The Frighteners: Why We Love Monsters, Ghosts, Death & Gore (Hardback)Peter Laws (author)
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Staring into the darkness of a Transylvanian night, he asks: What is it that makes millions of people seek to be disgusted and freaked out? And, in a world that worships rationality and points an accusing finger at violent video games and gruesome films, can an interest in horror culture actually give us safe ways to confront our mortality? Might it even have power to re-enchant our jaded world?
Grab your crucifixes, pack the silver bullets, and join the Sinister Minister on his romp into our morbid curiosities.
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
'A paradoxically jolly book about our fascination with horror' - Daily Mail
'A great read ... Every chapter was packed with plenty of research, making The Frighteners an absorbing read, and whilst I read it I learnt a lot about the history of the macabre.' - Terror-Tree
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