The monsters under your bed are subject to peer review. Since 2018, the University of Wales Press has published the Horror Studies series, a collection of academic writings on the horror genre. Distributed by the University of Chicago Press, the series presents such scholarly titles as Theorising the Contemporary Zombie: Contextual Pasts, Presents, and Futures; […]
Jon Kitley of Aurora has made a friend of horror. For 22 years he’s run Kitley’s Krypt, a site devoted to horror films, ranging from the earliest silent nightmares to the latest terrors from overseas. The site started in October of 1998 using the now-defunct Microsoft FrontPage tool. Kitley’s Krypt continues to provide regular updates […]
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