Clive Barkers A-Z of Horror

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Only this seems certain: that horror is part of our psyche from childhood, enshrined in innumerable tales as a force that helps us understand the primal battles of our natures.

The abomination, whether it comes in the form of a faery-tale dragon, a serial killer, a piece of special effects, or a crazed terrorist, is a necessary part of the human story. It defines what the best in us despises; and reminds us how close to it we come in our most forbidden thoughts.


In Clive Barker's A-Z of Horror you will meet serial killers and serious authors, outlaw directors and rebel artists, legendary monsters and movie stars, all united by their determination to terrify and their devotion to the most ancient and darkest of the Arts. From Psycho to The Silence of the Lambs, from exorcisms to zombie dances, from chaos to cannibalism, from Lovecraft to elm street, from Grand Guignol to John Wayne Gacy, from Dracula to Deuteronomy, from Shirley Jackson to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

Sometimes it's good to be in the hands of a maniac. Just so long as it's in art, not life."


Clive Barker, Stephen Jones (Compiler) / Hardcover / Published 1997
256 pages
Published by Harper Prism
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