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Collaboration of writers and artists to create 'The Body Horror Book' and to support Epilepsy Action Australia.
Collaboration of writers and artists to create 'The Body Horror Book' and to support Epilepsy Action Australia.
Collaboration of writers and artists to create 'The Body Horror Book' and to support Epilepsy Action Australia.
26 backers pledged AU$ 1,121 to help bring this project to life.

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The Body Horror Book

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This campaign is to print 'The Body Horror Book' - a non fiction book about Body Horror. Drawing from works from horror visionaries such as Clive Barker, David Cronenberg, and Mary Shelley, including introspective analysis of films such as 'Tusk,' 'The Fly,' 'Hellraiser,' 'The Fly,' 'Human Centipede,' as well as 'Frankenstein,' 'The Body Horror Book' is a non-fiction exploration of the monstrous aspect of the human form, the literary trope of the carnival and the grotesque, and how the state of political affairs at the time dictates the monsters created within fiction and film.

All funds will be used to print and ship the book, as well as the shipping of the rewards. Contributions will also go to Epilepsy Action Australia. Established in 1952, Epilepsy Action Australia undertakes research and advocacy, and delivers innovative, high quality services across Australia to optimise life outcomes for people with epilepsy. The organisation's aims are to increase epilepsy awareness and understanding in the community, and facilitate self-management of epilepsy for people with the condition.

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While all efforts will be made to pay for the production of the book if it is not successfully funded, charity contribution comes before rewards, so a completely funded project is what we need to make sure Epilepsy Action Australia is supported, and everyone who backs the project receives their rewards. This project is a work in progress, and will take some time to complete, however if the book is not ready for shipping by the time the Kickstarter ends, all money will go towards charity and personal funds will be used to print and distribute the books.

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    Pledge AU$ 5 or more About $4

    Bookmark

    $5 gets you a funky body horror bookmark!

    Jason Voorhees Friday The 13th Bookmark. 'Keep Reading Or I'll Fucking Kill You.'

    -Measures 2x6 inches.
    -Printed on 100# coated cover stock, matte finish.

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    Midian Unmade (Paperback)

    Nominated for the 2015 Bram Stoker Award for Best Anthology!

    An all-original horror anthology set in the world of CliveBarker's cult film masterpiece, Nightbreed, and including stories bySeanan McGuire, Amber Benson, Karl Alexander, Nancy Holder, and more!

    Clive Barker's Nightbreed has been controversial since the moment it was released in a version edited by the studio and roundly condemned byBarker, who wrote and directed the film. A virtually instant cult film,Nightbreed--based on Barker's novella, Cabal--was nominated for threeSaturn Awards and won several prizes at European film festival.

    The impact of Nightbreed goes beyond the screen; along with Cabal andBarker's seminal The Books of Blood, it has inspired many horrorwriters, some of whom have gathered in this tribute anthology.

    Midian Unmade tells the stories of the Nightbreed after the fall of their city, Midian. Driven from their homes, their friends and family members slain beforetheir eyes, the monsters become a mostly-hidden diaspora. Some arehunted; others, hunters. Some seek refuge. Others want revenge.

    Contributors to Midian Unmade include: KarlAlexander, author of the classic novel Time After Time; actor, writer,and director Amber Benson (Tara Maclay on Buffy the Vampire Slayer); New York Times bestselling author Nancy Holder; Hugo and John W. CampbellAward-winner Seanan McGuire; Bram Stoker Award winner Weston Ochse,David J. Schow, winner of the World Fantasy Award, writer of thescreenplay for The Crow; New York Times bestselling writer StephenWoodworth; and many more--23 stories in all.

    With an introduction by Clive Barker, this is an outstanding collection of original horror short stories in a dazzling variety of styles.

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    Pledge AU$ 25 or more About $19

    Earlybird Softback

    The printed softback of The Body Horror Book.

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    Softback & Midian Unmade

    The printed softback of The Body Horror Book as well as a copy of Midian Unmade.

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    Pledge AU$ 70 or more About $52

    The Body Horror Book Pack

    The ultimate gift pack.

    1 x The Body Horror Book
    1 x Bookmark
    1 x Midian Unmade
    1 x Clive Barker novel of your choice.

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    The Body Horror Book Pack + Bonus

    The bonus gift pack.

    1 x The Body Horror Book
    1 x Bookmark
    1 x Midian Unmade
    1 x Clive Barker novel of your choice
    2 x Awesome horror badges-perfect to accessorise bags or clothes! Badges include Elvira, monsters, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Night Of The Living Dead, etc.

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