Creatures of the Night: In Search of Ghosts, Vampires, Werewolves and Demons

Creatures of the Night: In Search of Ghosts, Vampires, Werewolves and Demons

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by Gregory L. Reece
     
 

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Intrigued by some of the most sinister legends of Western civilization, Gregory Reece goes in search of answers to the question: why is our culture so obsessed by the eerie and the macabre? Why have the Twilight and True Blood series skyrocketed in popularity, with millions of readers and primetime television and movie adaptations? Whether

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Intrigued by some of the most sinister legends of Western civilization, Gregory Reece goes in search of answers to the question: why is our culture so obsessed by the eerie and the macabre? Why have the Twilight and True Blood series skyrocketed in popularity, with millions of readers and primetime television and movie adaptations? Whether tracking night-stalking werewolves, chanting black magic mantras with Satanists, or interviewing a modern-day Count Dracula, Reece is determined to uncover the truth in this bold and startling journey into a world that has so often seemed to lie beyond the limits of rational comprehension.

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Praise for UFO Religion: Inside Flying Saucer Cults and Culture:
"Both insightful and humorous . . . Reece travels to the Mojave Desert to join a group scanning the night sky for alien visitors, considers reports of the so-called Men in Black and Tall Whites identified by many ufologists, and visits the twin ground zeros of U.S. UFO culture, Area 51 in Nevada and Roswell, New Mexico . . . Consider this book an excellent introduction to its genuinely spacey subject.” -- Booklist 
  

"In Creatures of the Night, Gregory Reece takes us on a fascinating journey: into the dark forests of our imaginations and through the haunted castles of our deepest fears. Searching for the things that have terrified us for centuries, he peels back the pop culture skin of fantasy to reveal the flesh and bones of myth and history. Vampires, demons, and werewolves are just some of the creatures we encounter in his very entertaining book. More than them, though, he reveals how we meet ourselves, albeit in the oft-warped mirror of literature, film, and the everyday stage." – Douglas E Cowan, Professor of Religious Studies, Renison University College/University of Waterloo; author of Sacred Terror: Religion and Horror on the Silver Screen and Sacred Space: The Quest for Transcendence in Science Fiction Film and Television

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ISBN-13:
9781848853850
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
05/08/2012
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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