Monster Show A Cultural History of Horror

ISBN-10: 0571199968
ISBN-13: 9780571199969
Edition: 2001 (Revised)
Authors: David J. Skal
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 10/15/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

David J. Skal is a respected scholar of all things macabre. A frequent talk-show guest and lecturer, his many media appearances include "The CBS Evening News," " Joan Rivers," "Charlie Rose," and NPR's "All Things Considered." He is the author of The Monster Show, Hollywood Gothic, and Dark Carnival. He has written, produced and appeared in a variety of film and television documentaries on occult and pop-culture subjects.

Introduction: A Sideshow in Camelot
Tod Browning's America
"You Will Become Caligari": Monsters, Mountebanks, and Modernism
Dread and Circuses
The Monsters and Mr. Liveright
1931: The American Abyss
Angry Villagers
"I Used to Know Your Daddy": The Horrors of War, Part Two
Drive-Ins Are a Ghoul's Best Friend: Horror in the Fifties
The Graveyard Bash
It's Alive, I'm Afraid
Scar Wars
"Rotten Blood"
The Dance of Dearth
The Monster Millennium
Afterword
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index

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