History Creator / RobertBloch

29th Aug '17 9:26:19 AM Yahya
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** Nearly everyone in "The Night of the Ripper."



* UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper: A favorite Bloch subject. Along with "Wolf in the Fold," there's his famous short story "Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper" and "A Most Unusual Murder," as well as "A Toy for Juliette" in ''Literature/DangerousVisions'' (which in turn inspired Creator/HarlanEllison's "The Prowler in the City at the Edge of the World"). He also wrote the forward to the Franchise/{{Batman}} vs the Ripper {{Elseworld}} ''Gotham by Gaslight,'' written as though by Jack himself.

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* UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper: A favorite Bloch subject. Along with "Wolf in the Fold," there's his famous short story "Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper" and "A Most Unusual Murder," as well as "A Toy for Juliette" in ''Literature/DangerousVisions'' (which in turn inspired Creator/HarlanEllison's "The Prowler in the City at the Edge of the World").World") and his lesser known novels "The Night of the Ripper" (a semi-historical speculation on the theme) and "The Will to Kill" (a story set in then-modern times about a man who may or may not be repeating the crimes of the original Ripper). He also wrote the forward to the Franchise/{{Batman}} vs the Ripper {{Elseworld}} ''Gotham by Gaslight,'' written as though by Jack himself.
21st Mar '17 6:56:55 AM Mdumas43073
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->''"I have the heart of a young child. I keep it in a jar on my desk."''

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->''"I have the heart of a young child. [[BaitAndSwitch I keep it in a jar on my desk.desk]]."''
21st Mar '17 6:56:12 AM Mdumas43073
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Robert Bloch (1917-1994) was a prolific writer of horror / crime fiction (with some forays into science fiction), writing hundreds of short stories and over 20 novels. He also adapted several of his works into teleplays for ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' (most famously the UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper episode "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E14WolfInTheFold Wolf In the Fold]]"), ''Series/AlfredHitchcockPresents,'' and ''[[Series/{{Thriller}} Boris Karloff's Thriller]]'' (he also wrote for ''Series/ISpy''), as well as screenplays, many for Creator/AmicusProductions. His most well known work is ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' (which he did not personally adapt for the screen).

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Robert Bloch (1917-1994) (19171994) was a prolific writer of horror / and crime fiction (with some forays into science fiction), writing hundreds of short stories and over 20 novels. He also adapted several of his works into teleplays for ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' (most famously the UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper episode "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E14WolfInTheFold Wolf In the Fold]]"), ''Series/AlfredHitchcockPresents,'' and ''[[Series/{{Thriller}} Boris Karloff's Thriller]]'' (he also wrote for ''Series/ISpy''), as well as screenplays, many for Creator/AmicusProductions. His most well known work is ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' (which he did not personally adapt for the screen).
12th Feb '16 6:15:25 AM aye_amber
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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Believed by the mentally disabled young protagonist of "The Sorcerer's Apprentice." He's so, so wrong. [[spoiler: She's a ManipulativeBitch who talks him into killing her husband -- but she receives a totally deserved [[SawAWomanInHalf end.]]]]

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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Believed by the mentally disabled young protagonist of "The Sorcerer's Apprentice." He's so, so wrong. [[spoiler: She's a ManipulativeBitch [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]] who talks him into killing her husband -- but she receives a totally deserved [[SawAWomanInHalf end.]]]]
12th Feb '16 6:12:33 AM aye_amber
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* CthulhuMythos: As mentioned above, one of the youngest authors to have known Lovecraft personally, and several of his stories take place in that universe; they are usually an affectionate {{homage}} under the usual [[LovecraftianTropes trappings.]]

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* CthulhuMythos: Franchise/CthulhuMythos: As mentioned above, one of the youngest authors to have known Lovecraft personally, and several of his stories take place in that universe; they are usually an affectionate {{homage}} under the usual [[LovecraftianTropes trappings.]]
12th Feb '16 6:09:06 AM aye_amber
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* DeadMansChest: The short story "Frozen Fear" has a man kill his wife, dismember her, and store the parts in a freezer (he plans to dispose of them the following winter by burning them). [[OrganAutonomy Supernatural]] karmic revenge ensues. Notably adapted as a segment of the 1972 British horror anthology ''Film/{{Asylum}}.''

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* DeadMansChest: The short story "Frozen Fear" has a man kill his wife, dismember her, and store the parts in a freezer (he plans to dispose of them the following winter by burning them). [[OrganAutonomy Supernatural]] karmic revenge ensues. Notably adapted as a segment of the 1972 British horror anthology ''Film/{{Asylum}}.''Asylum.''
12th Feb '16 5:59:10 AM aye_amber
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* FreudianExcuse

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* FreudianExcuseFreudianExcuse: ''Film/{{Psycho}}.''



* MommyIssues: ''Film/{{Psycho}}.''
12th Feb '16 5:54:12 AM aye_amber
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* {{Pyromaniac}}: The short story "Servant of the Flames" and the novel "Firebug" feature several.

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* {{Pyromaniac}}: PyroManiac: The short story "Servant of the Flames" and the novel "Firebug" feature several.
12th Feb '16 5:47:10 AM aye_amber
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Robert Bloch (1917-1994) was a prolific writer of horror / crime fiction (with some forays into science fiction), writing hundreds of short stories and over 20 novels. He also adapted several of his works into teleplays for ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' (most famously the UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper episode "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E14WolfInTheFold Wolf In the Fold]]"), ''Series/AlfredHitchcockPresents,'' and ''[[Series/{{Thriller}} Boris Karloff's Thriller]]'' (he also wrote for ''Series/ISpy''), as well as screenplays, many for Creator/AmicusProductions. His most well known work is ''Literature/{{Psycho}}'' (which he did not personally adapt for the screen).

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Robert Bloch (1917-1994) was a prolific writer of horror / crime fiction (with some forays into science fiction), writing hundreds of short stories and over 20 novels. He also adapted several of his works into teleplays for ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' (most famously the UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper episode "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E14WolfInTheFold Wolf In the Fold]]"), ''Series/AlfredHitchcockPresents,'' and ''[[Series/{{Thriller}} Boris Karloff's Thriller]]'' (he also wrote for ''Series/ISpy''), as well as screenplays, many for Creator/AmicusProductions. His most well known work is ''Literature/{{Psycho}}'' ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' (which he did not personally adapt for the screen).



* ''Literature/{{Psycho}}''

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* ''Literature/{{Psycho}}''''Film/{{Psycho}}''



* MommyIssues: ''Literature/{{Psycho}}.''

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* MommyIssues: ''Literature/{{Psycho}}.''Film/{{Psycho}}.''



* SplitPersonality: Most prominent in ''Literature/{{Psycho}},'' but it pops up in some of his other stories.
* SplitPersonalityTakeover: We see a classic example in ''Literature/{{Psycho}},'' but Bloch had an unusual variant in a couple of stories. In these the bad personality was treated as if it were an EnemyWithout (though it never manifests physically) and at the end of the story the two personalities decide to team up.

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* SplitPersonality: Most prominent in ''Literature/{{Psycho}},'' ''Film/{{Psycho}},'' but it pops up in some of his other stories.
* SplitPersonalityTakeover: We see a classic example in ''Literature/{{Psycho}},'' ''Film/{{Psycho}},'' but Bloch had an unusual variant in a couple of stories. In these the bad personality was treated as if it were an EnemyWithout (though it never manifests physically) and at the end of the story the two personalities decide to team up.
12th Feb '16 5:42:00 AM aye_amber
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Creator/RobertBloch (1917-1994) was a prolific writer of horror / crime fiction (with some forays into science fiction), writing hundreds of short stories and over 20 novels. He also adapted several of his works into teleplays for ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' (most famously the UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper episode "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E14WolfInTheFold Wolf In the Fold]]"), ''Series/AlfredHitchcockPresents,'' and ''[[Series/{{Thriller}} Boris Karloff's Thriller]]'' (he also wrote for ''Series/ISpy''), as well as screenplays, many for Creator/AmicusProductions. His most well known work is ''Literature/{{Psycho}}'' (which he did not personally adapt for the screen).

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Creator/RobertBloch Robert Bloch (1917-1994) was a prolific writer of horror / crime fiction (with some forays into science fiction), writing hundreds of short stories and over 20 novels. He also adapted several of his works into teleplays for ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' (most famously the UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper episode "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E14WolfInTheFold Wolf In the Fold]]"), ''Series/AlfredHitchcockPresents,'' and ''[[Series/{{Thriller}} Boris Karloff's Thriller]]'' (he also wrote for ''Series/ISpy''), as well as screenplays, many for Creator/AmicusProductions. His most well known work is ''Literature/{{Psycho}}'' (which he did not personally adapt for the screen).
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