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Author: Stephen King
Publisher: New York : Gallery, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Gallery books trade pbk. edView all editions and formats
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The author addresses the topic of what makes horror horrifying and what makes terror terrifying. King delivers one colorful observation after another about the great stories, books and films that comprise of the horror genre--from Frankenstein and Dracula to The exorcist, The twilight zone and Earth vs. The flying saucers.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen King
ISBN: 9781439170984 1439170983
OCLC Number: 377665905
Notes: "Includes a new essay, 'What's scary'"--Cover.
Description: xli, 459 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: October 4, 1957, and an invitation to dance --
Tales of the hook --
Tales of the tarot --
An annoying autobiographical pause --
Radio and the set of reality --
The modern American horror movie: text and subtext --
The horror movie as junk food --
The glass teat, or, this monster was brought to you by Gainesburgers --
Horror fiction --
The last waltz: horror and morality, horror and magic --
Appendix 1: The films --
Appendix 2: The books.
Responsibility: Stephen King.

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The author addresses the topic of what makes horror horrifying and what makes terror terrifying. King delivers one colorful observation after another about the great stories, books and films that comprise of the horror genre--from Frankenstein and Dracula to The exorcist, The twilight zone and Earth vs. The flying saucers.

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