Icons of horror and the supernatural

an encyclopedia of our worst nightmares

By Joshi, S. T.

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ISBN
978-0-31333-780-2
Publisher
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2007.


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Reviewed on April 15, 2007

Influential master of horror fiction H.P. Lovecraft wrote that the oldest emotion of humankind is fear and the strongest of those is fear of the unknown. Chronicled here are our collective nightmares, as mirrored in multicultural and multigenerational stories in print, on television, and in pop culture. More than just the fodder of B movies, they are a glimpse into our psyche. Horror genre scholar Joshi here focuses on the icons themselves, 24 in total, as opposed to supernatural literature, an angle t...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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