The Resource The frighteners : a journey through our cultural fascination with the macabre, Reverend Peter Laws

The frighteners : a journey through our cultural fascination with the macabre, Reverend Peter Laws

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The frighteners : a journey through our cultural fascination with the macabre
Title
The frighteners
Title remainder
a journey through our cultural fascination with the macabre
Statement of responsibility
Reverend Peter Laws
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Frighteners is a bizarrely compelling, laugh-out-loud exploration of society's fascination with the dark, spooky, and downright repellent, written by a man who went from horror-obsessed church hater to a God-fearing Christian, who then reconciled his love of the macabre with his new faith. Laws takes us on a worldwide adventure to shine a light on the dark corners of our own minds. He meets the people who collect serial killers' hair, spends a night in a haunted hotel, and has dinner with a woman who keeps her own coffin in her living room, ready for the big day. He's chased by zombies through an underground nuclear bunker, hunts a supposed real-life werewolf through the city streets, and meets self-proclaimed vampires who drink actual blood. From the corpse-packed crypts of Rome to the spooky streets of a Transylvanian night, he asks why he, and millions of other people, are drawn to ponder monsters, ghosts, death, and gore. And, in a world that worships rationality and points an accusing finger at violent video games and gruesome films, can a love of morbid culture actually give both adults and children 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 this celebratory romp through our morbid curiosities
Cataloging source
ZHP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Laws, Peter
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Occultism
  • Fear
  • Fear
  • Occultism
Label
The frighteners : a journey through our cultural fascination with the macabre, Reverend Peter Laws
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published 2018 in the UK by Icon Books
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-271)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Sinister Minister -- Theatre of blood -- Wired for fright -- Hiding the bodies -- Zombies, everywhere -- Killer culture -- The beast within -- Deadtime stories -- The haunted -- Sister
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Skyhorse Publishing edition.
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9781510726765
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 1744455
  • (OCoLC)1054251541
  • 1709002
  • (OCoLC)on1054251541
  • 1709002
  • 1744455
  • 1744455
Label
The frighteners : a journey through our cultural fascination with the macabre, Reverend Peter Laws
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published 2018 in the UK by Icon Books
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-271)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Sinister Minister -- Theatre of blood -- Wired for fright -- Hiding the bodies -- Zombies, everywhere -- Killer culture -- The beast within -- Deadtime stories -- The haunted -- Sister
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Skyhorse Publishing edition.
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9781510726765
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 1744455
  • (OCoLC)1054251541
  • 1709002
  • (OCoLC)on1054251541
  • 1709002
  • 1744455
  • 1744455

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