Hooked on Horror: A Guide to Reading Interests in Horror Fiction / Edition 2

Hooked on Horror: A Guide to Reading Interests in Horror Fiction / Edition 2

by Anthony J. Fonseca, June Michele Pulliam, June Michele Pulliam
     
 

ISBN-10: 1563089041

ISBN-13: 9781563089046

Pub. Date: 01/30/2003

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

The expanded second edition of this award-winning readers' advisory guide describes and organizes hundreds of horror titles according to reading preference. Focusing on titles published in the last decade as well as older classics, the authors cover 13 popular subgenres of horror fiction; lively annotations, commentary, background information, and lists of

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The expanded second edition of this award-winning readers' advisory guide describes and organizes hundreds of horror titles according to reading preference. Focusing on titles published in the last decade as well as older classics, the authors cover 13 popular subgenres of horror fiction; lively annotations, commentary, background information, and lists of pertinent resources accompany titles. New features include streamlined organization for easy access, the inclusion of graphic novels, and indications of audio, e-book, and large print formats.

Hundreds of new and classic horror titles are described and organized according to reading preferences in this expanded second edition of Fonseca and Pulliam's award-winning readers' advisory guide. Focusing on titles published in the last decade and older classics that are currently in print or commonly available in libraries, the authors cover 13 popular subgenres of horror fiction, including vampires and werewolves, techno horror, ghosts and haunted houses, and small town horror. Lively annotations and commentary help you find the right book for even your most demanding horror fans. Background information is also offered along with lists of pertinent resources. Special features of this book are a new streamlined organization for easy access; the inclusion of graphic novels; indications of audio, e-book, and large print formats; and much more. An essential tool for readers' advisors in all library settings, and a perfect guide for fans craving for their next great read!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563089046
Publisher:
Libraries Unlimited
Publication date:
01/30/2003
Series:
Genreflecting Advisory Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Prefacexi
Introductionxvii
Part 1Introduction to Horror Fiction
Chapter 1A Definition of Horror3
The Definition of Horror as Used in This Book3
Chapter 2How to Use This Book13
Chapter 3A Brief History of the Horror Genre and Its Current Trends17
Part 2An Annotated Bibliography of Horror Novels and Films
Chapter 4Ghosts and Haunted Houses: Dealing with Presences and Absences23
Film35
Our Picks37
Chapter 5Golem, Mummies, and Reanimated Stalkers: Wake the Dead and They'll Be Cranky39
Film44
Our Picks46
Chapter 6Vampires and Werewolves: Children of the Night47
Film84
Our Picks87
Chapter 7Demonic Possession, Satanism, Black Magic, and Witches and Warlocks: The Devil Made Me Do It89
Film113
Our Picks115
Chapter 8Mythological Monsters and "The Old Ones": Invoking the Dark Gods117
Film134
Our Picks134
Chapter 9Telekinesis and Hypnosis: Chaos from Control135
Film140
Our Picks140
Chapter 10Small Town Horror: Villages of the Damned141
Film151
Our Picks151
Chapter 11Maniacs and Sociopaths, or the Nuclear Family Explodes: Monstrous Malcontents Bury the Hatchet153
Film178
Our Picks181
Chapter 12Technohorror: Evil Hospitals, Military Screw-Ups, Scientific Goofs, and Alien Invasions183
Film195
Our Picks197
Chapter 13Ecological Horror: Rampant Animals and Mother Nature's Revenge199
Film205
Our Picks205
Chapter 14Psychological Horror: It's All In Your Head207
Film231
Our Picks232
Chapter 15Splatterpunk: The Gross Out233
Film240
Our Picks240
Chapter 16Comic Horror: Laughing at Our Fears241
Film250
Our Picks252
Part 3An Annotated Bibliography of Horror Short Story Collections
Chapter 17Collections and Anthologies255
Collections by Individual Authors257
Anthologies of Stories by Multiple Authors284
Our Picks of Collections300
Our Picks of Anthologies300
Part 4Further Reading on the Genre
Chapter 18Resources305
Ready Reference305
History and Criticism312
Periodicals: Journals, Magazines, and E-Zines323
Horror-Related Organizations327
Horror on the World Wide Web329
Chapter 19Major Awards331
The Bram Stoker Awards, Winners, and Nominees331
The International Horror Guild Awards343
Chapter 20Publishers and Publishers' Series347
Appendix AStretching the Boundaries: Cross-Genre Horror Fiction353
Action Adventure353
Christian Fiction355
Classic Fiction355
Detective Fiction356
Gentle Reads358
Romance360
Western360
Appendix BCollection Development: A Core List361
Individual Works362
Authors365
Series365
Nonfiction366
Appendix CTrue Ghost Tales367
Subject Index369
Index of Authors and Titles385
Short Story Index405

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