The Horror Of Beauty
The quartermaster's tale of survival in the Burma jungle in WWII. A gut-wrenching story of an ordinary Englishman who survived jungle warfare in Burma, told with a sense of humor and accuracy that understates the horrors and degradation he along with all
After escaping the horrors that came with growing up in 'The Badlands' section of North Philadelphia, Jelani left that life and all the bad memories from it behind. With a bright future pursuing music on the horizon, Jelani watched as his dreams slowly tu
The Beauty of Horror
To Malone the sense of latent mystery in existence was always present. In youth he had felt the hidden beauty and ecstasy of things, and had been a poet; but poverty and sorrow and exile had turned his gaze in darker directions, and he had thrilled at the
Caught within the horror that has become his life, Lucius Benedict waits patiently for his savior to come, preferably an angel who can ease his heart and release him from his cursed existence. When the sudden appearance of a russet haired beauty postpones
Lt. Duvalier (Jack Nicholson), a French soldier, loses contact with his unit and is forced to wander alone near the Baltic Sea. While in search of his regiment, he spies Helene (Sandra Knight), a mysterious beauty, walking by herself. Mesmerized, Duvalier begins tracking her, but she vanishes. He later catches up with her and follows her into a castle, where he encounters the bizarre Baron Von Leppe (Boris Karloff), finds signs of witchcraft and learns the shocking truth about Helene.
"Pit And The Pendulum": Under the direction of Torquemada (Lance Henriksen) the Grand Inquisitor of Spain, a young baker's wife, Maria, is falsely accused of witchcraft and dragged before the Inquisition. Torquemada is enchanted by Maria's beauty and subjects her and her husband Antonio to heinous torture hoping to prove that his own desires are a result of her bewitching powers.
Playbill Best of Broadway Jigsaw Puzzle: Playbill covers of the Best Broadway productions since 2000This Playbill puzzle features all-new updated artBring your love for the theater home1000- pieceThis puzzle game is recommended for ages 7 and up1 or more playersFeatures musical posters from Phantom of the Opera, Beauty and the Beast, Lion King, West Side Story, Wicked, Legally Blonde, Little Shop of Horrors, Mary Poppins, The Addams Family, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Chicago, Cats, Les Mis and moreIdeal for framing and mountingGreat gift for any Broadway buff or aspiring performer
Neither art nor philosophy was kind to beauty during the twentieth century. Much modern art disdains beauty, and many philosophers deeply suspect that beauty merely paints over or distracts us from horrors. Intellectuals consigned the passions of b
Haven to Nazis, smugglers' paradise, home to some of the earth's oddest wildlife and most baroquely awful dictatorships, Paraguay is a nation waiting for the right chronicler. In John Gimlette, at last it has one. With an adventurer's sang-froid, a historian's erudition, and a sense of irony so keen you could cut a finger on it, Gimlette celebrates the beauty, horror and-yes-charm of South America's obscure and remote "island surrounded by land.
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Monsters. Madness. Mayhem. Bad Puns! What kind of bonehead would do this? Oh, that kind of bonehead: the Crypt Keeper. Yes, "four" the beast in humor and horror, this is it: all 14 complete, uncut Season 4 episodes hosted by that netherworld naughty boy, the Crypt Keeper. Offered "four" your warped amusement are "Split Personality," with a lounge lizard getting more than he bargains "four" when he marries identical twins; "Werewolf Concerto," with Timothy Dalton on the hunt four a lupine fiend; "Beauty Rest," with Mimi Rogers as an actress who'd kill "four" a part.
Placebo: The Beauty and Horror of Lies
"Marc Waszkiewicz served three tours as an artillery forward observer with the U.S. Marine Corps in Vietnam, where he took thousands of photos capturing the beauty, drudgery, hilarity, and horror of the war. 1,000-Yard Stare collects the best of these ina book that presents an unvarnished grunt's-eye view of the Vietnam War. This is a visual memoir of the war.
Revisiting the Legend-Haunted City ARKHAM NOW updates to modern times the famous and fabled city of Arkham for the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game. Most residents believe there is only one horror lurking in this legendary haunted town the urban sprawl slowly eroding Arkham's old New England beauty. Rushing by neon signs and mega-marts to obtain even more material possessions, no one notices the more disturbing, underlying qualities of the city: the grotesque vegetation sprouting in some places, the sometimes-odd taste from the reservoir's drinking water, the disturbingly high rate of birth defects, the too-frequent child abductions.
"From the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915 to the declaration of war against Germany in 1917, American artists and designers used their well-honed visual skills to campaign for or against intervention. During this period, Old Glory assumed its present role as a patriotic icon. After the war, as Americans tried to forget the horrors their soldiers had encountered abroad, medical advances in facial reconstruction for disfigured combatants gave rise to cosmetic plastic surgery and a flourishing makeup industry, elements in a conspicuously new distaste for plainness and aging and obsession with youth and beauty.
Initially regarded as a cult figure with a strong following amongst sci-fi and horror film fans, Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg emerged as a major and commercially viable film director with mainstream hits such as A History of Violence (2005) and Eastern Promises (2007). With his unique ability to present imagery that is both disturbing and provocative, Cronenberg creates striking films, noteworthy not just for their cinematic beauty but also for the philosophical questions they raise.
From the earliest period of its existence, Christianity has been recognized as the "religion of the cross." Some of the great monuments of Western art are representations of the brutal torture and execution of Christ. Despite the horror of crucifixion, we often find such images beautiful. The beauty of the cross expresses the central paradox of Christian faith: the cross of Christ's execution is the symbol of God's victory over death and sin.