Feel the fright this Halloween by checking out Undergraduate Library books on horror and film! The display of books in the Shapiro Lobby this October is focused on scary movies.
Bone up on horror movie history with books like The Hollywood Horror Film, 1931-1941, Horror Films of the 1980s, and The Gorehound’s Guide to Splatter Films of the 1960s and 1970s.
Explore screams worldwide with Asian Horror, Slasher Films: an International Filmography, Japanese Horror Cinema, and Horror International.
Learn more about two American masters of horror, Wes Craven and Stephen King! Take a deeper dive into scary movie classics with A Long Hard Look at ‘Psycho’ and Psycho, The Birds, and Halloween!
Want to delve into more academic aspects of the genre? Check out Dark Thoughts: Philosophic Reflections on Cinematic Horror, The Dread of Difference: Gender and the Horror Film, and Projected Fears: Horror Films and American Culture.
Looking for something not TOO scary? Check out The Laughing Dead and Laughing, Screaming: Modern Hollywood Horror and Comedy.
Don’t forget you can find many of the films you read about on DVD and blu-ray at the Askwith Media Library! They even have a guide to horror films!
This spreadsheet provides a complete list of the books on display and can help you locate the books after the display comes down.