Brad Steiger was born Eugene E. Olson in Fort Dodge, Iowa on February 19, 1936. He graduated from Iowa's Luther College in 1957 and the University of Iowa in 1963. He taught high school English before teaching literature and creative writing at his former college from 1963 to 1967. His first book, Ghosts, Ghouls and Other Peculiar People, was published in 1965. He became a full-time writer in 1967. He wrote or cowrote over 150 books including The Johnny Cash Story, The Country Music Scrapbook, The Hypnotist, The Chindi, Alien Rapture: The Chosen, Atlantis Rising, and Four-Legged Miracles: Heartwarming Tales of Lost Dogs' Journeys Home written with Sherry Hansen Steiger. He wrote biographies on Greta Garbo, Judy Garland, and Rudolph Valentino. Valentino served as the basis for the 1977 motion picture Valentino and Unknown Powers was adapted into a documentary, which won the Film Advisory Board's Award of Excellence for 1979. He received several awards including The Genie for Metaphysical Writer of the Year in 1974 and the Dani for Services to Humanity in Philadelphia in 1977. He was inducted into the Hypnosis Hall of Fame in 1987 and won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the National UFO and Unexplained Phenomena Conference in Minneapolis in 1996. He died on May 6, 2018 at the age of 82.
The Complete Idiot's Guides® have explored the world of vampires, werewolves, the paranormal, and now the latest book in the "creepy" series is, 'The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Zombies'. This book brings the world of zombies chillingly to life - in a manner of speaking - covering everything readers need to know about them. The book includes:
? The voodoo zombie, the viral zombie, and the whole zombie family
? What zombies and the delicious fear of them say about human psychology
? Zombies in American culture: in film, from Romero classics to the 'Living Dead' flicks that are so bad they're good, and in fiction, video games, comics, and more!
? The zombie survival phenomenon - of course they're not 'real', but that doesn't stop people from having loads of fun pretending they are.
Zombies: those terrifying yet misunderstood monsters that have invaded our nightmares and imaginations for decades. But how much do you really know about them? Join Marcus F. Griffin on a tour of everything zombies, from their history in science and entertainment to surviving any of them you may encounter in daily life.
To truly understand zombies and prepare for any potential invasions, you’ll need a practical guide like this one. Not only will you learn about the different zombie origins and behaviors, you’ll also discover the best tips and necessities for survival—from finding the right vehicle, armor, and weaponry to securing a safe harbor in which to live.
And when all else fails—if you can’t beat them, join them. Maybe accompanying zombies on their quest for a good flesh burger isn’t so bad after all...
What was that eerie sound in the dead of night?
What flitted by at the end of the street, just beyond the farthest street lamp?
From earliest times, tales of the restless dead and their fellow travelers have terrified mankind. Whether around a remote campfire or in the middle of a bustling city, the unquiet spirits and attendant creatures that have tormented humanity since the prehistoric darkness haven’t gone away—they still have the power to strike fear in our hearts.
Encyclopedia of the Undead traces those shadowy entities—vampires, werewolves, ghouls and monsters—that lurk just outside the range of human vision and inhabit our most frightening tales. Drawing on a wide range of beliefs and literature, it traces these horrors from their earliest recorded inceptions and charts their impact upon the human psyche. In this book, history and terror mix to create the things that lurk in the darkest corners of our minds.
You’ll find detailed descriptions of terrors from all over the world—from the mist-shrouded mountains of Eastern Europe to the sweltering jungles of the Caribbean islands, from the dark, stone-lined tombs of the uncoffined dead beneath the remote New England hills to the dark magics that lurk beneath the thriving, colorful surface of a city like New Orleans. In addition to the more conventional creatures, Encyclopedia of the Undead also details some of the more obscure Things that gnaw at the edges of men’s minds—Incubi and Succubi, the Mara, and the dark legends that have influenced writers from Sheridan Le Fanu to H.P. Lovecraft.
This is a book for all those who are interested in the darker side of the human mind—the side that examines and even embraces those beliefs and imaginings that form the basis of our most archetypical fears. This is the book for those brave enough to plumb the depths of our worst nightmares!