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David Skal

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Touching on everything from chilling urban legends to our society's fascination with ghoulish and ghastly, David Skal examines the fascinating phenomenon of Halloween. He is the author of Hollywood Gothic, The Monster Show, V is for Vampire, Screams of Reason, and, with Elias Savada, Dark Carnival. With Nina Auerbach, he is co-editor of the Norton Critical Edition of Bram Stoker's Dracula.

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Zombies: Truth & Legends

Author Dr. Bob Curran explored beliefs, folklore, and truths regarding zombies, the frightening manifestation of the dead returning. Ancient cultures, such as the Viking, Egyptian, and Celtic all believed in the idea that the dead could return from time to time, in physical... More »

Horror Films & Monsters

Touching on everything from chilling urban legends to our society’s fascination with the ghoulish and ghastly, David Skal examines the fascinating phenomenon of horror films and Halloween. He is the author of Hollywood Gothic, The Monster Show, V is for Vampire, Screams of... More »

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