Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Encyclopedia of HORROR

Why do love to be scared? We can't help it, really. It's an inarguable fact that people enjoy being frightened, and then realizing it's all going to be okay. That's the power of horror, even when things don't work out in the end. Sometimes because of it, in fact. With Halloween coming up, Centennial Media wanted to explore what scares us, and why. Thus, the , which takes a deep dive into all things scary, sometimes dating back thousands of years to early cave drawings. Vampires, wolf creatures, mummies, zombies and reanimated monsters, aliens, creatures, and creeps, as well as the more human kinds of monsters, with names like Voorhees, Kruger, and Myers. We even take a look at the current world of horror, how it has changed, and how a modern horror movie could win a prize as prestigious as an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Any fan of horror will want to immerse themselves in this extensive look at one of pop culture's most popular genres. Available now at Walmart, Barnes & Noble, all major supermarkets (Kroger, Publix, Safeway, Shoprite, Ahold etc.), and all major drugstore chains.











Editor's Note: I'm a sucker for those seasonal newsstand magazines that jump out at you at the supermarket check out lane. This one is especially visually awesome and well-edited with colorful layouts, great articles, and really interesting infographics. Take a look at the timeline of terror (above) to see a specific monster as portrayed in movies across the years. I sort of wish this was an actual coffee table book in hardcover!

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