The Essential Robert Bloch

The Essential Robert Bloch

Stories in this collection include Hell on Earth, Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper, Catnip, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, The Strange Island of Doctor Nork, The Unspeakable Betrothal, All Else is Dust, Let's Do It My Way, Girl from Mars, Tooth or ...

Author: Robert Bloch


ISBN: 1777244773


Page: 306

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Twenty-two stories from the legendary author of Psycho, Robert Bloch. Also known for three classic Star Trek episodes he wrote (What Little Girls Are Made Of, Catspaw and Wold in the Fold), Bloch won a Hugo and an Edgar Allan Poe Award. Stories in this collection include Hell on Earth, Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper, Catnip, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, The Strange Island of Doctor Nork, The Unspeakable Betrothal, All Else is Dust, Let's Do It My Way, Girl from Mars, Tooth or Consequences, The Tin You Love to Touch, My Struggle, The End of Science-Fiction, The Tchen-Lam's Vengeance, The Past Master, You Could Be Wrong, Corn-Fed Genius, Founding Fathers, Before Egypt, Daybroke, This Crowded Earth and The Old College Try.

Robert Bloch s Psycho Sanitarium

Robert Bloch s Psycho  Sanitarium

“All right, Doc,” Norman said, and was relieved to find that it was himself talking and not Robert, either inside or outside him. ... Of course, it's essential that what he wants done and what I want done are the same.

Author: Chet Williamson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781466866775

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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“Horror author Chet Williamson ably succeeds in the tough task of creating a sequel to Robert Bloch’s masterpiece, Psycho; a prequel to the less effective Psycho II; and a solid story in its own right...The novel shines. Whenever Norman gets the spotlight, the novel feels like a lost Bloch work.” —Publishers Weekly The original Psycho novel by Robert Bloch was published in 1959 and became an instant hit, leading to the smash movie only a year later, which brought Norman Bates's terrifying story into the public consciousness, where it still remains (proven by the success of the tv series, Bates Motel). It took Bloch 23 years to write another Psycho novel, revealing that Norman had been in a mental institution the entire time. In that sequel, Norman quickly escapes the sanitarium and goes on a killing spree in Hollywood. But what happened in that asylum during those two decades? Until now, no one has known. It's 1960. Norman Bates is in the State Hospital for the Criminally Insane and it's up to Dr. Felix Reed to bring him out of his catatonic state. But Norman and Dr. Reed have obstacles in twisted fellow patients and staff members who think of the institution as a prison rather than a place of healing. And the greatest obstacle is the building itself, once a private sanitarium, rumored to be haunted. A wild card appears in the persona of Robert Newman, Norman's twin brother, taken away at birth after the attending doctor pronounced him brain damaged. As Robert and Norman grow to know each other, Norman senses a darkness in Robert, even deeper than that which has lurked in Norman himself. Soon, murders begin to occur and a shocking chain of events plunge us even deeper into the deranged madness inside the walls of Psycho: Sanitarium.
Categories: Fiction

The Essential Mystery Lists

The Essential Mystery Lists

Robert Bloch's - Psychos; Bloch, ed. Storyteller, Winter 96/97 Storyteller Traplines: Stories Murderous Intent; Spring 96 The Piano Players has No Fingers; Edwards, Wayne & John Marshall, eds. Ladies Killing Circle; Cameron & Audrey, ...

Author: Roger M Sobin

Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press Inc

ISBN: 9781615952038

Category: Reference

Page: 592

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For the first time in one place, Roger M. Sobin has compiled a list of nominees and award winners of virtually every mystery award ever presented. He has also included many of the “best of” lists by more than fifty of the most important contributors to the genre.; Mr. Sobin spent more than two decades gathering the data and lists in this volume, much of that time he used to recheck the accuracy of the material he had collected. Several of the “best of” lists appear here for the first time in book form. Several others have been unavailable for a number of years.; Of special note, are Anthony Boucher’s “Best Picks for the Year.” Boucher, one of the major mystery reviewers of all time, reviewed for The San Francisco Chronicle, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, and The New York Times. From these resources Mr. Sobin created “Boucher’s Best” and “Important Lists to Consider,” lists that provide insight into important writing in the field from 1942 through Boucher’s death in 1968.? This is a great resource for all mystery readers and collectors.; ; Winner of the 2008 Macavity Awards for Best Mystery Nonfiction.
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The Essential Guide to Werewolf Literature

The Essential Guide to Werewolf Literature

Many other novels , he contends , have a disguised werewolf motif and cites Robert Bloch's Psycho as a prime example . Another all - embracing survey , which might justifiably be described as an academic version of King's blockbuster ...

Author: Brian J. Frost

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 0879728604

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 364

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In this fascinating book, Brian J. Frost presents the first full-scale survey of werewolf literature covering both fiction and nonfiction works. He identifies principal elements in the werewolf myth, considers various theories of the phenomenon of shapeshifting, surveys nonfiction books, and traces the myth from its origins in ancient superstitions to its modern representations in fantasy and horror fiction. Frost's analysis encompasses fanciful medieval beliefs, popular works by Victorian authors, scholarly treatises and medical papers, and short stories from pulp magazines of the 1930s and 1940s. Revealing the complex nature of the werewolf phenomenon and its tremendous and continuing influence, The Essential Guide to Werewolf Literature is destined to become a standard reference on the subject.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Essential Directors

The Essential Directors

“If he didn't have faith, I don't think you'd be working with him,” observed screenwriter Joseph Stefano, who adapted Robert Bloch's novel Psycho. Paramount Pictures declined to finance the director's first true horror effort, ...

Author: Sloan De Forest

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780762498949

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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From Turner Classic Movies, this is the essential guide to all the must-know detail on the style, achievements, and landmark films of the most influential directors in cinema history from the silent era through the 1970s. For well over a century, those who create motion pictures have touched our hearts and souls; they have transported and transformed our minds, intoxicated and entranced our senses. One artist's vision is the single most prominent force behind the scenes: the director. The Essential Directors illuminates the unseen forces behind some of the most notable screen triumphs from the aesthetic peak of silent cinema through the New Hollywood of the 1970s. Considering each artist's influence on the medium, cultural impact, and degree of achievement, Turner Classic Movies presents a compendium of Hollywood's most influential filmmakers, with profiles offering history and insight on the filmmaker's narrative style, unique touches, contributions to the medium, key films, and distinctive movie moments to watch for. The work of these game-changing artists is illustrated throughout by more than 200 full-color and black-and-white photographs. In The Essential Directors you’ll read how Cecil B. DeMille revamped religion to define an era, and how Oscar Micheaux broke barriers to become the most influential Black filmmaker of the 1920s. You’ll marvel at the efficient artistry of “One-Take Woody” Van Dyke and fall in love again with the sophisticated studio-era classics of George Cukor. You’ll gain insight into how women like Dorothy Arzner and Ida Lupino built thriving careers in an industry ruled by men and discover what drove Mike Nichols to mix comedy with tragedy, becoming the highest-paid director of his day in the the process. The Essential Directors presents the work of these game-changing artists and dozens more in this stunning volume.
Categories: Performing Arts

Joan Crawford

Joan Crawford

The Essential Biography Lawrence J. Quirk, William Schoell. in ads for Pepsi. ... Now he hired Robert Bloch, who had authored the novel on which Psycho was based, to write a script for a new shocker entitled Strait-Jacket.

Author: Lawrence J. Quirk

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813144115

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 344

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Joan Crawford: The Essential Biography explores the life and career of one of Hollywood's great dames. She was a leading film personality for more than fifty years, from her beginnings as a dancer in silent films of the 1920s, to her portrayals of working-class shop girls in the Depression thirties, to her Oscar-winning performances in classic films such as Mildred Pierce. Crawford's legacy, however, has become somewhat tarnished in the wake of her daughter Christina's memoir, Mommie Dearest, which turned her into a national joke. Today, many picture Crawford only as a wire-hanger-wielding shrew rather than the personification of Hollywood glamour. This new biography of Crawford sets the record straight, going beyond the gossip to find the truth about the legendary actress. The authors knew Crawford well and conducted scores of interviews with her and many of her friends and co-stars, including Frank Capra, George Cukor, Nicholas Ray, and Sidney Greenstreet. Far from a whitewash—Crawford was indeed a colorful and difficult character— Joan Crawford corrects many lies and tells the story of one of Hollywood's most influential stars, complete with on-set anecdotes and other movie lore. Through extensive interviews, in-depth analysis, and evaluation of her films and performances—both successes and failures—Lawrence J. Quirk and William Schoell present Crawford's story as both an appreciation and a reevaluation of her extraordinary life and career. This fascinating book tells the behind-the-scenes story of one of Hollywood's great dames.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Weird Tales 291 Summer 1988

Weird Tales 291  Summer 1988

Psycho II, by Robert Bloch Whispers Press, 223pp., $15.00 Lost in Time and Space with Lefty Feep, by Robert Bloch Creatures at Large, ... for anyone interested in collecting Robert Bloch's work, this is certainly an essential tool.

Author: Darrell Schweitzer

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9780809532070

Category: Fiction

Page: 132

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The Summer 1988issue of Weird Tales showcases the work of Featured Author Tanith Lee and Featured Artist Stephen Fabian (who did all the artwork). Includes contributions from Morgan Llywelyn, Brian Lumley, and many more.
Categories: Fiction

The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge

The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge

Based on the novel by Robert Bloch; Screenplay by Joseph Stefano. Starring Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles,John Gavin, Martin Balsam. 15. 2001: ASpace Odyssey, 1968. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Written by Stanley Kubrick and ...

Author: The New York Times

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429950855

Category: Reference

Page: 1376

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A COMPLETE REVISION AND THOROUGH UPDATING OF THE ULTIMATE REFERENCE FROM THE NEWSPAPER OF RECORD. A comprehensive guide offering insight and clarity on a broad range of even more essential subjects. Whether you are researching the history of Western art, investigating an obscure medical test, following current environmental trends, studying Shakespeare, brushing up on your crossword and Sudoku skills, or simply looking for a deeper understanding of the world, this book is for you. An indispensable resource for every home, office, dorm room, and library, this new edition of The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge offers in-depth explorations of art, astronomy, biology, business, economics, the environment, film, geography, history, the Internet, literature, mathematics, music, mythology, philosophy, photography, sports, theater, film, and many other subjects. This one volume is designed to offer more information than any other book on the most important subjects, as well as provide easy-to-access data critical to everyday life. It is the only universal reference book to include authoritative and engaging essays from New York Times experts in almost every field of endeavor. The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge provides information with matchless accuracy and exceptional clarity. This new revised and expanded third edition covers major categories with an emphasis on depth and historical context, providing easy access to data vital for everyday living. Covering nearly 50 major categories, and providing an immediate grasp of complex topics with charts, sidebars, and maps, the third edition features 50 pages of new material, including new sections on * Atheism * Digital Media * Inventions and Discoveries * Endangered Species * Inflation * Musical Theater * Book Publishing *Wikileaks *The Financial Crisis *Nuclear Weapons *Energy *The Global Food Supply Every section has been thoroughly updated, making this third edition more useful and comprehensive than ever. It informs, educates, answers, illustrates and clarifies---it's the only one-volume reference book you need.
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Robert Bloch

Robert Bloch

A collection of essays, personal reminiscences, and reflections on the work of the horror writer by John Carpenter, Stephen King, Peter Straub, and others whom he influenced includes selections of Bloch's own work.

Author: Robert Bloch

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 0312859767

Category: Fiction

Page: 382

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A collection of essays, personal reminiscences, and reflections on the work of the horror writer by John Carpenter, Stephen King, Peter Straub, and others whom he influenced includes selections of Bloch's own work.
Categories: Fiction