Horror has the gripping ability to captivate…and enthrall. It hooks you with unnerving stories of dread and evil, pushes your limits and pokes every phobia. Audiences love to be scared but behind every muffled scream is something deeper and even more fascinating.
In Screaming for Pleasure, S.A. Bradley takes you on a wild journey exploring horror, where you’ll discover what is so tantalizing about terror, including:
- Rare insights about some of the greatest fright directors of all time, like David Cronenberg, Guillermo Del Toro and John Carpenter, culled from hundreds of interviews.
- An in-depth look at 6 of the most impactful horror films by women directors, plus a list of over 15 women directors you should be watching now.
- Relive the most terrifying and shocking moments in horror film history with detailed breakdowns of over 100 films.
Plus, you’ll uncover how horror lets you peek in at what may be lurking within yourself.
Screaming for Pleasure thrills you with the beauty and depth of the horror genre, dissecting films, literature and music, that reveals how horror constantly reinvents itself and reflects the anxieties of each generation.
Whether you’re frightened to watch scary movies alone or a horror obsessive, Screaming for Pleasure is the entertaining guide to help cinephiles of all types fall in love with horror again.
|Publisher:||Coal Cracker Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)|
Table of Contents
Chapter One. Your First Kiss: How Horror Hooks You
Chapter Two. We Bond Over Popcorn: Watching Horror with an Audience
Chapter Three. Big Bad Books: How Horror Literature Can Empower You
Chapter Four. Screaming for Pleasure: Exorcise Your Demons Through Devil Music
Chapter Five. My Outer Demons: Fighting Your Phobias with Phantasms
Chapter Six. Killed by Death: Facing Mortality Through Horror Movies
Chapter Seven. Picking at the Scabs: When Horror Echoes Real Life
Chapter Eight. You Will Deny Horror Three Times Before the Dawn: My Horror Manifesto
Chapter Nine. Welcome to the New Tension: Women Horror Directors
Chapter Ten. Things That Go Bump and Grind in the Night: Sex and Horror
Chapter Eleven. Shut Up and Watch the Movie: Time for Your Horror Therapy
Chapter Twelve. Horror Can Make You Happier and Healthier, and I’m Living Proof