Download and read online I Will Fight Monsters for You in PDF and EPUB Two little girls—one human and the other a monster—are afraid to go to sleep for fear of what’s living under their beds. This beautiful and humorous tale is a perfect bedtime story for anyone who is afraid of (or wants to become friends with) a monster! This is a fixed-format ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book.
Download and read online Monster 30 in PDF and EPUB MONSTER! #30 is the better part of 164 pages thick, and just as chock-a-block with monstrous goodness as ever. As for the contents, it's the usual unusual mash-up of more modern and vintage monster material; a tasty smorgasbord/cornucopia of the old, the new and the not-quite-so-old-or-new. As per our hunky three-eyed cover boy (the title critter from his newest movie TRICLOPS!), we've got lashings of loving reportage on the DIY-with-TLC creature features of regional American filmmaker Brett Piper, one of whose many specialties in practical special effects is stop-motion animation (forget CGI!). In addition, we have an in-depth essay on the early works of David Cronenberg, with an especial focus on his still-disturbingly-effective 1979 "monster kid" shocker THE BROOD. Also in this issue, by way of a moving and touching Special Tribute/Remembrance by someone who knew him, we pay our last respects to the much-loved and sadly recently late Vince Rotolo, "King of the Monster Podcasters" and a MonsterBash regular who shall be sorely missed. We've also got the second and final part of our feature article "Bathed in Blood", covering the cinematic excesses of notorious vampiristic aristocrat Countess Elizabeth Báthory. In addition to all this, we've got oodles of creature feature reviews and eye-catching original artwork besides. Just for the record, our roster of talent for MONSTER! #30 is: Stephen D. Sullivan, Eric Messina, Michael Hauss, Dennis Capicik, Christos Mouroukis, Stephen R. Bissette, C. Michael Hall, Andy Ross, Martín Núñez, Kinshuk Gaur, Salvatore Tarantola, Tony Strauss, Brian Harris, Steve Fenton, and Tim Paxton. Detailed video availability (most of it correct, as per usual, we hope!) rounds things out. Enjoy!
Download and read online The Nian Monster in PDF and EPUB Tong tong! The legendary Nian monster has returned at Chinese New Year. With horns, scales, and wide, wicked jaws, Nian is intent on devouring Shanghai, starting with Xingling! The old tricks to keep him away don't work on Nian anymore, but Xingling is clever. Will her quick thinking be enough to save the city from the Nian Monster?
Download and read online The Encyclopedia of Japanese Horror Films in PDF and EPUB Although the horror genre has been embraced by filmmakers around the world, Japan has been one of the most prolific and successful purveyors of such films. From science fiction terrors of the 1950s like Godzilla to violent films like Suicide Circle and Ichi the Killer, Japanese horror film has a diverse history. While the quality of some of these films has varied, others have been major hits in Japan and beyond, frightening moviegoers around the globe. Many of these films—such as the Ringu movies—have influenced other horror productions in both Asia and the United States. The Encyclopedia of Japanese Horror Films covers virtually every horror film made in Japan from the past century to date. In addition to major and modest productions, this encyclopedia also features entries on notable directors, producers, and actors. Each film entry includes comprehensive details, situates the film in the context and history of Japanese horror cinema, and provides brief suggestions for further reading. Although emphasizing horror as a general theme, this encyclopedia also encompasses other genres that are associated with this theme, including Comedy Horror, Science Fiction Horror, Cyber-punk Horror, Ero Guru (Erotic Grotesque), and Anime Horror. The Encyclopedia of Japanese Horror Films is a comprehensive reference volume that will appeal to both cinema scholars as well as to the many fans of this popular genre.
Download and read online Ten Creepy Monsters in PDF and EPUB Ten creepy monsters met ’neath a gnarled pine. One blew away, And then there were nine. And so the countdown begins . . . A mummy, a witch, a ghost, a werewolf, a vampire, and others all gather, but one by one their crowd diminishes. At last there is only one creepy monster left. But what kind of monster is it? Squeals of laughter are sure to accompany the reading of this book from bestselling illustrator Carey F. Armstrong-Ellis, as 10 creepy monsters set out for fun. Praise for Ten Creepy Monsters "Armstrong-Ellis injects just the right amount of humor into her portrayals of the ghoulish bunch, keeping the tone appropriately light." —Kirkus Reviews "Generously detailed acrylics provide a touch of nefarious charm, while a tender surprise ending should gratify trick-or-treaters." —Publishers Weekly "Fun for Halloween or for counting anytime." —School Library Journal "Armstrong-Ellis’ textured images, full of spooky spirit and clever detail, add to the fun. A happy Halloween outing." —Booklist "With rich language and a delightfully dark nighttime palette, this pleasing rhyme begs to be acted out or performed with puppets. The illustrations are appropriately ghoulish." —BookPage "A perfect Halloween read-aloud but a great way to relieve malaise on any day, this picture book also helps young readers learn to count as the monsters fall by the wayside in gruesome fashion." —Reading Today Online "Author/artist Carey F. Armstrong-Ellis clearly had fun crafting this silly, lighthearted Halloween tale of monsters who disappear…" —The Seattle Times "Carey F. Armstrong-Ellis delivers a delightful rhyming lesson in subtraction." —USA Today
Download and read online 80s Action Movies on the Cheap in PDF and EPUB "The 1980s was the decade when the action film as we know it came into being. Nonstop, big-budget excitement became the standard for the summer blockbusters. Homages made with lesser budgets followed every hit action movie. Providing detailed commentary on more than 300 films, this book explores '80s low budget action cinema"--
Download and read online Don t Disturb the Dead The Story of the Ramsay Brothers in PDF and EPUB Everyone knows about the Ramsays - even those who have never watched a Ramsay film. But who were they really? Where did they come from? Why did they make the films they did? And how? How, really, did they pull it off? In India, the Ramsay name remains synonymous with horror movies. Still, all these decades later. Don't Disturb the Dead is the story of their cinema, their methods and madnesses, the people and the processes, arguments and agreements, about horror cinema as a business model, and more. It is also an open-minded and affectionate ode to the 'disreputable' Ramsay films, and to a family that was once a genre in itself, one whose contribution to cinema deserves to be recognized.
Download and read online I m Not Little in PDF and EPUB A funny picture book for children who are tired of being told they're little! Papa calls him Little Buddy. Mamma calls him Little Love Bug—and sometimes Little Fussbudget. Fur Pa calls him Little Whippersnapper. Fur Ma says, "Is this your little car?" Little Shaggy is a fuzzy little monster, but he has a BIG problem. Everyone keeps calling him little! All day long his family asks him if he wants a little snack, a little story, or if he’s a little grumpy. Well Little Shaggy has a little news: “I’M NOT LITTLE!” He throws a big tantrum, but his mother is able to calm him down by giving him a little news: he has a new baby sister, and he is now a BIG brother! Shaggy now suddenly doesn't want to be big, but his mom tells him that he'll always be mama's little angel.
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Download and read online Smart Women in PDF and EPUB Margo and B.B. are each divorced, and each is trying to reinvent her life in Colorado-while their respective teenage daughters look on with a mixture of humor and horror. But even smart women sometimes have a lot to learn-and they will, when B.B.'s ex-husband moves in next door to Margo...
Download and read online Brobot Bedtime in PDF and EPUB The Brobots have had a long day, and it is time to recharge and enter sleep mode. Buzz and Crash have no problem falling asleep, but Beep’s got a case of the flick-ups. Luckily, Buzz knows just the trick: scare Beep with a monster mask! Does it work? Affirmative. No more flick-ups. But Beep still can’t sleep. He’s afraid of monsters! Plan of action: turn on the lights. Problem solved? Negative. Now it’s too bright. Block the light with blankets? Too hot. Add a fan? Too loud. Can the Brobots power down before Beep has a breakdown? This hilarious bedtime romp explores the universal experience of siblings settling in for the night—with a clever robot twist.
Download and read online Italian Horror Cinema in PDF and EPUB Covering the fundamental aspects of Italian horror cinema and written by experts in the field, this book engages with the genres transnational form of production and distribution, critical reception, relationship between horror and Italian art cinema, use of sound and legacy. Case studies include 'The Girl Who Knew Too Much' (1963), 'Zombie 2' (1973), 'Deep Red' (1975), 'The Stendhal Syndrome' (1996), 'The Last House in the Woods' (2006) and 'Bay of Blood' (1971).
Download and read online There s a Monster in Your Book in PDF and EPUB A mischievous monster has invaded the pages of YOUR book! Tom Fletcher's warm, witty and perfectly-judged narrative voice brings this wonderfully inventive debut solo picture book to life, inviting readers to create magic inside the book. Children will love interacting by tilting, spinning, shaking and blowing, and then seeing the impact as each page is turned. A fantastic celebration of all the fun that can be had with a book, with a wonderful wind-down bedtime ending!
Download and read online Cinema Somnambulist in PDF and EPUB Every film fan experiences a seemingly incalculable number of images during their cinematic pursuits. While some walk, run, or skip happily through film fandom, the terminally nostalgic Richard Glenn Schmidt sleepily stumbles through the superabundance of his filmic obsessions in an attempt to embrace them all. Contained within these pages are his musings on the utterly perverse films of Jess Franco, the purple cinema of Prince, the peculiar insanity of the films of 1976, the peregrine world of Asian horror, and much, much more! Somewhere between the waking world and the flickering dream of cinema, walks the Cinema Somnambulist. It's like the old saying goes, "every blogger has his day".
Download and read online Brave Chef Brianna in PDF and EPUB To prove herself as a great chef, a young woman sets up a restaurant as the sole human in a city full of monsters. Brianna Jakobsson has big cooking dreams, and when her ailing restaurateur father poses a challenge to his only daughter and fifteen sons, she seizes the opportunity. She’s going to have the best restaurant around and earn the family empire. Thing is, the only place she can afford to set up shop is in Monster City. Her menu is full of weird delicacies, her kitchen is run by a half-bird harpy, and her dining room is filled with skeleton businessmen. Add on the nefarious Madame Cron, some highly competitive siblings and Brianna’s plate is literally . . . full. Brave Chef Brianna from writer Sam Sykes (Munchkin) and artist Selina Espiritu explores one woman’s incredible journey to realize her dreams in the unlikeliest of places. Welcome to Monster City!