Awfulness Readers Advisory: How to Help Your Scariest Patrons

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Awfulness Readers' Advisory: How to Help Your Scariest Patrons Presented by Becky Spratford For ARRT @ Downers Grove Public Library September 21, 2010 1:30-3:30 bspratford@hotmail.com raforallhorror.blogspot.com r aforall.blogspot.com

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Enter If You Dare… "Repulsiveness is not a class like secret or sci-fi or the western. It is not a sort of fiction intended to be bound to the ghetto of an exceptional retire in libraries and book shops. Ghastliness is a feeling." Douglas E. Winters in first experience with Prime Evil (1988 )

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Today's Fright Fest After today you will never again fear your repulsiveness benefactors: State of Horror Today Appeal of Horror Need to Know Authors with Read Alike Options Genre and subgenre refinements, including "Becky's Picks" Links to Resources Lists and Display Ideas Horror Collection Development Advice

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Evolution of Horror in Print Slow to pick up authenticity however now a smash hit marvel Birth of awfulness class Castle of Otranto (1765) by Horace Walpole nineteenth Century, ascent of science, fears of innovation. Frankenstein (1818) Early twentieth Century, brilliant age of the apparition story-M.R. James, Poe and Lovecraft ( Cthulhu )

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Evolution of Horror in Print Modern repulsiveness fiction, impact by motion pictures. Night of the Living Dead (1968) Ira Levin, William Peter Blatty 1970s brought Stephen King, Anne Rice and Dean Koontz New thousand years obscures the class' line: extraordinary thrillers and paranormal sentiments

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What is Horror Today What is Horror? Definition from the Horror Writers Association Bare least Must make a feeling of fear in the peruser. This is totally individual and modifies after some time Must be theoretical (some won't be glad if sf is included however) The theoretical, unnerving thing must be the thing bringing about the fear, dread, and chills

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What Is NOT Horror Today Paranormal: feeling for the otherworldly is not awfulness ( click here ) Serial executioner books: startling, yes… fiendish, yes… theoretical, no! Most vampire books: vampires as affection intrigue, fun yet not alarming Most arrangement with heavenly animals: ( click here for a rundown )

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Zombies = Horror? Not Always… Horror Not Horror

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The Lure of the Dark Side Best characterized by Stephen King in Danse Macabre (1981) Don't be frightened. Awfulness perusers are not beasts, they recently get a kick out of the chance to peruse about them . Try not to belittle how much individuals LOVE being terrified. Repulsiveness is a feeling

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Appeal Factors Tone and Mood: incites dread, offers voice to our apprehensions, uneasy air Characters we think about Pacing: unfaltering form to wild eyed conclusion Style and Language Lots of descriptive words yet at the same time blunt and everyday Can be particular to assemble unease Flashbacks normal

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Appeal Continued Storyline: Common subjects and issues Speculative Coming-of-Age Safe investigation of the dim side of mankind Place where perusers can confront claim fears Provides escape from life's genuine abhorrences Validates a conviction on the extraordinary Frame and Setting: Vary

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Possible Horror Limiters Populated by heavenly beasts or components Graphic Violence, solid dialect, and unequivocal sex are conceivable Especially with later titles-no character is protected. Open however by and large settled closure

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Two Ends of the Horror Spectrum Becky's Review of The Unseen Becky's Review of Castaways

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The New Heads of Horror Joe Hill Novels, realistic books, short stories, television improvement Start with: Heart-Shaped Box Jonathan Maberry Novels, theoretical thrillers arrangement, zombie YA arrangement, funnies, motion picture tie ins, and true to life Start with: Patient Zero

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Pulp Kings Brian Keene (The Rising) Nate Kenyon (Sparrow Rock) John Everson (Covenant) Gary Braunbeck (Coffin County) Robert Dunbar (The Pines) Jeff Strand (Dweller)

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Old Guard Stephen King (The Shining) Peter Straub (Ghost Story) Ramsey Campbell (Nazareth Hill) Dean Koontz (Watchers) F. Paul Wilson (The Tomb) Dan Simmons (The Terror)

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Ladies of the Night Sarah Langan (The Missing) Alexandra Sokoloff (The Harrowing) Lisa Morton (The Castle of Los Angeles) Deborah LeBlanc (A House Divided) Sarah Pinborough (The Taken)

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Small Town Horror Ghosts and Haunted Houses Shape Shifters/and Animals of Terror Zombies Vampires Monsters and Ancient Evil Witches and the Occult Demonic Possession Comic Horror Subgenre Distinctions

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Small Town Horror Isolated settings Monsters both human and otherworldly Coming-of-age story circular segment Titles to know: Ghost Road Blues by Jonathan Maberry Bentley Little (endeavors the disengaged setting) The Shore by Robert Dunbar

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Ghosts and Haunted Houses Most basic introduction to class Affirm confidence in life after death Fear of "things that go knock in the night" Titles to know: Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill The Shining by Stephen King The Unseen by Alexandra Sokoloff The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

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Shape Shifters and Animals of Terror Animals have dependably been a piece of human legend and narrating Threatening creatures play at primal feelings of trepidation Titles to Know: Sharp Teeth by Toby Barlow Feeding Ground by Sarah Pinborough Jaws by Peter Benchley ( more data )

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Zombies Earliest zombie stories are from West Indies and include voodoo Today's variants in print originate from the extra large screen, think Night about the Living Dead 2010… The Year of the Zombie Titles to know : Breathers by S. G. Browne The Rising by Brian Keene World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

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Vampires By far most famous subgenre and most unavoidable Can be more sensual than awful Vampire Romance Titles to know (past Dracula): Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice The Passage by Justin Cronin Fangland by John Marks

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Monsters and Ancient Evil Bloody , brutal, no character is protected Ancient myths, lost progress Fear of various and the obscure Titles to know: The Ruins by Scott Smith The Terror by Dan Simmons Dweller by Jeff Strand Castaways by Brian Keene

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Witches and the Occult Curses, elixirs, and charms to wreck destruction Today's witches are more perplexing Dominance of Christianity conveyed witch's relationship with Satanism Titles to Know : Sacrifice by John Everson Black Creek Crossing by John Saul The 5 th Witch by Graham Masterton

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Demonic Possession Devil is an all inclusive image of underhandedness in West 4 fundamental plots: devilish ownership, otherworldly custom, revile or reviled question, offering soul Religious undercurrents a major interest figure Titles to Know: The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty Fires Rising by Michael Laimo Horns by Joe Hill

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Comic Horror Makes fun of itself Scary and amusing Mash-ups? ( click here for another one) Thought inciting parody Authors and Titles to Know: Max Brooks (World War Z) Christopher Moore ( Dirty Job ) Blood Lite compilation

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Whole Collection Considerations Whole gathering RA Best asset: Fantastic Fiction Classic Scary Tales Psychological Suspense Dark Fantasy Supernatural Thrillers Nonfiction Formats: GN, SS, Audio, Movies

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The Classics Established experts are still perused Appeal to wide readership and new perusers Less sex and savagery Also consider " Horror For the Squeamish " Titles to know: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier The Turn of the Screw by Henry James Poe and Lovecraft

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Psychological Suspense Horror without the heavenly Character and state of mind are first Obsession and stalking More scholarly style than most awfulness Unsettling and uncertain endings

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Psychological Suspense Resources Not a perceived type NoveList : boolean scan for "mental and tension" or Recommended Reads/Thrillers/Mind Games and Horror/Psychological Horror Becky's Picks Mini sort contemplate by Becky for the BPL Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

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Dark Fantasy Dark dream works from our bad dreams. Blends components of repulsiveness with dream Authors and Titles to Know: Raymond Feist's Faerie Tale Neil Gaiman Stephen King's Dark Tower arrangement Charlie Huston's Joe Pitt arrangement

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Dark Fantasy Resources Natural dialect seeks in extensive databases that are continually refreshing : Amazon.com LibraryThing books labeled "dim dream" NoveList Recommended Reads for Urban and Dark Fantasy Wikipedia article with writer proposals Paranormal Romance can fall here, however not a decent alternative for loathsomeness perusers

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Supernatural Thrillers Evil researchers, creatures made by science, issues with extraordinary Read like thrillers: more activity less feeling Combines fixation on innovation and dread of Pandora's container Key Authors and Titles: Dean Koontz, Preston and Child, F. Paul Wilson, David Morrell, Daniel Hecht, Jonathan Maberry The Strain Trilogy by Guillermo del Torro Feed by Mira Grant

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Nonfiction True apparition stories: frequented ( embed your town here ) Encyclopedias, look into aides, and genuine records of animals from repulsiveness fiction: Use this connection for a testing Survival Guides (facetious) Max Brooks simply hit 1million in deals Other survival references

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Formats Graphic books are in two classes True frightfulness : Locke and Key by Hill and Rodriguez Supernatural and Superheroes: Marvel Zombies Short Stories are perfectly healthy Audio: both books and old radio demonstrates Becky's Pick-Ghost Radio by Leopoldo Gout Horror Movies...their possess address required

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Horror Resources One Stop Shopping at RA for All Horror Find a site you like and tail it Becky's Favorites for Librarians: Monster Librarian Dark Scribe Magazine Horror Writers Association io9 Genreville

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Collection Development Keep checking and supplanting famous titles

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