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The Frighteners: Why We Love Monsters, Ghosts, Death & Gore (Hardcover)

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  • The Frighteners follows the quest of Peter Laws, a Baptist minister with a penchant for the macabre, to understand why so many people love things that are spooky, morbid and downright repellent.

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Product Description

  • Author
    Peter Laws  
    Binding
    hardback  
    Cat No.
    4135883  
    EAN
    9781785782206  
    Genre
    Fantasy  
    ISBN
    9781785782206  
    Publisher
    Icon Books Ltd  
    Type
    Books  
  • The Frighteners follows the quest of Peter Laws, a Baptist minister with a penchant for the macabre, to understand why so many people love things that are spooky, morbid and downright repellent.

    He meets vampires, hunts werewolves in Hull, talks to a man who has slept on a mortuary slab to help him deal with a diagnosis, and is chased by a chainsaw-wielding maniac through a farmhouse full of hanging bodies.

    Staring into the darkness of a Transylvanian night, he asks: What is it that makes millions of people seek to be disgusted and freaked out?

    And, in a world that worships rationality and points an accusing finger at violent video games and gruesome films, can an interest in horror culture actually give us safe ways to confront our mortality? Might it even have power to re-enchant our jaded world?

    Grab your crucifixes, pack the silver bullets, and join the Sinister Minister on his romp into our morbid curiosities.

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