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David J. Schow

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Omfatter også følgende navne: David Schow, David J. Schow, Chan Mcconnell

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Værker af David J. Schow

Gun Work (2008) 142 eksemplarer
Silver Scream (1969) — Redaktør; Efterskrift, nogle udgaver111 eksemplarer
The Kill Riff (1988) 111 eksemplarer
Internecine (2010) 82 eksemplarer
The Outer Limits Companion (1986) 77 eksemplarer
Seeing Red (1990) 68 eksemplarer
The Shaft (1990) 64 eksemplarer
Lost Angels (1990) 54 eksemplarer
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning [2006 film] (2006) — Writer — 48 eksemplarer
Black Leather Required (1994) 44 eksemplarer
Havoc Swims Jaded (2006) 39 eksemplarer
Eye (2001) 32 eksemplarer
DJStories (2018) 31 eksemplarer
Wild Hairs (2001) 21 eksemplarer
Rock Breaks Scissors Cut (2003) 19 eksemplarer
Zombie Jam (2005) 18 eksemplarer
Crypt Orchids (1998) 16 eksemplarer
Sedalia (1991) 10 eksemplarer
Djsturbia (2016) 10 eksemplarer
Upgunned: A Novel (2012) 10 eksemplarer
The Big Crush (2019) 9 eksemplarer
The Outer Limits At 50 (2014) 6 eksemplarer
The Outer Limits at 60 5 eksemplarer
Monster Movies (2020) 5 eksemplarer
Refrigerator Heaven 4 eksemplarer
Water Music 4 eksemplarer
Not From Around Here 3 eksemplarer
Obsequy 3 eksemplarer
A Week in the Unlife 3 eksemplarer
Blossom 3 eksemplarer
Red Light 3 eksemplarer
Life Partner 2 eksemplarer
Where the Heart Was 2 eksemplarer
Melodrama (1996) 2 eksemplarer
The standoff (2019) 2 eksemplarer
Leatherface #1 1 eksemplar
Plot Twist 1 eksemplar
Unhasped 1 eksemplar
scribbled graffiti 1 eksemplar
Night Bloomer 1 eksemplar
One for the Horrors 1 eksemplar
Dying Words 1 eksemplar
Calendar Girl 1 eksemplar
Denker's Book 1 eksemplar
Petition 1 eksemplar
Bagged 1 eksemplar
2c Worth 1 eksemplar
Visitation 1 eksemplar
En'tracte 1 eksemplar
Size Nothing 1 eksemplar
Kill Rift 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Living Dead (2008) — Bidragyder — 920 eksemplarer
Love in Vein II : Eighteen More Tales of Vampiric Erotica (1997) — Bidragyder — 493 eksemplarer
Poe's Children: The New Horror: An Anthology (2008) — Bidragyder — 461 eksemplarer
Flight or Fright (2018) — Bidragyder — 460 eksemplarer
American Supernatural Tales (2007) — Bidragyder — 446 eksemplarer
Borderlands 5 (2003) — Bidragyder — 407 eksemplarer
Book of the Dead (1989) — Bidragyder; Bidragyder — 386 eksemplarer
The Mammoth Book of Vampires (1992) — Bidragyder — 338 eksemplarer
The Living Dead 2 (2010) — Bidragyder — 319 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: First Annual Collection (1986) — Bidragyder — 315 eksemplarer
Dark Delicacies (2005) — Bidragyder — 274 eksemplarer
Black Wings of Cthulhu: Tales of Lovecraftian Horror (2010) — Bidragyder — 268 eksemplarer
A Whisper of Blood (1991) — Bidragyder — 257 eksemplarer
Dark Love (1995) — Bidragyder — 252 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Ninth Annual Collection (1996) — Bidragyder — 240 eksemplarer
Midnight Graffiti (1992) — Bidragyder — 220 eksemplarer
Revelations (1997) — Bidragyder — 215 eksemplarer
Hottest Blood: The Ultimate in Erotic Horror (1993) — Bidragyder — 199 eksemplarer
Hot Blood: Tales of Provocative Horror (1989) — Bidragyder — 198 eksemplarer
Hellboy: Odder Jobs (2004) — Bidragyder — 177 eksemplarer
The Ultimate Frankenstein (1991) — Bidragyder — 167 eksemplarer
Vanishing Acts: A Science Fiction Anthology (2000) — Bidragyder — 158 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fourth Annual Collection (1991) — Bidragyder — 154 eksemplarer
Shock Rock (1992) — Bidragyder — 152 eksemplarer
Book of the Dead 2: Still Dead (1954) — Bidragyder — 134 eksemplarer
Outsiders: 22 All-New Stories From the Edge (2005) — Bidragyder — 134 eksemplarer
Darkness: Two Decades of Modern Horror (2010) — Bidragyder — 129 eksemplarer
Zombies: The Recent Dead (2010) — Introduktion; Bidragyder — 122 eksemplarer
The Mammoth Book of Monsters (2007) — Bidragyder — 122 eksemplarer
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 14 (2003) — Bidragyder — 117 eksemplarer
Werewolves and Shape Shifters (2010) — Bidragyder — 107 eksemplarer
Nights of the Living Dead: An Anthology (2017) — Bidragyder — 103 eksemplarer
The Mammoth Book of Terror (1992) — Bidragyder — 101 eksemplarer
The Mammoth Book of Frankenstein (1994) — Bidragyder — 98 eksemplarer
Razored Saddles (1989) — Bidragyder — 87 eksemplarer
The Mammoth Book of New Terror (2004) — Bidragyder — 86 eksemplarer
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 11 (2000) — Bidragyder — 81 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2014 Edition (2014) — Bidragyder — 80 eksemplarer
Best New Horror 2 (1991) — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/... — 78 eksemplarer
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 18 (2007) — Bidragyder — 76 eksemplarer
Best New Horror 3 (1992) — Bidragyder — 74 eksemplarer
Creatures: Thirty Years of Monsters (2011) — Bidragyder — 68 eksemplarer
Demons (2011) — Bidragyder — 66 eksemplarer
The Giant Book of Fantasy and the Supernatural (1994) — Bidragyder — 65 eksemplarer
100 Twisted Little Tales of Torment (1998) — Bidragyder — 64 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Horror Stories: XVIII (1990) — Bidragyder — 58 eksemplarer
Lethal Kisses: 18 Tales of Sex, Horror, and Revenge (1996) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver54 eksemplarer
The Dead That Walk: Flesh-Eating Stories (2009) — Bidragyder — 54 eksemplarer
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 09 (1998) — Bidragyder — 54 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Horror Stories: Series XIII (1985) — Bidragyder — 50 eksemplarer
Midian Unmade: Tales of Clive Barker's Nightbreed (2015) — Bidragyder — 48 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Horror Stories: Series XIV (1986) — Bidragyder — 47 eksemplarer
The Century's Best Horror Fiction: Volume 2 (2011) — Bidragyder — 46 eksemplarer
In the Shadow of Frankenstein: Tales of the Modern Prometheus (2016) — Bidragyder — 46 eksemplarer
100 Fiendish Little Frightmares (1997) — Bidragyder — 46 eksemplarer
Psycho-Paths (1840) — Bidragyder — 44 eksemplarer
Dark Terrors 5: The Gollancz Book of Horror (2000) — Bidragyder — 43 eksemplarer
Rock On: The Greatest Hits of Science Fiction & Fantasy (2012) — Bidragyder — 39 eksemplarer
The Vampire Hunter's Casebook (1996) — Bidragyder — 36 eksemplarer
Psychomania: Killer Stories (2014) — Bidragyder — 36 eksemplarer
Dark Terrors 4 (1998) — Bidragyder — 31 eksemplarer
Dark at Heart (1992) — Bidragyder — 31 eksemplarer
Fatal Attractions (2003) — Bidragyder — 30 eksemplarer
Offbeat (1656) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver29 eksemplarer
Extreme Zombies (2012) — Bidragyder — 29 eksemplarer
Dark Passions (2007) — Bidragyder — 29 eksemplarer
Dark Terrors 6 (2002) — Bidragyder — 27 eksemplarer
Son of Retro Pulp Tales (2009) — Bidragyder — 25 eksemplarer
Dark Terrors 2 (1996) — Bidragyder — 24 eksemplarer
Impossible Monsters (2013) — Bidragyder — 22 eksemplarer
Dark Voices 4 : the Pan Book of Horror (1992) — Bidragyder — 19 eksemplarer
Cinema Futura (2010) — Bidragyder — 19 eksemplarer
Outoja tarinoita 2 (1990) 15 eksemplarer
Weird Tales Volume 51 Number 3, Spring 1990 (1990) — Bidragyder — 15 eksemplarer
Clickers Forever (2018) — Bidragyder — 14 eksemplarer
Dark Voices 3 (1991) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
The Giant Book of Fantasy Tales (1996) — Bidragyder — 12 eksemplarer
Out of Tune - Book II (2016) — Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer
Embraces: Dark Erotica (2000) — Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer
Dark Voices 5 (1993) — Bidragyder — 9 eksemplarer
Fantasy Tales Volume 12, No. 5 (1990) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: Volume Three (2022) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
The Best of Whispers (1994) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
Hot Iron and Cold Blood: An Anthology of the Weird West (2023) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
Subterranean Gallery (1999) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
Don't Turn Out the Light (2005) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
Ghosttide: Tales of Horror, Dark Fantasy, Suspense (1992) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
Cemetery Dance Issue 47 (2003) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
Galileo Magazine of Science & Fiction July 1978 (1978) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
White of the Moon (1999) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
Nightmare Magazine, December 2013 (2013) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
Subterranean Magazine, Issue #3 (Winter 2006) (2006) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Weird Tales Volume 49 Number 1, Fall 1984 (1984) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Midnight Graffiti: No. 1, June 1988 (1988) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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I'm not sure why but I was a little hesitant to start this novel. Maybe it was because it appears to be a heavy metal, slasher novel. Nothing wrong with that but I wanted more. Boy was I pleasantly surprised. Sure, it involves a heavy metal band, but it is really a psychological analysis of a shattered parent.

Lucas Ellington's daughter is killed during a riot at a concert for the band Whip Hand. After a year long stint at a mental institution, he is now out and apparently normal.

I won't spoil anything for you but the story that unfolds is intense, passionate and surprising. It does not play out like you expect. Each character is vivid and comes alive in almost no time. The only negative that I have is that many scenes are told as memories, not quite a flashback but similar in nature. For example, it will be evening and one of the characters will remember things that happened in the morning and that is how we the readers find out about it. I don't mind it being done but some times it got confusing as to when we were: are we reading about the book's present or is the character really doing something else and just remembering the past? But this is part of Schow's style. Either way the story is still an extremely solid and enjoyable book.… (mere)
 
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dagon12 | 1 anden anmeldelse | Aug 17, 2020 |
It's very telling that I quickly got bored of the main rockstars-getting-murdered plot and wanted to know more about the Lucas/Kirsten incest plot-twist when such a thing normally squicks the hell out of me. le zzz
 
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SallyBuckley | 1 anden anmeldelse | Oct 4, 2019 |
David J. Schow is best known as one of the original horror writer “splatterpunks” of the eighties and nineties, as well as a horror film screenwriter and connoisseur (he penned a regular column for Fangoria magazine). Both of these elements are readily apparent in Seeing Red, his first published collection of short stories, which is overflowing with unflinching violence and gore that is reminiscent in style and substance of the golden age of the spatter film and horror novel.

True to Schow’s cinematic roots, many of the short stories in this volume are either directly or indirectly involved with the motion picture industry, and most are set in or around Hollywood. “One for the Horrors” and “Coming Soon to a Theatre Near You” actually take place in movie theaters, while “Incident on a Rainy Night in Beverly Hills” and “Blood Rape of the Lust Ghouls” revolves around the film industry. These stories stand out as the best of the collection – and as a product of the splatterpunk era I might be biased – as these stories contain a passion and romanticism that is noticeably missing from some of the other entries. “Blood Rape of the Lust Ghouls” stands out as the keystone of the film-related stories, a self-referential (and self-deprecating) homage to horror film reviewers that skewers the industry even as it revels in its excesses (and do I detect a nod to Chas Balun in his use of the phrase “chunk-blowing?”).

The best of the collection isn’t restricted to the film-themed stories; his story titled with an illegible scribble is not only a heartfelt love-letter to the dying west-coast punk scene of the late eighties, but a nearly poetic use of street vernacular that recalls past classics like A Clockwork Orange without a hint of mimicry. In fact, “scribble” is probably the most glaring example in this collection of Schow’s mastery of prose and general and the genre specifically. Also at the top of the list is the last story in the book, “Not From Around Here.” Not only does Schow subtly evoke the eldritch horrors of lovecraftian lore with ease with his tale of city-folk stumbling into a rural nightmare, but he showcases his ability to pull the reader effortlessly through the increasingly horrific narrative like the master storyteller he is. How this short story has not been adapted into a film is beyond me.

Schow’s nods to literary horror are less impressive, with “Pulpmeister” feeling too gimmicky (perhaps by design), and “Visitation” coming off as an overly-forced genre homage. Honestly, if you’re going to write a Lovecraft-inspired horror story, try not to actually mention Lovecraft in it.

“Bunny Didn’t Tell Us,” “The Woman’s Version,” and “Lonesome Coyote Blues” are unremarkable yet solid entries. A big deal is made on the front cover of the inclusion of “Red Light,” which won the 1987 World Fantasy Award for Best Short Fiction, but its predictable resolution and neo-noir narrator (who is far less believable than Eye Man from ‘scribble’) puts it a step or two behind several more notable stories included in the collection. The two weakest links in the chain are probably “The Embracing” and “Night Bloomer,” with the former feeling like a writing exercise, and the latter an after-hours Twilight Zone reject.

With all of that being said, the few flaws within are minor, making Seeing Red a very solid collection of short stories, and a great starting point for anyone unfamiliar with this founding splatterpunk’s oeuvre.
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smichaelwilson | Oct 20, 2017 |
Gun Work is a terrific fun book that fits well with soldier of fortune or spy novels. It is not a mystery (at least after the first section).

There are three main parts to the book. The main character is Barney, an ex-US Army soldier, returned from battle in Iraq, where he met a news correspondent, Carl Ledbetter. Barney is ensconsed at a gun range in Los Angeles, where he works and practices his shooting every day. He keeps his most valuable possessions in his safe at the gun range and is not terribly connected to modern society. He is the kind of friend polite people don't associate with much except when they need some real muscle and firepower to protect them and get them out of a jam. "When you worked at a range with a piece on your hip, every customer was your pal from bangers to cops." Indeed, "people tended to seek Barney's counsel whenever they fell afoul of some extralegal difficulty, the kind of gray zone balls-up that consistently befalls people you think of as completely normal and law-abiding." The author tells the reader to rate your friends and acquaintances and admonishes the reader that you already know which friend you'd ask for help "when shady bad stuff rears up in your life."

Carl, in a panicked telephone call from a payphone in Mexico City, tells Barney that he was recently married, they vacationed in Mexico, and his wife has been kidnapped with one million dollars ransom being demanded. And, Carl doesn't know what to do. Of course, Barney, being the hero that he is, flies down to help Carl. Carl doesn't seem to know how to handle a gun and is taken aback when Barney brings weapons to the hostage exchange location. Everything seems to go wrong and Barney ends up suffering in a hostage hotel in some really horrible ways. After he escapes (and if he didn't, there wouldn't be much of a story, so that's not giving anything away), he plans his revenge with three other gun-toting vigilantes, almost like the posse heading to the rescue in a Western, guns blazing away.

The action takes this story from Mexico City to Manhattan to Los Angeles. There is plenty of gun play and fighting and the author seems to take immense pleasure in detailing the precise weaponry and defensive armaments that Barney and his small army are wielding. Although the start of the book is like a pulp-era travel adventure, the majority of the book is a mean, lean action story that reads incredibly quickly. Besides the action, the book includes one of the most dangerous femme fatales the world has ever seen and dozens of masked wrestlers.

If you open this book expecting a hardboiled detective novel in the Sam Spade tradition, forget about it. This book is an action-packed adventure from beginning to end. Well done.
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