Spooky Books Halloween Sale

Spooky Halloween Books!

“Starry Night” from Ghostlight by Keith Carter, out January 2023

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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Keith Carter

Visible Borders, Invisible Economies

Living Death in Latinx Narratives

Kristy L. Ulibarri

Monsters and Monarchs

Serial Killers in Classical Myth and History

Debbie Felton

American Twilight

The Cinema of Tobe Hooper

Kristopher Woofter, Will Dodson

The Ancient Roman Afterlife

Di Manes, Belief, and the Cult of the Dead

Charles W. King

The Book of Merlyn

The Conclusion to The Once and Future King

T.H. White, Gregory Maguire, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Trevor Stubley

A Place of Darkness

The Rhetoric of Horror in Early American Cinema

Kendall R. Phillips

Screening Stephen King

Adaptation and the Horror Genre in Film and Television

Simon Brown

Not Your Average Zombie

Rehumanizing the Undead from Voodoo to Zombie Walks

Chera Kee

Haunting Bollywood

Gender, Genre, and the Supernatural in Hindi Commercial Cinema

Meheli Sen

The Recurring Dream

Rocky Schenck, William Friedkin

Fantastic Planets, Forbidden Zones, and Lost Continents

The 100 Greatest Science-Fiction Films

Douglas Brode

The Dread of Difference

Gender and the Horror Film

Barry Keith Grant

Killer on the Road

Violence and the American Interstate

Ginger Strand

Witches, Whores, and Sorcerers

The Concept of Evil in Early Iran

S. K. Mendoza Forrest, Prods Oktor Skjaervø

Horror after 9/11

World of Fear, Cinema of Terror

Aviva Briefel, Sam J. Miller

Celluloid Vampires

Life After Death in the Modern World

Stacey Abbott

Making Faces, Playing God

Identity and the Art of Transformational Makeup

Thomas Morawetz

Haunted Greece and Rome

Ghost Stories from Classical Antiquity

Debbie Felton

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!