Annal: 2008 Bram Stoker Award for Nonfiction

Results of the Bram Stoker Award in the year 2008.

Book:A Hallowe'en Anthology

A Hallowe'en Anthology: Literary and Historical Writers over the Centuries

Lisa Morton

This unique anthology gathers together some of the most intriguing and useful works on the history of Halloween. Ranging from pre-Christian Celtic myths to early 20th century articles, the book’s 27 entries include poems, short stories, sections from 19th and 20th century folklore books, a one-act play, Irish and Scottish folk tales, and the first book on the holiday ever published.

Noted works contained in the anthology include William Wells Newell’s 1904 study of the history of Jack-o’-lantern legends in “The Ignis Fatuus” and Alexander Montgomerie’s oft-quoted 1584 poem “Flyting Against Polwart.” Organized chronologically, most works are presented in their entirety and many include extensive annotations designed to make the original source materials more meaningful for modern readers. The book also includes 34 vintage photographs and illustrations.

Book:The Book of Lists: Horror

The Book of Lists: Horror

Amy Wallace, Del Howison, Scott Bradley

The phenomenally popular Book of Lists series has sold millions of copies from coast to coast, enthralling trivia aficionados with fascinating infobits about simply everything! Now the latest edition turns an evil eye toward the strange, the blood-curdling, and the macabre with spine-tingling fun facts from the dark side of entertainment. Chock-full of creepy information from the netherworlds of movies, TV, literature, video games, comic books, and graphic novels, The Book of Lists: Horror offers a blood-feast of forbidden knowledge that horror fans are hungry to devour, including:

  • Stephen King’s Ten Favorite Horror Novels or Short Stories—learn what scares the master!
  • Top Six Grossing Horror Movies of All Time in the United States— which big shocks translated into big bucks?
  • Top Ten Horror-Themed Rock ‘n’ Roll Songs—maybe it is ‘devil’s music’ after all! …[more]
Book:Cheap Scares!

Cheap Scares!: Low Budget Horror Filmmakers Share Their Secrets

Gregory Lamberson

This is a step-by-step guide to creating and selling a horror movie, from rough outline to film distribution, with an emphasis on storytelling and marketing. Chapters cover screenwriting, freelancing as a writer, collaborating, budgeting and pitching projects to industry decision-makers. Interviews with J.B. Bookwalter, Roy Frumkes, Larry Fessenden, Scooter McRae, Brett Piper and others all convey today’s realities. Production stills, sample screenplay pages, and sample budgets are included. Fully indexed.

Book:Zombie CSU

Zombie CSU: The Forensics of the Living Dead

Jonathan Maberry

When there’s no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth.

And law enforcement is ready to take them down!

Since Night of the Living Dead, zombies have been a frightening fixture on the pop culture landscape, lumbering after hapless humans, slurping up brains and veins and whatever warm, fleshy matter they can clench in their rotting limbs. But what if they were real? What would happen if, tomorrow, corpses across the nation began springing up out of their graves and terrorizing the living?

Employing hard science and solid police work—not to mention jaw-dropping (literally!) humor—Zombie CSU is the only guide you need to make it through alive-not undead. At last you can: …[more]

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