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Cult Telefantasy Series: A Critical Analysis

Cult Telefantasy Series: A Critical Analysis


A Critical Analysis of The Prisoner, Twin Peaks, The X-Files, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Lost, Heroes, Doctor Who and Star Trek From The Prisoner in the 1960s to the more recent Heroes and Lost, a group of television series with strong elements of fantasy have achieved cult status. Focusing on eight such series, this work analyzes their respective innovations and influences. Assessing the...   [click here for more]
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Encyclopedia of Demons in World Religions and Cultures

Encyclopedia of Demons in World Religions and Cultures


This exhaustive volume catalogs nearly three thousand demons in the mythologies and lore of virtually every ancient society and most religions. From Aamon, the demon of life and reproduction with the head of a serpent and the body of a wolf in Christian demonology, to Zu, the half-man, half-bird personification of the southern wind and thunder clouds in Sumero-Akkadian mythology, entries offer descriptions...   [click here for more]
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Horror Video Games: Essays on the Fusion of Fear and Play

Horror Video Games: Essays on the Fusion of Fear and Play


In this in-depth critical and theoretical analysis of the horror genre in video games, 14 essays explore the cultural underpinnings of horror's allure for gamers and the evolution of "survival" themes. The techniques and story effects of specific games such as Resident Evil, Call of Cthulhu, and Silent Hill are examined individually. ...   [click here for more]
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Horrors: Great Stories of Fear and Their Creators

Horrors: Great Stories of Fear and Their Creators


That notorious evening at Villa Diodati when Lord Byron challenged his contemporaries to write a ghost story, his summons brought forth a mad doctor intent on reanimation and a vampire drunk with bloodlust. The night modern horror was born was notoriously dark and stormy, as were the lives of those who wrote the most fearsome--yet beloved--tales in literature, for those so gifted were also cursed....   [click here for more]
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How Zombies Conquered Popular Culture

How Zombies Conquered Popular Culture


The Multifarious Walking Dead in the 21st Century Since the early 2000s, popular culture has experienced a "Zombie Renaissance," beginning in film and expanding into books, television, video games, theatre productions, phone apps, collectibles and toys. Zombies have become allegorical figures embodying cultural anxieties, but they also serve as models for concepts in economics, political...   [click here for more]
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Inside the Dark Tower Series

Inside the Dark Tower Series


Art, Evil and Intertextuality in the Stephen King Novels Stephen King is no stranger to the realm of literary criticism, but his most fantastic, far-reaching work has aroused little academic scrutiny. This study of King's epic Dark Tower series encompasses the career of one of the world's best-selling authors and frames him as more than a "horror writer." Four categories...   [click here for more]
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Internet Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Television Series

Internet Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Television Series


This is the first ever compilation on Internet television and provides details of 405 programs from 1998 to 2013. Each entry contains the storyline, descriptive episode listings, cast and crew lists, the official website and comments. An index of personnel and programs concludes the book. From Barry the Demon Hunter to Time Traveling Lesbian to Hamilton Carver, Zombie P.I., it is a previously...   [click here for more]
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The Buffyverse Catalog

The Buffyverse Catalog


A Complete Guide to Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel in Print, Film, Television, Comics, Games and Other Media, 1992-2010 This bibliographic guide covers the "Buffyverse"--the fictional worlds of the acclaimed television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003) and its spinoff Angel (1999-2004), as well as the original Buffy feature film of 1992. It is the largest...   [click here for more]
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The Great Monster Magazines

The Great Monster Magazines


A Critical Study of the Black and White Publications of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s This is a critical overview of monster magazines from the 1950s through the 1970s. "Monster magazine" is a blanket term to describe both magazines that focus primarily on popular horror movies and magazines that contain stories featuring monsters, both of which are illustrated in comic book...   [click here for more]
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Unraveling Resident Evil: Essays on the Complex Universe of the Games and Films

Unraveling Resident Evil: Essays on the Complex Universe of the Games and Films


Resident Evil is a multidimensional as well as multimedia universe: various books, graphic novels, games and movies (the fifth one came out in 2012) all contribute to this enormous universe. The essays written for this volume will focus on this particular zombie manifestation and its significance in popular culture. The essayists come from very different fields, so it was possible to cover a wide...   [click here for more]
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Virgin Vampires: Or, Once Upon a Time in Transylvania

Virgin Vampires: Or, Once Upon a Time in Transylvania


This blend of history and dark fantasy feasts upon vampire lore, reinventing the manner in which real-life monsters were transformed into pop culture icons by two of Ireland's great writers. Dubliners Sheridan Le Fanu and Bram Stoker travel to Transylvania where they race to save the women they love from the Countess Elizabeth Bathory. After the blood bath, Le Fanu and Stoker pose as doctors John...   [click here for more]
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Werewolves of Wisconsin and Other American Myths, Monsters and Ghosts

Werewolves of Wisconsin and Other American Myths, Monsters and Ghosts


The United States has a rich haunted history not often recounted in school. Beyond the Liberty Bell and right under the presidential noses on Mount Rushmore exists a dark and sinister world, which harbors secret creatures, beings both malevolent and benevolent, that inhabit the nation--ghosts and monsters unwilling or unable to abandon the American landscape. Hitchhike along on this transnational...   [click here for more]
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