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A Very Nervous Person's Guide to Horror Movies

Mathias Clasen

Abstract

Films about chainsaw killers, demonic possession, and ghostly intruders. Screaming audiences with sleepless nights or sweat-drenched nightmares in their immediate future. What’s going on here? Presumably, almost everybody has experience with horror films. Almost everybody has sat through a terrifying motion picture and suffered the aftereffects, such as hypervigilance and sleep disturbances. Some people would even characterize themselves as horror fans. But what about the others—the ones who are curious about horror films, but also very, very nervous about them? This book delves into the scien ... More

Keywords: horror, horror film, scary story, psychology, media, cinema, fear, entertainment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780197535899
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197535899.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mathias Clasen, author
Associate Professor of Literature and Media Studies, Aarhus University