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Icons of horror and the supernatural : an encyclopedia of our worst nightmares

Author: S T Joshi
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2007.
Series: Greenwood icons.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Each entry discusses a type of monster or villian in horror, science fiction, or supernatural literature or films, providing a history of when it first appeared in the genre, criticism of its incarnations since, and what makes it so frightening.
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Icons of horror and the supernatural.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2007
(OCoLC)647016506
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: S T Joshi
ISBN: 0313337802 9780313337802 0313337810 9780313337819 0313337829 9780313337826
OCLC Number: 71833272
Awards: Winner of International Horror Guild Award for Works from 2006 2006 (United States)
Description: 2 volumes : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: v. 1 --
List of photos --
Preface --
The alien / Donald R. Burleson --
The angel and the demon / Matt Cardin --
The cosmic horror / Brian Stableford --
The Cthulhu mythos / S.T. Joshi --
The curse / Alan Warren --
The devil / Darrell Schweitzer --
The doppelgänger / Tony Fonseca --
The ghost / Melissa Mia Hall --
The ghoul / Scott Connors --
The haunted house / Steven J. Mariconda --
The immortal / Brian Stableford --
The monster / Richard Bleiler --
The mummy / Paula Guran --
v. 2 --
The psychic / Tony Fonseca --
The sea creature / Mike Ashley --
The serial killer / Hank Wagner --
The siren / Melissa Mia Hall --
The small-town horror / John Langan --
The sorcerer / K.A. Laity --
The urban horror / Rob Latham --
The vampire / Margaret L. Carter --
The werewolf / Stefan Dziemianowicz --
The witch / Bernadette Lynn Bosky --
The zombie / June Pulliam --
General bibliography --
Notes on contributors --
Index.
Series Title: Greenwood icons.
Responsibility: edited by S.T. Joshi.
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