TMHF Top Reads: Non-Fiction

A general, very incomplete list of works related to horror fiction

Les Daniels. Living in Fear: A History of Horror in the Mass Media

Ruth Franklin. Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life

Christopher Golden. Cut! Horror Writers on Horror Film

Grady Hendrix & Will Errickson (that's me!). Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of '70s & '80s Horror Fiction

Darryl Jones. Horror: A Thematic History in Fiction and Film
Stephen Jones & Kim Newman. Horror: 100 Best Books (2 vols.)
Stephen Jones. Clive Barker's Shadows in Eden
S.T. Joshi. Lovecraft: A Life; Unutterable Horror: A History of Supernatural Fiction (2 vols); The Evolution of the Weird Tale  

Walter Kendrick. The Thrill of Fear: 250 Years of Scary Entertainment
Stephen King. Danse Macabre
Lisa Kröger & Melanie R. Anderson. Monster, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction

H.P. Lovecraft. Supernatural Horror in Literature

Tony Magistrale. A Dark Night's Dreaming: Contemporary American Horror Fiction 

Darrell Schweitzer. Speaking of Horror: Interviews with Writers of the Supernatural; Discovering Modern Horror Fiction (2 vols.)
David J. Skal. The Monster Show

Jack Sullivan. The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural

Marshall B. Tymm.  Horror Literature: A Core Collection & Reference Guide

Stanley Wiater. Dark Dreamers: Conversations with the Masters of Horror

Douglas E. Winter. Shadowings: The Reader's Guide to Horror Fiction; Faces of Fear: Encounters with the Creators of Modern Horror; Stephen King: The Art of Darkness; Clive Barker: The Dark Fantastic

More titles to come....


ssss said...

try The Philosophy of Horror or Paradoxes of The Heart by Noel Caroll

Unknown said...

Can't forget the Supernatural Index, for anthologies anyway.