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The horror readers' advisory : the librarian's guide to vampires, killer tomatoes, and haunted houses

Author: Becky Siegel Spratford; Tammy Hennigh Clausen
Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association, 2004.
Series: ALA readers' advisory series.
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It's a dark and scary world. Fans are rabid. Blood, guts, and gore are the norm. Welcome to the horror genre. Horror classics have been scaring people for years. Nowadays, who doesn't know about Stephen King, Anne Rice, and Dean Koontz? Profiled in a special section, the "Big Three" have turned horror into best-sellers. For all the horror fans that haunt your library, this is the must-have guide. Readers' advisors  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Bibliography
Horror tales
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Spratford, Becky Siegel.
Horror readers' advisory.
Chicago : American Library Association, 2004
(DLC) 2003025530
(OCoLC)53847137
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Becky Siegel Spratford; Tammy Hennigh Clausen
ISBN: 0838998631 9780838998632 9780838908716 0838908713
OCLC Number: 55696560
Description: 1 online resource (x, 161 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: The evolution of horror literature and film --
The readers' advisory interview : matching horror novels with readers --
The classics : time-tested tales of terror --
Ghosts and haunted houses : home, scream, home --
Mummies, zombies, and golems : the walking dead under wraps --
Vampires : Dracula will never die --
Werewolves and animals of terror : the beast walks among us --
Maniacs and other monsters : the killer lurking in the corner --
Black magic, witches, warlocks, and the occult : double, double, toil, and trouble --
Demonic possession and Satanism : the Devil inside --
Scientific and biomedical horror : the doctor will see you now --
Psychological horror : mental mayhem --
Splatterpunk or extreme horror : horror's cutting edge --
Horror resources : how to hunt for the haunted --
Collection development : cultivating the seeds of fear --
Marketing your horror collection : make them come back to your lair of horror.
Series Title: ALA readers' advisory series.
Responsibility: Becky Siegel Spratford, Tammy Hennigh Clausen.
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Horror classics have been scaring people for years. Readers' advisors and reference librarians are offered the key tools provided to expand upon this genre, including listings of top books, authors,  Read more...

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