The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Horror

Covering the latest in monsters and the macabre, horror expert Spratford’s guide is ideal as both an introductory guide for novices and a fount of new ideas for horror-aware reference staff. Like the zombies, ghouls, and vampires which inhabit many of its books, the popularity of horror fiction is unstoppable. Even if you don’t happen to be a fan yourself, you won’t be “scared” to advise readers on finding their next great fright thanks to the astute guidance provided by horror expert Spratford in this updated book. This definitive resource for library workers at any level of experience or familiarity with horror fictiondetails the state of the genre right now, including its appeal factors and key authors, assisting readers in getting up to speed quickly;presents ten annotated lists of suggested titles, all published since 2000, each with a short introduction providing historical context;delves into horror movies, TV shows, podcasts, and other formats; andoffers abundant marketing advice, programming options, and pointers on additional resources.