It's a dark and scary world. Fans are rabid. Blood, guts, and gore are the norm. Welcome to the horror genre. Horror classics have been scaring people for years. Nowadays, who doesn't know about Stephen King, Anne Rice, and Dean Koontz? Profiled in a special section, the "Big Three" have turned horror into best-sellers. For all the horror fans that haunt your library, this is the must-have guide. Readers' advisors and reference librarians will appreciate the key tools provided to expand upon this genre, including listings of top books,
The evolution of horror literature and film — The readers' advisory interview : matching horror novels with readers — The classics : time-tested tales of terror — Ghosts and haunted houses : home, scream, home
Mummies, zombies, and golems : the walking dead under wraps — Vampires : Dracula will never die — Werewolves and animals of terror : the beast walks among us — Maniacs and other monsters : the killer lurking in the corner
Black magic, witches, warlocks, and the occult : double, double, toil, and trouble — Demonic possession and Satanism : the Devil inside — Scientific and biomedical horror : the doctor will see you now
Psychological horror : mental mayhem — Splatterpunk or extreme horror : horror's cutting edge — Horror resources : how to hunt for the haunted
Collection development : cultivating the seeds of fear — Marketing your horror collection : make them come back to your lair of horror.
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