Screaming for Pleasure: How Horror Makes You Happy And Healthy

Screaming for Pleasure: How Horror Makes You Happy And Healthy

by S.A. Bradley


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692193358
Publisher: Coal Cracker Press
Publication date: 11/26/2018
Pages: 290
Sales rank: 583,465
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

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