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The New England Grimpendium - J. W. Ocker

The New England Grimpendium

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Published: 20th September 2010
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A rich compendium of macabre and historic New England happenings, this travelogue features firsthand accounts of almost 200 sites throughout New England. This region is full of the macabre, the grim, and the ghastly--and all of it is worth visiting, for the traveler who dares Author J. W. Ocker supplements directions and site information with entertaining personal anecdotes. Topics include: Legends and personalities of the macabre Infamous crimes and killers Dreadful tragedies Horror movie locales Notable cemeteries and gravestones Intriguing memento mori Classic monsters

Horror Legends and Personalitiesp. 13
Joan Bennettp. 14
Joseph Payne Brennanp. 16
Aleister Crowleyp. 18
Bette Davisp. 20
Charles Dickensp. 22
Myrna Faheyp. 24
Edward Goreyp. 25
Margaret Hamiltonp. 28
Nathaniel Hawthornep. 29
P. T. Barnump. 32
Shirley Jacksonp. 35
Henry and William Jamesp. 37
Stephen Kingp. 39
H. P. Lovecraftp. 41
Increase and Cotton Matherp. 44
Elizabeth Montgomeryp. 46
José Clemente Orozcop. 47
Bobby "Boris" Pickettp. 49
Edgar Allan Poep. 51
Claude Rainsp. 54
Edith Whartonp. 55
Rob Zombiep. 58
Infamous Crimes, Killers, and Tragediesp. 61
Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfastp. 62
Birthplace of H. H. Holmesp. 65
Black Dahlia Memorialp. 67
Spooner Wellp. 69
Grave of the Boston Stranglerp. 71
Hartford Circus Fire Memorialp. 73
Graves of the Smuttynose Murder Victimsp. 76
The Station Fire Sitep. 78
Art of Jack Kevorkianp. 80
Colebrook Murder Victims Memorialp. 83
Deerfield Massacre Mass Gravep. 85
Grave of Sarah Warep. 87
Josie Langmaid Monumentp. 88
Birthplace of Ted Bundyp. 90
Boston Massacre Site and Mass Gravep. 91
James Allen's Book of Skinp. 94
Great Boston Molasses Flood Markerp. 96
Cocoanut Grove Fire Plaquep. 98
Horror Movie-Filming Localesp. 101
Beetlejuice (1988)p. 102
Dark Shadows (1966-1971)p. 104
Flowers in the Attic (1987)p. 106
Friday the 13th, Part 2 (1981)p. 108
Ghost Story (1981)p. 110
The Good Son (1993)p. 112
Hocus Pocus (1993)p. 113
The House by the Cemetery (1981)p. 115
I Spit on Your Grave (1978)p. 117
In Dreams (1999)p. 119
Jaws (1975)p. 121
The Last House on the Left (1972)p. 123
Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971)p. 125
The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)p. 127
Session 9 (2001)p. 129
Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)p. 132
The Stepford Wives (1975)p. 133
Stephen King Film Adaptationsp. 135
Warlock (1989)p. 140
What Lies Beneath (2000)p. 142
The Willies (1990)p. 144
The Witches of Eastwick (1987)p. 146
Notable Cemeteries, Gravestones, and Other Memento Morip. 149
Grave with a Windowp. 150
Center Church Cryptp. 152
Grave with a Glowp. 154
Skull Cliffp. 156
Grave of Midnight Maryp. 158
Phineas Gage Landmark and Skullp. 160
Sugar Hill Cemeteryp. 162
Grave of Ocean-Born Maryp. 164
Adams Memorialp. 166
Memorial Arch of Tiltonp. 168
Hope Cemeteryp. 170
Blood Cemeteryp. 171
Grave of a Knight Templarp. 173
Boston Tombstone Skull Iconographyp. 175
Skull and Bones Tombp. 177
Panarchy Tomb Roomp. 179
Mexican Tomb Figure Collectionp. 181
Grave with a Grudgep. 184
Green Mount Cemeteryp. 186
Grave of Sarah Winchesterp. 189
Spider Gates Cemeteryp. 190
Grave of Susanna Jaynep. 193
Classic Monstersp. 197
Aliens
Hill Abduction, Part I: The Route and the Gravesp. 198
Hill Abduction, Part II: The Bathroom Shrine and the Artifactsp. 202
Incident at Exeterp. 205
Cryptids
International Cryptozoology Museump. 207
Lake Champlain Monsterp. 210
Feejee Mermaidsp. 212
Dover Demonp. 215
Witches
Goody Colep. 217
Grave of the Witchp. 219
Witches of Salemp. 221
Salem Village Witchcraft Victims Memorialp. 223
Colonel Buck Memorialp. 225
Witch Rockp. 226
Vampires
Grave of Mercy Brownp. 228
Ray Family Plotp. 231
Mummies
P.T. Barnum's Pa-lbp. 233
Grave of the Mummyp. 235
Boston Museum of Fine Arts Funerary Exhibitp. 237
Hands of the Mummyp. 238
Mummy of Massachusetts General Hospitalp. 240
Demons
Devil's Footprintp. 243
Demon Murder Trial Sitesp. 245
Moodus Noisesp. 246
Moulton Mansion and Cenotaphp. 248
Snedeker Housep. 249
Lithobolia, the Stone-Throwing Devilp. 251
Zaffis Museum of the Paranormalp. 253
Ghosts
Emily's Bridgep. 257
Hammond Castlep. 259
Dungeon Rockp. 261
Country Tavern Restaurantp. 263
Haunted Lakep. 265
Ghost of Charles Dickensp. 267
Ghost Town of Monson, NHp. 268
TAPS Headquartersp. 270
Hoosac Tunnelp. 272
Lady in Blackp. 274
Creepy Plants
Roger Williams Rootp. 277
Drowned Forestp. 279
Dummerston Vinep. 280
Famous Monsters
Witch's Dungeonp. 283
Count Orlok's Nightmare Galleryp. 285
Frankenstein Cliffp. 287
Flying Monkeysp. 288
Acknowledgmentsp. 291
Indexp. 292
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ISBN: 9780881509199
ISBN-10: 0881509191
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 20th September 2010
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1