Kawin, Bruce F. Horror and the Horror Film. Anthem, 2012.
Horror and the Horror Film is a love letter to scholars and horror enthusiasts accenting the importance of the genre. Through an examination of narrative, interconnections between fantasy and reality, and cinematic influence, Horror and the Horror Film offers a rich survey of the sub-genres and monsters that bring horror films to life, how these elements frighten and revolt the viewer, and their reasons for doing so. This analysis covers more than 350 movies, spanning the globe, from the first horror films to the present.