The Devil Rides Out


Author: Dennis Wheatley
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1448212561
Category: Fiction
Page: 305
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The aristocratic Duke de Richleau faces new, sinister challenges in this macabre tale of the dark arts. When his good friend Simon Aron's naïve curiosity is tested, the Duke, along with his ever-patient friends Rex Van Ryn, and Richard Eaton, must intricately plot a means of both physical and spiritual rescue. But with Van Ryn's affections for a beautiful woman caught in the web of Satanists, and Eaton's ongoing scepticism, they all risk being brought to the verge of madness through dabbling with the powers of evil. From London to the West Country, the slums of Paris to a Christian monastery, the action of this powerful occult thriller moves with fantastic, compelling force.

The Devil Rides Out


Author: Paul O'Grady
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409094049
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 432
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Birkenhead, 1973. The eighteen-year-old Paul O'Grady gets ready for a big Saturday night out on the town. New white T-shirt, freshly ironed jeans, looking good. As he bids farewell to his mum, who's on the phone to his auntie, and wanders off down the street in a cloud of aftershave, he hears her familiar cry: 'Oh, the devil rides out tonight, Annie. The devil rides out!' The further adventures of Paul O'Grady - following on from the million-copy-selling At My Mother's Knee - are, if anything, even more hilarious and outrageous than what has come before.To say that The Devil Rides Out is action-packed is an understatement. Its extraordinary cast of characters includes lords and ladies, the legendary Vera, a serial killer, more prostitutes than you can shake a stick at and drag queens of every shape and size. Wickedly funny, often moving, and searingly honest, Paul's tales of the unexpected will make your jaw drop and your hair stand on end. And you'll laugh like a drain. The Devil Rides Out is one hell of a read!

DIENER DER FINSTERNIS


Author: Dennis Wheatley
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 3743884933
Category: Fiction
Page: 223
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Dennis Wheatley (* 8. Januar 1897; + 10. November 1977) war einer der bekanntesten und erfolgreichsten englischen Autoren des Okkult-Horror-Romans. Er sagte über seinen Roman Diener der Finsternis: "Sollte sich irgendwer unter meinen Lesern zu einem ernsthaften Studium dieses Gebietes entschließen, so fühle ich mich dazu verpflichtet, ihn nachdrücklich davor zu warnen, sich in irgendeiner Form an der Ausübung der Schwarzen Kunst zu beteiligen (oder beteiligen zu lassen). Meine eigenen Beobachtungen haben mich zu der sicheren Überzeugung geführt, dass er sich ansonsten Gefahren einer überaus realen und konkreten Natur aussetzt." Diener der Finsternis wurde im Jahr 1967 von dem legendären Hammer-Studio verfilmt (deutscher Verleihtitel: Die Braut des Teufels, Regie: Terence Fisher), mit Christopher Lee als Herzog von Richleau, Niké Arrighi als Tanith Carlisle, Leon Greene als Rex Van Ryn und Sarah Lawson als Marie Eaton. Der Roman erscheint als durchgesehene Neuausgabe in der Reihe APEX HORROR.

The Devil Rides Outside


Author: John Howard Griffin
Publisher: Wings Press
ISBN: 1609401387
Category: Fiction
Page: 515
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No less a critic than Clifton Fadiman called The Devil Rides Outside a "staggering novel." The first novel of John H. Griffin, it written during the author’s decade of blindness following an injury suffered during the closing days of World War II. As Time Magazine described it, The Devil Rides Outside "has some things relatively rare in U.S. letters: energy, earnestness and unashamed religious fervor." Written as a diary, the novel relates the intellectual and spiritual battles of a young American musicologist who is studying Gregorian chant in a French Benedictine monastery. Even though he is not Catholic, he must live like the monks, sleeping in a cold stone cell, eating poor food, sharing latrine duties. His dreams rage with memories of his Paris mistress; his days are spent being encouraged by the monks to seek God. He takes up residence outside the monastery after an illness, but he finds the village a slough of greed and pettiness and temptation. Indeed, as the French proverb says, "the devil rides outside the monastery walls."

Teufelsritt - Coffin Nails MC (Gay Romance)


Author: K. Merikan
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781985101036
Category:
Page: 350
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-- H�nde weg vom Sohn des Clubpr�sidenten -- Tooth. Vize-Pr�sident des Coffin Nails Motorradclubs. Unentwegt auf der Suche nach Vergeltung. Das Letzte, was er braucht, ist Babysitter f�r einen Stricher spielen zu m�ssen. Lucifer. Gefallen. Verloren. Allein. W�hrend seiner Kindheit vernachl�ssigt und missbraucht, bricht Lucifer nach dem Selbstmord seiner Mutter allein in die Welt auf. Er kennt nichts anderes, als sich von einem Tag zum anderen durchzuboxen. Als Bastard des Clubpr�sidenten der Coffin Nails hatte er nie viel v�terliche Liebe erlebt. So ist er v�llig �berrascht, als die Nails in dem Stripclub auftauchen, in dem er arbeitet, und er in die Obhut von Tooth kommt-dem Vizepr�sidenten der Nails, der f�r seine schrecklichen Verh�rmethoden bekannt ist. Der Mann ist der hei�este Kerl, den Lucifer je getroffen hat. Au�erdem ist er aber auch �lter, heterosexuell und ein Verlangen, das Lucifer niemals befriedigen kann. Zw�lf Jahre zuvor kam Tooth' Leben zu einem pl�tzlichen Halt. Sein Liebhaber wurde brutal ermordet, die Polizei fand die T�ter nie und alle Spuren endeten in Sackgassen. Um Frieden zu finden und seine Gier nach Gerechtigkeit zu stillen, trat Tooth den Coffin Nails bei, doch auch Jahre sp�ter ist er mit dem Fall noch nicht weitergekommen. Dennoch brennt er weiterhin auf Rache. Den Babysitter f�r einen zutiefst verletzten Teenager mit Talent zum Verschwinden zu machen, ist so ziemlich das Letzte, worauf der Lust hat. Nie wieder wollte er sich auf so jemanden einlassen. Aber um sicherzugehen, dass es dem offensichtlich schwulen Jungen im Clubhaus gut ergeht, muss Tooth ihn im Blick behalten. Lucifers gro�en blauen Augen ziehen ihn in seinen Bann, doch den Sohn des Clubpr�sidenten flachzulegen kommt �berhaupt nicht in Frage, selbst wenn ihre Gef�hle f�reinander �ber Lust hinausgehen sollten. Was Tooth nicht wei�, ist, dass Lucifer der Schl�ssel sein k�nnte, den Tooth so dringend braucht, um mit seiner Vergangenheit abzuschlie�en. WARNUNG Beinhaltet thematisches Material f�r Erwachsene: eine d�stere Storyline, Sex, expliziter Sprachgebrauch, Gewalt und Missbrauch. Zweckentfremdung von Zahnarztinstrumenten und Milch. Motive: Prostitution, gesetzeswidrige Biker, organisiertes Verbrechen, Homophobie, Familienprobleme, Coming Out, Disziplinierung/Bestrafung, Organraub, Schmerz-und-Trost , Altersunterschied Genre: Dunkle zeitgen�ssische Gay Romance

To the Devil a Daughter


Author: Dennis Wheatley
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781840225440
Category: Fiction
Page: 335
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Why did the solitary girl leave her rented house on the French Riviera only for short walks at night? Why was she so frightened? Why did animals shrink away from her? The girl herself didn't know, and was certainly not aware of the terrible appointment which had been made for her long ago and was now drawing close. Molly Fountain, the tough-minded Englishwoman living next door, was determined to find the answer. She sent for a wartime secret service colleague to come and help. What they discovered was horrifying beyond anything they could have imagined.Dennis Wheatley returned in this book to his black magic theme which he had made so much his own with his famous best seller The Devil Rides Out. In the cumulative shock of its revelations, the use of arcane knowledge, the mounting suspense and acceleration to a fearful climax, he out-does even that earlier achievement. This is, by any standards, a terrific story.

The Devil

Britain's Most Feared Underworld Taxman
Author: Graham Johnson
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1845968913
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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Drug dealers beware. The Devil is coming to get you. Gangster Stephen French invented the perfect crime: robbing drug barons of their huge fortunes. In SAS-style swoops, French raided their fortified mansions and tortured them with horrifying violence until they paid up. Through 'taxing' the richest and most powerful crimelords in the UK, he netted over £20 million. French was no ordinary criminal. He was a world-champion fighter, he studied psychology at university to master mind-control techniques, and he used the teachings of Machiavelli and samurai warriors to outwit his enemies. The Devil also reveals French's complex relationship with Curtis Warren, the wealthiest criminal in British history. The two were childhood pals, then partners and finally bitter enemies. Now a legitimate businessman, French built up a multimillion-pound empire. Having eventually turned his back on his former life, he is now seeking to set the record straight.

Terence Fisher

Horror, Myth and Religion
Author: Paul Leggett
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786481118
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 216
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Some critics in England and France have long maintained that British director Terence Fisher, whose films dominated world markets in the 1950s and 60s, was one of the greatest directors of fantasy films in history. Since his death in 1980, Fisher’s reputation has grown from relative obscurity and his influence on the development of the modern horror film has been widely recognized. However, Fisher’s importance should not be limited to the context of the fantasy and horror film genres. His films should also be recognized as expressions of his generalizations about human spirituality. This critical study of Fisher’s films begins with an introduction that provides biographical information on his film career, summaries of all of the films he directed and examples of his impact on contemporary cinema. All of Fisher’s films are analyzed in terms of their Christian and religious themes as well as their mythical sources. Chapters are devoted to Fisher's work on the subjects of Frankenstein, Dracula, curses (The Devil Rides Out), the ancient goddess (The Gorgon), the divided self (The Man Who Could Cheat Death) and the redeemer hero (The Stranglers of Bombay). The concluding chapter analyzes the role and influence of Biblical narratives in Fisher’s films. Also included is a filmography; the work is fully indexed.

Movie Magick

The Occult in Film
Author: David Huckvale
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476633754
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 215
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 “Magick” as defined by Aleister Crowley is “the Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will.” This book explores expressions of movie magick in classic occult films like Hammer’s adaptation of Dennis Wheatley’s The Devil Rides Out and modern occult revival movies. These films are inspired by the aesthetics of fin de siècle decadence, the symbolist writings of Villiers de l’Isle Adam, Wagnerian music drama, the Faust legend, the pseudo-science of theosophy, 1960s occult psychedelia, occult conspiracy theories and obscure aspects of animation.

Terence Fisher


Author: Peter Hutchings
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719056376
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 198
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Terence Fisher is best known as the director who made most of the classic Hammer horrors – including The Curse of Frankenstein, Dracula and The Devil Rides Out. But there is more to Terence Fisher than Hammer horror. In a busy twenty-five-year career, he directed fifty films, not just horrors but also thrillers, comedies, melodramas and science-fiction. This book offers an appreciation of all of Fisher's films and also gives a sense of his place in British film history. Looking at Fisher’s career as a whole not only underlines his importance as a film-maker but also casts a new, interesting light on the areas in which he worked – Gainsborough melodrama, the 1950s B film, 1960s science-fiction and, of course, Hammer, one of the most successful independent film companies in the history of British cinema.

Good Versus Evil in the Films of Christopher Lee


Author: Paul Leggett
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476631581
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 186
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Sir Christopher Lee (1922–2015) was one of the most beloved actors of the past sixty years. He appeared in more than 200 feature films—from Hammer Horror and James Bond thrillers to Star Wars and Lord of the Rings—and more than 100 made-for-televison movies. A versatile performer, he played a menacing figure in Dracula and The Wicker Man, a tragic one in The Curse of Frankenstein and The Mummy, and a spiritual hero in The Devil Rides Out. This study explores his legacy as a film actor and his diverse interpretations of the theme of good vs. evil.

The Devil

A New Biography
Author: Philip C. Almond
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1780764030
Category: Demonology
Page: 288
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It is often said that the devil has all the best tunes. He also has as many names as he has guises. Lucifer, Mephistopheles, Beelzebub (in Christian thought), Ha-Satan or the Adversary (in Jewish scripture) and Iblis or Shaitan (in Islamic tradition) has throughout the ages and across civilizations been a compelling and charismatic presence. For two thousand years the supposed reign of God has been challenged by the fiery malice of his opponent, as contending forces of good and evil have between them weighed human souls in the balance. In this rich and multi-textured biography, Philip C Almond explores the figure of the devil from the first centuries of the Christian era through the rise of classical demonology and witchcraft persecutions to the modern post-Enlightenment 'decline' of Hell. The author shows that the Prince of Darkness, in all his incarnations, remains an irresistible subject in history, religion, art, literature and culture.

The Devil


Author: Ken Bruen
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446465888
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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America - the land of opportunity, a place where economic prosperity beckons: - but not for PI Jack Taylor, who's just been refused entry. Jack resumes his old life in Galway. But when he's called to investigate the frenzied murder of a student, he remembers an encounter with an over-friendly stranger in the airport bar. A stranger who seemed to know rather more than he should about Jack. After several more murders and too many encounters to be coincidental, Jack believes he may have met his nemesis. But why has he been chosen? And could he really be dealing with the Devil himself?

The Devil on Screen

Feature Films Worldwide, 1913 Through 2000
Author: Charles P. Mitchell
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
ISBN: 9780786410491
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 337
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The Devil has been represented in many film genres, including horror, comedy, the musical, fantasy, satire, drama, and the religious epic, and in these works has assumed many shapes and forms. This work explores in detail feature films from the year 1913 through the year 2000 that depict the Devil. It begins with an overview that discusses how the devil has been portrayed on stage, how that portrayal carried over to the big screen, and what are the standard elements of a satanic plot. Each entry in the filmography includes such particulars as the year of production, running time, and the names of the writer, editor, cinematographer, producer, and director. An evaluative rating, annotated cast list, plot synopsis, and film appraisal are also provided for each film, as well as a spotlight on the performance of the actor playing the role of Satan.

The Black Magic Series Starter


Author: Dennis Wheatley
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1448216540
Category: Fiction
Page: 918
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Read the first three novels in Dennis Wheatley's thrilling Black Magic series including The Devil Rides Out, Strange Conflict and The Haunting of Toby Jugg. If you've not yet read Dennis Wheatley, or wish to revisit three of his best known books, this series starter provides the perfect introduction to the complete Black Magic Series of eleven titles. The Black Magic series features one of Dennis Wheatley's best known characters, the Duke de Richleau, and deals with themes for which Wheatley is arguably most renowned, Satanism and the occult. In The Devil Rides Out, the aristocratic Duke de Richleau faces new, sinister challenges in this macabre tale of the dark arts. When his good friend Simon Aron's naïve curiosity is tested, the Duke, along with his ever-patient friends Rex Van Ryn and Richard Eaton, must intricately plot a means of both physical and spiritual rescue. But with Van Ryn's affections for a beautiful woman caught in the web of Satanists, and Eaton's ongoing scepticism, they all risk being brought to the verge of madness through dabbling with the powers of evil. Strange Conflict finds London at war. As the bombs fall, the elderly Duke de Richleau is forced to consider a problem of the utmost urgency. What methods are the Germans using to discover – with sinister effect – the secret routes of the Atlantic convoys? His answer is bizarre and fantastic. Could it really be that the enemy are in touch with supernatural powers? Can these powers only be overcome by those who have the knowledge and courage to join battle with them on the Astral Plane? The Haunting of Toby Jugg is a stirring psychological thriller adapted into the movie The Haunted Airman starring Robert Pattinson. Toby Jugg, a fighter pilot shot down in combat, is now confined to his bed with little hope of walking again. He is also the heir to a considerable fortune – a fortune that is being administered by a board of trustees until he comes of age. But night after night, out there in the moonlight, Something is trying to get in at the bedroom window. A huge malevolent Something. Something not of this world. Is Toby hallucinating? Or is Something real and evil striving to reach him. As one reviewer says, this is 'a masterclass in how to write suspense'.

Halloween

Everything Important About the Most Popular Secular Holiday
Author: LEONARD R. N. ASHLEY
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469179504
Category: Reference
Page: 539
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This big, informed, witty, and entertaining book, actually several books in one, covers all the aspects of the secular holiday unlike any other. Only the exhaustive is interesting. - Thomas Mann HALLOWEEN HISTORY AND TRADITION, THE JACK-O- LANTERN, TRICK OR TREAT, HOLIDAY FOLKLORE, MASKS AND VARIOUS COSTUMES, HALLOWEEN BUSINESS, HALLOWEEN AROUND THE WORLD, HALLOWEEN PARADES AND PARTIES, HALLOWEEN RECIPES AND PARTY IDEAS, HALLOWEEN STORIES AND OTHER LITERATURE, HUNDREDS OF BIG AND SMALL SCREEN DELIGHTS FOR YOUR WATCHING AT HALLOWEEN WITH A FULL, CASUAL, GIANT ANNOTATED FILMOGRAPHY, & COMMENTS ON HORROR IN ARTS OF YESTERDAY AND TODAY.

The Occult Arts of Music

An Esoteric Survey from Pythagoras to Pop Culture
Author: David Huckvale
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 078647324X
Category: Music
Page: 224
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"Music has often attempted to express mystical states of mind, cosmic harmony, the demonic and the divine. This wide-ranging survey explores how such film music works and uncovers its origins in Pythagorean and Platonic ideas about the divine order of the universe and its essentially numerical/musical nature"--