Readers’ Advisory Guide to Horror, Second Edition.

By: Spratford, Becky SiegelPublisher: Chicago : American Library Association, 2013Copyright date: ©2013Edition: 2nd edDescription: 1 online resource (155 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780838994498Subject(s): Forensic psychology.;Witnesses.;Evidence, Expert.;Trial practiceGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Readers’ Advisory Guide to Horror, Second EditionDDC classification: 026/.80883 LOC classification: Z711.5 -- .S68 2012ebOnline resources: Click to View
Contents:
Intro -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Series Introduction -- Preface: Why We Need Horror -- Acknowledgments -- 1. A BRIEF HISTORY OF HORROR: How the Past Haunts the Present -- 2. THE APPEAL OF HORROR: Feel the Fear, Find the Readers -- 3. HORROR 101: A Crash Course in Today's Tales of Terror -- 4. THE CLASSICS: Time-Tested Tales of Terror -- 5. GHOSTS AND HAUNTED HOUSES: Home, Scream Home -- 6. VAMPIRES: Books with Bite -- 7. ZOMBIES: Follow the Walking Dead -- 8. SHAPE-SHIFTERS: Nature Morphs into Something Terrifying -- 9. MONSTERS AND ANCIENT EVIL: Cthulhu Comes Calling -- 10. WITCHES AND THE OCCULT: Double, Double, Toil and Trouble -- 11. SATAN AND DEMONIC POSSESSION: The Devil Inside -- 12. COMIC HORROR: Laughing in the Face of Fear -- 13. MOVING BEYOND THE HAUNTED HOUSE: Whole Collection Options for Horror Readers -- 14. SOWING THE SEEDS OF FEAR: Horror Resources and Marketing -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary: As both an introductory guide for librarians just dipping their toes into the brackish water of scary fiction, as well as a fount of new ideas for horror-aware reference staff, Spratford's book is infernally appropriate.
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Intro -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Series Introduction -- Preface: Why We Need Horror -- Acknowledgments -- 1. A BRIEF HISTORY OF HORROR: How the Past Haunts the Present -- 2. THE APPEAL OF HORROR: Feel the Fear, Find the Readers -- 3. HORROR 101: A Crash Course in Today's Tales of Terror -- 4. THE CLASSICS: Time-Tested Tales of Terror -- 5. GHOSTS AND HAUNTED HOUSES: Home, Scream Home -- 6. VAMPIRES: Books with Bite -- 7. ZOMBIES: Follow the Walking Dead -- 8. SHAPE-SHIFTERS: Nature Morphs into Something Terrifying -- 9. MONSTERS AND ANCIENT EVIL: Cthulhu Comes Calling -- 10. WITCHES AND THE OCCULT: Double, Double, Toil and Trouble -- 11. SATAN AND DEMONIC POSSESSION: The Devil Inside -- 12. COMIC HORROR: Laughing in the Face of Fear -- 13. MOVING BEYOND THE HAUNTED HOUSE: Whole Collection Options for Horror Readers -- 14. SOWING THE SEEDS OF FEAR: Horror Resources and Marketing -- Bibliography -- Index.

As both an introductory guide for librarians just dipping their toes into the brackish water of scary fiction, as well as a fount of new ideas for horror-aware reference staff, Spratford's book is infernally appropriate.

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