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208 Pages | 12 black-and-white images

ISBN: 9780198826484

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Sleeping with the Lights On

The Unsettling Story of Horror

Darryl Jones

  • 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 its 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
  • Engages in the argument of whether the enjoyment of horror should be regarded with suspicion