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Published: 01 September 2021

168 Pages | 11 black and white images

6.9 x 4.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198755562


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Horror: A Very Short Introduction

Darryl Jones

Very Short Introductions

  • Explores the constantly changing face of horror, ranging across hundreds of years of theatre, literature, films, and on the internet
  • Discusses some of the key tropes of horror, including monsters, body horror, the supernatural, and evil science
  • Considers how horror often reflects contemporary anxieties and fears, and the way society responds to literary and film representations of the gruesome and taboo
  • Explores our own fascination with horror, and engages in the argument of whether the enjoyment of horror should be regarded with suspicion
  • First published in hardback as Sleeping with the Lights On
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over ten million copies sold worldwide