Hooked on Horror: A Guide to Reading Interests in Horror Fiction, Volume 1

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Libraries Unlimited, 1999 - Literary Criticism - 332 pages
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Fonseca and Pulliam provide concise, lively descriptions of approximately 1,000 contemporary and classic titles of this fascinating and popular genre, plus extensive background information on the history, trends, and appeal of the genre.

Everything you ever wanted to know about horror fiction can be found in this book. Fonseca and Pulliam provide concise, lively descriptions of approximately 1,000 contemporary and classic titles of this fascinating and popular genre. In addition, they give extensive background information on the history, trends, and appeal of the genre. Focusing on titles that are either in print or widely available in library collections, Fonseca and Pulliam classify works into 13 subgenres. Keywords (subjects) are listed with each entry to lead users to related titles. They also cite titles that have won awards. A final section includes bibliographies in the areas of history and criticism, periodicals and magazines, and ready reference sources. Lists of organizations, conferences, awards, and publishers complete the work. A must-buy for readers' advisory and collection development specialists, this book will also be of interest to those covering the horror genre in English literature classes, as well as to books

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Contents

A Definition of Horror
3
How to Use This Book
11
A Brief History of the Horror Genre and Its Current Trends
17
Anthologies and Collections by Multiple Authors
23
Collections by Individual Authors
33
Ghosts and Haunted Houses
41
Golems Mummies and Reanimated Stalkers
59
Vampires and Werewolves Children of the Night
65
Psychological Horror Its All in Your Head
197
Splatterpunk The GrossOut
215
Comic Horror Laughing at Our Fears
221
Ready Reference Criticism and Other Helpful Information
229
Bibliographies of Notable and Important
243
History and Criticism
251
Periodicals Journals Magazines and EZines
259
HorrorRelated Organizations
267

Mythological Monsters and The Old Ones
121
Telekinesis and Hypnosis Chaos from Control
135
SmallTown Horror Villages of the Damned
141
Monstrous Malcontents Bury the Hatchet
151
Technohorror Evil Hospitals Military ScrewUps
175
Rampant Animals and Other EcoMonsters
191
Publishers and Publishers Series
275
Horror on the World Wide Web
281
Subject Index
311
Index of Authors and Titles
319
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