Halloween Carnival

Author: Kealan Patrick Burke,Ray Garton,Bev Vincent,C.A. Suleiman
Publisher: Hydra
ISBN: 0399182063
Category: Fiction
Page: 156
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Kealan Patrick Burke, Ray Garton, Bev Vincent, C. A. Suleiman, and Paul Melniczek treat readers to some spooky tricks with a hair-raising assemblage of tales gathered together by author, editor, and master of the macabre Brian James Freeman. THE MANNEQUIN CHALLENGE by Kealan Patrick Burke For some, office parties are the highlight of the season. For others, they can paralyze with dread. Theo is determined not to let his anxiety stop him from attending—though maybe he’s right to be afraid. ACROSS THE TRACKS by Ray Garton The candy’s always better on the other side of town, even if it means crossing paths with bullies. But a rich house with an unlocked door might just be too good to be true. . . . THE HALLOWEEN TREE by Bev Vincent Every town has one: a house or a field or an old tree that just gives off a bad vibe. Of course, those feelings are just silly superstition, nothing to take seriously. Right? PUMPKIN EATER by C. A. Suleiman Peter loves Halloween—almost as much as he hates his wife. Luckily, his favorite holiday presents an opportunity to fix his problem. After all, putting his wife in her place should be as easy as pie. WHEN THE LEAVES FALL by Paul Melniczek Haverville always seemed like a typical town to me: a place where people work hard, and no one ever really leaves. Until the night I went to Graver’s Farm—and discovered what Haverwille was really hiding.

Halloween Carnival

Author: Richard Chizmar,Lisa Tuttle,Norman Prentiss,Kevin Quigley, Ph.D.
Publisher: Hydra
ISBN: 0399181059
Category: Fiction
Page: 176
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Richard Chizmar, Lisa Tuttle, Norman Prentiss, Kevin Quigley, and Peter Straub unmask monsters hiding in plain sight in an anthology of heart-pounding short fiction assembled by horror author and editor Brian James Freeman. DEVIL’S NIGHT by Richard Chizmar You’ve read about what happened that night. What you don’t know is the true extent of the damage. The papers got it wrong—and the truth is so much worse than you thought. THE LAST DARE by Lisa Tuttle Elaine hasn’t been back to her hometown in years. The house she lived in is gone. The tower house isn’t—nor are the stories of the fate that befalls whoever dares to go there. THE HALLOWEEN BLEED by Norman Prentiss People think there’s some sort of mystical power that allows enchantments and witchcraft to come to life on Halloween night. But real magic obeys no calendar—and true evil strikes whenever it’s least expected. SWING by Kevin Quigley In Hollywood, everyone lives forever. At least that’s what I used to think . . . before Jessica. But no one seems to live long when they’re around me. PORK PIE HAT by Peter Straub When it comes to jazz, there are players, and there are legends. “Hat” was a legend. His real name didn’t even matter. Still, he had his secrets—secrets best left buried in the past.

Crossdressing in Context, Vol. 4 Transgender & Religion

Author: Ph. D. G. G. Bolich
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0615253563
Category: Psychology
Page: 521
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Much debate exists over the proper religious perspective on transgender realities and people. This volume examines transgender in the major world religions. Extensive consideration is given to Christianity, including the arguments presented both against transgender behaviors and by supporters of transgender people. Religions covered include Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto, and indigenous religions such as Native American religions of the United States.

Carnival of Souls

Author: Nancy Holder
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416934316
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 320
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SOMETHING WICKED EVIL THIS WAY COMES. There's something troubling about Professor Caligari's Traveling Carnival. Perhaps it's that no one can recall the arrival of its hard-to-miss caravan of old-style wagons, countless performers, and horse-drawn carts. Maybe it's the creepy calliope music that tirelessly beckons visitors. Let's face it, an enigma that chooses Sunnydale nearly guarantees it's up to more than wholesome family entertainment. After a visit to the carnival's Hall of Mirrors, a once-shy pair of homely sophomore twins parades the halls of Sunnydale High like diva supermodels on a runway. Intuiting the twins' abrupt personality change as more than a self-confidence boost, Buffy -- joined by Angel, Giles, and the rest of the Scoobies -- decides to investigate the suspicious carnival firsthand. But soon it's apparent that the price of admission is higher than she imagined. Those who enter the carnival's attractions exit...changed. Each of the gang soon shows extreme displays of vice. Willow is wracked with envy. Cordelia's greed consumes her. Xander unleashes his gluttony. Angel reveals a lusty new persona. And a dark anger rises in Giles. But it's Buffy's now-blinding pride that threatens to overpower her, and in the process destroy those she loves....

The Halloween Encyclopedia

Author: Lisa Morton
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Category: Reference
Page: 232
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Offers an alphabetical listing of topics relating to Halloween, including bobbing for apples, mumming, and witches.

The American Stud Book

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Horses
Page: N.A
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Containing full pedigree of all the imported thorough-bred stallions and mares, with their produce.

Portal Through Time

Author: Alice Henderson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416948810
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 352
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Buffy thought she'd finished the Master when she dusted him. But in Sunnydale things have a way of coming back. . . . The Master may be dead, but he is not forgotten. One of the vampire lord's devotees sets out to alter the past so that he can resurrect the Master without Buffy's meddling. When he conjures up a portal to transport his minions through time, the vampires are poised to murder the most powerful slayers in history! It is up to the Scoobies to stop the Master's followers before they break the chain of slayers. Giles, Xander, Willow, and Buffy pursue the vamps back in time through the portal to save the slayers of the past. They must track the bloodsuckers from the French Revolution to the American Civil War without getting detected -- or worse! But you can't change the past without changing the present. . . .


Author: Stephanie Garber
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 3492965784
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 400
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Scarlett sehnte sich schon immer danach, das Festival Caraval zu besuchen. Es verspricht die magische Erfüllung von Wünschen, Abenteuern und Freiheit. Doch Scarletts Vater verbietet seinen Töchtern, die Heimat zu verlassen. Caraval erscheint unerreichbar – bis Scarlett von ihrer Schwester Donatella und dem geheimnisvollen Julian entführt wird, die ihr den Eintritt zum Festival ermöglichen. Scarlett fühlt sich am Ziel ihrer Träume. Aber als sie Caraval betritt, beginnt sie zu zweifeln. Etwas Dunkles und Geheimnisvolles umgibt diese Welt. Räume verändern auf magische Weise ihre Größe, Brücken führen plötzlich an andere Orte und verborgene Falltüren zeigen Scarlett den Weg in finstere Tunnel, in denen Realität und Zauber nicht mehr voneinander zu unterscheiden sind. Und als ihre Schwester verschwindet, muss Scarlett feststellen, dass sich ein furchtbares Geheimnis hinter Caraval verbirgt ...

War, Politics and Superheroes

Ethics and Propaganda in Comics and Film
Author: Marc DiPaolo
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786485796
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 342
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Superhero adventure comics have a long history of commenting upon American public opinion and government policy, and the surge in the popularity of comics since the events of September 11, 2001, ensures their continued relevance. This critical text examines the seventy-year history of comic book superheroes on film and in comic books and their reflections of the politics of their time. Superheroes addressed include Batman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, Superman, the Fantastic Four and the X-Men, and topics covered include American wars, conflicts, and public policy. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 4: Myth, Manners, and Memory
Author: Charles Reagan Wilson
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 146961670X
Category: Reference
Page: 320
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This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture addresses the cultural, social, and intellectual terrain of myth, manners, and historical memory in the American South. Evaluating how a distinct southern identity has been created, recreated, and performed through memories that blur the line between fact and fiction, this volume paints a broad, multihued picture of the region seen through the lenses of belief and cultural practice. The 95 entries here represent a substantial revision and expansion of the material on historical memory and manners in the original edition. They address such matters as myths and memories surrounding the Old South and the Civil War; stereotypes and traditions related to the body, sexuality, gender, and family (such as debutante balls and beauty pageants); institutions and places associated with historical memory (such as cemeteries, monuments, and museums); and specific subjects and objects of myths, including the Confederate flag and Graceland. Together, they offer a compelling portrait of the "southern way of life" as it has been imagined, lived, and contested.

The Best Of SNAFU

Military Horror
Author: Jeremy Robinson,Jonathan Maberry
Publisher: Festa
ISBN: 3865526144
Category: Fiction
Page: 380
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The Best of SNAFU - Herausgegeben von Geoff Brown & Amanda J. Spedding Situation Normal, All Fucked Up! Höllische Mutationen drehen durch. Soldaten reisen durch die Zeit und kämpfen mit futuristischen Waffen gegen Außerirdische. Ein Sondereinsatz gegen Riesenwürmer. Der Horror der Zombie-Apokalypse ... Du hast keine Chance. Also kämpfe! Eine Auswahl der besten Storys aus der SNAFU-Reihe. U. a. erzählen die Bestsellerautoren Jonathan Maberry und Jeremy Robinson über Joe Ledger und das Chess Team mit Jack Sigler. Tim Miller (Regisseur von DEADPOOL): »Diese Autoren haben es echt drauf!

Dark Screams: Volume Four

Author: Clive Barker,Ed Gorman,Heather Graham
Publisher: Hydra
ISBN: 0804176647
Category: Fiction
Page: 102
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Clive Barker, Heather Graham, Lisa Morton, Ray Garton, and Ed Gorman lead readers down a twisted labyrinth of terror, horror, and suspense in Dark Screams: Volume Four, from Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar of the revered Cemetery Dance Publications. THE DEPARTED by Clive Barker On All Hallows’ Eve, a dead and disembodied mother yearns to touch her young son one last time. But will making contact destroy them both? CREATURE FEATURE by Heather Graham What could be better publicity for a horror convention than an honest-to-goodness curse? It’s only after lights out that the hype—and the Jack the Ripper mannequin—starts to feel a little too real. THE NEW WAR by Lisa Morton Mike Carson is a war hero and a decorated vet. He doesn’t deserve to be trapped in a hospital with some black thing sitting on his chest as patients die all around him. His only hope is to take out the nurse—before it’s his turn. SAMMY COMES HOME by Ray Garton It’s what every family prays for: a lost pet returning home. But when Sammy, the Hale family sheepdog, appears on their doorstep, he brings back something no parent would ever wish upon his or her child. THE BRASHER GIRL by Ed Gorman Cindy Marie Brasher is the prettiest girl in the Valley, and Spence just has to have her. Unfortunately, Cindy has a “friend” . . . a friend who tells her to do things . . . bad things. Praise for Dark Screams: Volume Four “Collectively, Volume Four constitutes the most cohesive, narratively enriching and entertaining Dark Screams entry to date. Be it the presence of genre icons Barker and Morton, stories from the lesser-known but equally talented Garton and Gorman, or the pure fun of Graham’s tale, fans of horror of every variety will find something to love in these pages.”—LitReactor “The best of the bunch so far.”—Examiner.com “Stacks up well with any of the other three books so far [with] a fairly good variety in the kinds of horror stories too . . . If you’re new to the series, this is a good jumping-on point.”—Wagging the Fox “Dark Screams is one of the best values on the horror market. . . . Do yourself a favor, and pick it up.”—Adventures Fantastic

Bowker's Directory of Videocassettes for Children 1999

Author: R R Bowker Publishing,Bowker
Publisher: Rr Bowker Llc
ISBN: 9780835242011
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 1300
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Is "Mulan" available in a closed captioned version? Is there a video to introduce numbers to a six-year-old? To help teach art to second graders, science to sixth graders, or the dangers of drugs to seventh graders? Now you can answer thousands of questions like these, because Bowker's Directory of Videocassettes for Children 1999 delivers the full range of what's available for children on video - all expertly organized & indexed for fast, easy access. This new edition is far & away the most comprehensive children's video directory ever published. It profiles 39,333 titles, divided into Educational/Special Interest & Entertainment sections & cross-referenced in each section by multiple indexes. What's more, it gives you richly detailed entries for each title, not just the bare bones data you'll find in other sources. You'll discover up to 27 data elements for every video - ranging from title, subject, & age recommendation to a brief description & release date - along with full ordering information or rental information. Produced with the same acclaimed expertise that goes into Bowker's Complete Video Directory, this unique guide is an essential resource for librarians, retailers, teachers, parents, & children looking for the best & the latest videos of interest for young patrons.

Die dunkle Saat

Author: Norman Partridge
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644402116
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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Die Jagd hat begonnen Sie nennen ihn den October Boy. Jedes Jahr zu Halloween erwacht er in einem Feld vor der Stadt zum Leben und setzt damit das immer wiederkehrende, gnadenlose Ritual in Gang: Die jungen Männer des Ortes lauern darauf, die blutrünstige Kreatur zu jagen und zur Strecke zu bringen, bevor sie selbst getötet werden. Auch Pete McCormick macht mit bei der Jagd. Dem Sieger und dessen Familie winkt genug Geld für einen Neuanfang fern der öden Heimat. Dafür ist Pete bereit, alles zu riskieren, sogar sein Leben. Doch bevor die Nacht zu Ende geht, muss er der grauenhaften Wahrheit hinter dem Ritual ins Gesicht sehen ... «Ein herausragendes neues Talent.» (Stephen King)

Die Mondschwimmerin

Author: Brunonia Barry
Publisher: btb Verlag
ISBN: 3641026334
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
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Ein fesselnder Frauenroman vor der atemberaubenden Kulisse Eine Familie, die über die Vergangenheit schweigt. Ein Geheimnis, das alles überschattet. Und eine junge Frau, die sich endlich befreien will ... Nur widerwillig kehrt die junge Towner Whitney nach fünfzehn Jahren in ihre Heimatstadt Salem, Neuengland, zurück. Towners geliebte Großtante Eva, der man hellseherische Fähigkeiten nachsagt, wird vermisst, und ein paar Tage später entdeckt man an der Küste ihre Leiche. Viele in Salem, allen voran die Frauen des Whitney-Clans und Detective Rafferty, haben ihre Zweifel, ob Eva eines natürlichen Todes gestorben ist. In der Tat steht dieser Todesfall nur am Anfang einer Reihe unheilvoller Geschehnisse. Und schon bald muss sich Towner längst verdrängten Tragödien stellen: Wie kam damals ihre geliebte Zwillingsschwester wirklich ums Leben? Weshalb hat sich ihre Mutter vor vielen Jahren auf eine einsame Insel vor Salem zurückgezogen? Erst nach und nach gelingt es Towner, die Bruchstücke ihrer Erinnerungen zusammenzusetzen und die sorgsam gehüteten Familiengeheimnisse aufzudecken – und am Ende ist nichts mehr, wie es einmal war. »Die Mondschwimmerin« ist ein Buch über starke Frauen, über das Erinnern, über Lügen und Halbwahrheiten. Brunonia Barry erzählt von seelischen Abgründen – und natürlich von der Liebe.