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

by Spratford, Becky Siegel.

Format: Print Book 2004
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Penn Hills Library Non-Fiction 809.38 SPR
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  809.38 SPR
 
 
Summary
It's a dark and scary world. Pans are tabid. 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 and reference librarians will appreciate the key tools provided to expand upon this genre, including listings of top books, authors, and award winners within eleven horror subgenres - like mummies, biomedical, monsters, and splatterpunk. Clear descriptions of characteristics within subgenres are provided throughout. To further help you engage new renders, expert horror mavens Spratford and Clausen draw a savvy connection between film and horror as a potent reminder that the scariest movies have been adapted from novels. Their classic and contemporary recommendations like Rebecca, The Shining, and Rosemary's Baby reinforce activities between readers' advisors and library programming and open up the (cellar) door for further patron involvement. Readers' advisors and referen
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.

Additional Information
Series ALA readers' advisory series.
Subjects Fiction in libraries -- United States.
Libraries -- United States -- Special collections -- Horror tales.
Readers' advisory services -- United States.
Horror tales -- Bibliography.
Publisher Chicago :American Library Association,2004
Contributors Clausen, Tammy Hennigh.
Language English
Description x, 161 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-147) and index.
ISBN 0838908713
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