbreaking horror films: The Exorcist, Carrie, and Halloween were three. This detailed filmography covers these and 225 more. Section One provides an introduction and a brief history of the decade. Beginning with 1970 and proceeding chronologically by year of its release in the United States, Section Two offers an entry for each film. Each entry includes several categories of information: Critical Reception (sampling both ’70s and later reviews), Cast and Credits, P.O.V., (quoting a person pertinent to that film’s production), Synopsis (summarizing the film’s story), Commentary (analyzing the film from Muir’s perspective), Legacy (noting the rank of especially worthy ’70s films in the horror pantheon of decades following). Section Three contains a conclusion and these five appendices: horror film clichés of the 1970s, frequently appearing performers, memorable movie ads, recommended films that illustrate how 1970s horror films continue to impact the industry, and the 15 best genre films of the decade as chosen by Muir.

Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2006

Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
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ISBN : 9780740755385
Pages : 1052 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (755 users)

Download or read book Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2006 written by Roger Ebert and published by Andrews McMeel Publishing. This book was released on 2005-11 with total page 1052 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents detailed descriptions and reviews of virtually every movie that has opened nationally over the past year, reports from the major film festivals, interviews with important movie figures, and essays on the movie world.

Behind the Horror

Publisher : Dorling Kindersley Ltd
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ISBN : 0241478235
Pages : 309 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (241 users)

Download or read book Behind the Horror written by Lee Mellor and published by Dorling Kindersley Ltd. This book was released on 2020-07-16 with total page 309 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Uncover the twisted tales that inspired the big screen's greatest screams. Which case of demonic possession inspired The Exorcist? What horrifying front-page story generated the idea for A Nightmare on Elm Street? Which film was based on the infamous skin-wearing murderer Ed Gein? Unearth the terrifying and true tales behind some of the scariest Horror movies to ever haunt our screens, including the Enfield poltergeist case that was retold in The Conjuring 2 and the serial killers who inspired Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs. Behind the Horror dissects these and other bizarre tales to reveal haunting real-life stories of abduction, disappearance, murder, and exorcism.

The Ghost in the Image

Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 0190065761
Pages : 169 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (19 users)

Download or read book The Ghost in the Image written by Cecilia Sayad and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2021 with total page 169 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The Ghost in the Image offers a new take on the place that supernatural phenomena occupy in everyday life by examining the horror genre in fiction, documentary and participative modes. The book covers a variety of media: spirit photography, ghost-hunting reality shows, documentary and fiction films based on the Amityville and Enfield hauntings, found-footage horror movies, experiential cinema, survival games, and creepypasta. These works transform our interest in ghosts into an interactive form of entertainment. Through a transmedial approach to horror, this book investigates our expectations about the ability of photography and video to work as evidence. A historical examination of technology's role in at once showing and forging truths invites questions about our investment in its powers, which is pertinent to the so-called post-fact scenario. Behind our obsession with documenting everyday life lies the hope that our cameras will reveal something extraordinary. The obsessive search for ghosts in the image, however, shows that the desire to find them is matched by the pleasure of calling a hoax"--

American Mass Murderers

Publisher : Lulu.com
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ISBN : 1312961406
Pages : 694 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (312 users)

Download or read book American Mass Murderers written by Valrie Plaza and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2015-03-02 with total page 694 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: American Mass Murderers collects nearly 700 pages of information about the most notorious killers in America, as well as some of the lesser-known murderers.

Murder and Menace: Riveting True Crime Tales (Vol. 1)

Publisher : R. Barri Flowers
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Pages : 180 pages
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Download or read book Murder and Menace: Riveting True Crime Tales (Vol. 1) written by R. Barri Flowers and published by R. Barri Flowers. This book was released on 2017-01-13 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: R. Barri Flowers, award-winning criminologist and the bestselling author of Serial Killers & Prostitutes and The Sex Slave Murders, brings together seven of his best previously published true crime stories in a single volume for the first time in this gripping collection. Murder at the Pencil Factory: The Killing of Mary Phagan is a more than a century old tale of child murder, anti-Semitism, racism, and mob violence. Dead at the Saddleworth Moor: The Crimes of Serial Killers Ian Brady & Myra Hindley tells the shocking story of dark fantasies, pornography, rape, and murder in Northern England. The Amityville Massacre: The DeFeo Family's Nightmare is the harrowing real life tale of a mass family murder, by one of their own, in Amityville, New York. Missing or Murdered: The Disappearance of Agnes Tufverson is a puzzling historical mystery involving an attractive New York attorney and her husband, who was a Yugoslav army captain, and a ship bound for Europe but missing a passenger. The Scarborough Rapist: The Vile Crimes of Killers Paul Bernardo & Karla Homolka tells the disturbing tale of a Canadian serial killer couple, rape, and sibling murder. The Pickaxe Killers: The Chilling Tale of Karla Faye Tucker & Daniel Garrett is a frightening story of how vengeance and drug use led to a vicious double murder in Houston, Texas. The Sunset Strip Killers: The Story of Douglas Clark & Carol Mary Bundy is a dark tale of fantasies, prostitution, kidnapping, and serial murder in Hollywood, California. Also included is a bonus excerpt from the author's bestselling true crime book, Serial Killers and Prostitutes, which includes tales on such killers as Jack the Ripper, the Edmonton Serial Killer, Aileen Wuornos, and Kendall Francois. A second bonus is the complete mystery short story, Target of a Killer, that readers are sure to find riveting.

The Amityville Horror II

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ISBN : 9780446300292
Pages : 396 pages
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Download or read book The Amityville Horror II written by John G. Jones and published by . This book was released on 1982 with total page 396 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Serial Killers at the Movies

Publisher : Ad Lib Publishers Ltd
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ISBN : 1913543773
Pages : 159 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (913 users)

Download or read book Serial Killers at the Movies written by Christopher Berry-Dee and published by Ad Lib Publishers Ltd. This book was released on 2020-11-12 with total page 159 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The depraved crimes of both real and imagined serial killers and mass murderers have long transfixed us in newspapers and books, but perhaps nowhere more so than on the big screen. Films such as Silence of the Lambs, Psycho and Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer have not only reached huge audiences but also allowed us into the minds of society’s most disturbed individuals. Bestselling author, Christopher Berry-Dee, talks to the serial killers whose wicked stories have most thrilled and fascinated us at the movies and, through far-ranging and disturbing interviews, he tells the stories of the mass murderers who provided the inspiration for some of cinema’s most shocking films. Serial Killers at the Movies takes the reader on an uncomfortable and truly dark journey into a lurid world of murder and deviancy.

Horror Films FAQ

Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
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ISBN : 1480366811
Pages : 392 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (48 users)

Download or read book Horror Films FAQ written by John Kenneth Muir and published by Hal Leonard Corporation. This book was released on 2013-08-01 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: (FAQ). Horror Films FAQ explores a century of ghoulish and grand horror cinema, gazing at the different characters, situations, settings, and themes featured in the horror film, from final girls, monstrous bogeymen, giant monsters and vampires to the recent torture porn and found footage formats. The book remembers the J-Horror remake trend of the 2000s, and examines the oft-repeated slasher format popularized by John Carpenter's Halloween (1978) and Friday the 13th (1980). After an introduction positioning the horror film as an important and moral voice in the national dialogue, the book explores the history of horror decade by decade, remembering the women's liberation horrors of the 1970s, the rubber reality films of the late 1980s, the serial killers of the 1990s, and the xenophobic terrors of the 9/11 age. Horror Films FAQ also asks what it means when animals attack in such films as The Birds (1963) or Jaws (1975), and considers the moral underpinnings of rape-and-revenge movies, such as I Spit on Your Grave (1978) and Irreversible (2002). The book features numerous photographs from the author's extensive personal archive, and also catalogs the genre's most prominent directors.

America's Secret Government

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ISBN : 1794829040
Pages : 226 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (794 users)

Download or read book America's Secret Government written by Scott Barry and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2019-12-25 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: America's Secret Government is an archive of hightechharassment.com and how state power will always win and do whatever it can to destroy you if you wrong think in society, ever been honeypotted in a hotel and been told by the guard after spotting the LED's about Secret Courts based on the District of London/Columbia or the Act of 1871 where we are a corporation in the USA, plus in other countries such as Canada the CSIS gladly overvolts your stuff without a warrant, in the USA we have Direted SCALAR for that. We all have Cestui Que Vie 1666 Act accounts while born on earth and go by UCC Code which is based on Vatican Roman Law. One World Government and Fiat Usury Currency is nothing new, Martians Started the God Myth, Zionism/Freemasonry/Jewish & Italian Crime Networks run us, 95% of LES is Freemasonry based.

American Hauntings: The True Stories behind Hollywood's Scariest Movies—from The Exorcist to The Conjuring

Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 1440839697
Pages : 172 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (44 users)

Download or read book American Hauntings: The True Stories behind Hollywood's Scariest Movies—from The Exorcist to The Conjuring written by Robert E. Bartholomew and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2015-06-19 with total page 172 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This work provides an accurate, in-depth examination and scientific evaluation of the most famous hauntings in American history as depicted in popular films and television programs. • Supplies a balanced approach to the subject of the paranormal and social psychology that explores both sides of the issue and evaluates the evidence as a scientist would • Examines subject matter that is of universal, natural interest to students, teachers, and the general public, and supplies interdisciplinary coverage of religion, history, sociology, social psychology, folklore, critical thinking, pseudoscience, and media/film studies • Provides an ideal resource for students writing reports and research papers