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- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 17.99
Those who do not learn from history are doomed to be eaten! From ancient Greece, to early America, and out to the edge of space, Great Zombies in History tells the secret history of the undead. See how Samurai, Vikings, Spartans and even Teddy Roosevelt dealt with the zombie horde. Witness the last stand in the Zombie War of 1812, discover what really... more...
- Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 25.00
Before Bella and Edward; Stefan and Damon Salvatore; and Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter , there was Lestat and Louis, The Lost Boys , and Buffy Summers. Before True Blood and Let the Right One In , there was Dark Shadows and Anne Rice?s Vampire Chronicles . And then there is the most prominent of them all: Dracula, immortalized by Bram Stoker... more...
- Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 24.95
From Ovid?s Lycaon to Professor Lupin, from Teen Wolf to An American Werewolf in Paris , the lycanthrope, or werewolf, comes to us frequently on the page and the silver screen. These interpretations often display lycanthropy as a curse, with the afflicted person becoming an uncontrollable, feral beast during every full moon. But this is just one... more...
- Lexington Books 2013; US$ 89.99
This eclectic mix of essays considers how the trope of the zombie apocalypse holds the key to understanding humans' constant struggle to form a stable identity in a changeable universe. The essays analyze media productions as varied as the YA romzomcom Warm Bodies , the video game Resident Evil 5 , the Chinese film The Note of Ghoul , and... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00
Authentic vampire tales exist in Transylvanian folklore. Yet the Transylvanian vampire is nothing like the bloodthirsty Count of Bram Stoker's imagination or the romantic hero of popular fiction. The Romanian tradition comes from the villages, reflecting the norms of peasant life and wisdom embedded in age-old communities. This book consists of... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 55.00
The heavens and hells of the world's religions and the "far, far away" legends cannot be seen or visited, but they remain an integral part of culture and history. This encyclopedia catalogs more than 800 imaginary and mythological lands from all over the world, including fairy realms, settings from Arthurian lore, and kingdoms found in... more...
- Giramondo Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99
Chi Vu takes the central figure in a traditional Buddhist folktale, a deranged killer who wears his victims fingers in a garland around his neck, and turns him into a menacing abbatoir worker who carries bloody chunks of meat home to his lodgings in plastic bags, in this suburban Gothic tale set in 1980s Melbourne, when the flight of Vietnamese... more...
- F+W Media 2014; US$ 16.99
A thrilling treasury of vampire lore! Since the seventeenth century, people have been frightened, mesmerized, and fascinated by the terrifying tales of vampires. In this book, you'll uncover the history and mystery behind these bloodthirsty monsters with folklore, mythology, and poetry from every tradition in the world. From the Bosnian Lampir,... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2014; US$ 10.19
Today?s parents are increasingly replacing nursery rhymes with the latest pop songs, and fairy tales – now thought too scary for little ones – with cute stories about farmyard animals and talking trains. Until recently, weird tales of fairy curses and flesh-eating ogres were considered suitable bedtime reading. And the strange-sounding and sometimes... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 89.00
The proliferation of zombie-related fiction, film, games, events, and other media in the last decade would seem to indicate that zombies are "the new vampires" in popular culture. The editors and contributors of Encyclopedia of the Zombie: The Walking Dead in Popular Culture and Myth took on the prodigious task of covering all aspects of the phenomenon,... more...