Reading List

Feel like doing some extra credit? Beef up your knowledge with the selections below for a 101 on horror films and more.

Haunted: On Ghosts, Witches, Vampires, Zombies, and Other Monsters of the Natural and Supernatural World by Leo Braudy

Style and Form in the Hollywood Slasher Film edited Wickham Clayton

Men, Women and Chainsaws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film by Carol J. Clover

The Philosophy of Horror editor Thomas Fahy

Dread of Difference: Gender and the Horror Film editor Barry Keith Grant

American Horror Film: The Genre at the Turn of the Millennium  editor Steffen Hantke

Horror the Film Reader editor Mark Jancovich

Danse Macabre by Stephen King

Reel Terror: The Scary, Bloody, Gory, Hundred-Year History of Classic Horror Films by David Konow

Horror Noire: Blacks in American Horror Films from the 1890s to Present by Robin R. Means Coleman

Horror Films FAQ by John Kenneth Muir

Blood Money: A History of the First Teen Slasher Film Cycle by Richard Nowell

Horror Film Reader editors Alain Silver and James Ursini

They Came From Within: A History of Canadian Horror Cinema by Caelum Vatnsdal

Shock Value: How a Few Eccentric Outsiders Gave us Nightmares, Conquered Hollywood and Invented Modern Horror by Jason Zinoman


Andrea Subissati

When There’s No More Room In Hell: The Sociology of the Living Dead

The Undead and Theology (contributor)

The Canadian Horror Film: Terror and the Soul (contributor)

Yuletide Terror (contributor)

Alexandra West

The 1990s Teen Horror Cycle: Final Girls and a New Hollywood Formula

Films of the New French Extremity: Visceral Horror and National Identity

The Supernatural Cinema of Guillermo Del Toro (contributor)

Yuletide Terror (contributor)