• Fiction

The Supernatural Book of Monsters, Spirits, Demons, and Ghouls


Author: Alex Irvine
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061877212
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
View: 7468
Twenty-three years ago, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a demonic supernatural force. Following the tragedy, their father, John, set out to teach his boys everything about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the back roads of America . . . and how to kill it. Fans of the blockbuster television phenomenon can rejoice! A one-of-a-kind compilation of all of Sam and Dean's demon-busting knowledge, The Supernatural Book of Monsters, Spirits, Demons, and Ghouls contains illustrations and detailed descriptions that catalogue the more than two dozen otherworldly enemies that most people believe exist only in folklore, superstition, and nightmares:vampires, ghosts, revenants, reapers, and even bloody clowns. You'll find within these pages Sam and Dean's notes, observations, and memories interwoven with sections of John Winchester's invaluable journal, making this book the perfect companion to every thrilling episode—and an essential weapon in the secret war against the hidden creatures of the darkness!

    • Fiction

The Supernatural Book of Monsters, Spirits, Demons, and Ghouls


Author: Alex Irvine
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061877216
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
View: 8118
Twenty-three years ago, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a demonic supernatural force. Following the tragedy, their father, John, set out to teach his boys everything about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the back roads of America . . . and how to kill it. Fans of the blockbuster television phenomenon can rejoice! A one-of-a-kind compilation of all of Sam and Dean's demon-busting knowledge, The Supernatural Book of Monsters, Spirits, Demons, and Ghouls contains illustrations and detailed descriptions that catalogue the more than two dozen otherworldly enemies that most people believe exist only in folklore, superstition, and nightmares:vampires, ghosts, revenants, reapers, and even bloody clowns. You'll find within these pages Sam and Dean's notes, observations, and memories interwoven with sections of John Winchester's invaluable journal, making this book the perfect companion to every thrilling episode—and an essential weapon in the secret war against the hidden creatures of the darkness!

    • Coraline (Motion picture)

The Supernatural Book of Monsters, Spirits, Demons and Ghouls


Author: Alexander C. Irvine
Publisher: Titan Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781848562790
Category: Coraline (Motion picture)
Page: 219
View: 6574
Twenty-three years ago, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a demonic supernatural force. Following the tragedy, their father set out to teach the boys everything about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners of America - and how to kill it.This unique illustrated compilation of all of Sam and Dean¿s demon-busting knowledge contains detailed descriptions of more than two-dozen otherworldly enemies, fromvampires, to ghosts, revenants, reapers, and even bloody clowns. Interwoven with sections of John Winchesters invaluable journal, this is the perfect companion to everythrilling episode - and an essential weapon in the secret war against the hidden creatures of darkness!

    • Body, Mind & Spirit

Monsters and Demons

From Goblins and Ghouls to Fiends and Fairies A Complete Compendium of Mythological Beasts
Author: Charlotte Montague
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 9780785828808
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 192
View: 9756
Waking the dead, stalking the living, roaming the night... hungry for blood, Monsters and Demons explores the truth behind the legends and analyzes that most deep-rooted of human fears—"fear of the unknown"—a fear that can be traced back to the first syllable of recorded time. Monsters and Demons is a gruesome history of our worst nightmares, from the soul-scorching heat of Satan's eternal hell-fire to lurching, relentless, hungry-for-brains zombies crawling from the grave. The full-color illustrations in this hardcover edition make it the perfect addition to any library, and an excellent gift for those interested in paranomal subjects. This book is a complete compendium of terrifying mythological beasts—many are very much alive, and some say, they can still be witnessed today. A beautiful hardcover edition,


    • Performing Arts

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY The Ultimate Guide to Supernatural


Author: The Editors of Entertainment Weekly
Publisher: Time Inc. Books
ISBN: 1683309472
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 96
View: 2685
Saving people and hunting demons: ItÕs the family business For 12 seasons, no demon, ghost, nor monster has been safe from Sam and Dean Winchester, the daring brothers and heroes of hit television show Supernatural. Combining elements of horror, thriller, drama, and comedy, this fan favorite explores the world of the paranormal, with brief forays into heaven and hellÑand family relationshipsÑevery week. As the longtime hit from the CW enters its lucky 13th season, now is the time to time to catch up with an all-new Special Edition from Entertainment Weekly, The Ultimate Guide to Supernatural. Packed with photographs from each season, a whoÕs who of heaven and hell, and a full episode guide to all 12 seasonsÑplus exclusive interviews with stars Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, and Misha Collins, along with a guide to the guest stars, the top ten guests, and our expert ranking of each and every episode, this is a must-have for all Supernatural fans. ThereÕs even a superfan set-visit diary from S.E. Hinton, the renowned author of The Outsiders! You should pick up your copy now . . . because you always have a choice.

    • Body, Mind & Spirit

Monsters

An Investigator's Guide to Magical Beings
Author: John Michael Greer
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738716006
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 312
View: 7029
Of course that monster hiding under your bed when you were little didn't really exist. Vampires, werewolves, zombies, demons—they're simply figments of our imagination, right? After all, their existence has never been scientifically proven. But there is one giant problem with such an easy dismissal of these creepy creatures: people keep encountering them. Join occult scholar John Michael Greer for a harrowing journey into the reality of the impossible. Combining folklore, Western magical philosophy, and actual field experience, Monsters: An Investigator's Guide to Magical Beings is required reading for both active and armchair monster hunters. Between these covers you'll find a chilling collection of fiendish facts and folklore, including: —Why true vampires are the least attractive—and most destructive—of all monsters —The five different kinds of ghosts —Magical origins of the werewolf legends —How to survive a chimera encounter (Jersey Devil, chupacabra, Mothman) —The hidden connections between faery lore and UFOs —Where dragons are found today —How to investigate a monster sighting —Natural and ritual magic techniques for dealing with hostile monsters This 10th anniversary edition of the quintessential guide to magical beings features a new preface, new chapters on chimeras and zombies, and updates on werewolves, dragons, and the fae.

    • Performing Arts

Supernatural

The Official Companion, Season 6
Author: Nicholas Knight,Eric Kripke
Publisher: Titan Books (UK)
ISBN: 9780857682895
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 157
View: 387
The hit show from the producers of The O.C. and The X-Files, starring Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, continues its spooky road-trip through the dark heart of America. Season 6 is a season of mystery and shadow. Heaven and Hell have been left in complete disarray since the apocalyptic events of Season 5. And now, monsters, angels and demons roam across a lawless and chaotic landscape. And so Dean Winchester, who has retired from hunting and sworn never to return, finds himself being pulled back into his old life - pulled back by none other than Sam Winchester, who has escaped from Hell. The two reunite to beat back the rising tide of creatures and demon-spawn, but they quickly realize that neither are who they used to be, their relationship isn't what it used to be, and that nothing is what it seems. This official companion is packed with exclusive interviews, photos, behind-the-scenes secrets, acomplete episode guide, plus a color portrait gallery of the stars.

    • History

The Book of Yokai

Mysterious Creatures of Japanese Folklore
Author: Michael Dylan Foster
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520271017
Category: History
Page: 336
View: 5166
Monsters, ghosts, fantastic beings, and supernatural phenomena of all sorts haunt the folklore and popular culture of Japan. Broadly labeled yokai, these creatures come in infinite shapes and sizes, from tengu mountain goblins and kappa water spirits to shape-shifting foxes and long-tongued ceiling-lickers. Currently popular in anime, manga, film, and computer games, many yokai originated in local legends, folktales, and regional ghost stories. Drawing on years of research in Japan, Michael Dylan Foster unpacks the history and cultural context of yokai, tracing their roots, interpreting their meanings, and introducing people who have hunted them through the ages. In this delightful and accessible narrative, readers will explore the roles played by these mysterious beings within Japanese culture and will also learn of their abundance and variety through detailed entries, some with original illustrations, on more than fifty individual creatures. The Book of Yokai provides a lively excursion into Japanese folklore and its ever-expanding influence on global popular culture. It also invites readers to examine how people create, transmit, and collect folklore, and how they make sense of the mysteries in the world around them. By exploring yokai as a concept, we can better understand broader processes of tradition, innovation, storytelling, and individual and communal creativity.

    • Body, Mind & Spirit

A Field Guide to Demons, Fairies, Fallen Angels and Other Subversive Spirits


Author: Carol Mack,Dinah Mack
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780805062700
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 296
View: 9053
Explains how to identify the many species of demons, where to find them, and the traditional ways of appeasing or dispelling them

    • Literary Criticism

They Suck, They Bite, They Eat, They Kill

The Psychological Meaning of Supernatural Monsters in Young Adult Fiction
Author: Joni Richards Bodart
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810882280
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 256
View: 770
This book examines six different monsters that appear in YA fiction: vampires, shapeshifters, zombies, unicorns, angels, and demons. Beginning with a discussion of the meaning of monsters in cultures all over the world, subsequent chapters discuss the history and most important incarnations of the aforementioned monsters. Titles featuring the same kind of monsters are compared, and interviews with authors provide insight into why they wrote these titles and information on why they are important. The bibliography at the end of the volume includes a comprehensive list of titles featuring the various monsters.

    • Art

Japanese Ghosts & Demons

Art of the Supernatural
Author: Stephen Addiss
Publisher: George Braziller
ISBN: 9780807611265
Category: Art
Page: 192
View: 7431
Explores the supernatural folklore of Japan through art, legends, stories and artworks which best

Monsters

A Bestiary of the Bizarre
Author: Christopher Dell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500292556
Category:
Page: 216
View: 7190
Monsters have preoccupied mankind from the earliest times: even cave art includes animal-human monsters. Certainly monsters were present in the ancient religions of Egypt and Mesopotamia; the Old Testament describes the giant land and sea monsters Behemoth and Leviathan, while in the world of Classical mythology, monsters embody the fantasies of the gods and the cruellest punishments of human beings. While we may no longer worry about being eaten by trolls on the way home, there remains a fascination with these creatures who have shadowed us throughout history. This book explores monsters down the ages and throughout the world. It provides a dark yet engrossing visual history of the human mind, lit up by flashes of wild and unearthly inspiration.

    • Performing Arts

The Monster Book


Author: Christopher Golden,Stephen R. Bissette,Thomas E. Sniegoski
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671042599
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 384
View: 9868
An official guide to Buffy the Vampire Slayer describes the mythology and influences behind the monsters, ghouls, and characters through interviews with the creators and details of the episodes.

    • Fiction

Supernatural: John Winchester's Journal


Author: Alex Irvine
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061912948
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
View: 6061
Sam and Dean Winchester know all the secrets their father recorded in his journal. Now you can, too. On November 2, 1983, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a demonic supernatural force. In the wake of the tragedy, their father, John, set out to learn everything he could about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the back roads of America . . . and how to kill it. In his personal journal, he not only compiled folklore, legend, and superstition about all manner of otherworldly enemies but he also recorded his experiences—hunting the creature that killed his wife even as he raised his two sons. Part prequel, part resource guide, John Winchester's Journal finally gives fans the ultimate companion book for Supernatural. It's all here: the exorcism Sam and Dean used in "Phantom Traveler," John's notes on everything from shape-shifters to Samuel Colt, Dean's first hunt, Sam's peewee soccer team . . . and John's single-minded pursuit of a growing and deadly evil.

    • Social Science

The Mythology of Supernatural

The Signs and Symbols Behind the Popular TV Show
Author: Nathan Robert Brown
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101517522
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
View: 6441
A look into the paranormal legends and lore features on the hit television show Supernatural. From angels to demons, The Mythology of Supernatural explores the religious roots and the ancient folklore of the otherworldly entities that brothers Sam and Dean Winchester face on the hit television show Supernatural-and that have inhabited the shadows of human imagination across countless cultures and centuries.

    • Fiction

The Haunting of Hill House


Author: Shirley Jackson
Publisher: Mizan Qanita
ISBN: 6024020562
Category: Fiction
Page: 376
View: 7217
Hill House adalah rumah terpencil yang ganjil nan angker. Ukiran dan lukisan di dalamnya seolah-olah mengamatimu ke mana pun kau pergi, pintu-pintu selalu tertutup sendiri, dan kau selalu merasakan dingin yang menggigit meski duduk di dekat perapian. Setiap malam, terdengar suara langkah kaki di koridor, dan ketukan-ketukan kasar di pintu, padahal ketika diperiksa, tidak ada siapa-siapa. Tidak ada orang waras yang sudi tinggal di sana… Namun rumor-rumor seram Hill House malah menarik perhatian Dr. Montague, seorang akademisi yang ingin melakukan penelitian tentang aktifitas-aktifitas supernatural. Dia pun mengundang tiga orang asisten, Eleanor, Theodora, dan Luke, untuk tinggal di Hill House selama musim panas. Awalnya gangguan-gangguan makhluk halus yang mereka alami masih bisa ditolerir, tapi ketika Eleanor mulai mendengar suara-suara tanpa wujud yang membisikkan namanya, dan coretan cat merah di dinding yang memintanya pulang, keadaan mulai di luar kendali. Dr. Montague harus bertindak cepat jika tidak ingin jatuh korban nyawa. The Haunting of Hill House dianggap sebagai salah satu kisah horor terbaik abad ke-20. Novel ini telah dua kali diadaptasi menjadi film layar lebar, yakni tahun 1963 dan 1999. Versi tahun 1999 dibintangi oleh Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Owen Wilson, dan Lili Taylor.

    • Nature

The Great Yokai Encyclopaedia

The A-Z of Japanese Monsters
Author: Richard Freeman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781905723546
Category: Nature
Page: 418
View: 1601
Everyone has heard of vampires and werewolves, but how many have heard of the rokuro-kubi, the tsuchinoki or the sagari? Japan has a wealth of ghosts and monsters, collectively called yokai, which are totally unknown in the West. The bizarre and wonderful folklore of Japan includes giant corpse-eating rabbits, flaming pigs that steal human genitals, perverse water goblins, blood sucking trees, a dragon that impregnates women, cats who animate dead bodies, a zombie whale and a huge flesh eating sea cucumber that grows from a pair of discarded knickers!

    • History

The Egyptian Book of the Dead


Author: Anonymous
Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1632957035
Category: History
Page: N.A
View: 1583
E.A. Wallis Budge was an English philologist and writer who worked for the British museum.Budge wrote and translated a lot of works on the ancient East after taking multiple trips to Egypt and the Sudan.This edition of The Egyptian Book of the Dead was translated by Budge and includes a table of contents and illustrations from the text.

    • Fiction

Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge

A Novel
Author: Paul Krueger
Publisher: Quirk Books
ISBN: 1594747792
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
View: 9628
In this sharp and funny urban fantasy novel, booze is magic, demons are real, and millennial Bailey Chen joins a band of monster-fighting Chicago bartenders instead of finding a “real” post-college job. Bailey Chen is fresh out of college with all the usual new-adult demons: no cash, no job offers, and an awkward relationship with Zane, the old friend she kinda-sorta hooked up with during high school. But when Zane introduces Bailey to his monster-fighting bartender friends, her demons become a lot more literal. It turns out that evil creatures stalk the city streets after hours, and they can be hunted only with the help of magically mixed cocktails: vodka grants super-strength, whiskey offers the power of telekinesis, and rum lets its drinker fire blasts of elemental energy. But will all these powers be enough for Bailey to halt a mysterious rash of gruesome deaths? And what will she do when the safety of a “real world” job beckons? This sharp and funny urban fantasy is perfect for fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, and grown-up readers of Harry Potter. Includes 14 recipes from a book of ancient cocktail lore.