It’s spooky season and we have all the scary scholarly topics that’ll keep you shakin’ in your boots! We’ve got ghost stories from classical antiquity, we’ve got a classic collection on gender and the horror film, we’ve got an exploration into how evil was understood in early Iran, and more. Want to hand out deep dives into classic horror authors and directors like Stephen King or Tobe Hooper to your trick-or-treaters? We’ve got you. Need a coffee-table book with a foreword by The Exorcist director William Friedkin? Search no more and shop our spooky Halloween books!
Check out our curated list of spooky Halloween books below and use the discount code UTXBOO to receive 30% off and free domestic shipping on some spooky books! Offer expires November 1, 2022.
Scroll down for a few videos featuring author Charles Hughes on Bushwick Bill, Horrorcore, and Chucky; movie critic of horror and drive-in cinema Joe Bob Briggs talking Tobe Hooper with the editors of American Twilight; and a haunting book trailer for photographer Rocky Schenck’s photobook The Recurring Dream. Happy Halloween!
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Visible Borders, Invisible Economies
Living Death in Latinx Narratives
Serial Killers in Classical Myth and History
The Cinema of Tobe Hooper
Di Manes, Belief, and the Cult of the Dead
The Conclusion to The Once and Future King
The Rhetoric of Horror in Early American Cinema
Adaptation and the Horror Genre in Film and Television
Rehumanizing the Undead from Voodoo to Zombie Walks
Gender, Genre, and the Supernatural in Hindi Commercial Cinema
Fantastic Planets, Forbidden Zones, and Lost Continents
The 100 Greatest Science-Fiction Films
Gender and the Horror Film
Violence and the American Interstate
Witches, Whores, and Sorcerers
The Concept of Evil in Early Iran
World of Fear, Cinema of Terror
Life After Death in the Modern World
Identity and the Art of Transformational Makeup
Ghost Stories from Classical Antiquity
Halloween 2020 fell on a weekend, so we asked Why Bushwick Bill Matters author Charles Hughes to talk about Bushwick Bill’s significance as an artist who directly addressed his dwarfism by embodying the horror character Chucky from the Child’s Play movie franchise.
Last year, we hosted a livestream event discussing the career of filmmaker Tobe Hooper featuring America’s foremost drive-in movie critic, Joe Bob Briggs.
Rocky Schenck’s photographs invite viewers to enter an otherworldly realm where reality becomes a dream landscape haunted by paranoia, isolation, longing, beauty, betrayal, fear, humor, and death. Fans of The Recurring Dream should pre-order Keith Carter’s forthcoming photograph book Ghostlight, too!