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Horrible Imaginings Film Festival

Saturday evening includes a "Horror in Literature" panel: "There is no question that the roots of horror film reside in Gothic horror literature. The written word has long been used to explore terror, dread, and fear--classically for didactic purposes, often to entertain, even to achieve sublimity. This year will mark the first year of a concentrated effort to inject literature into the programming in some way. To kick it off, we will have one panel dedicated to the art of prose-based scares! We will be joined with authors who specialize in terrorizing their readers: Brian Evenson, Laura Lee Bahr, John Skipp, Cody Goodfellow, Lisa Morton, Ross Lockhart, and even some local San Diego scaremasters: David Agranoff, Robert Essig, and Anthony Trevino!"
As well as late-night campfire-style readings.

For tickets and more information, please visit the offical Horrible Imaginings Film Festival website.

The Warren: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765393159
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Published: - September 20th, 2016

X doesn t have a name. He thought he had one or many but that might be the result of the failing memories of the personalities imprinted within him. Or maybe he really is called X.

He's also not as human as he believes himself to be.

But when he discovers the existence of another above ground, outside the protection of the Warren X must learn what it means to be human, or face the destruction of their two species.

"The Warren "is a new novella from Brian Evenson.

Scary Out There Cover Image
By Jonathan Maberry (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781481450706
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 30th, 2016

 Multiple Bram Stoker Award winning author Jonathan Maberry compiles more than twenty stories and poems written by members of the Horror Writers Association in this terrifying collection about worst fears. 
What scares you? Things that go bump in the night? Being irreversibly different? A brutal early death? The unknown? 
This collection contains stories and poetry by renowned writers such as R. L. Stine, Neal and Brendan Shusterman, and Ellen Hopkins all members of the Horror Writers Association about what they fear most. The stories include mermaids, ghosts, and personal demons, and are edited by Jonathan Maberry, multiple Bram Stoker award winner and author of the Rot & Ruin series.

The Devourers Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101967515
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Published: Del Rey Books - July 12th, 2016

Once in a great while, a novel comes along with such wondrous storytelling, such lush, vivid prose, that it swallows you whole and spits you out transformed. Das’ The Devourers is that rarest of books. We meet Alok Mukherjee, a closeted historian, as he is seduced in the seething, spicy-sour markets of Kolkata by a stranger who claims to be half-werewolf, born of a shapeshifting rapist and Cyrah, a Mughal prostitute. Alok is seduced by the stranger’s stories, which come to life with hallucinatory vividness, carrying Alok back to 17th century India. The stories are the journals of Cyrah and the stranger’s father, filled with guilt, the lust for vengeance, the beautiful, gruesome transformative power of the shapeshifters, and the universal hungers for love, to create, and to shed our social skins. The shapeshifters tear off their skins to reveal a purer self, beyond race, beyond gender, or binary sexuality. There is real horror here, but even the most gruesome scenes are suffused with sensuality, reminiscent of Anne Rice’s early novels. Alok is liberated by the stranger’s stories, but liberation rips with the teeth of love and tragedy. I was up ‘til dawn devouring The Devourers and woke with the scents of blood, musk, and sandalwood in my nose, not to mention tears in my eyes. Astounding. – R. J. Crowther Jr.

The Fireman: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062200631
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Published: William Morrow - May 17th, 2016

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“A pandemic called Dragonscale has infected civilization and threatens to end it. The contagion spreads quickly and people are spontaneously combusting. Harper Grayson is a nurse struggling to save those who are infected. When she contracts Dragonscale, Harper is rescued by an enigmatic man known only as The Fireman, who takes her to a camp populated by those who have learned to control their disease. Longtime fans of Hill and his father, Stephen King, will enjoy the homage to King's masterpiece The Stand, while new readers will appreciate Hill's work on its own merit.” 
— Sharon Nagel (M), Boswell Book Company, Milwaukee, WI

The City of Mirrors: A Novel (Book Three of The Passage Trilogy) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780345505002
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Published: Ballantine Books - May 24th, 2016

"Justin Cronin's Passage trilogy is remarkable for the unremitting drive of its narrative, for the breathtaking sweep of its imagined future, and for the clear lucidity of its language." Stephen King 
"Superb . . . This conclusion to bestseller Cronin's apocalyptic thriller trilogy ends with all of the heartbreak, joy, and unexpected twists of fate that events in "The Passage" and "The Twelve" foreordained." "Publishers Weekly" (starred review) 

Infected: A Novel (The Infected #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307406309
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Published: Broadway Books - October 14th, 2008

"Part Stephen King, part Chuck Palahniuk, Infected blends science fiction and horror into a pulpy masterpiece of action, terror, and suspense.  Three recommendations: don't read it at night, or just after you've eaten a full meal, or if you're weak of heart.  You've been warned!"
—James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Judas Strain and Black Order

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Museum of Photograpic Arts
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
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