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Monday, July 18, 2011

NY Times Article About Horror Movies.

Picture of Linda Blair from
The Exorcist (1973)
from the NY Times Article
Previously, I mentioned the new book, Shock Value by Jason Zinoman.  Well, on Sunday, he also had this essay in The New York Times talking about the academic research being done analyzing the appeal of horror movies.

Much of what is in this essay about horror films translates to the appeal of the book form of horror too.

If you love to be scared by a horror book or movie, read this essay.

I would also like to thank Zinoman's publishing team for executing one of the issues I bring up in my new book--- Horror should not only be discussed in October.  Zinoman's book was published this summer and is getting a lot of press.  Good for him, but more importantly, good for horror as a genre.  He is proving what we at the library already knew-- people like to be scared all year long.

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