Horrors: Great Stories of Fear and Their Creators

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Click on the cover image above to read some pages of this book! 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.

Horrors, a graphic novel, reveals in gruesome detail how Mary Wollstonecraft, Bram Stoker, Edgar Allan Poe and other masters of the genre were haunted by their monstrous creations. Wood does a masterful job of encapsulating each of the classic stories, hitting all of the important beats, and Chadbourne's illustrations are just masterful. You could literally spend hours going over all of the fine details on each page"-- Horror World ; "this unusual book blends fiction and nonfiction and is illustrated with detailed and terrifying pen-and-ink drawings"-- School Library Journal ; "Glenn Chadbourne's black and white illustrations hint at the great work of horror illustrators from the early days of comics and pulps.

At the same time he brings an amazing level of detail to his work which draws the reader deeper and deeper Readers will find themselves driven from page to page, finding each illustration as delightful as the last. I cannot recommend this work more highly even if the words existed to do so"-- DriveThru Comics ; "a fascinating and truly scary collection that takes a new and compelling look at some of the most well-known works of terror by renowned horror authors. Horrors borrows from graphic novel format to create a new and exciting non-fiction art form.

Chadbourne's illustrations are wondrously frightening Wood's entertaining and gripping narrative. Once begun, it is difficult to stop turning pages of this addictive book of graphic terrors, and one can only hope that a second volume will be forthcoming soon. Help Centre.

There are different theories about why people are afraid of zombies. For me, being a misanthropic and paranoid sort, zombies tap into a big fear of mine, which is that in any instant, everyone you know could become the kind of monster you sadly, secretly always suspected they were. A switch goes off, suddenly the whole world is changed and all of your private fears have been revealed. James, L.

In this dream, I was walking down the street of my hometown, and a man would walk toward me. Sometimes he was older and sometimes he was younger. He would get closer and closer, and I would know that something bad was going to happen, but I would wake up each time before he reached me. I would be terrified. One night, in my dream, we finally got face to face and I spoke to him. How do you know Sammy? But you just brought him in the room with you.

Link and her husband Gavin Grant collaborated on an anthology of the weird, Steampunk! It scared me not because of how scary it looked, but because of how remote and majestic Lon Cheney played it. That gesture, so unique and so commanding and so full of power and rage and despair.

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It was truly a powerful moment. I think the first time The Exorcist hit DVD, there was a sequence cut together from the outtakes of Regan walking down the stairs bent over backwards like a spider. When I saw that — that was on a supplement of that first DVD — that really creeped me out.

Horrors: Great Stories of Fear and Their Creators

I got that feeling right back up my spine that went into my brain. Then they rereleased another version of it on DVD and they put that scene back into the movie and did some digital work on it, and that took all the power out of it. The version that I saw on the first DVD release, as a supplement, that was the one that really kicked my ass, that was the one that was really frightening, I think because the first version was rougher.

Man, did that creep me out. I love when that happens. Hitler was not as scary as history makes him out to be.

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I'm a sucker for "insider"-type books and articles dealing with the 80's horror fiction boom, but unfortunately there's not much out there unless one wants to dig into the horror magazines of old like Midnight Graffiti , Twilight Zone , Whispers , Horror Show , etc. I became a fan in , when the market was still in full swing though showing signs of collapsing under its own weight , but as I was only 10 I wasn't quite old enough to fully appreciate how good us horror fans had it.

I just thought I'm a sucker for "insider"-type books and articles dealing with the 80's horror fiction boom, but unfortunately there's not much out there unless one wants to dig into the horror magazines of old like Midnight Graffiti , Twilight Zone , Whispers , Horror Show , etc. I just thought there would always be spinner racks filled with dozens upon dozens of garish, tasteless foil-stamped paperbacks at all the grocery stores. Douglas E. Winter was sort of the S. Joshi of 80s horror, in that he took the genre seriously, and wrote about it eloquently, with an exhaustive knowledge of its history and its trends.

Here, he interviews the top dogs of the era unfortunately the book had to be in before he had a chance to sit with Karl Wagner , and the authors all provide great insight into the writing process, and the horror scene in general. Winter is an excellent interviewer the questions are mostly kept off-page , allowing the writers to speak at length on various topics, including their personal life, their influences, and the reasons they got into the horror biz.

The highlights for me were Michael McDowell's and T. D Klein's interviews. McDowell talks about his "death artifact" collection, how he feels life is pretty much a joke, and why he's proud to be the author of paperback originals.

Faces Of Fear: Encounters With the Creators of Modern Horror by Douglas E. Winter

And I think that's important. I think it is a mistake to try to write for the ages.

Klein, who at the time was editor of Twilight Zone Magazine , lets us know how much he hates to write as opposed to his love of editing other people's stories : "I still find writing fiction terrifically hard. I sometimes wish I could just jot down stray little thoughts in a notebook, and that someone would be willing to publish that.

Whitley Strieber shows signs of the crackpot, tinfoil hat-wearing conspiracy theorist he would soon become, but he provides a chilling first-hand account of his survival of the Charles Whitman shootings at the University of Texas in The rest of the interviews are all worth reading, and topics range from serious subjects like poverty-stricken upbringings James Herbert and religion many of the writers are atheist or agnostic, but most are religious in some way , to humorous asides such as the Playboy Bunny waitress who wants Charles Grant's autograph Grant's interview took place at the Manhattan Playboy Club.

Stephen King speaks in his usual chummy parlance about the joys and perils of being a brand name. The only real disappointment is that the lone female author included is V. Andrews -- who seemed to know nothing about horror and had no interest anyway -- and not someone like Anne Rice.

The interviews were done a year or two before writers like Lisa Tuttle, Kathryn Ptacek, and Melanie Tem had made a name for themselves and Tanith Lee was still mostly considered a fantasy author at that time , so that explains the lack of equality, I suppose.