While recent work within gay and lesbian studies has explored how the genetic tropes of the horror film intersect with popular culture's understanding of queerness, this is the first book to examine how the concept of the monster queer has ...
Author: Harry M. Benshoff
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Category: Performing Arts
Monster in the Closet is a history of the horrors film that explores the genre's relationship to the social and cultural history of homosexuality in America. Drawing on a wide variety of films and primary source materials including censorship files, critical reviews, promotional materials, fanzines, men's magazines, and popular news weeklies, the book examines the historical figure of the movie monster in relation to various medical, psychological, religious and social models of homosexuality. While recent work within gay and lesbian studies has explored how the genetic tropes of the horror film intersect with popular culture's understanding of queerness, this is the first book to examine how the concept of the monster queer has evolved from era to era. From the gay and lesbian sensibilities encoded into the form and content of the classical Hollywood horror film, to recent films which play upon AIDS-related fears. Monster in the Closet examines how the horror film started and continues, to demonize (or quite literally "monsterize") queer sexuality, and what the pleasures and "costs" of such representations might be both for individual spectators and culture at large.
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Author: Karen Rose
Publisher: Hachette UK
The Sunday Times bestselling author of Every Dark Corner returns with an exclusive novel celebrating ten years of Karen Rose's thrillers in the UK. MONSTER IN THE CLOSET reunites readers with characters from Karen Rose's bestselling Baltimore series. A mother is dead, and now her killer hunts the child that witnessed the brutal crime... Private Investigator Clay Maynard locates missing children for clients, but has nearly given up hope of finding his own daughter, cruelly stolen from him by his ex-wife twenty-three years ago. Equine therapist Taylor Dawson has chosen to intern at Daphne Montgomery-Carter's stables so that she can observe the program's security director - her father, Clay Maynard. Trying to reconcile the wonderful man she's getting to know with the monster her mother always described, Taylor never expects to become the target of a real monster, the man who murdered the mother of the little girls she works with at the stable. Neither does she expect to fall for Ford Elkhart, Daphne's handsome son, who is dealing with his own demons. As family and friends gather for a wedding, Taylor starts to imagine a permanent life in Baltimore. But not if the real monster gets to her first...
There I was, simply working to program my visual novel and find my muse, when BAM! Monster girl in my closet. Needless to say, she changed my life. For the better at first, sure.
Author: Jamie Hawke
Some people have nightmares of finding a monster in their closet, but how many fantasize about it?If you fall into the latter category, you get me. There I was, simply working to program my visual novel and find my muse, when BAM! Monster girl in my closet. Needless to say, she changed my life. For the better at first, sure. But then there was the hunter, and the crazy lady who spoke of another world where the monsters live. So the adventure began. WARNING: Monster ladies, adult situations, and violence abound.
When a child no longer believes in monsters , we are banished from the closet . WANDA : Then we move on to our next assignment . TOADY : And the whole process begins again . MEGAN : Wow ! I never thought of it that way before .
Jan was a sloppy child. He didn't take good care of his things at all. Blocks and cars were lying around on the floor, the Teddy Bear was hanging on the doorknob by a string and the corners of picture books were curled. mother scolded Jan all the time: "How come you're so sloppy! good children always clean up the mess after playing." Sometimes Jan tried to be a good child and pick up his things, but already the next day he left everything lying around. One evening, when Jan was in bed already, he looked at the wooden pattern on the closet door and started imagining all sorts of things. It seemed to him that one long zig-zag stripe is a river and the darker patches next to it are bushes. After he looked a little bit longer, he already pictured imaginary mountains in the distance and some sort of strange town. This was more like a cave town...
Haven't we all thought there was a monster in the closet or under the bed at some time in our life? Can you recall goosebumps running up and down your spine?What if there really was a monster in that closet?
Author: B.D. Knight
Haven't we all thought there was a monster in the closet or under the bed at some time in our life? Can you recall goosebumps running up and down your spine?What if there really was a monster in that closet? How could a 10 year old boy and his 7 year old sister rid themselves of this monster when no one would believe it was real?Bobby and his friends dig up a stone carving of a toad, which he gives to his sister Mandy. Later they discover a stone tablet and take it to the museum to see what it says.Strange things begin happening and Mandy is frightened out of her wits. Bobby learns she is telling the truth and when he tries to convince his mother there really is a monster in Mandy's room, his mom becomes furious. The kids need to find a way to fend for themselves.
The book includes an exclusive 10 page story not available anywhere else; "The Monster In The Closet!" Hunter and Gillian take on the evil vacuum in this short story.
Author: Chris Otto
The third collection of the online comic strip, "A Dog's Life" by Chris Otto. Follow the adventures of a chocolate Lab named Hunter and his adopted sister, Gillian, as they deal with one of her obsessions, take a look at her past, and deal with Hunter's evil twin from an alternate universe. The book includes an exclusive 10 page story not available anywhere else; "The Monster In The Closet!" Hunter and Gillian take on the evil vacuum in this short story.