domingo, 26 de fevereiro de 2012
terça-feira, 21 de fevereiro de 2012
The final ballot for the Horror Writers Association's Bram Stoker Awards™ for works published in 2011 has been compiled.Superior Achievement in a NovelA Matrix Of Angels by Christopher Conlon (Creative Guy Publishing)Cosmic Forces by Greg Lamberson (Medallion Press)Floating Staircase by Ronald Malfi (Medallion Press / Thunderstorm Books)Flesh Eaters by Joe McKinney (Pinnacle Books)Not Fade Away by Gene O’Neill (Bad Moon Books)The German by Lee Thomas (Lethe Press)Superior Achievement in a First Novel
IsisUnbound by Allyson Bird (Dark Regions Press)Southern Gods by John Hornor Jacobs (Night Shade Books)The Lamplighters by Frazer Lee (Samhain Publishing)The Laugh by Thomas S. Roche (Night Shade Books) PanamaThat Which Should Not Be by Brett J. Talley (JournalStone)Superior Achievement in a Young Adult NovelGhosts of , A Maya Blair Mystery by J.G. Faherty (JournalStone) Coronado BayThe Screaming Season (Possessions) by Nancy Holder (Razorbill)Rotters by Daniel Kraus (Delacorte Books for Young Readers)Dust & Decay by Jonathan Maberry (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (Candlewick / ) WalkerThis Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein by Kenneth Oppel (Simon & Schuster / David Fickling Books)Superior Achievement in Short Fiction“Her Husband’s Hands” by Adam-Troy Castro (Lightspeed Magazine, October 2011)“Herman Wouk Is Still Alive” by Stephen King (The Atlantic Magazine, May2011)“Hypergraphia” by Ken Lillie-Paetz (The Uninvited, Issue #1)“Graffiti Sonata” by Gene O’Neill (Dark Discoveries #18)“Home” by George Saunders (The New Yorker Magazine, June 13, 2011)“All You Can Do Is Breathe” by Kaaron Warren (Blood and Other Cravings)Superior Achievement in a Fiction CollectionVoices: Tales of Horror by C. Connolly (Fantasist Enterprises) LawrenceRed Gloves Volume I & II [signed 2 volume slipcase] by Chrstopher Fowler (PS Publishing)Two Worlds and In Between: The Best of Caitlin R. Kiernan (Volume One) by Caitlin R. Kiernan (Subterranean)Monsters of by Lisa Morton (Bad Moon Books) L.A.The Corn Maiden by Joyce Carol Oates (Mysterious Press)Multiplex Fandango by Weston Ochse (Dark Regions Press)Superior Achievement in an Anthology (Editing)Epitaphs: The Journal of the New England Horror Writers edited by Tracy L. Carboned (NEHW)Ghosts by Gaslight: Stories of Steampunk and Supernatural Suspense edited by Jack Dann & Nick Gevers (Harper Voyager)Blood and Other Cravings edited by Ellen Datlow (Tor Books)Supernatural Noir edited by Ellen Datlow (Dark Horse)Tattered Souls 2 edited by Frank J. Hutton (Cutting Block Press)Demons: Encounters with the Devil and His Minions, Fallen Angels, and the Possessed edited by John Skipp (Black Dog & Leventhal)Superior Achievement in Non-fictionHalloween Nation: Behind the Scenes of ’s Fright Night by Lesley Pratt Bannatyne (Pelican Publishing) AmericaReflections in a Glass Darkly: Essays on J. Sheridan Le Fanu edited by Gary William Crawford, Jim Rockhill and Brian J. Showers (Hippocampus Press)Starve Better by Nick Mamatas (Apex Publications)Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Zombies by Matt Mogk (Gallery Books)The Gothic Imagination: Conversations on Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction in the Media by John C. Tibbetts (Palgrave Macmillan)Stephen King: A Literary Companion (McFarland Literary Companions) by Rocky Wood (McFarland)Superior Achievement in a Poetry CollectionHow To Recognize A Demon Has Become Your Friend: Necon Contemporary Horror by Linda Addison (CreateSpace)At Louche Ends: Poetry for the Decadent, the Damned & the Absinthe-Minded by Maria Alexander (Burning Effigy Press)Surrealities by Bruce Boston (Dark Regions Press)Shroud of Night by G. O. Clark (Dark Regions Press)The Mad Hattery by Marge Simon (Elektrik Milk Press) BathUnearthly Delights by Marge Simon (Sam’s Dot)
quarta-feira, 15 de fevereiro de 2012
domingo, 12 de fevereiro de 2012
Few literary works have had such a lasting influence on popular culture as Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1897). One hundred years after the Irish author’s death, the abundance of adaptations of the Romanian Count’s tale spans over all the arts and modes of expression. More than 200 film versions of Dracula exist, from Murnau’s inaugural 1922 Nosferatu to Coppola’s 1992 box office hit, but it is perhaps Bela Lugosi’s iconic interpretation in the 1931 horror film classic that first comes to mind. Theatre plays and musicals, as well as dance performances, also abound, making Dracula a trendy stage motif. TV adaptations are countless and even a remarkable radio version of Stoker’s story by Orson Welles (1938) is on record. Stoker’s character also features in such diverse media as video games, cartoons, comics, anime and manga.In literature, the Gothic – a combination of horror, romance and melodrama in supernatural plots – can be traced back to Walpole’s 1764 The Castle of Otranto, A Gothic story, and the vampire theme also bears a Romantic matrix: Lord Byron’s epic poem “The Giaour” (1813), Coleridge’s “Christabel” (1816) and John W. Polidori’s short story The Vampyre (1819), not to mention Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1818), all present undead creatures as their uncanny protagonists. After
C. Grey’s influential story The Skeleton Count (1828), two Victorian milestones are Varney the Vampire (1847), attributed to James M. Rymer, and Sheridan le Fanu’s novella Carmilla (1872). In the 20th century, Gothic and vampire fiction proliferated, with such authors as Algemon Blackwood, William Hodgson, M. R. James and, of course, H.P. Lovecraft, the most reputed writer of ‘cosmic horror’. To this day a steady production flow, which ranges from Richard Matheson to best-selling Stephen King, bears witness to Stoker’s 'undying' impact. ElizabethThis interdisciplinary colloquium seeks to reappraise the multimodal and multimedia adaptations of Stoker’s Dracula, in their literary, cinematic, theatrical, televised and computerized facets, as well as the origins, evolution, imagery, mythology, theory and criticism of Gothic fiction and of the Gothic (sub)culture.
Esta próxima terça-feira e pela primeira vez os Soror Dolorosa estarão presentes em concerto em terras lusas, desta feita no Hard-Club, Porto.
Juntamente com esta banda francesa de Darkwave virão duas outras bandas compatriotas , Les Discrets e Alcest.
quarta-feira, 1 de fevereiro de 2012
Sobre o autor
It happened that in the midst of the dissipations attendant upon London winter, there appeared at the various parties of the leaders of the ton a nobleman more remarkable for his singularities, than his rank. He gazed upon the mirth around him, as if he could not participate therein. Apparently, the light laughter of the fair only attracted his attention, that he might by a look quell it and throw fear into those breasts where thoughtlessness reigned. Those who felt this sensation of awe, could not explain whence it arose: some attributed it to the dead grey eye, which, fixing upon the object's face, did not seem to penetrate, and at one glance to pierce through to the inward workings of the heart; but fell upon the cheek with a leaden ray that weighed upon the skin it could not pass.
His companion was profuse in his liberality; -- the idle, the vagabond, and the beggar, received from his hand more than enough to relieve their immediate wants. But Aubrey could not avoid remarking, that it was not upon the virtuous, reduced to indigence by the misfortunes attendant even upon virtue, that he bestowed his alms; -- these were sent from the door with hardly suppressed sneers; but when the profligate came to ask something, not to relieve his wants, but to allow him to wallow in his lust, to sink him still deeper in his iniquity, he was sent away with rich charity. This was, however, attributed by him to the greater importunity of the vicious, which generally prevails over the retiring bashfulness of the virtuous indigent. There was one circumstance about the charity of his Lordship, which was still more impressed upon his mind: all those upon whom it was bestowed, inevitably found that there was a curse upon it, for they were all either led to the scaffold, or sunk to the lowest and the most abject misery.
His lordship seemed quite changed; he no longer appeared that apathetic being who had so astonished Aubrey; but as soon as his convalescence began to be rapid, he again gradually retired into the same state of mind, and Aubrey perceived no difference from the former man, except that at times he was surprised to meet his gaze fixed intently upon him, with a smile of malicious exultation playing upon his lips: he knew not why, but this smile haunted him.
He shut his eyes, hoping that it was but a vision arising from his disturbed imagination; but he again saw the same form, when he unclosed them, stretched by his side. There was no colour upon her cheek, not even upon her lip; yet there was a stillness about her face that seemed almost as attaching as the life that once dwelt there: -- upon her neck and breast was blood, and upon her throat were the marks of teeth having opened the vein: -- to this the men pointed, crying, simultaneously struck with horror, "A Vampyre! a Vampyre!"