Surviving Evidence: Memoir of an Extreme Haunting Survivor

Author: Christopher DiCesare


ISBN: 1365576957

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 400

View: 7644

DiCesare's view of life was forever changed by a series of horrifying events in and around his dorm room: C2D1 of Erie Hall. From early February through late April of 1985, he and his college friends would endure what is now called The C2D1 Haunting. Apparitions sighted, strange voices heard, moving objects witnessed and physical attacks all became part of the ordeal shared by Chris - who quickly became the focal point of the haunting. Featured on the SyFy channel's show School Spirits. Please, talk with me premiered at SCARE-A-CUSE on September 14th, 2012 along with a companion book by the Rev. Tim Shaw. Historic relevancy, individual morality and the application of the paranormal experience in relation to free will are all deftly addressed in the context of the ten-week haunting by the person who witnessed it first-hand ... and survived it.

Horror and the Horror Film

Author: Bruce F. Kawin

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 0857282417

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 268

View: 4128

Horror films can be profound fables of human nature and important works of art, yet many people dismiss them out of hand. ‘Horror and the Horror Film’ conveys a mature appreciation for horror films along with a comprehensive view of their narrative strategies, their relations to reality and fantasy and their cinematic power. The volume covers the horror film and its subgenres – such as the vampire movie – from 1896 to the present. It covers the entire genre by considering every kind of monster in it, including the human.

Der Überlebende

Anatomie der Todeslager

Author: Terrence Des Pres

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 9783608944204

Category: Concentration camps

Page: 248

View: 4001


Flug 2039


Author: Chuck Palahniuk

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641153131

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 1187

Er scheint ein ganz normales Leben zu führen: Tender Brenson arbeitet tagsüber als Hausdiener, und nachts übt er sich in telefonischer Seelsorge. Doch er ist der Letzte seiner Art, der letzte Überlebende einer strenggläubigen, kultischen Gemeinde, die kollektiven Selbstmord verübt hat. Allerdings scheint jemand bei manchem Mitglied etwas nachgeholfen zu haben, und auch Brensons Stunden sind gezählt...

Italian Horror Film Directors

Author: Louis Paul

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786487496

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 376

View: 9570

There is no cinema with such effect as that of the hallucinatory Italian horror film. From Riccardo Freda’s I Vampiri in 1956 to Il Cartaio in 2004, this work recounts the origins of the genre, celebrates at length ten of its auteurs, and discusses the noteworthy films of many others associated with the genre. The directors discussed in detail are Dario Argento, Lamberto Bava, Mario Bava, Ruggero Deodato, Lucio Fulci, Umberto Lenzi, Antonio Margheriti, Aristide Massaccesi, Bruno Mattei, and Michele Soavi. Each chapter includes a biography, a detailed career account, discussion of influences both literary and cinematic, commentary on the films, with plots and production details, and an exhaustive filmography. A second section contains short discussions and selected filmographies of other important horror directors. The work concludes with a chapter on the future of Italian horror and an appendix of important horror films by directors other than the 50 profiled. Stills, posters, and behind-the-scenes shots illustrate the book.


Author: Tom Hoyle

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447286766

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 1958

A dangerously exciting new thriller from bestselling author Tom Hoyle, author of Thirteen and Spiders One mysterious death on the Ultimate Bushcraft adventure holiday is tragic, but a second, then a third is suspicious . . . But who can you trust when everyone around you is a suspect? As numbers dwindle, the chances of survival plummet. Staying alive has never seemed so guilty. Nobody is safe . . . Perfect for fans of Michael Grant

Necro Files: Two Decades of Extreme Horror

Author: George R.R. Martin,Edward Lee,Bentley Little,Joe R. Lansdale,Randy Chandler,Graham Masterton

Publisher: Comet Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 270

View: 1953

Spanning over twenty years, 20 masters and modern authors of hardcore horror share their most bad-ass stories in this special edition from Comet Press. Many hard to find and out of print, some that were banned, Necro Files covers every imaginable mode of mayhem including serial killers, necrophilia, cannibals, werewolves, zombies, sex fetishes, psychopaths, snuff, occult, and more stories that dial into the dark side of human nature. TABLE OF CONTENTS George R.R. Martin — "Meathouse Man" Joe R. Lansdale — "Night They Missed the Horror Show" Ronald Kelly — "Diary" Elizabeth Massie — "Abed" Randy Chandler & t. Winter-Damon — "I am He that Liveth and was Dead ... & Have the Keys of Hell & Death" Edward Lee — "Xipe" Ray Garton — "Bait" Gerard Houarner — "Painfreak" Wayne Allen Sallee — "Lover Doll" Charlee Jacob — "The Spirit Wolves" Brian Hodge — "Godflesh" John Everson — "Every Last Drop" Mehitobel Wilson — "Blind in the House of the Headsman" Monica J. O'Rourke — "An Experiment in Human Nature" Graham Masterton — "The Burgers of Calais" Nancy Kilpatrick — "Ecstasy" Bentley Little — "Pop Star in the Ugly Bar" Wrath James White — "The Sooner They Learn" JF Gonzalez — "Addict"

African American Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 5000

As the official publication of the Division on Black American Literature and Culture of the Modern Language Association of America, African American review promotes an exchange among writers and scholars in the arts, humanities, and social sciences who hold diverse perspectives of African American literature and culture.

Der Sommer, als ich starb


Author: Ryan C. Thomas

Publisher: Festa

ISBN: 3865525156

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 9529

Psychopathisch und extrem brutal Der Sommer, als ich starb erzählt den Albtraum der Schulfreunde Roger und Tooth, die in die Klauen eines irren Sadisten und dessen blutrünstigen Hundes geraten ... Die Gewalt in diesem Thriller ist kaum zu ertragen, doch er ist so gut geschrieben, dass der Leser einfach nicht fliehen kann. »Ein spannender Pageturner, der eher gelassen beginnt und sich bis zum Ende zu einem Monster von Horror-Roman steigert.«

Horror to the Extreme

Changing Boundaries in Asian Cinema

Author: Jinhee Choi,Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9622099734

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

View: 3218

This book compares production and consumption of Asian horror cinemas in different national contexts and their multidirectional dialogues with Hollywood and neighboring Asian cultures. Individual essays highlight common themes including technology, digital media, adolescent audience sensibilities, transnational co-productions, pan-Asian marketing techniques, and variations on good vs. evil evident in many Asian horror films. Contributors include Kevin Heffernan, Adam Knee, Chi-Yun Shin, Chika Kinoshita, Robert Cagle, Emilie Yeh Yueh-yu, Neda Ng Hei-tung, Hyun-suk Seo, Kyung Hyun Kim, and Robert Hyland.

Die Nacht

Erinnerung und Zeugnis

Author: Elie Wiesel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783451060144


Page: 157

View: 520


Death Work

Police, Trauma, and the Psychology of Survival

Author: Vincent E. Henry

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198035848

Category: Psychology

Page: 416

View: 9028

In this fascinating new book, Vincent Henry (a 21-year veteran of the NYPD who recently retired to become a university professor) explores the psychological transformations and adaptations that result from police officers' encounters with death. Police can encounter death frequently in the course of their duties, and these encounters may range from casual contacts with the deaths of others to the most profound and personally consequential confrontations with their own mortality. Using the 'survivor psychology' model as its theoretical base, this insightful and provocative research ventures into a previously unexplored area of police psychology to illuminate and explore the new modes of adaptation, thought, and feeling that result from various types of death encounters in police work. The psychology of survival asserts that the psychological world of the survivor--one who has come in close physical or psychic contact with death but nevertheless managed to live--is characterized by five themes: psychic numbing, death guilt, the death imprint, suspicion of counterfeit nurturance, and the struggle to make meaning. These themes become manifest in the survivor's behavior, permeating his or her lifestyle and worldview. Drawing on extensive interviews with police officers in five nominal categories--rookie officers, patrol sergeants, crime scene technicians, homicide detectives, and officers who survived a mortal combat situation in which an assailant or another officer died--Henry identifies the impact such death encounters have upon the individual, the police organization, and the occupational culture of policing. He has produced a comprehensive and highly textured interpretation of police psychology and police behavior, bolstered by the unique insights that come from his personal experience as an officer, his intimate familiarity with the subtleties and nuances of the police culture's value and belief systems, and his meticulous research and rigorous method. Death Work provides a unique prism through which to view the individual, organizational, and social dynamics of contemporary urban policing. With a foreword by Robert Jay Lifton and a chapter devoted to the local police response to the World Trade Center attacks, Death Work will be of interest to psychologists and criminal justice experts, as well as police officers eager to gain insight into their unique relationship to death.

Kaleidoscope of a Stroke Survivor

Author: Dr. George Jacob

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 9383416521

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 318

View: 3845

When life is overshadowed by dark clouds of crisis, one can realize that ‘things could have been worse’, by being thankful for silver linings. Dr. George Jacob was born in Quilon, now, Kollam, in Kerala, India on October 6th, 1965. He is the oldest of four children born to his parents, the late Mr. E.V. Jacob, a seafood exporter and Mrs. Elizabeth Jacob, who was a lecturer in Zoology at St. Teresa’s College, Cochin, at that time. He passed MBBS from Medical College, Kottayam, Kerala, India in 1990, and later M.S (General Surgery) from the same college in 1996. He then started his career as a surgeon in a busy Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, which functioned in three major hospitals in the private sector in Cochin. Ten years later, at 39, just as he was beginning to realize his passion as a surgeon, he su¬ ered a massive stroke that paralyzed the left side, wreaking his surgical career in the process. This ‘bolt from the blue’, necessitated change of vocation from that of a surgeon to that of an Intensivist in the Surgical ICU, where he works as Senior Specialist. Having lost the sense of direction in life, at least momentarily, he took to writing. He found a new avenue to express himself, through the unfamiliar world of letters, exchanging his scalpel for the pen, in the process. His new-found passion had him contribute in various sections of the national daily, the New Indian Express.

Die Kolonie


Author: Chuck Palahniuk

Publisher: Manhattan

ISBN: 3641191823

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 786

Die Hölle, das sind wir selbst Das Paradies für Autoren: drei Monate ohne Verpflichtungen, ohne störenden Kontakt zur Außenwelt. Der Ort: Eine Künstlerkolonie, Refugium und Oase zugleich. Einzige Auflage: das Verfassen eines Meisterwerks. Eine Verlockung, der siebzehn Autoren folgen. Die Wirklichkeit: Die Kolonie ist ein altes Kino. Ohne fließend Wasser, Heizung oder Nahrung. Und ohne Fluchtmöglichkeit. – Drei Monate und eine Aufgabe: Überleben!



Author: Jack Ketchum

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641141362

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 2314

Jack Ketchums beunruhigender, grenzüberschreitender Horrorthriller gilt unter Experten als eines der großen Meisterwerke des Genres. Die Geschichte eines Jungen, der inmitten einer amerikanischen Vorstadtidylle mit unvorstellbaren Grausamkeiten konfrontiert wird, steigt tief hinab in die Abgründe der menschlichen Psyche. Nachdem der brillant geschriebene Roman viele Jahre unter der Hand als geheimer Klassiker die Runde gemacht hatte, erhält er jetzt nicht zuletzt dank Stephen King, der zu diesem Werk auch eine ausführliche Einleitung verfasst hat, die verdiente Aufmerksamkeit und erscheint nun endlich auch als deutsche Erstausgabe.

Survive - Du bist allein

Author: Alexandra Oliva

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104036411

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 4321

Zwölf Kandidaten, eine Survival-Show, nur einer kann gewinnen – wenn alle anderen aufgeben. Aber dann geschieht, was keiner planen konnte: etwas TÖDLICHES. ›Survive – Du bist allein‹, der Bestseller aus den USA von Alexandra Oliva: ein raffinierter Thriller, der ans Limit geht. Eine junge Frau allein in der Wildnis – eigentlich sollte es nur ein Abenteuer werden. Doch aus diesem Albtraum wird niemand mehr erwachen. Tief in einem felsigen Waldgebiet beginnt die Fernseh-Show: mit zwölf Frauen und Männern, die sorgfältig gecastet wurden, um den Zuschauern etwas zu bieten. Schon bei den ersten Gruppenaufgaben geraten einige Teilnehmer an ihre Grenzen – Orientierungsläufe, Lager bauen, Nahrung finden. Allianzen werden geschmiedet, Konflikte brechen auf, die Prüfungen werden härter und perfider. Und bald muss sich jeder Kandidat ganz allein zu seiner großen Einzel-Challenge aufmachen. Doch keiner ahnt, welch tödliche Gefahr bereits in das Überlebens-Spiel eingebrochen ist. »Kompromisslos und heftig.« Justin Cronin

Final Girls


Author: Riley Sager

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423433868

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 5080

Sie haben die Hölle überlebt. Aber das war erst der Anfang ... Als Einzige hat die Studentin Quincy ein Massaker auf einer Party überlebt. Sie hat jede Erinnerung an damals aus ihrem Gedächtnis gelöscht und sich mühsam ein normales Leben aufgebaut. Zwei andere Frauen, Lisa und Samantha, haben ähnlich Grauenvolles durchgemacht – ein Fest für die Medien, in denen die drei als »Final Girls« bekannt werden. Doch der Horror ist noch lange nicht zu Ende: Lisa wird tot aufgefunden. Ermordet? Der Schlüssel zu allem scheint in dem Massaker in Pine Cottage zu liegen, das nur Quincy überlebte. Angestachelt von Samantha, versucht sie verzweifelt sich zu erinnern, was dort geschah ...

Freud and Modern Psychology

The Emotional Basis of Human Behavior

Author: Helen Block Lewis

Publisher: Plenum Publishing Corporation

ISBN: 9780306413292

Category: Medical

Page: 237

View: 5694

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Surviving the Extremes

A Doctor's Journey to the Limits of Human Endurance

Author: Kenneth Kamler

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429976114

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 5133

Physiological constraints confine our bodies to less than one-fifth of the earth's surface. Beyond that fraction lie the extremes. What happens when we go to them? Dr. Kenneth Kamler has spent years observing exactly what happens. A vice president of the legendary Explorers Club, he has climbed, dived, sledded, floated, and trekked through some of the most treacherous and remote regions in the world. A consultant for NASA, Yale University, and the National Geographic Society, he has explored undersea caves, crossed the frozen Antarctic wastelands, and stitched a boy's hand back together while kneeling in knee-deep Amazonian mud. He was the only doctor on Everest during the tragic expedition documented in Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air and helped treat its survivors. Kamler has devoted his life to investigating how our bodies respond to "environmental insults"-a nice way of saying the things that can kill us-and watched while some succumbed to them and others, sometimes miraculously, overcome them. Words like "extreme" and "survival" have lost some of their value from overuse and media hype. By showing us what happens when life itself is at stake, and the body's capacities put to their greatest test, this book reminds us what they truly mean. Divided into six sections-jungle, open sea, desert, underwater, high altitude, and outer space-Surviving the Extremes uses first-hand testimony and documented accounts to illustrate what happens in environments where our instinctive survival strategies must become fully engaged. These stories reveal how infinitely complex are the workings of the human body-and also how heartbreakingly fragile. At the heart of this book is a quest for the source of our will to survive and the haunting question of why some can, and others cannot, summon its awesome and nearly mystical power at their moment of greatest need. Surgeon, explorer, and masterful storyteller, Kamler takes us to the farthest reaches of the earth as well as into the uncharted territory within the human brain. Surviving the Extremes is a scientific nail-biter no reader will forget.

Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse and Midwifery Practice

CSA, Birth and Powerlessness

Author: Lis Garratt

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 1846194245

Category: Medical

Page: 200

View: 2053

Many midwives will care for women who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse (CSA), whether these women disclose this or not. Pregnant and birthing women commonly experience their bodies becoming `public property', a variety of sometimes intimate medical procedures, and limited choices on where and how care is provided. For CSA survivors, who have suffered loss of ownership over their bodies as children and may experience recurring feelings of powerlessness and loss of control, these factors can combine with impersonal and medicalised settings and practices to deeply traumatic effect. `Sexual abuse is all about power, not sex.'- interviewee Many midwives also experience powerlessness and loss of control as professionals as a result of these same settings and practices, and those midwives who are themselves CSA survivors bring a particularly acute awareness of this and of the needs of survivor mothers. This unique study sets out to gain a deeper understanding of the needs of these mothers by exploring them alongside the parallel experiences of survivor midwives. It explores the insights and reflections they together bring to midwifery, and the positive results of more collaborative, personal, communicative and ultimately empowering practices for all involved. `The significance of this book is therefore far wider than its immediate subject, for it offers us the opportunity to rethink our professional coping strategies. If we seek to make all our professional relationships ones of equality and opportunities for growth, as would benefit someone who has suffered abuse, then we can all grow and flourish.'-from the Foreword by Mavis Kirkham