Part of a new six-volume series of the best in classic horror, selected by Academy Award-winning director of The Shape of Water Guillermo del Toro

American Supernatural Tales is the ultimate collection of weird and frightening American short fiction. As Stephen King will attest, the popularity of the occult in American literature has only grown since the days of Edgar Allan Poe. The book celebrates the richness of this tradition with chilling contributions from some of the nation's brightest literary lights, including Poe himself, H. P. Lovecraft, Shirley Jackson, Ray Bradbury, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and—of course—Stephen King. This volumes also includes "The Yellow Sign," the most horrific story from The King in Yellow, the classic horror collection by Robert W. Chambers featured on HBO's hit TV series True Detective. By turns phantasmagoric, spectral, and demonic, this is a frighteningly good collection of stories.

Filmmaker and longtime horror literature fan Guillermo del Toro serves as the curator for the Penguin Horror series, a new collection of classic tales and poems by masters of the genre. Included here are some of del Toro’s favorites, from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Ray Russell’s short story “Sardonicus,” considered by Stephen King to be “perhaps the finest example of the modern Gothic ever written,” to Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House and stories by Ray Bradbury, Joyce Carol Oates, Ted Klein, and Robert E. Howard. Featuring original cover art by Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, these stunningly creepy deluxe hardcovers will be perfect additions to the shelves of horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and paranormal aficionados everywhere.
Ambientada en el siglo XIX, La cumbre escarlata sigue a la joven escritora Edith Cushing, quien descubre que su nuevo y encantador esposo, Sir Thomas Sharpe, no es quien parece ser...

La adaptación novelada oficial de la nueva película del aclamado director Guillermo del Toro.

Crimson Peak es protagonizada por Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain y Mia Wasikowska.

Guillermo del Toro no es sólo uno de los cineastas con mayor reconocimiento y prestigio internacional, sino uno de los maestros de la narrativa cinematográfica de terror contemporánea.

Ambientada en el siglo XIX, en la remota y montañosa región de Cumbria, al norte de Inglaterra, La cumbre escarlata sigue a la joven escritora Edith Cushing, quien descubre que su nuevo y encantador esposo, Sir Thomas Sharpe, no es quien parece ser. Tras este descubrimiento, ella penetrará cada vez más en un ambiente de pesadilla, en el que el pasado cobra vida y transforma la realidad en una pesadilla.

Del Toro ha descrito a La cumbre escarlata como una "historia de fantasmas y romance gótico". El público puede esperar "un acercamiento clásico y enfocado en la ambientación, pero a la vez con una perspectiva moderna de la historia de fantasmas".

Otros autores y medios especializados han dicho sobre Crimson Peak:

"La mejor historia de fantasmas que he visto en mi vida" -Stephen King-

"Una intensa y cruda narración, en donde los vampiros vuelven a ser abominables ¡y esto hay que agradecerlo!" -The New York Times-

"El vampirismo es el punto de partida que revela la codicia, la violencia y lo más oscuro del ser humano" -The Washington Post-

"Una épica del vampirismo en la era de la alta tecnología" -San Francisco Chronicle-

The Academy Award's Best Picture of the year is now the New York Times-bestselling, must-read novel of 2018.

"[A] phenomenally enrapturing and reverberating work of art in its own right...[that] vividly illuminates the minds of the characters, greatly enhancing our understanding of their temperaments and predicaments and providing more expansive and involving story lines." —Booklist

Visionary storyteller Guillermo del Toro and celebrated author Daniel Kraus combine their estimable talent in this haunting, heartbreaking love story.

It is 1962, and Elisa Esposito—mute her whole life, orphaned as a child—is struggling with her humdrum existence as a janitor working the graveyard shift at Baltimore’s Occam Aerospace Research Center. Were it not for Zelda, a protective coworker, and Giles, her loving neighbor, she doesn’t know how she’d make it through the day.

Then, one fateful night, she sees something she was never meant to see, the Center’s most sensitive asset ever: an amphibious man, captured in the Amazon, to be studied for Cold War advancements. The creature is terrifying but also magnificent, capable of language and of understanding emotions...and Elisa can’t keep away. Using sign language, the two learn to communicate. Soon, affection turns into love, and the creature becomes Elisa’s sole reason to live.

But outside forces are pressing in. Richard Strickland, the obsessed soldier who tracked the asset through the Amazon, wants nothing more than to dissect it before the Russians get a chance to steal it. Elisa has no choice but to risk everything to save her beloved. With the help of Zelda and Giles, Elisa hatches a plan to break out the creature. But Strickland is on to them. And the Russians are, indeed, coming.

Developed from the ground up as a bold two-tiered release—one story interpreted by two artists in the independent mediums of literature and film—The Shape of Water is unlike anything you’ve ever read or seen.

“Most movie novelizations do little more than write down what audiences see on the screen. But the novel that’s accompanying Guillermo del Toro’s new movie The Shape of Water is no mere adaptation. Co-author Daniel Kraus’ book and the film tell the same story, of a mute woman who falls in love with an imprisoned and equally mute creature, in two very different ways.” —io9


Praise for The Shape of Water directed by Guillermo del Toro

Winner of the 2018 Academy Award for Best Picture

Winner of the 2018 Academy Award for Best Director

Winner of the 2018 Academy Award for Music (Original Score)

Winner of the 2018 Academy Award for Production Design

Winner of the 2018 Golden Globe Award for Best Director of a Motion Picture

"With encouragement from critics and awards voters, discerning viewers should make Fox Searchlight’s December release the season’s classiest date movie—for perhaps the greatest of The Shape of Water’s many surprises is how extravagantly romantic it is.” —Variety

"It is never less than magnificent.” —TheDaily Beast

"A visually and emotionally ravishing fantasy that should find a welcome embrace from audiences starved for imaginative escape.” —The Hollywood Reporter

Awarded the Golden Lion for Best Film at the74th Annual Venice International Film Festival

 A história de Guillermo del Toro que deu origem ao filme vencedor do Leão de Ouro no Festival de Veneza, recordista de indicações ao Globo de Ouro e um dos mais cotados na corrida do Oscar 2018.

 

Richard Strickland é um oficial do governo dos Estados Unidos enviado à Amazônia para capturar um ser mítico e misterioso cujos poderes inimagináveis seriam utilizados para aumentar a potência militar do país, em plena Guerra Fria. Dezessete meses depois, o homem enfim retorna à pátria, levando consigo o deus Brânquia, o deus de guelras, um homem-peixe que representa para Strickland a selvageria, a insipidez, o calor — o homem que ele próprio se tornou, e quem detesta ser.

Para Elisa Esposito, uma das faxineiras do centro de pesquisas para o qual o deus Brânquia é levado, a criatura representa a esperança, a salvação para sua vida sem graça cercada de silêncio e invisibilidade.

Richard e Elisa travam uma batalha tácita e perigosa. Enquanto para um o homem-peixe é só um objeto a ser dissecado, subjugado e exterminado, para a outra ele é um amigo, um companheiro que a escuta quando ninguém mais o faz, alguém cuja existência deve ser preservada.

Mistura bem dosada de conto de fadas, terror e suspense, A forma da água traz o estilo inconfundível e marcante de Guillermo del Toro, numa narrativa que se expande nas brilhantes ilustrações de James Jean e no filme homônimo, vencedor do Leão de Ouro em 2017. Uma história cinematográfica e atemporal sobre um homem e seus traumas, uma mulher e sua solidão, e o deus que muda para sempre essas duas vidas. 
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