Dark Places

Dark Places PDF

Author: Barry Curtis

Publisher: Reaktion Books

Published: 2009-02-15

Total Pages: 256

ISBN-13: 1861895755

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Horror films revel in taking viewers into shadowy places where the evil resides, whether it is a house, a graveyard or a dark forest. These mysterious spaces foment the terror at the heart of horror movies, empowering the ghastly creatures that emerge to kill and torment. With Dark Places, Barry Curtis leads us deep inside these haunted spaces to explore them – and the monstrous antagonists who dwell there. In this wide-ranging and compelling study, Curtis demonstrates how the claustrophobic interiors of haunted spaces in films connect to the ‘dark places’ of the human psyche. He examines diverse topics such as the special effects – ranging from crude to state-of-the-art – used in movies to evoke supernatural creatures; the structures, projections and architecture of horror movie sets; and ghosts as symbols of loss, amnesia, injustice and vengeance. Dark Places also examines the reconfiguration of the haunted house in film as a motel, an apartment, a road or a spaceship, and how these re-imagined spaces thematically connect to Gothic fictions. Curtis draws his examples from numerous iconic films – including Nosferatu, Psycho, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Shining – as well as lesser-known international works, which allow him to consider different cultural ideas of ‘haunting’. Japanese horror films and their Hollywood remakes – such as Ringu and The Ring, or Juon and The Grudge – come under particular scrutiny, as he explores Japanese cinema’s preoccupation with malevolent forces from the past. Whether you love the splatter of blood or prefer to hide under the couch, Dark Places cuts to the heart of why we are drawn to carnage.

Dark Places

Dark Places PDF

Author: Gillian Flynn

Publisher: Weidenfeld and Nicholson

Published: 2010-06-10

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9780753827031

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Libby Day was just seven years old when her brother massacred her family while she hid in a cupboard. Ever since then she has been drifting, but now the money is running out. When she is offered $500 to do a guest appearance, she feels she has to accept, unaware that the infamous Kill Club's members believe her brother was innocent.

Those Dark Places

Those Dark Places PDF

Author: Jonathan Hicks

Publisher: Lulu.com

Published: 2007-07-27

Total Pages: 190

ISBN-13: 1847536697

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Jonathan Hicks, published twice in the British Science Fiction Association's writer's magazine 'FOCUS' and the mission designer/dialogue writer of the mobile telephone game of acclaimed television show 'Battlestar Galactica', presents twelve short stories about the little people in the big universe. "I grew up with the grandiose science fiction tales, in books and on film, with great galaxy-spanning adventures or life-changing technologies," said Jonathan Hicks. "In this book I concentrate on the 'little guy', the people who work behind the scenes and those who get a less than stellar deal out of the supposed adventure travelling the galaxy and exploring new technologies offers." Click on the 'preview this book' under the cover picture above to find out more about these stories. Contains strong language and some violence

The Novels of Gillian Flynn

The Novels of Gillian Flynn PDF

Author: Gillian Flynn

Publisher: Crown

Published: 2012-07-31

Total Pages: 630

ISBN-13: 0307953688

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"Gillian Flynn is the real deal, a sharp, acerbic, and compelling storyteller with a knack for the macabre." —Stephen King This collection, available exclusively as an ebook, brings together the first two novels of Gillian Flynn, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Gone Girl. In Sharp Objects, Flynn’s debut novel, a young journalist returns home to cover a dark assignment—and to face her own damaged family history. With its taut, crafted writing, Sharp Objects is addictive, haunting, and unforgettable. Flynn’s second novel, Dark Places, is an intricately orchestrated thriller that ravages a family's past to unearth the truth behind a horrifying crime. A New York Times bestseller and Weekend Today Top Summer Read, Dark Places solidified Flynn’s status as one of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time.

Dark Places

Dark Places PDF

Author: Gillian Flynn

Publisher: Crown

Published: 2018-05-22

Total Pages: 562

ISBN-13: 1101902884

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Gone Girl, and the basis for the major motion picture starring Charlize Theron Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in “The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas.” She survived—and famously testified that her fifteen-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, the Kill Club—a secret society obsessed with notorious crimes—locates Libby and pumps her for details. They hope to discover proof that may free Ben. Libby hopes to turn a profit off her tragic history: She’ll reconnect with the players from that night and report her findings to the club—for a fee. As Libby’s search takes her from shabby Missouri strip clubs to abandoned Oklahoma tourist towns, the unimaginable truth emerges, and Libby finds herself right back where she started—on the run from a killer.

My Dark Places

My Dark Places PDF

Author: James Ellroy

Publisher: Random House

Published: 2011-11-30

Total Pages: 418

ISBN-13: 1448134080

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America's greatest crime writer investigates his mother's murder. On 21 June 1958, Geneva Hilliker Ellroy left her home in California. She was found strangled the next day. Her ten year-old son James had been with her estranged husband all weekend and was informed of her death on his return. Her murderer was never found, but her death had an enduring effect on her son - he spent his teens and early adult years as a wino, petty burglar and derelict. Only later, through his obsession with crime fiction, triggered by his mother's murder, did Ellroy begin to delve into his past. Shortly after the publication of his groundbreaking novel WHITE JAZZ, he determined to return to Los Angeles and, with the help of veteran detective Bill Stoner, attempt to solve the 38-year-old killing. The result is one of the few classics of crime non-fiction and autobiography to appear in the last few decades; a hypnotic trip to America's underbelly and one man's tortured soul.

Lord of Dark Places

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Author: Hal Bennett

Publisher:

Published: 1997

Total Pages: 285

ISBN-13: 9781885983121

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A detective story, a black comedy, a tragedy, and out of print for over 25 years, this monumental tour-de-force is a dissertation on the histories and stereotypes that conspire to man and to unman black Americans by a Faulkner Award-winning writer.

Dark Places

Dark Places PDF

Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon

Publisher: Oliver-Heber books

Published: 2021-12-28

Total Pages: 98

ISBN-13:

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Eager fans have been clamoring for an all-in-one collection of #1 bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon’s hard-to-find short stories. At their enthusiastic behest, we have delivered this brand-new short story collection that includes stories from long out-of-print works and stories that appeared in several Horror Writers of America short story anthologies. In this collection, Sherrilyn Kenyon takes readers from the Dark-Hunters to witches to demons and everything in-between as she explores the darkest parts of human nature. Dangerous and exciting, each story is one thrill ride after the next, proving time and again how Sherrilyn has captivated millions of readers worldwide. Now, readers are invited to go deep into Kenyon’s rich and imaginative mind and experience the heart-racing moments that never stop coming! Included short stories: A Day In The Life Hell Hath No Fury I-O-U Karma The Neighbors Toil & Trouble Devil’s In The Details

The Complete Gillian Flynn

The Complete Gillian Flynn PDF

Author: Gillian Flynn

Publisher: Crown

Published: 2014-05-13

Total Pages: 1201

ISBN-13: 0553419897

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"Gillian Flynn is the real deal, a sharp, acerbic, and compelling storyteller with a knack for the macabre." —Stephen King This exclusive ebook collection brings together the three novels from bestselling author Gillian Flynn. A #1 New York Times bestseller, Gone Girl is an unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed that Flynn’s work “draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction.” Gone Girl’s toxic mix of sharp-edged wit and deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn. Flynn’s second novel, Dark Places, is an intricately orchestrated thriller that ravages a family's past to unearth the truth behind a horrifying crime. A New York Times bestseller and Weekend Today Top Summer Read, Dark Places solidified Flynn’s status as one of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time. In Sharp Objects, Flynn’s debut novel, a young journalist returns home to cover a dark assignment—and to face her own damaged family history. With its taut, crafted writing, Sharp Objects is addictive, haunting, and unforgettable.

Places in the Dark

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Author: Thomas H. Cook

Publisher: Bantam

Published: 2009-10-21

Total Pages: 306

ISBN-13: 0307573761

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It is autumn 1937 when a mystery woman appears in Port Alma, a sea village nestled on the chilly coast of Maine. A fragile, green-eyed beauty, the woman arrives with little more than the clothes on her back and a wealth of unspoken secrets. Before a year goes by, she will flee Port Alma on the same bus that brought her there. But before she goes, she will irrevocably alter the lives of two brothers — leaving one dead, and the other perched on the edge of madness. There is much that Dora March has hidden. But in Port Alma, Maine, there are other secrets, too....